Let this be your new mantra: Everything and nothing is a date.
"You'll be missing out on all sorts of opportunities to connect with guys if you're simply waiting for them to ask you out," Massa says.
What worked for your parents may not work for you, and what works for you may not work for future generations.
Setting ground rules for your own dating life will keep your emotions in check, and may even increase your chances of finding a suitable partner.
Unless you want to have a very awkward date that could potentially end in the guy asking you to dine and dash, bring your wallet.