How To Not Come Across As Needy & Insecure En 5 Steps(maybe):
1: Be intuitive towards the environment. The body language and scent of your soon to be boo are great anchors towards the shared moment and away from your emotional baggage.
2: Oppening up to a match about your dark and painful past can be like dancing. No, your future lover is not a stripper pole. Intro it a bit. Vibe on the beat with eachother. Soon you'll walk the bridge and electric slide right into the chorus.
3: Be honest but concious of the scars you share with a love interest as you become closer. No one likes a scab picker. Lick your wounds with the grace of a feline.
4: If you're broke(-$), never mention it. Money or lack thereof breaks up relationships, easy. Just go with the flow if they're offering to take you out. Feel great about being able to take them out next time. Okay?
5: Do your kinda-sorta-dating date a favor and compliment your damn self. Whether you do it internally or vocalize it, just show a little love to yourself while you're around them. Let your crush know that you're comfortable in your skin.
Note: loving yourself while out with your dream date is a clear way of showing them how you'd like to be treated. Remember, the grace of a feline.