Men, do you ever wonder how well your date is going? Here are some telltale signs…
The Good: Keep it up! There is a natural attraction and the night looks very promising.
- She keeps engaging you with questions.
- She gets excited over similar interests/hobbies that you share.
- She starts talking about her close friends and family.
- She plays with objects on the table (straw, glasses, silverware).
- She playfully teases you.
- She laughs at every one of your jokes—even when you’re not trying to be funny.
- She asks for your advice when looking at the menu.
- She holds her gaze when talking to you, and you have her undivided attention.
- She fidgets and keeps adjusting herself (hair, dress, jewelry, etc.).
- When seated, her legs are crossed in your direction and her hips are facing you.
- She constantly plays with her hair and reveals her neck.
- She finds any reason to touch you (brushes your arm, plays with your hair, etc.).
- She insists on sharing food, especially the dessert.
- She agrees to another round of drinks or buys you a drink.
- She insists on taking you to places she loves.
- She goes over plans for the next dates.
- She offers to split the bill.
The Bad: You’re not completely out of it. You just need to engage her more. The key is to make a woman feel relaxed and at ease through casual conversation. The less it feels like a date, the better off you are.
- She begins to look at other tables.
- Questions asked are very general and lack creativity.
- There are moments of silence that last 10 seconds or longer.
- She forces a smile when you joke with her.
- She begins to fold her arms.
The Ugly: Game over. You might as well scratch this date off as a loss.
- She won’t unfold her arms.
- She stares into her phone.
- Her answers are very short—one to two words.
- Her conversations with other people, such as the waiter, are livelier.
- She excuses herself multiple times in a short period.
- She says she’s tired.
- She rarely makes eye contact.
- She completely ignores the check once it arrives.
- She has a vague/general excuse for leaving early.
What are some other ways to gauge the success of your first date?