Dating is not that complicated. Two individuals meet, talk and get to know each other by sharing interests. You may invite her to watch a movie, have a nice dinner, and get cozy after.
But these won’t ensure that the date will end well and she’ll want to go out on a second date with you.
After all, there are plenty of things that can go wrong. Maybe you planned the perfect date, but your attitude is cocky or disdainful? That’s a horrible date waiting to happen, and no one wants that!
Maybe you get so focused on trying to impress your date that you forget the simple “classic” moves and behaviors that make ladies feel like they’re being cared for by a gentleman. The actions that make a woman happy and sweep her off her feet!
So if you want to make sure your next date goes smoothly, here are 6 classic moves you can do that will make her want a second date:
1. Offer to pick her up
This is a classic move most men forget.
Although we live in a modern era with gender equality and most women are independent, it’s still a nice and sweet gesture when men offer a ride and pick the woman up for their date.
It shows that you’re concerned about her safety and it might make her feel special.
However, if she’s not comfortable with this offer, she may turn it down, but she will still appreciate your thoughtfulness.
2. Open and hold doors for her
This is a custom worth preserving.
These days, some women are offended by this because, for them, it means that men see women as inferior and incompetent, or that they’re too weak to open a door for themselves, but unless your date has specifically expressed this belief, it’s probably a gesture she’ll appreciate.
However, chivalry is not dead, so don’t be afraid to offer. When a man holds the door open for a woman, it may demonstrate to her that you’re being a respectful and wholehearted individual who has manners and respects her.
This will definitely give you credit as a gentleman.
3. Actively listen when she’s talking
Many women like to talk … a lot. An average man can perhaps stand six minutes listening to a story before his mind starts to wander and get lost in his own thoughts.
That is why it is a huge factor when a man listens actively and shows interest in what’s being expressed. Let her talk and have time with no interruptions, then ask relatable questions, and give her your full attention.
4. Message or call after the date
Be the man who isn’t afraid to text a woman after a date.
It can be a simple message asking if she got home safely, or expressing that you had a good time together.
Regardless of what you may believe, men don’t need to play games and wait two-three days before sending a message to a woman.
You don’t want her feeling that you’re ghosting her after your date, right? If you genuinely had fun with her and want a second date, you must let her know.
Women are also anxious not being asked for a second date, so this dynamic works well.
5. Give her honest compliments
Women put a lot of effort into fixing themselves up for a date. Some may even take hours to get ready. That’s why complimenting a woman gives an assurance that she indeed looks good and her efforts weren’t wasted.
It will also give her a boost of confidence and will make her feel comfortable on your date. Compliment your date’s appearance, but don’t be overt or sexual. You may also compliment her personality and intellect.
6. Offer to pay on your date
“Who pays on a date?” is the most commonly asked question among men, and often a heated discussion. Technically, if a man asks the woman out, it’s generally his responsibility to pay for the bill.
A woman may offer to pay or to chip in to show courtesy, but as a man, you want to show her that she’s important and that you want her to relax and enjoy her time with you.
Some women may insist on paying for the bill or splitting it, and in such a case, go ahead! Respect her values by splitting the bill.
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