Single Women in Pittsburgh | Top 5 Tips to Land a Second Date

Happy couple having date and eating ice creamSingle women in Pittsburgh face this dating dilemma all the time.

On paper, you’re great: educated, highly accomplished, independent, good looking and have a great job. So, why didn’t he call you back after the first date? “I thought the date went well. I don’t understand why he didn’t call me again.”

Sound familiar? 

If this sounds familiar to your dating life, it’s time you brush up on your first date skills. And who better to help you than our Pittsburgh matchmakers with over 30 years in the business of love?

Top 5 Tips to Land a Second Date

Single women in Pittsburgh, read up! Let our professional matchmakers show you some expert tips for getting a second date with him.

  1. Call the shots.

Yes, there are plenty of guys out there who like to take the lead, make the plans for the dates, and be the one to initiate the next step in the relationship. But believe us, many guys out there will not mind if a woman takes the lead.

Whether that means picking the restaurant for date night or offering your input. Being proactive is never a bad thing. Your date will be happy that you didn’t leave him to do everything. Not many single women in Pittsburgh realize how their date feels. Think about it, it’s a lot of pressure to plan a date. Show him that you’re not afraid to chime in and help. This will ease his nerves and get your date off to a great start.

  1. Talk about things you share in common.

If you’re a little shy and introverted, you might be stressing out and wondering how on earth you’re going to avoid awkward silences during your first date. Our number one tip? The best thing you can do is find something in common that you both like and talk about that.

You don’t want to feel like you’re making small talk through the entire date. Just think of hobbies and interests that you both love and talk about that. This will give you something to talk about the entire date. If you’re both outdoor enthusiasts, talk about that. If you’re lucky, this could even lead to a second date. Did someone say hiking?

  1. Be a good listener.

Yes, talking and having great conversation is key for getting a guy to ask you out again – but aside from talking, what does the other half of a good conversation consist of? That’s right, it’s listening. Men and women say that one of the most attractive things their dates do during the first date is listen to them.

On the first date, when you two are trying to get to know each other better, listening is very important. Listen carefully to every word he says. He will definitely take notice, and he will be flattered by this. Nod and engage in what he says, and better yet, repeat things he’s mentioned to you. This will show him that you didn’t miss a beat.

  1. Keep the conversation light and fun.

Sometimes, just having a bubbly attitude is more than enough to make a good impression on a guy.

Did you know that men say that keeping the conversation positive on the first date is important? Now you know. There are enough negative things going around the world, right? So when it’s time to focus on strengthening that romantic connection with one special person, people usually want to tune reality out for a while.

Be mindful of what you talk about during your first date. As a general rule, talking about the latest heartbreaking story won’t help you get a second date. Keep things light and fun. Avoid negative talk, whether about negative events happening in the world or negative talk about others. Be positive and uplifting because that’s how you’ll have a good time. Leave the heavy topics for later down the road.

  1. Show him your interest.

Along with listening, like we mentioned above, you also want to ask him questions. Your goal is to show him that you’re interested in him. What better way to do that than to ask him questions and get him opening up? Make sure you’re asking open-ended questions that will lead to more conversation.

This is a great way to learn about his life and figure out whether you’re compatible. If you notice he likes talking about a certain topic, keep it going. Remember, ladies, men are just as nervous as you. You want to ease their nerve by letting them know you’re into them (as long as you truly are).

Landing a second date with a guy doesn’t have to be so hard. Use these five tips from our professional matchmakers and watch how much easier your next date gets. Just relax, be yourself, and have fun. After all, that’s what dating is all about.

Single and looking to meet men who are relationship-ready? Contact our Pittsburgh matchmakers today and let us help you find true love. We’ve helped thousands of single women in Pittsburgh find their dream man – we’re confident we can help you too!

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