First Date Location
The first date should be about each of you learning about the other, so there should be as little distraction as possible. Coffee shops, bookstores, restaurants, parks, and bars (that aren’t too loud) will all provide a good place to meet where the object of attention is each other. A game or a gallery isn’t too bad but I think each makes for a third date. But be flexible, you will be able to tell by the vibe that has already been established between you.
There are no rules written in stone but for your first date keep it simple and make sure you go somewhere where you can hear each other! If you can only function properly on a date after you’ve had a drink – a bar is fine but try to select one where you’ll still be able to hear each other speak.
Movies are the worst first date idea but still popular because persons reason “it gives me time where I don’t have to talk”. Well, I can understand what they mean, but they’re going to have to talk to the person someday! If it’s not easy from the start I find it difficult to believe that watching a movie is going to make the conversations flow much better. Oh, sure, you can talk about the movie afterward but that can only last so long.
I recommend coffee shops and bookstores for first dates – and apart from being cheaper, it’s safer, too, and most people appreciate that.
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