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Our Best Tips For Making Your Second Date Memorable
Pick A Bonding Activity
If the two of you bonded over a shared love of something on your first date, try to bond on the second date with an activity that represents you both. Oxytocin, the love hormone, is often released when we engage in recreational activities, and it’s heightened if a sense of connection is involved.
Reminisce Your First Date
According to a poll by dating app Coffee Meets Bagel, “77% of couples planned their second date during their first date, or the day after.” So, if your first date was truly a success, it could help to reminisce about it on the second date by replicating a romantic atmosphere or laughing about shared awkwardness.
Play Tourist In Your City
Whether you’re fairly new to town or have lived there your whole life, consider this an opportunity to show each other your favorite spots. Doing an activity that is meaningful and reveals a bit about you can seal your good first impression and spark conversations about your favorite places in your city.
Bond Over Restaurants
Picking a restaurant you already love as a second date spot can be a cute way to showcase your personality through food. Aiming for a more casual and relaxed spot is a good idea, as well as factoring in the music, general ambiance, and food to see if the place is a good fit for your date.
Play Your Favorite Song
Music has a strong influence on people’s lives, and is a great way to help you feel closer with your date. Performing and listening to music we like has been linked to increased dopamine or happiness and contentment, and is often turned to as a source of comfort and to feel socially engaged.