We all do embarrassing stuff from time to time, but dating brings out something truly special in all of us.From a flagrant faux pas to a furtive fart, here’s how to deal with some of the more embarrassing moments you’ll run into in the early days of dating someone new.

You can follow the same basic rules for here: don’t make excuses, be an adult about it, and be honest.

If you’re not interested in a person romantically, just say it.

It’ll be uncomfortable, but it’s a lot better than the embarrassing moment at the end of the night where they lean in for a kiss and you’re forced to reject them.

If you’re not sure what’s going on, the best thing you can do is ask and get it out of the way before it becomes an issue. If you can’t imagine asking, you’ll need to look for signs.

Seriously, it is a lot less embarrassing to ask than it is to make the wrong move. These signs vary widely based on your age, location, gender, background, and even politics, but here are a few things to look for: All the obvious stuff applies here too.

If you’re getting a lot of compliments, the other person’s dressed nicer than usual, or there’s a lot of touching going on, then you can safely assume it’s a date.If you don’t want it to be a date, you should make that clear as soon as you realize what’s going on.In at , about 69% of people were confused about whether an outing was a date or just hanging at some point.There’s potential for embarrassment regardless of which side of the table you’re on.If you think it’s a date and they don’t, you’re going to make a fool of yourself.Similarly, if you don’t think it’s a date and they do, you’re going to run into an uncomfortable situation toward the end.