When it comes to first dates often people talk about the 'red flags.' Whether it's a lack of communication, or being rude to staff at the restaurant, or maybe they haven't seen the hit CBS show Survivor. But, Redditor u/YaBoiLeeDawg asked: “We've heard all about red flags but, what are some green flags on a first date?” and the responses has us picking out the ring.
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When They Start Wandering Around Cause They Want To Keep The Date Going
From Redditor u/Zack1018:
When you get to the point that you run out of ideas on stuff to do but you both want to keep the date going so you end up just aimlessly wandering around.
From a Redditor:
On the first date with my wife, we went out for a lengthy lunch date and then went to get back on the highway to head home. Well, I had been out of the country for a bit, plus I was a little bit distracted... so I got on the highway heading in the wrong direction. Neither of us noticed that our 15 minute drive somehow was 45 minutes, and that instead of heading home, we were heading into the city. We laughed when we figured it out, turned around, and kept talking the whole way back. Been married over 7 years and still love driving places with her. We pass a lot of time just loading our young kids into the car and driving the exact same route around town talking.
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When Their Pet Loved Them Too
From Redditor u/ProbablyMaybeBen:
According to my fiancée, it was when I first went to her house and her cat sat on my lap. Her cat hates everyone, but loved me.
From a Redditor:
There's this one jogged another memory of my first date with my wife. She knew I liked cats. We had a wonderful first date and when I dropped her off, she asked me if I would like to come in and see her cat. It was a trap that she later admitted to. She knew how particularly handsome and charming he was and figured she could sink her hook into me a little bit deeper by luring me with her amazing cat. She was right.
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When They Showed Genuine Kindness
From Redditor u/heyhey32:
On our first date in high school, my wife tried to pay for the movie tickets and then the snacks at the movie. After the movie, she gave me a big hug and we held hands while walking around the mall. We had our first kiss later that evening. I think the green flags were how sweet and caring she is. That was 10 years ago, but I will never forget how it made me feel.
From Redditor u/swanhunter:
Reading that makes me feel so happy. I am really lucky to have a kind and loving partner too.
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When The First Date Turns Into A Day Event
From Redditor u/T0M0BK:
When you don't want it to end. My first date with my current girlfriend started as a casual meet up for a coffee but we ended up spending the whole day together because neither of us wanted it to end.
From Redditor u/Benderbluss:
I had a first date on a cold evening in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Early winter, not a lot of snow on the ground. Date was in a cozy stone basement bar with fireplaces. We sipped Irish coffees and got to know each other. By the time we left, a snowstorm had blown in, accumulation got heavy, a local state of emergency was called, street parking was banned so plows could clear the roads, and her car got towed. So we extended the date to walk through the nearly silent snowscape, and held hands as we strolled the railroad tracks in the falling snow to the impound lot to collect her car. That was 25 years ago as of last January (and this weekend we're taking our kids to do college visits).
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When They Did A Subtle Yet Thoughtful Gesture
From Redditor u/particularshadeofblu:
On my first date with the man who is now my fiance, we walked from our high school to a local restaurant and he insisted on walking on the side of the sidewalk that was closest to the road. In that moment, he reminded me of my grandfather, who had recently passed, because when I was a small child my grandfather told me, "A gentleman always walks closer to traffic than the lady." It just gave me a really good feeling about him, that he was polite and a little bit old-fashioned.
From Redditor u/okaymoose:
My S.O. of over 2 years has always insisted on this. Sometimes I find myself on the side of traffic and all of a sudden he'll ask to switch sides. It's definitely a sign of a gentleman.
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When They're Genuinely Curious About The Other Person
From Redditor u/vadermustdie:
She seems genuinely curious about you. Asks about your life, and your past etc.
From Redditor u/Tolman8er:
My wife did this to me on our first date. The problem was I tried to do this as well. So we were both trying to turn the conversation around the whole date. For me, it seemed she was bored and didn't want to be there since she was giving me one word answers. We laugh about it now, but I almost ended the date early so I didn't waste our time.