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The stories of Harvey Weinstein and the men who fell from grace after him led to a necessary and rather late conversation on the predatory sexual behaviours of men in power. Try to keep what you have to say short and concise.

Based on anecdotal evidence, men are anxious about how to navigate the already sensitive world of dating. Dating can be a tricky business. Reassure her that your past is history and that you want to spend your time getting to know her instead. If this date goes well, there will be lots more opportunities to share your stories in the future.

Yes you do have to be serious sometimes, but in the early stages of dating, have some fun. She will sense your confidence as you talk passionately about it. But the media frenzy that followed could frighten even the most upstanding man from romantically approaching a woman ever again. Your date will not be interested and it can make things feel awkward between you.

Now all you have to worry about is turning up on time. Plus, as dating can be a daunting experience, help cut through those nerves by arranging to meet up in familiar territory.

Everyone has different opinions, but it can help to give you some useful feedback on how to be better on your next date. Writer Niloufar Shafi has collated a series of male and female opinions to give you a steer on everything from opening doors to initiating sex. Women want a guy who can make them laugh and ask the right questions.

All that is left is to take a deep breath, relax and try to enjoy being yourself. The sooner you tell her what a great time you had, the better.

Many people may also be shy

Many people may also be shy about their appearance. Always err on the side of respect. Listening is important, as it shows that you are interested in what she has to say. This will make you look like a gentleman. But, if she still wants to pay, suggest she gets the bill on your next date, if she wishes.