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Online Dating: Thoughts on the Second Date

05/04/2015 03:58 pm ET | Updated May 03, 2016

Online dating is definitely a crapshoot - you've got to kiss a lot of frogs before finding your prince. So, what do you do when you think you've found him?

Well, dear reader, that brings us to the second date. You've made it past his psycho-dar, and you his, so when a second date is in the works, know that he's just as interested as you are (if not more!).

The second date is, possibly, more important than the first. Your task is to continue crafting the narrative about yourself in an authentic way. That carefully written OkCupid profile with the hundreds of questions you've answered (honestly!) won't mean anything unless it's backed up by the way you present yourself on the second date.

This is your chance to relax a little, so drinks or an outdoor activity could be appropriate. Show off your impeccable taste in bars, cafés, parks, beaches, etc. Just don't try to do too much at once; enjoy the moment with your newfound love interest and don't be afraid to embrace spontaneity.

Oh, one last thing: wear something fun. Something you feel evokes your personal style while appropriately showing off that body you work hard to take care of. Am I right?

What are your go-to second date ideas?