I don't understand the whole dating thing. I know right off the bat if I'm interested in someone, and I don't want them to waste their money on me and take me out to eat if I know I'm not interested in that person.
If you like to have fun and consider yourself to be spontaneous yet are also responsible and mature, things are off to a great start.
Dating is just awkward moments and one person wants more than the other. It's just that constant strangeness. I think it's a very real thing.