Above all, keep the tone light and maintain open lines of communication.
If you feel confident at this point that you want things to be serious, go ahead and tell him, Trespicio says.
This helps him to realize that your time is valuable and that he'll have to go out of his way to see you. "Don't move dates around too much—that can get frustrating for a guy who also has a busy schedule like you," Trespicio says.
There's a fine line between playing a little hard to get and acting totally indifferent.
When you're out to dinner, make sure not to constantly check your phone or dart your eyes around the room.
"You want to be the fast-moving car that he wants to jump into, not the one sitting in the parking lot, waiting around," Trespicio says.
Keep up your long runs on the weekends even if he wants to hang out, and don't expect (or nag) him to skip his weekly basketball games in favor of seeing you.
"If you're always waiting around, he won't feel the need to try that hard."Build some intrigue into your schedule that keeps him wanting more.
Wait a few minutes to text back, or if he asks if you're free Tuesday, say that you have other plans but you'd love to meet up on Wednesday.
"The best type of date allows you to stop texting, put the phone down, and really foster a deep connection," Kelman says.
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.