Dating communication skills also mean being able to interpret your date’s body language. Pay attention to what they are telling you without words.
If the other person is smiling, making eye contact, leaning forward, and their arms are open, then congratulations - your date is going well! If you want to see them again, ask for another date at the end.
If they are leaning or looking away from you, not smiling, or crossing their arms, maybe change the subject or ask them something about themselves. It might be as simple as a topic they don’t want to discuss.