If you feel especially nervous or wary, perhaps you could arrange to have a friend or relative sitting discreetly in the background. It takes a while to get to know someone, so don't rush in too quickly.
Their opinion may be valuable and you could always express surprise at meeting them and introduce them to your date. Try to establish a casual friendship before considering romance.
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