For starters, check out our list of common second date mistakes. Dates are all about first impressions; that’s why we often tend to dress a bit smarter than usual on a first date, and try hard to come across as intelligent and charming.
If that seems to you like a downburst of rain on your parade, it isn’t meant to be.
Ask her out at the end of the first date for a second date.
When asking her out at the end of the date, be sure to ask her to do something she told you during the date she finds exciting.
Hit up a happy hour and grab some cheap drinks, or sit outside of a coffee shop and have a chat before you head off to the main part of the date.
Remember to schedule this so you spend no more than an hour chatting at the bar, as it can slow things down.