7. How long should a first date last?
Lastly, you’ll want to keep the time on your first date to a maximum of one hour so you can wrap things up while the getting’s good. It may sound counter-intuitive to leave when the chemistry is at its peak, but think about the benefits of ending on a good note. Or like P.T. Barnum said “Always leave them wanting more”
Try telling her: “Oh man, I’d really like to stay longer, but I have an appointment to go to maybe we can get together next week?” When you introduce a time constraint, she’ll savour your moments together and will actually be sad to see you go.
How do you think that will affect your chances for a second date?
When you call up your date to ask her out, make sure you give her the impression that you have somewhere else to go after the date. This way, she won’t have to worry about things dragging on in case (heaven forbid) that the date with you doesn’t go too well.
(No pressure, remember?)
Just to remind you of course, that you have every intention to have a good time with her. You’re only putting a time limit on the date so she’ll want to see you after it ends.
I’ve advised a lot of my friends to go with this general dating plan and they’ve yielded very favourable results. The occasional flaky chick notwithstanding, of course but hey, life’s funny like that sometimes!