Last night I went on my first date (ever!) with this girl who I like a lot and who I've known for a while was into me. It took me forever to work up the nerves to ask her out, even though I knew she'd say yes, and only did so after both my and her friends nudged me to do so.
We went to a movie, in hindsight maybe not the best idea given the lack of communication involved. I was a wreck throughout though, I kept rambling and felt like I didn't give her a chance to talk. I felt like I had to force humor, even though she knows me well enough that I don't really have to try to impress her. The heart of the issue, I think, is that I'm really comfortable around her in a typical social setting but the interjection of an attempt at romance throws me way off.
I think she's willing to go out again, and I'd like to give it another shot, but how can I avoid screwing up this time?