It’s funny how, now that I have this blog, just about every conversation can be turned into a conversation about dating. I’d just helped a friend move into a new apartment and we were sitting and talking about a great bakery/coffee place just a couple of blocks from his new place. As an addendum to my recommendation I mentioned, “but it’s horrible for dates”.
At which point we discussed the place’s pros and cons for dating: very public, great coffee, hard to get a table, loud/bad acoustics, centrally located/easy to get to. And then we compared it to some other coffee places, i.e., the local Starbucks. None of us were fans of that for dates, either.
Anyway, the conversation made me think of an old post I wrote on the topic of first dates. And since it’s Thanksgiving weekend and I’m trying to give myself a teensy break, well…
From Top 7 First Date Ideas,
“Key to planning your first date is realizing that your goal for the date should be pretty simple: you want to get to know each other just a little bit better and decide if you’d like to have another date. Note – I didn’t say, to get laid. That could happen, sure. But I firmly believe that if you go into your date with that as your goal then your head is in the wrong place. And, needless to say, if that’s your goal, these suggestions probably aren’t for you.
Let’s be honest, it really doesn’t take that much time to figure out if you’d like to get to know someone better. Plus, a smart dater realizes that it takes a lot of first dates to meet a person you’d like to have a relationship with. So, it makes sense to plan a short date, one that could be over in as little as 30 minutes if the two of you aren’t hitting it off.
Below are my Top 7 First Date Ideas
- Meet for coffee or some other hot beverage. Try, if at all possible, to avoid the major chains unless you really do stop by Starbucks on a regular basis.
- Go for a walk. I do this a lot during the summer. Some of my best first dates have been for leisurely walks in the park.”
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