If you want a second date or a continuance of the first, you're going to have to get the other person comfortable with you, and you're going to have to get comfortable around that person.
The best ways to do this are through actually having conversations and through touch.
Keep eye contact with people you're talking to, especially your date. If you aren't sure of your ability to do this well, skip it and do something more direct so you don't run the risk of your date misinterpreting and thinking you are crazy.
Of course, your story should show something positive about you or, at the very least, avoid showing anything negative about you.
Questions are fine but should be used to get information, rather than just to keep the other person talking.
If your date is rude to people, find a way to end it quickly, even if he or she is being nice to you. It's the difference between a date and two friends getting together.
There is a natural progression from "friendly" touch to "romantic" touch.
The third goal comes into play after the first two have been met.
If you like the person, and he or she likes you, then your final goal is to get to know that person better in order to secure a future meeting.
Understanding what a date is for will be critical to being able to navigate one successfully.
As a general outline, let's say that a date has three main goals.
• El Risitas • I'm Fucking Matt Damon • Immolate Improved!
Well, you finally got your gonads and act together and asked the one you fancy for a date.
Being polite and having confident body language are things you can do to show that you are used to dealing with people.