I fidgeted with the napkin on the table, folding it into a square, then a triangle, then a smaller triangle.I remembered doing the very same thing on our second date, the date that had made me realize he was someone I cared to know.Either way, there are some easy steps you can follow in order to get to this crucial and romantic first step.Hands are made to do a lot of things, and one of them is to hold another hand.And if you find yourself wanting to reach out and grab your date's hand, that could be a sign that this relationship is the real deal. Even having sex with someone doesn't mean you'll hold their hand as taking someone's hand is a sign of wanting to be close to your partner in a nonsexual way.Tarah, 25, from Ontario, told Mic that it usually takes her two to three weeks of dating before she'll hold hands, even if they've already kissed or had sex."It's a sign of affection, a sign of me wanting to be close to you and close with you.It just feels weird to be developing a friendship (is it a friendship?
Or are you trying to figure out the best way to initiate holding hands with the guy you like?For all the single people out there who hold hands with anyone freely, it’s important to know that holding hands sends a message of interest, so it can be a real let down when someone holds your hand and doesn’t actually have any interest in dating you. You may have already kissed that special someone, indulged in a couch makeout session, and even had sex; but the thrill of holding hands is as real and more important than any other type of physical intimacy.What matters is what you do with it.”I was preoccupied wiping the condensation off my beer glass at the time, but I turned to look at him, faintly lit by Brooklyn’s streetlights gleaming through the bar’s window.He was wearing square, black-rimmed Ray-Ban glasses, a raw-denim-looking button down t-shirt that could’ve been at least one size smaller and fit a bit looser than I would’ve preferred on his lean body.“I mean, I used to see a therapist before,” he continued.