Making eye contact with your date is so important. You will find that this is something that can let them know that you are interested in what they are saying as well as with them. This is something that you can over do or not do enough. Either way it can end up making your date feel uncomfortable. Make sure you know how much eye contact you should give.
Don’t try to have a staring contest with your date. This will only make them uncomfortable and end up causing them to think that you are crazy. Try to hold their gaze long enough to let them know that you are interested and then look elsewhere. Too much eye contact can end up making your date want to leave.
If you are unable to hold their gaze for any length of time, then this is more than likely going to come across as you are not interested or are hiding something. By looking everywhere but at your date you are giving them the impression that you are looking at all of the other places that you would rather be.
The right amount of eye contact is something that you will end up needing to feel out on your own. You do not want to concentrate too long on a specific time as this is something that will end up causing you to not listen or pay attention to your date. Usually around 5 seconds is a good amount of time.