Do keep trying
Go on a lot of dates. Take it seriously; nothing worth achieving happens easily. If the first date is not terrible, give him a second chance. Most of us are more relaxed and natural the second time we meet. Do make eye contact, touch his arm and, if you wish, share a kiss or two. But don’t have sex! This is not a test drive. It is a walk around the lot to see what you might like to drive later.