7 Tips for a First Date That are Sure to Help You Secure a Second

Just because you may not have been lucky at love in the past doesn’t mean you should give up altogether.

Just because you may not have been lucky at love in the past doesn’t mean you should give up altogether. Love is a numbers game and while you may have to kiss some toads, you could finally find that one person who makes your heart skip a beat. If you find yourself on a first date that seems to be going really well, the following 7 tips will help you in securing that second date.

Figure Out What You’re Looking For

Sure it’s fun to have someone to share romantic holidays such as Valentine’s Day with. But you want to do it for the right reasons. To avoid the dreaded relationship misconceptions, you also want to be upfront with your date about your future intentions. If you’re looking for a fling, relationship or date to a wedding, communicate your feelings to the woman. If she agrees, you don’t have to worry about any hurt feelings if you choose to move on. You also want to be with people who have similar values as you; if you’re a stoic person, consider a platform that prioritizes stoic dating, for example. This will increase the chances that you’ll match with someone whose personality is complementary to yours. 

Lay on the Charm

Based on past studies, men typically know within the first few minutes of the initial meeting if a woman has the potential to be a long-term partner. But while she may be awesome, you also have to come off well too. If you want to impress a date and see where it goes with a second and third one, be charming. Compliments, opening the door and dressing well for the date are all sincere, charming gestures. The pleasant aroma of male cologne can also create a charming impression on your date. While applying a pheromone cologne produces an enticing scent, the blend of human grade pheromones also targets a woman’s receptors in the brain. When applied to the various pulse points of your body as you prepare for the evening ahead, the enticing smell goes to show that the nostrils are one of the most erogenous zones on the body.

Stay in the Present

If your date is going really well, don’t be tempted to drift too far into the future of your relationship. The daydreaming and absent nodding could give a woman the impression that you’re thinking of something or someone else. If you like what she’s saying, enjoy the night and stay in the present.

Skip the Interrogation

If you’ve been on quite a few bad dates, you probably want to get to the meat of their personality. But remember, this isn’t an interrogation. Keep the questions light and fun on the first date. Save politics, financial status and religion chatter for future dates. If you have a list of questions in mind, think about them first and whether you would be put-off if you were in their shoes.

Don’t Stress

Life is challenging enough. Don’t add to your worries by stressing over your date. If you want to impress a woman, it’s important to relax and be yourself. The nervous tension could make you act like someone that you’re not. If you like her, and the feelings are reciprocated, play it cool and ask her out again.

Ask Valuable Questions

With work, friends, family and extra-curricular activities, you may find that your spare time is precious. That’s why you don’t want to waste it with someone that you’re just not into. To find out if your date is a match beyond her exterior beauty, ask valuable questions. A person’s interests, personality traits and how they deal with anger or stress can tell you a lot about them. If you like their answers, you can secure another date. As your time together progresses, their real personality will shine through.

It’s O.K. to Flirt

While it may sound pretty obvious, simple gestures of flirting will get a lot farther than being a know-it-all. A small hand on her back as you guide her through the restaurant door, quick touching of her shoulder or soft tap of your foot to hers underneath the table are flirty gestures that won’t go too far. You could also mirror her actions if you’re unsure.

If you’ve been dating awhile, you know how difficult it is to find someone that you mesh with. But just because you’ve gotten a woman to go on a first date doesn’t mean that they’ll agree to another. With the right mix of interest, chemistry and humor, you may find that special someone that you’ve been searching for.

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