I'm late to this thread but I'm glad your date went well.
Honestly, I think so long as you are honest and polite and totally yourself, its hard to be too forward. If you are an eager forward person, its who you are. You can only present yourself as yourself, or rather you only should. And eventually you'll find someone out there who reacts well to eager and forward. I know for me personally, I have my quirks and one of them is I appreciate forwardness - even if I'm not interested I like knowing exactly where the other person is coming from. I once sent a first email to a potential suitor on a dating site that opened with some references to things in the profile I found particularly attractive and "where ya been all my life?"... and it garnered me a great Friday night dinner & show first date.
I was mostly prompted to reply to say good for you on declining getting in his car. Its one thing to be eager and forward, its a whole 'nother thing to be stupid. I agree with you getting into a near-stranger's car is dangerous and I commend you on declining, even though you enjoyed spending time with him.