Second Date Etiquette

There is a specific second date etiquette, and your ability to act correctly can have a huge impact on your date's impression of you. At this point, you have already had a successful first date, and have earned a second date. Here are a few tips to help you learn the correct second date etiquette. 

  1. Show up with Flowers. Cliche? Yes. Worth it? Absolutely. Offering your date a beautiful flower can go a long, long way. Keep it simple though, and no roses; as they usually are given if you are already in love. Try a single daisy, a small bouquet of carnations, or something along those lines. It will show her that you have a romantic side, and aren't afraid to show your emotions. This is a simple way to start your second date out on the right foot. 
  2. Make Great Conversation. The key to a successful second date lies in the conversation between you and your date. Keep it light and positive, and avoid bringing up the "conversation sins". The "conversation sins" are topics about ex-girlfriends, controversial topics like politics and religion, or topics that are sad or depressing. Don't be afraid of periods of silence, and make sure you practice active listening.
  3. Pay for Dinner.  It doesn't matter who asked who out, you need to pay, or at least offer. The second date is not the time to be cheap. Like it or not, paying for dinner will make a great impression.
  4. Kiss Goodnight. This is a great way to end the date on a positive note. Walk your date to the door, and give a soft and simple kiss. Don't be nervous; make it very basic, but sweet. 

As you can see, knowing how to act on the second date can have a big impact on your date. Try to keep some of these tips in mind the next time you're on a second date, and hopefully you will soon be on to the third date. Good luck!

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