Should You Go On The First Date?
of the most frequently asked questions in the history of dating
(with the exception of the caveman who was a firm believer in kidnapping
and always took his date to a filthy cave) is where should one
go on a first date. For starters, there are several places you
shouldn't even think about going on a first date. They are listed
below in order of "you'll die alone" rankings.
1) Never go to your parent's house, especially if you still live
there, on a first date. It says you're beyond desperate.
2) When you promise someone a good time, it does not mean a luxury
chicken box dinner in your out of the way motel. This proves that
you're stupid and freaky.
3) A movie
as a first date? When exactly are you supposed to get to know
the other person? During the three previews before the
movie? This would not be a good call. If you want to watch
a movie, watch it at home alone now or save it when the two
of you have
a reached a comfortable snuggle level.
that you know where not to go on a first date, let's discuss
a few places where you might choose to go. Here are four great
places for a first date.
1) A museum is an excellent location for a first date, and they're
generally inexpensive. By chance, if neither your nor your date
are history or art lovers, the exhibit will inspire you to talk
about something even if it's nothing but your dislike of museums.
Most museums usually have cafes or are located near restaurants
so dining should not be a problem either.
2) A casual restaurant or a coffee house is also a comfortable
first date environment. Be sure and keep your date's preferences
in mind when selecting a place. There is nothing more itchy than
going for dinner at a seafood restaurant when you're allergic to
3) A park is a perfect avenue for a first outing. Walks that turn
into picnics are laid back affairs where two people can feel comfortable
out in the open. This is also a great opportunity to showcase your
peanut butter and jelly sandwich making skills.
4) Outdoor concerts also offer another possibility for pleasant
initial dates. Two people can talk in a relaxed atmosphere, and
the outdoor arena lends itself to comfortable unrestrictive clothing,
which in itself will take some of the dating pressure off each
One last note. No matter where you go on a first date, always
exercise common sense by meeting in public and never doing anything
which makes you uncomfortable. Keep yourself safe so you can enjoy
all that life has to offer.
Ann Bendis writes about online
dating and relationships at http://www.singleattractions.com.