Love at First Date
Countless stories have been told about love at first sight -- those lucky couples who know from the very first moment that they've found their soul mate. These lightning bolts of love (or lust) have been chronicled over and over in books, magazines and chick flicks.
We're not questioning that love at first sight exists. But remember that an intense physical attraction can banish every rational thought from your head -- and get you into big trouble.
Even though you might be burning with passion for this person, declaring your undying love on a first date, calling her every hour or driving by her house at regular intervals does not make you a hopeless romantic -- it might make you look like a stalker. If you're the object of such instant obsession, you might find it flattering at first, but eventually you're going to get a restraining order.
Pace yourself. Relationships weren't meant to be built in a day. Start slowly by going on one or two dates and calling each other a couple of times a week. If your dates are going well, gradually build up to spending more time together.