The first date is always a significant measure of whether an attraction would lead to a relationship or not. It might be awkward at first, but as two people settle into the date and begin chatting, you begin to notice things about the other person that determines whether you want to go on a second date with him or her again.
Here are 5 signs to make you know whether a first date would lead to a second one:
- When they go the whole date with our touching their phone: In this age of smartphones and social media, you find that most people would rather spend time on their phones while on a date than the person in front of them. If you find that your date is very distracted and prefers phone chatting to actually talking with you, this might be a good sign that the person is not really interested in you.
- He/she shows signs of respect: Did the person show up 30minutes late? Did he open the doors for you like a gentleman? Did he/she treat the waiter respectfully? The way and manner your date does some of these are signs of the kind of treatment you are going to receive if you do decide to progress into a relationship. Watch out for these signs.
- How engaging is the conversation?: You don’t really have to talk about your deepest secrets on a first date, but there has to be a good flow to the conversation. When you talk about yourself, is your date asking questions and engaging you? Or is he/she just smiling and nodding? If you have a good flow and the person has a genuine interest in you, there’s a good chance it might lead to a second date.
- You actually enjoy yourself: One of the first signs that you should go on a second date is that you really enjoy the first one. Don’t focus on whether your friend thinks the other person is good for you instead, pay attention to how you feel when you’re with them. If you enjoy yourself, it’s a good sign that you’ll enjoy the second date, as well.
- You have a lot in common: Every successful couple will have at least one or two things in common. To determine whether you should take on a second date, talk about your interests and find out if they align. Your date may not have EVERYTHING in common with you, but should at least have enough for you both to have a good balance in the relationship.