Here's the standard formula to Benji's love life of late...
Meet a man - be it on line, pub, club, gym, supermarket, gutter - give him my number
Texting - huge amounts of SMS back and forward. Cheeky, funny, naughty. Then a date is organised.
1st date - share, talk, learn, laugh, generally have a good time. May be no sex this date if I really like them. I don't want to look like a slut.
More texting - may progress to actually phone conversations. But talking on the phone is sooooo 1990.
2nd date - more talking, then sex. YAY.
Phone calls - long, deep, revealing conversations that give a great insight into each other.
3rd date - something more romantic, with extra thought and care put into the planning process, that will lead to unbelievably great sex.
4th date - meet the friends/housemates at the pub, in a no pressure situation. They tell me you've been so happy since we've met. I talk to them for ages, before we retreat home for sex.
5th date - I get dumped. You've just come out of a long term relationship, you're now enjoying your singledom, have too much going on with work. You don't want to hurt me.