It doesn't hurt to scope the area for any items that may be classified as weapons.
Girls typically shy away from solo dates, you'll often be enriched with ladies bringing their trusted sister, gaggle of shopping buddies and the occasional 'acha he's like my brother' dude who has secretly been pining for the lady in question and has a long term strategy that entails waiting for someone to break her heart so he can gallantly step in and play hero.
Tip: Don't worry, eventually, in between picking and dropping the lady in question, you may be able to squeeze in a few intimate moments while she scans the neighboring cars for people who might have recognized her.
My first language is English, but I have Pakistani friends whose English is so well spoken that they make my musings sound like the workings of an epileptic monkey at a typewriter.
Even I ended up guilty of this one when I went to Pakistan on a trip last year, after a six-year gap.
Dating in Pakistan is a complex game, full of intelligence, politics, lineage evaluation, secretive sub-plots, counter intelligence and a healthy dose of 'if my Daugther isn't back by Isha, God will rain Drone bombs down your backside', .......the added caveat that if God did rain hell fire, that the lady in question would be somehow not be incinerated.....
but one can assume that Daddy believes that the drones are supernaturally accurate and doesn't expect the distance between the two to enroach ten solid halal shrapnel reaching feet.
If she leans forward to reduce the gap, that would indicate that she likes you...said, maybe she's thoughtful and doesn't want you to miss a single tantalizing word.
If she decides to increase her decibel level, you can safely assume that you are being used.
If it makes you feel any better, it's not that she's ashamed of you, she's just petrified she might be seen with you. Particularly as the shop keeper decides to set prices according to the level of bulge in the lucky male escort's....pocket, you know, the one with his wallet.
Emotional nutcase: Women are emotionally imbalanced even in the best of circumstances, whilst men suffer from senstivity deficiencies (which we are rather proud off), a Pakistani girl by agreeing to go on a date with you, has essentially made you a sign a contract enumerating the ways she can drive you crazy with her mood swings, peculiarities, insecurities and general lack of sanity. Conversation: Developing a strong verbal communication is extraordinarily important...the woman.
This is the most common comment anyone from Pakistan will hear the first time they have a conversation with a foreigner.