“I had a great time with you” is usually a nice text to receive from some after a date. However, we might not always have the best time in return. This article will look at the best ways to respond (both whether you had fun or not).
What Should I Respond To “I Had A Great Time With You” If I Had A Great Time Too?
If you did have a great time with somebody, that’s fantastic! Try out some of these responses to see which works best for you:
- I had a great time with you too!
- I had such a good time with you
- I can’t wait to see you again
- I think we really clicked
- I really enjoyed myself, and I’m glad you did too
The preferred version is “I had a great time with you too!” It’s a simple way to turn the phrase on someone and be honest about how much fun you had with them. It’s very enthusiastic, which works well to show that you are interested in more time with them.
I Had A Great Time With You Too!
“I had a great time with you too” is the best way to flip the phrase around. Simply adding “too” to the end of most phrases like this is a great way to show that the sentiments are shared with the other person. Many people will be flattered to hear this.
Check out these examples to see how you can use it:
- Oh, wow! I had a great time with you too! It’s made me feel all giddy that you felt the same way!
- I had a great time with you too! We should keep in touch to find another time that suits us both!
- I had a great time with you too! Thank you for taking me to that new restaurant!
I Had Such A Good Time With You
“I had such a good time with you” is another great way to turn the phrase around. We can show that we had “such a good” time instead of a “great” one, which really emphasizes just how much fun you had with the other party.
Check out these examples to see how it looks:
- I had such a good time with you, too! I’m glad we can both be open and honest about all of these things.
- I had such a good time with you! Thank you for being honest with me, and I can’t wait until the next time we meet.
- I had such a good time with you! There’s no denying that! I’m definitely swept off my feet!
I Can’t Wait To See You Again
“I can’t wait to see you again” shows that you’re eager. It works well to share how good of a time you had with someone because you “can’t wait” to spend even more time with them. Many people will be flattered if you use a phrase like this toward them.
Here are a few examples to help you with it:
- I can’t wait to see you again! When do you think you’ll get some more time off work to get a date sorted?
- I’m so glad you did! I can’t wait to see you again because I’ve never met anyone with who I can have as much fun as you!
- I can’t wait to see you again, either! Maybe we should just cancel our weekend plans and hang out again?
I Think We Really Clicked
“I think we really clicked” is great to show that there was a connection between the two parties. “Clicking” is a way of showing that you just seemed to fit into place with each other (like jigsaw pieces). It’s great when you want to show you had a good time.
Check out these examples for more help:
- I think we really clicked! That’s why I think it’s a really good idea for us to meet up again soon.
- I honestly think we really clicked, don’t you?
- I think we really clicked! I’d love for us to hang out again soon!
I Really Enjoyed Myself, And I’m Glad You Did Too
This phrase works well to show that you had a great time. We can also appreciate someone else’s comment by using “I’m glad you did too,” which shows that we both had a lot of fun. The enthusiasm of this phrase works well to generate more conversations.
Here are a few examples to help you use it yourself:
- I really enjoyed myself, and I’m glad you did too! We’ll absolutely have to do this all over again!
- I really enjoyed myself, and I’m glad you did too! When do you want to get in touch again?
- I really enjoyed myself, and I’m so glad you did too! It makes me happy to know we aren’t wasting each other’s time here!
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What Should I Respond To “I Had A Great Time With You” If I Didn’t Have A Great Time?
Okay, now let’s go over a few of the more negative responses. It’s important to spare people’s feelings, though, so the following work best:
- Thanks! I really liked it when
- Thank you! I’m glad you did, but I didn’t feel a connection
- I’m glad you did
- That’s good to hear, and I enjoyed it when
- I’m surprised by that, but I’m happy
The preferred version is “thanks” I really liked it when.” This phrase works well when we can pick out a particularly fun or exciting part of a date with somebody, even if the rest of the date as a whole was underwhelming or unenjoyable for us.
Thanks! I Really Liked It When
“Thanks! I really liked it when” is a great way to spare someone’s feelings. We can refer to a fun thing that happened on a date rather than the experience of the date overall. It still shows that you might not have been too interested, but it’s much less harsh.
Check out these examples to see how it looks:
- Thanks! I really liked it when we got up to change chairs!
- Thanks! I really liked it when you sang some of your original songs to me in front of everyone!
- Thanks! I really liked it when you said those kind things to me, and I’m glad I could show you a good time.
Thank You! I’m Glad You Did, But I Didn’t Feel A Connection
This phrase works well when you want to be honest. While saving someone’s feelings is often the best thing to do, sometimes it helps to be honest. If we don’t use a phrase like this straight away, we might cause more damage to their feelings later on.
Check out some of these examples to see how it works:
- Thank you! I’m glad you did, but I didn’t feel a connection, if I’m being entirely honest.
- Thank you. I’m glad you did. Honestly, I didn’t feel a connection, but I think we’ll still be friends if you’re willing.
- Thanks. I’m glad you did. I didn’t feel a connection, but I think that’s because I’m not ready for any commitment!
I’m Glad You Did
“I’m glad you did” is a simple way to show that you appreciate that someone else had fun. However, not returning the phrase “I had a great time” shows that we might not have had the best time without being overly explicit about it and hurting someone’s feelings.
These examples will help you make more sense of it:
- Look, I’m glad you did! Maybe we can be friends after all of this?
- I’m glad you did. Thank you for coming out to see me.
- I’m glad you did. I’ll see you around, then!
That’s Good To Hear, And I Enjoyed It When
This phrase works well when we want to pinpoint a specific event. We can talk about something that we know the other party will also have found “enjoyable,” which takes away from the honesty of saying that you didn’t have a great time.
Check out these examples to see it in action:
- That’s good to hear, and I enjoyed it when we ended up ordering the same drinks without even realizing it.
- That’s good to hear. I enjoyed it when you stood up, and the chair made that funny noise.
- That’s good to hear, and I enjoyed it when I saw what car you arrived in. You have good taste.
I’m Surprised By That, But I’m Happy
Sometimes, we might not want to spare someone else’s feelings. If there wasn’t a strong connection, and you simply didn’t like the person you spent time with, this phrase could work well. It’s not too brutal, but your “surprise” shows that you didn’t enjoy yourself.
Here are some examples of how we can make this one work:
- Really? I’m surprised by that, but I’m happy you enjoyed yourself at least.
- I’m surprised you said that, but I’m happy you had fun! Maybe we’ll see each other again some time.
- I’m surprised by that, but I’m happy you didn’t have a bad time. Thank you for spending some time with me.
Martin holds a Master’s degree in Finance and International Business. He has six years of experience in professional communication with clients, executives, and colleagues. Furthermore, he has teaching experience from Aarhus University. Martin has been featured as an expert in communication and teaching on Forbes and Shopify. Read more about Martin here.