10. Pre-date signs
The things that happened leading up to the date can tell you a lot about how interested she was in the date in the first place. Did she show up on time? Did she reschedule it? Reflect on these things and use that information to build a bigger picture. If every other part of the date seemed to go south, you might want to look all the way back to the beginning to see if there were any red flags before you two even started your first date.
9. It started well
When you guys first met and said your hellos, was there a connection right away? Did you feel comfortable pretty quickly or was it awkward for most of the night? If she wasn’t feeling it, she probably didn't ask you too many questions, and didn’t try all that hard to lead the discussion anywhere.
8. You had a lot in common
Finding common ground is definitely a great early sign that your first date hacks are working. It could be as simple as your favorite brand of breakfast cereal growing up or your unreasonable obsession with comic books. It shows that you were both comfortable enough to open up and share your interests, which can be challenging when you are just meeting someone.
7. Deep conversation
If a date is going well, you two are definitely going to have more engaging than average conversation. If you spent the whole date talking about both of your jobs and how the weather was last weekend, you probably didn’t hit it off.
6. You had her attention
How much, if at all, did she use her phone in front of you during the date? If she was sitting there texting back and forth with her friends while you were together, that’s a bad sign.
5. Her body language
Her body language will speak volumes about her interest in the date as it progressed. Some positive signs to look for are things like: good eye contact, leaning in when you speak, open posture and laughing when you speak.
4. She remembers the little things
One of the things guys should do when they’re trying to make the right moves with a girl is to pay attention to the little things she says and, at some point, subtly let on to the fact that you were paying attention. The same is also true when the tables are turned.
3. It went longer than expected
If you want to know if your first date was a success or not, take a look at how long it went on. When dinner, or whatever the first part of your date ended, did you two call it a night? Did you ask her to go somewhere else? Did she say yes or no? These are the questions you need to ask yourself.
2. The goodbye
Chances are if she had a good time, she’s going to be open to or possibly even suggest potential future plans together. Maybe you guys talked about how you both haven’t seen that one movie yet, or dined at that restaurant yet, or there’s a bar that you should both check out.
1. The follow up
Generally speaking, once the date ends and you parted ways, chances are you told her something along the lines of “Text me when you get home to let me know you’re safe," or something to that effect. If she had a good time, there’s a good chance she’ll end up texting back and forth with you for a little while afterwards.