Dating rules after second date
Don’t try and order for them (gentlemen, women find this especially patronising), don’t get overly touchy feely, and DON’T talk about ‘the future’.
A second date does not equal a confirmed plus one to your best mate’s wedding in six months time.
As most online daters know, it's not the first date that's hard to get — it's the second.
But if you're dating because you want a relationship and not just a date, making a connection and getting that second date (and third and fourth) is the whole point.
The issue of who pays on a date is a very thorny subject.
If you’re not convinced you only need to check out the discussion on our advice site on the subject.
Check his credentials: If you have a toddler or baby and the guy is okay with dating you, then this next step is important.
You may need to run some sort of background check or something to know what kind of temperament the guy has.
But, the worst thing you can do on a second date is completely forget all that, turn up in old tracksuit bottoms and pick your nose all evening.
A second date is not a green light that you’re now in a committed relationship.
Take it for what it is – a date, and an opportunity to get to know more about the person.
In fact, a second date is even more important, as emotions may start to come into play.
Therefore, your second date is not an appropriate time to forget your table manners, turn up looking a mess, or admit that you’ve forgotten what your date does for a living.
However, one thing that most posters can agree on is that the other person should always offer to pay their share.