If you have finished a promising date with somebody it’s likely that you’re feeling a little bit relieved. Much of the first date anxiety may have left you and you could be likely looking forward to another meeting with the person you just got to know. When your first official date goes well both you and your partner will go home elated and eager to get together again. So how can you make sure your next encounter is just as uplifting? Well, here are some tips
Don’t repeat the same formula:
If you’re planning on meeting at the same place or going to do something similar, consider changing things up a bit. A second date doesn’t need to be as formal and you can choose different activities to get to know the other person a little bit better. For example, if your first date was a dinner at a restaurant – go for some activity in a park
Capitalize on what you learned during your first meeting.
If your date mentioned something he or she was interested in, why not include that in the second date? Showing that you’re a good listener and that you’ve been thinking about the other person is a great idea. Follow-up on things that they might’ve been doing through the week and ask more about some of the stories that they could’ve mentioned that intrigued you.
Move things along at your own pace.
Now obviously this highly depends on what the temperature was like between the two of you during your first meeting and how far the two of you got, but escalating things a bit is something that is commonly expected. If a kiss goodnight was the end of your first date, then that is your starting point now. Don’t stress over how things are going, take it at your own pace, read the room and your partners reactions, and you will know what the right approach will be.
Ultimately a seconds date means that you had fun on the first one, and both of you are interested in getting to know each other better. So do just that! Talk, share your ideas, world views and opinions, try to find more things that you have in common. Good luck!