In this case, you may begin to feel like your own interests and your authentic personality (you know, how you are when you're alone in your bed, eating Oreos, and watching your 18th Netflix episode) aren't enough.
And if you haven’t got the confidence belt out a Celine Dion ballad, then tone it down a bit by putting on a slow song in your living room and inviting your partner to slow dance with you. Kissing someone in front of a few people is one thing, but how about going bigger?
Seriously, I could not give a rat's ass about Yu-Gi-Oh! (Sorry to anyone who is very passionate about Yu-Gi-Oh!
, golf, or white-water rafting.) But the truth is, when you do bend for the people you're dating, you present that person with an inauthentic view of who you are.
I’m not saying that you’re going to find your soulmate every time, but instead of discounting that online dating profile because you have different views, why not get talking anyway? It’s true that the weather isn’t as good here in Britain as it is in most Hollywood movies.
But we should take advantage of the wet and windy weather for one of the most common rom-com traditions: kissing in the rain!