A third date isn’t just a date.
It’s actually a thin line that can determine the direction of the dating game.
If you’ve been on two dates with a special someone, and both of you are still keen to see each other again, it’s definitely a good sign.
During a third date, you’re practically a couple already. But as you’re still only two dates old, it’s too young to give the relationship a name.
Third date tips to fall in love
The third date is almost always the deal maker.
The first date tests the likeability.
The second confirms that and tests the romance.
[Read: Second date tips to build the perfect romance]
The third date starts the relationship.
If you want to ensure that your third date is a romantic success and you make a great impression too, remember to involve your date into your life.
After the second date, keep in touch over the phone and talk to each other regularly, on a daily basis or every other day if you can’t call often.
It helps create a better bond and also brings both of you closer to actually starting a relationship with each other.
10 third date tips and ideas for a perfect date
The first and second date may be about impressing each other and showing off the best sides. But a third date is all about becoming a part of each other’s lives.
Use these 10 third date tips and you’ll definitely have a great time, and take the relationship forward too.
#1 Don’t be extravagant. Be casual and fun on the third date. Be the real you, like you were spending a lazy day with your partner doing anything that both of you love. Third dates aren’t about splurging. Rather, they’re all about entering each other’s lives. Speak about your goals and passions and about the new relationship that both of you are embarking upon. [Read: New relationship advice to have the perfect start]
#2 Spend more time with each other. The best third date is one where both of you free up an entire day to be with each other. Drive to some place about an hour away from the city and spend an afternoon having a picnic in a romantic spot. Whatever you choose to do on a third date, try to spend all day with each other.
#3 Kiss when you meet. If you’ve kissed already and share a great chemistry, it’s completely acceptable to kiss each other when you first meet. You’re practically a couple already, and both of you are probably craving to be with each other. Build the bond right from the start with a romantic and memorable kiss. [Read: How to kiss passionately and romantically]
#4 Go to an amusement park. Amusement parks are a lot of fun. They have loads of fun things to do, and every scary ride would only get the adrenalin pumping, which would increase the chemistry and the sexual attraction between both of you.
Amusement parks have it all, from lazy walks and romantic rides, to scary and fun rides and are almost always the perfect way to spend an entire day together without the fear of getting bored or running out of things to talk about.
#5 Tease each other. You may have to put on your best, clean side during the first couple of dates. But now that both of you are almost a couple, you can tease your date about any funny incidents or even poke fun of them when they do something silly. [Read: Things to talk about in a new relationship]
The third date isn’t all about romance, it’s about revealing your fun and happy sides to each other.
#6 Public display of affection is acceptable, even advisable. Hold hands while walking around. Cuddle each other when you’re in a lonely elevator. Kiss each other when you have a few seconds of alone time in the parking lot. Bring out the fun teenager in you and you’ll create a date that’s both, romantic and sexy.
#7 The third date gets personal. Don’t hold your questions or doubts back in a third date. Talk about anything you want, as long as it isn’t answered by an awkward pause. You can even talk dirty as long as it’s flirty.
And it’s perfectly alright to talk about past relationships and dating experiences too, as long as you keep them brief.
#8 Create memories. Take pictures together or buy something for each other when you’re out shopping. If you’re at an amusement park, win something for each other. No matter where you are, look for ways to have fun and create memories with each other. [Read: How to be romantic without being cheesy]
#9 Invite your date into your life. Reveal more about yourself. Have dinner at your regular hangout or take your date to a place where you have a special personal memory. The third date is all about inviting your date into your personal space.
#10 End the date with a kiss. A special day deserves a special ending. If you’ve had a perfect day spending time with each other and learning more about each other, end the date with a passionate kiss that lasts a while. [Read: Things to keep in mind to have a perfect date]
You can invite the guy over to your place if you want to, but it’s not necessary nor are there any rules about third date sex. If the guy likes you and appreciates you, he’ll be in no hurry to get into your bed either. We’d suggest you wait just a few dates longer before having sex with him. Don’t spend your time thinking about how the third date would end in bed. You’ll end up missing out on all the fun part.
Really, don’t focus on the sexual tension on a third date. Focus on the romance and the fun. Sex can wait a few more dates. After all, if you want to fall in love and have a perfect fairytale romance after your third date, it’s always better to play it safe and slow.
Third dates are special. They’re the transition from casual dating to a budding relationship. Use these third date tips and ideas, and you’ll definitely have a memorable, fun and romantic start to a perfect romance.