Instead of apologizing for being shy, embrace it, work with it, and be yourself.
If you're not a good match (and dates are like new restaurants; about one in eight survive), you're both going to share that awkward moment of "Do I un-friend him or keep reading about his 'Why do I always meet losers? Four: Even though gay men love to label everyone, they despise being labeled.
So whether he's a Bear, Twink, Twunk, Cub, Daddy, Dilf, Otter, Chub, Gym Rat, Gym Bunny, or any of the other zillion names we give one another, only address him in generic terms, like handsome, sexy, hung.
If you're lying when you call yourself a "versatile top," either call it quits now or start working on your oral communication skills.
Seven: If he insists on taking "important calls" several times during your date, don't automatically think he's blowing you off.
Women are drawn to men who genuinely seem to like themselves without being boastful or arrogant.