People Share Dating 'Green Flags' That Made Them Want To Go On A Second Date

We can all agree here that the dating life can be really hard to put up with, but we have to admit that dating also has its moments.

And sometimes those moments are cool enough to lead to a second date.

Redditor EmCWolf13 asked:

"What is a 'green flag' you've experienced on a first date that made you want to have a second date?"

Reliving Memories

"On our third date, we watched a movie at his place. He remembered that on our first date, I ordered a Dr. Pepper with my meal and a chocolate chip cookie for dessert."

"He had Dr. Pepper for me in the fridge and made me homemade chocolate chip cookies."

"He burned them but I married him two years later anyways."

- cassiecas88

A Solid Tipper

"When my girlfriend and I had our first date, her mom sent her with 50 bucks (just in case I made her pay, I guess)."

"Since I paid, she made the waiter cry by tipping him the whole 50 bucks; apparently, he was having a bad day."

- therealandy04

Feeling Celebrated

"We had been dating about six months and she showed up at my apartment with a homemade cake on my birthday."

"It might sound like no big deal to some people, but I had never dated a girl who cared about my birthday. I almost dropped to my knees and cried when I opened the door."

- DuckFan_87

Valuing Someone Else's Time

"She was an hour late. However, the entire time, she was texting me updates and telling me what she was doing to get there. We are going to be celebrating our one-year anniversary on 1/1."

- Rabidleopard


"She came to my door, and my puppy got excited. Without skipping a beat, she scooped up the dog, and asked where the THREE of us were going."

"That was 19 years ago. Puppy is gone but we've stuck together through h*ll and back."

- Civilian216

They Clicked

"Sense of humor and feeling safe."

"I was living in Reno, Nevada at the time and this is my current relationship. The first date we went to downtown Reno to Hot August Nights. We walked through the event, viewing all the hot rod cars, and for dinner, we went to Subway."

"He is easy to talk to, and very funny. We took the bus from downtown to midtown viewing all the hot rods. Walked from midtown to my apartment in south Reno. Was the best night of my life so far. I love him so much."

- SnooCakes6773

The Little Things

"She appreciates all the small things. Biggest green flag."

- Ipalayhir_

Like an Old Friend

"We met up for park beers on our first date. From the get-go, things just felt natural. The conversation flowed, we laughed, and it felt more like meeting with an old friend than a first date. When it got dark, she brought me back to hers to meet her cat (no innuendo, we waited for a few dates to bang, and I just really love cats)."

"We didn't plan to, but we met up the next day. And the next. Took her to a family BBQ two weeks in, and they loved her. That easy, natural feeling never left. And right now her cat (now our cat) is screaming at me for dinner."

- maxhax

A Giving Spirit

"Not the first date, but the moment I knew I was gonna marry this man... We went grocery shopping."

"It was about 9 PM, and we had both just been paid. The young lady in line in front of us had a very young baby and was paying with WIC coupons and a food stamp EBT card."

"Her total came to about $22, and she was holding a $20. She looked dejected and put back the one and only thing that was probably her splurge, a candy bar and an energy drink."

"Other than that, she had baby food, diapers, chicken, rice, bananas, formula, wipes, the bare minimum."

"I turned around to tell my now-husband to hand me my wallet."

"I didn't have to. He already had his out, took out a $50 bill, handed it to her, and told her to keep the change. He changed her week, he changed my life. That was THE moment I knew he was it for me."

- KknhgnInepaOcnB11

An Extended Date

"We met in a nightclub, I took him home for some fun and games. When we woke up and had breakfast, he said, 'What would you like to do today?' instead of just leaving his number and doing the dash."

"We’ve been together for 27 years and married for 15 of them, and we’ve almost never spent a night apart."

- SpeakingOutOfTurn

Comfortable Silences

"First date, she was driving us to a spot to go hiking, about an hour’s drive. We’re talking and talking, but every once in a while we wouldn’t be talking, and it just felt so comfortable and not awkward being silent together."

- kamuelak

Pay It Forward

"First date with my now wife. Had plans to go to a fancy Italian restaurant. I show up a bit early, dressed as nice as my wardrobe allows, a couple of drinks before she gets there."

"But anyway she arrives and we enjoy dinner, drinks, appetizers, and dessert. The works."

"Anyway when it’s time for the check the waitress comes over and says, 'A person who prefers to remain anonymous picked up y'all tab and told me to tell y’all to continue to enjoy the night.'"

"We were both shocked. I wasn’t keeping tabs but this was an expensive meal we just had. I tipped well of course and I thought to myself the only reason anyway would do that is they say an obvious first date unfolding and thought we were cute/happy/genuine or something."

"We both felt pretty special. Been married for three years. Together for 8. We eventually paid it forward to another young couple years later."

"Total boss move by the way. Definitely feel good about yourself."

- _Ryman_


"We stayed at the wine bar much longer than planned, and we were trying to race to a restaurant for food before places closed. So, I offered her a piggyback ride to run it, due to her wearing heels. She jumped on, threw her arm forward, and yelled, 'Onward!'"

"We didn't make it to the restaurant in time, but did end up at the nearby diner for a few more hours. Been married just passed 3 years now, and leaving for our honeymoon (FINALLY, thanks to the pandemic), in 10 hours."

- Devlin7

Clear Intentions

"He made it clear it was a date and that he was interested without it ever feeling creepy or like he was pressuring me for anything."

"We talked for hours, went from restaurant to walking up and down the river to my place for a beer, then I offered for him to stay over but on a mattress on the floor (I was in a studio with no couch), not in my bed and he wasn’t pushy about anything more happening."

"The first few weeks he was always sweet and respectful but made it so clear that he was interested in a relationship, no back and forth or second guessing. And now we’re married!"

- pincho_de_tortilla

An Easy Bet

"A two-hour date that felt like five minutes. At the end of it she made some silly bet with me that she said if she lost, she’d go out with me again. And of course, she lost."

"It was about eight green flags."

- coyote-1

All of these stories are sweet and sure to leave a smile on someone's face.

Sometimes dating is really easy, and when it comes to seeing a future with someone, sometimes you just know.

Do you have similar dating experiences? Let us know in the comments below.

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