"Giving back to others shows your good heart and integrity, and although they may not consciously think that far in the future, men are subconsciously assessing maternal traits in a woman to see what kind of mother she'd be," Kelman says.
No need to sign up at the homeless shelter only to impress him.
The quality of physical intimacy generally improves as your emotional connection grows.
So relax if this particular night doesn't rival previous first overnight experiences.
Little things in your everyday life, from buying coffee for the woman in line behind you to walking your neighbor's dog, count too.
Make an effort to do these things on a regular basis, but also make sure you're showing your selfless side when you're with him.
"The best type of date allows you to stop texting, put the phone down, and really foster a deep connection," Kelman says.
If you feel confident at this point that you want things to be serious, go ahead and tell him, Trespicio says.
"Explain what kind of relationship you want and why, defining what commitment means for you without giving an ultimatum." If he isn't open to a discussion, let him mull it over for a couple weeks.
Restaurants can be nice, but try something a little outside your comfort zone from time to time.
Check out a craft beer festival, see a local band at some hole-in-the-wall, or challenge him to a mountain bike race.