dlowan, what was it like when you met this fella for the first time? i think that would be more nerve-racking than introducing your friends.
Lol! Nah - friends is harder!
Hmmmmmm - well, I kind of set it up in way that was reductive of noives, and I insisted he stay in a hotel so it was easier if things dinna work out "romantically" as it were, and we could just have fun as friends. I knew we could do THAT! We can make each other laugh until we are hysterical, so that I knew we were fine.
To be honest, the chemistry is way more successful for him than for me - but I am giving things time. I think a crunch may come soonish, where he wants a lot more seriousness than I do - but again, I am just giving it all time. It is very nice. There was very little awkwardness - I am an odd mix of a personality - (kinda nervous and anxious, but also decided and "out there") but I trust my judgment when it comes to whether things will be ok with a fella - (you know, safety and such) and when I decide I want to do something, I am pretty bold - I just DO it. Of course, I have usually done a lot of - prolly mostly subconscious - assessment before that stage.