So you nailed the first date? Congrats! Well done. Please, accept my virtual high-five.
You learned a lot about each other on the first date, possibly exchanged a few texts in between, and now you’re ready for date #2.
Even though there was lots of great discussion on the first date, you should still be in screening mode a little bit for the 2nd date.
Let’s face it; you were both on your best conduct last time so let’s see who cracks first!
A good general rule for the second date is to mix it up a little and do the contrary of what you did on the first one. This means if you dressed up and went out wine tasting last time, head outside for some fun in the sun at a theme park or the local go kart track.
On the other hand, if you went hiking on the first date, try something more tranquil like seeing a local band or comedy club. Let’s find out how your date behaves in diverse settings.
You see, a second date should grant you two some time to talk, experience new things and get to know each other better. The pressure of the first date is gone, but you don’t want to get too relaxed or too fancy just yet.
So if I may be so bold, here are some ideas. Take them and you’ll be well on your way to the cake-tasting, honeymoon-planning, baby-naming pre-third date.
Have a Picnic
Outwardly simple? Yes, no contest to that. But you’ll actually find out some fun little facts about one another that you’ll be able to read into and overanalyze all night with your girlfriends — truly one of the most amusing (and silly) parts of a promising relationship. Don’t rule this idea out altogether due to some chilly weather or a lack of location. Watching the sunset from the front seat of your car or devouring a gourmet spread on your living room floor can be just as romantic as frolicking in the middle of a grassy meadow.
Food may be the way to a man’s heart, but laughter is certainly a close second. Relieve yourself of the pressure to be hilarious (though we know you can be), and leave it to the professionals struggling wannabe actors. Depending on what kinds of jokes he laughs at, you’ll get a good taste of what his sense of humor and interests are. Plus, is there anything better than listening to the guy you like giggle? Do a quick Google search for “comedy shows in your city” and give your date a choice of two or three options that you find so he can have a say in how the night unfolds.