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What “green flag” you experienced on a first date – made you want to have a second date? After polling the internet, these green flags landed people another date.
1. Comfortable Silence
One person explained, “First date, she drove us to a spot to go hiking, about an hour’s drive. We were talking and talking, but every once in a while, we wouldn’t be talking, and it just felt so comfortable and not awkward being silent together. Comfy silence.”
2. Cheering Me Up
“I was just laid off the week before our second date, and I called her to cancel. I was down and unsure about my next move. She asked me what kind of pizza I fancied. One hour later, she’s at my doorstep with pizzas and beer to cheer me up. We’ve been married for 12 years,” another shared.
3. Fake Laugh
A third replied, “He took me to an amateur stand-up comedy night, and he was heartily laughing at all the jokes. They were so bad. So not funny at all. I was planning not to go on another date because he had a terrible sense of humor.”
“As we walked to the car, he commented how lousy everyone was, but he wanted to encourage them, so he laughed at everyone’s jokes. We’ve been married for 12 years now.”
4. Hummingbird Pause
Someone said, “She saw a hummingbird start to circle some flowers on the patio we were dining on and had to pause the conversation to watch the little guy.” Another noted, “Same, but with a bumblebee trying to sit on a flower, he was too heavy but tried for five minutes.”
5. Onward! Piggy Back
“We stayed at the wine bar much longer than planned, trying to race to a restaurant for food before places closed. So, I offered her a piggyback ride to run it due to her wearing heels. She jumped on, threw her arm forward, and yelled, “Onward!”
“We didn’t make it to the restaurant in time but did end up at the nearby diner for a few more hours. We have been married just passed three years.”
6. Dr. Pepper and Chocolate Chip Cookies
One person volunteered, “On our third date, we watched a movie at his place. He remembered I ordered a Dr. Pepper with my meal on our first date and a chocolate chip cookie for dessert.”
“He had Dr. Peppers for me in the fridge and made me homemade chocolate chip cookies. He burned them, but I married him two years later anyways.”
7. Splitting McDonald’s Large French Fries
Another shared, “I asked if she wanted to go to Mcdonald’s and split some fries because that was all I could afford. She said sure, we talked a long time and split a large fries and she was so chill about it. She wanted to be with me.”
“Anywhere would have been ok. I knew if her mindset allowed her to go out with a broke and struggling me, she would also be ready to build a life with me from the ground up. We have been married for 35 years, through ups and downs, with kids, sickness, wealth, and poverty.”
8. Helping a New Mom
Someone shared, “We went grocery shopping. It was about 9 pm, and we had both just been paid. The lady in line in front of us had a very young baby and was paying with WIC coupons and a food stamp EBT card.”
“Her total came to about $22, and she was holding a $20. She looked dejected and put back the only thing that was probably her splurge, a candy bar and an energy drink. She had the bare minimum of baby food, diapers, chicken, rice, bananas, formula, and wipes.”
“I turned around to tell my now-husband to hand me my wallet. I didn’t have to. He already had his out, took out a $50 bill, gave it to her, and told her to keep the change. He changed her week. He changed my life. That was THE moment I knew he was it for me.
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9. Talking for Hours
“I took her out for coffee. We ended up staying for lunch and then getting dinner. We talked for eleven hours. We’ve been married for twelve years and can still talk for hours,” another volunteered.
10. Great Communication
“My husband asked me out on the second date while on the date. He showed he was interested, and that pattern of vulnerability persisted into a marriage. His communication is still unparalleled, and I’m still surprised by how many details he can remember about me/us.”
Finally, someone added, “Being so open and honest from the first date on is one of the things that attracted me to my boyfriend – and I gave that honesty right back from the beginning. It makes things so much easier.”
We hope you enjoyed this Reddit picks list of green flags that landed people second dates. This article is inspired by the internet and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Motherhood Life Balance.
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