Do you guys have any advice on dating worldly people?
If you are a JW and want to date a wordly guy, then sooner or later you will come to a crossroad where you will either have to select your boyfriend or your faith.
How do I not freak out during my first date with my boyfriend? How can I avoid being awkward?
Why avoid? You are not in a board meeting or an interview. These funny moments adds to the fun and may become cherished memories in the years to come (if you both decide to marry).
During my first date with my now-wife, I slipped and fell down while entering star-bucks, while my wife spilled coffee all over her dress. I had also planned an elaborate set-up for proposing to her, but a local protest that day spoiled it. I had to propose to her sitting in a bus-stand. We still cherish these moments, and every year during our anniversary, we go to the same bus-stand, take our vows and go to that star-bucks outlet to have a snack.
And what should I know about sex and physical contact?
Sex before marriage comes with consequences if you are raised in a religious household or a closed culture. If you are ready to accept the consequences, only then go ahead.
I’m like genuinely lost I don’t know how to act like a normal person when it comes to dating and relationships.
Don't "act". Be what you are. That will save you a lot of problems later on.
Are there things you guys regret or would have done different?
Yes, I should have married my girl earlier.