It's dating season, so here are nine ways to get a second date if you like the person enough to want to take it farther.

Match.com released these nine great stats on dating:

  1. 33% of single people met their last date online, and 26% met through a friend. Also, you are 78% more likely to get a second date if you met online.
  2. The ideal first date should last right around two-and-a-half hours, any longer and your chances of landing a second date start going down.
  3. Men expect a first date to cost $68, women expect it to cost $56, and both say a second date should cost about $10 more than the first date.
  4. Ordering sushi on a first date ups your chances of getting a second date by 170%, which was higher than any other food, ordering a cocktail ups your chances by 137%.
  5. Almost no one expects sparks to fly on a first date.  59% said they don't expect to feel chemistry until date number two and about a third don't expect it until at least date three.
  6. Talking politics on a first date actually increases your chances of getting a second date by 91%, and 25% said if you are not registered to vote, it's a deal-breaker.
  7. Over 80% said they are also fine talking about religion, gun control, and immigration.
  8. Only 20% of men care if their date knows about sports, and only 10% of women care if a guy is up on pop culture news.
  9. 50% said ending a "good" first date with a kiss is okay, but only 6% of men and 1% of women go into a first date expecting sex.