I met this girl online and within about 4 days of messaging and eventually texting, we were on our first date. We went rock climbing; we both said we enjoyed it on our profiles and it seemed like a fun first date.
During most of the time conversation was great, I noticed she laughs at everything anyone says, whether or not I said it. Conversation was the usual, where were from, what we do, family, etc. she was asking the questions a lot, so I felt like I wasn't interviewing her. I definitely tried to keep the things I said interesting statements. After climbing I asked her to go get a very casual dinner on the spot she agreed, but only got a shake, I ordered food. Teased her on that. After I was done eating we chatted for maybe another 15mins before she said she had to go.
As we were leaving I gave her a hug and she mentioned we should go rock climbing again. I had no idea how to take this bc it was great she suggested hanging out again, but I didn't like that it was for climbing again. I'm not sure if she wants a climbing buddy or to eventually get somewhere. Throughout the whole date I only hugged her when we first met and when we left. It's been 24 hrs no text from her, what should I do?
Do I send her a text or wait another day?
When I ask for a 2nd date do I plan another climbing trip or something more directly showing her I want to date?
Should I have progressed further physically on the first date? (For future reference)
How many dates before I try to get her to my place or her place alone?
Incase anyone was wondering climbing was a great first date assuming the girl doesn't seem too prissy. It was fun, shows off both people's body's, and it relieves the pressure of always having something to say since there's a lot of things going on around you. I'd say the only thing it lacks is your both sweaty and there are other people around but it's not too likely you'll get a girl alone on the first date if you met through the Internet anyways.