|The "quiet" before the storm.|
Dating advice aside, pretending to be shy when you're outspoken or poking at a salad when you normally eat like Kobayashi builds a janky bridge which he'll never quite be able to get over.
We all like to send our "sales reps" out to speak for us, to pitch us to the opposite sex and procure a deal. This is great if you're selling something short-term. A diet pill, for instance, will make you lose weight very quickly because it's primarily caffeine. It acts as a diuretic which suppresses the appetite and flushes water from your cells, but as soon as you stop taking it the weight will come back-- and then some.
We men are like those diet pills: we'll make you feel great for a little while, but the physical and psychological side effects could leave you worse off than before you first began ingesting us (no pun intended).
Women, for the most part, are searching for something long-term and in this case transparency-- a more proactive form of honesty-- is best. If you're in the market for a husband and the subject of marriage comes up, don't pretend not to care. If you're the kind of girl who likes to wait a long time before sex don't be overly flirtatious or touchy-feely off the bat (men are more likely to misinterpret a woman's speech or body language as a sexual overture).
And if you're not where you think you should be in life just be plain about it rather than attempting to inflate your status or image with a lot of big words and grandiose bragging (women do it, too). As long as you're not a psycho or lugging baggage from previous relationships, men are more than willing to accommodate your imperfections.
I said all that to say... relax, and keep it one hundred.