Listen: It’s easy to talk about yourself on a first date. Don’t forget to ask questions about date and listen. When you listen, it’ll be easy to ask follow-up questions to keep the conversation flowing. And, you never know…all that listening might make it easier to plan a 2nd date. They might mention a movie they want to see, that they’re a baseball fan or have heard good things about a new restaurant in town.
Follow-Up to see if they got home safely: A simple text message asking if they made it home OK will not go unnoticed. Remember, chivalry isn’t dead!
Compliment: Everyone has first date butterflies and jitters. A genuine compliment goes a long way. “You look nice”, “You have pretty eyes”, “You have a great smile” goes far. And don’t forget to smile.
Plan the second date on the first date: If there is chemistry on that first date, don’t waste time. Plan a second date while you’re finishing up your first date. It’s a great feeling walking away from a good first date knowing that there will be another. If you seem excited about getting to know him/her, they will be excited about getting to know you too, don’t play games.