Planning the Second Date: What to Do Now?


Second date ideasBy Top10BestDatingSites Staff

You have made it past the first date. You have met the woman of your dreams, and you don't want to mess things up. What do you do now? Your next step is to take initiative and make plans for a second date. No matter how free-spirited or independent your female romantic interest may be, a man should always be proactive and be the one who makes plans for a second date. There are just some situations when tradition can not be overruled by pop culture, and this is one example of a situation.

Take it Step by Step

When planning the second date, a man will need to consider the vibe he got on the first date. If he is fully confident that the woman enjoyed herself and had a great time, then ideally he would have asked to plan a second date at the end of the first date. A woman is genuinely pleased when a man is able to gain the confidence to ask for a second date at the end of a first date.

Who Should Make the First Move?

If a man has not asked for a second date by the end of the first, then he should wait until the next day and call a woman for a second date. He should be sure to actually give her a phone call, rather than message her through an online dating website or text her. A phone call shows that he is genuinely interested in developing a relationship with a woman. Taking a more formalized approach is recommended for men who want to pursue a serious relationship with women.

What's Next?

The next step is to consider the type of date to plan. If the first date was going out for coffee or another casual type of date, then a man should plan something that gradually increases in formality. Planning for a lunch date is a good choice for the second date. Plan for a lunch date at one of the hot spots in town. If you have already done the lunch date, then it is time to plan for a dinner date. Just be sure not to overdo it. On your first dinner date, you do not have to take a woman out to a place that costs $100 per plate. Take her out to a modest Italian restaurant. She will have a wonderful time, and you won't break the bank.

These are a few ways you can successfully plan for a second date. Have fun, and enjoy the time you have to get to know a woman.


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