Just say, “I had a great time tonight.” It will make you stand out from the other Joes who say it as a matter of habit.There are red flags that are annoying, and red flags that are Molotov cocktails waiting to burn your life down. A beautiful and kind woman with an annoying laugh may be tough on a long car ride, but at least she thinks you’re funny. If you’re a sports junkie who has season tickets to the Celtics, do you want a woman who hates basketball and wants you home every night? Don't make the classic mistake of thinking, "She's beautiful. Dating is one of those things that we’re supposed to be good at with no practice and no detailed feedback. The easiest way to improve your dating skills is to take a female friend to lunch and talk her through your last date -- your clothes, your venue choice, your conversation, your end of date approach.Issues involving honesty, money, substances, entitlement, and kindness should have you running for the door. Too many times men end up with women who don’t like the life they cherish. If she lets you lean in or even leans into you, things are going quite well. I know that it can take women two or three dates to feel chemistry. You should really want to kiss her, and if you don’t, it’s not a crime. You know that thing about red flags that can burn your life down. She will have opinions on all these things, and next time you’ll be better for it.
Physical touch/intimacy should correspond with commitment. This doesn’t mean anything goes if you are engaged. What is your motivation -- power and control, gratifying your own ego, meeting a selfish need, or genuine affection? If you feel convicted of certain behaviors, stop doing them.