Lena Dunham was 40 minutes late to her first date with Jack Antonoff.

The 'Girls' star - who has been dating the fun. guitarist since 2012 - feared she had blown her chances of a possible romance before she had even met the 30-year-old star when she failed to turn up on time for their blind date.

When asked if she had any tips for asking a guy out, she said: ''I was set up with my boyfriend on a blind date; I was like 40 minutes late and now we live together.

''So I really don't know how you're supposed to go about this.

''I guess I would say I'm a big proponent of honest and not playing games, so if you want to spend time with someone in a romantic setting, and you've picked up on the signal that they might too, you should just ask them to go do something!''

The 28-year-old star also admitted she regrets not going on more dates during her mid-twenties instead of spending a lot of her time vomiting at her friends' houses.

She added to Time Out magazine: ''I have never asked anyone out successfully - that should be said right here.

''I think something I feel embarrassed about in my twenties is that I didn't do enough real dates.

''I feel like all I ever did was just go over to people's houses and throw up. I just didn't live that dream, so you go forth and do that.''