That giddy feeling is awesome, but it can make you overthink. Share your own passions and dreams and really allow yourself to shine. And then you write two sentences, they write two sentences, and so on. Just like going to an antique store or going to yard sales, going to a flea market can yield some interesting treasures. Do a little good on your second date and have fun in the process.
But a smarter dating strategy may be to think of reasons to say yes. Did they express anxiety about an upcoming work-related project or excitement about or a trip they were about to take? One fun thing to do is create imaginary and fantastical backstories for the people you are watching. You can both choose some videos to try before the date. Go to a shooting range. Either way, no matter what your situation, my advice will be the same. Plant them all around town.
So how can you ever say you gave it a fair shot? Go to a local nonprofessional sports game. Trying to be someone else will only cause trouble down the road. For instance, go on a mission to get a specific brand of Popsicles and walk in the park with them or go try homemade raspberry beer at a bar that makes its own brew. It gives you an interesting topic to talk about and art makes for one of the classier dates. You want to aim for a dialogue, not an inquest.
Ultimately, this thoughtfulness will make your date feel special. Need something to talk about on your date? Make a list of missions to accomplish and see how many you can get through. But I my life will not crumble if it doesnt click. Chances are, your perfect day will be a ton of fun for her. A well designed second date depends more on activities than having a conversation and asking questions How can you make the second date even better than the first and maybe make out again? Doing What You Did Last Time Dating can get stale quickly.
A tandem bike ride could up the romantic stakes even higher, for a girl or guy, share a ride to remember. Slow down, and enjoy the deliberate and delightful unfolding of your new relationship. Antique stores have a lot of neat stuff in them. At this point, you guys know each other well enough to plan something really fun that you'll both actually enjoy. You made it past that potentially awkward first date and actually had a great time, but now what? So the first date went well and you know what? Perfect for a trip to the park.
If you find yourself attracted to your date, test the girl's or too. Go on a macaron tour Get to know someone and taste test sweet treats? Or felt as strong a connection as you did? Be warned though, this game can get oddly competitive very quickly! Other first encounters in a bar or at a party are not much different. Forget that tired crap about not showing your cards. This advice applies to the first 3 dates. Getting to know someone new can be fun, in and of itself, if nothing is at stake. Go to an open mic night. Even something as simple as this will make a lasting and genuine impression on your date.
After the date, you can do a post-mortem. Each of you picks a short story, novella, or graphic novel for the other to read, and then you get together on the second date and discuss them. So, depending on how competitive you both are this idea can be a little dangerous. Can we do it again? If you were nervous or uncomfortable on your first date, the second date is your chance to relax and reveal more of your true self. Time will tell if our paths join or not. That is why you want action dates. Trust in based on who you really are, not who you think he wants you to be.
Because you two are still getting to know each other. Join a fun looking meetup together. There are a lot of meetups these days, and they cover almost every interest. And there is a lot of time to talk and get to know each other. I'm not great at seeing an idealized version of myself, let alone trying to present that to another person.