I get it, we all make awful decisions when we’re stressed and there’s few things as stressful as taking someone on a date. You want this person to like you, and you also want them to think you’re original and cute and creative. Don’t let your creativity go as far as these date ideas!
Sure, it might be nice and quiet and you won’t be bothered by anyone. However, if you’re out for a quiet date – go to the park. There’s no reason to freak out your potential significant other with thoughts of their unavoidable death.
You might think you’ll alleviate the tension with a nice neck-rub and maybe even see your date with less clothes on, but lying silently while strangers touch you isn’t a comfortable first-date activity. Save it for when you’re married and constantly stressed.
Nobody wants to feel like they’re on a cheap date. Throwing money left and right isn’t the key to a lasting relationship, but even the slightest bit of “classy” and “fancy” is required to make a positive first impression. You can get some fries later, but don’t make it the main event.
First dates are for getting to know each other in an intimate environment. Even if you are friends and already know each other well, the club is not an appropriate place to have conversations and play footsie. Dancing is a great idea, but maybe go to a salsa or jazz club instead?
5. Literally Anything that Involves Messy Food
Save the BBQ, pizza, burgers, chicken wings, and pasta for the fifth date and go for something that can be eaten with a fork and knife without making a mess. Not only is this a good way to avoid embarrassing yourself, it’ll also help your partner feel more comfortable.