If two people dig each other, then it doesn’t matter where they go on a date, right? Wrong…very, very wrong. I’d like to think the success of a first date is all about chemistry, connection, and good conversation…but sometimes, where we are and what we’re doing can play a key role in whether things go well or not. So, if you want to start a potential relationship off on good footing, please, I beg you, don’t take your love interest on the following dates:
- Family Functions
Your date will be nervous enough trying to impress you, don’t make them audition for family and friends too. Who needs pressure?
- Dance Clubs
Loud music, pulsing lights, guys without shirts…need I say more? Everyone’s on the prowl. That would be very uncomfortable.
You spend two lame hours staring at a screen, not getting to know each other…plus there’s always a risk the flick will contain a sex scene or something even more awkward. Hello! Definitely more than awkward.
Many people think alcohol is the perfect social lubricant for a first encounter, but it can lead to trouble. And also, who knows, I might say or do something foolish.
- Sporting Events
Any place that involves face paint, the wave, and angry drunk guys screaming at the referee is no venue for a soul mate connection. They don’t bring out the best in men. Guys can seem a little too aggressive, and women might find this scary.
Just because you like strolling hand in hand seaside doesn’t meet you should do it on your first meeting. It’s hard enough to pick out a cute little black dress, how do you pick out a perfect bikini?
- Comedy Shows
If the comic is bad, that lame vibe will extend to the entire evening. Comedy is great when it’s good. But horrid when it’s bad.
- Mini Golf
Trying to outsmart that little windmill is great fun, if you’re ten years old. If you’re anything like me, you’re clumsy when you’re nervous…Bad idea for a first date.
- Theme Restaurants
Never take a first date to a restaurant where your waiter is dressed like Chubby Checker, Fred Flintstone or Quasimodo. I recall one of my awful date at a medieval-themed restaurant. I have to either pretend there aren’t people in bloomers delivering your food, or keep making jokes like, ‘I think I’ll have the ye olde steak.
A first date is a time to kick back and relax, not solemnly contemplate the works of the great masters. It’s a little too much intellectual stimulation for a first date.
- Coffee Houses
Many people think that meeting for coffee is an easy, breezy way to meet cute. But let’s face it: It’s hardly romantic. It’s super boring.
I have experienced many worst dates just because of the location of our dates. It is really important for us to find the most appropriate location. After all, the setting of the date is the one that creates the date’s atmosphere.