Texting later in the evening or the next morning to thank them for meeting you and let them know that you enjoyed the date.
Its not just going on the date that’s stressful, but how to follow up after the fact. The real conundrum now is how to obsessively read into that first date text.
We could relax and stop sending screenshots of the text to all of our friends asking them to play UN translators for romantic innuendo.
Here are some top tips for what to text after a first date:
When to text after a first date
You want to be polite, so it’s good to wait a few hours after the date has finished to give yourself and your date time to contemplate how it went, especially since it was your first time meeting.
Texting later in the evening or the next morning to thank them for meeting you and let them know that you enjoyed the date. If you like them, and they reached out to let you know they had a nice time, don’t play games about when to respond. Instead, reply to them naturally, after you’ve received the message and are free to text back.
What to text after a first date
Ask yourself how it all went. Did you have fun? Do you want to see them again? Remember that you’re under no obligation to do anything you don’t want.
Relationship expert and dating coach Claire Barber usually advises her clients to verbally discuss a second date at the end of the first date,if they’re interested of course, because it puts less pressure on the texting afterward.
Barber says this: “Messaging them good morning the morning after the first date is usually not.”
You can text something like this:
“Thanks for a really great time. I had fun tonight.”
“I had a really nice time with you last night. We should do it again sometime.”