Now, obviously, a one-night stand when you are three sheets to the wind is never a smart move, primarily because the more alcohol you have consumed, the less likely you are to use a condom, but the situation you are in is different. So just be honest, be yourself and know that if it feels right, it is right. Nearly a third of those polled have had a horrendously awkward time due to the other person eating off their plate, drinking from their glass or telling them what to order. Next, you have to forgive these men for their ignorance. How far he gets is up to you. Three days out together, three heart-to-heart conversations and two times ordering food in during a typical month should also be what happy couples aim for. The way to mitigate the frustration is not to change reality but to change your expectations. What a man wants is not necessarily to have sex on the third date, but to have some physical contact that may, someday, lead to sex. Well, the first thing you can do is understand that men look for sex and find love. Casual sex has always received bad press but, as I am sure you know, the majority of men who have one-night stands are not callously exploiting vulnerable females and, similarly, most women who have sex on a first date want it every bit as much as their partner. Nearly half of those polled have dated more than one person at a time, and a fifth have dated three or more people at the same time. Since the advent of the Pill, parents, religious groups and educators have resorted to guilt narratives to try to rein in youthful sexuality. In this case your expectations are that men should not be interested in having sex on the third date. Despite this insidious narrative dismissing women as sexually impotent and damning men as exploitative hypocrites, it still nags away at our collective conscience and makes us feel like bad girls if we put out too quickly. Your boundaries are your boundaries.