Since it seems no one has any idea how to handle relationship issues, let's just make this a thread to give general advice, words of wisdom, anecdotal advice, whatever...kind of a "best practices" if you will.
I'll start. Don't date a girl you just met if you're looking for something long term. Hang out with her, be her friend for a few months. If you can still tolerate being around her after that, then go for it. It usually takes a while for the real person to come out.
You risk staying in the friend zone, but that's better than realizing that you got yourself into a relationship with a complete psychopath. Actually, I guess this can go for both men and women.
If you're looking for a fling or short term fun, do whatever, but take my advice. Don't let those people know where you live. One night stands should be had in motels. Trust me on this one, I speak from bad experience.
What say you, folks?