How to increase the odds of a second date:
Have a positive conversation by asking questions about future plans. This allows the communication to stay on a positive note. Don’t share dating history/war stories. We do not want to invite our ex to our first date!
This will always diminish the opportunity for chemistry and you will find yourself in negative territory. Show interest by putting your phone away! If you can’t disengage with your phone on a first date, then the likelihood of a second date is not promising.
Lastly, be yourself! Your date will know if you’re not being genuine.