Some people, especially women, always wonder who is supposed to call first and how long they have to wait before they make a call. Today there are no specific rules. There is no such thing as calling too early. Call whenever you feel like. Remember, you will only seem desperate if you choose so. The other person will most likely be flattered if you call. Tell him/her where you would like to go (it's nice to have several options ready) and what time would suit you best. Smile while talking. It will make the tone of your voice milder. Don't spend too much time on the phone. Let your date look forward to chatting with you more when you see each other.
Don't expect your date to do all the work and try to have your own ideas of interesting places to go to. You can always share your ideas and pick those that work for both of you.
Try to do something unusual on dates, something you don't do every day. Let every date especially at an early stage be unique and memorable. Think of places you have always wanted to see or activities you have never tried and share them with your date.
Go on a cycling tour, enjoy a scenic ride, or stroll along the beach. Sign up for a tango lesson, go to a planetarium or just cook a dinner together and enjoy the food by candlelight.
After you have arranged a second date, try to give it a touch of romance by thinking over details that will make it unforgettable. If you plan to see an exhibition, check if there is a nice restaurant nearby. If you are going to a picnic, arrange food in an elegant wicker basket and bring a bottle of wine. It's all about details.
On a second date you will keep getting to know each other. Keep in mind that women are better at sharing their feelings that are most men. Don't expect a man to be able to converse about emotions they way a woman does. Don't expect a woman not to want to talk about her feelings.
Gradually create an emotional intimacy by talking about different areas of your life. Point out commonalities in a subtle way. The majority of singles say they want to marry a person who shares their likes and dislikes. Let your date know that you two have a lot in common. Make them realize just how well you two go together.
Ask your date some questions to learn more about them and to keep the conversation moving. Good reporters know that the right question can open doors. You will open the door to your date's heart.
One of the top turnoffs for both men and women is people who go overboard with pleasing others. Be nice on your dates, but be yourself. Let your personality shine without trying too hard to impress others. Relax and stop worrying about what your date thinks of you. Focus on what you think of your date.