First dates are already filled with nerves and assumptions, so the best thing you can do for yourself and potential lover is to have a stable place to spend your first moments together. If you just so happen to hit it off it will be a good story to tell instead of it being a disaster because you decided to do one of the things listed below.
1. Meeting The Family:
This should never happen on the first date or until you have established a solid foundation with your partner because meeting someone’s family is a big step in any relationship. A guarantee you will scare off your date in a heartbeat because although it might be nice to meet your sweet old granny, that’s not how things should go the first time you’re meeting or taking things to the next level.
You don’t want to make things move too fast so save the family drama for later and just enjoy getting to know the person on a normal level first.
2. Strip Club:
This is definitely out of the question, but it does happen where someone thinks this is a good idea. Well, it’s not and will make both parties feel uncomfortable unless you’re trying to take a stripper home with you by the end of the night. Separating a lustful night out with buddies should be completely different from a more meaningful night out with a potential partner.
Always a go to but it doesn’t mean that it’s somewhere you should go. Especially if this is the first time meeting, sitting in a dark theater without talking for hours on end is probably one of the most awkward and boring things you could do.
Unless you think you could bond throughout this movie or it’s one of the genres you have in common, I suggest you put this off for maybe the second or third date where you can be a little more touchy-feely during it.
4. Hitting The Club:
There’s no way you can actually get to know someone if the music is blasting and everyone around you is hooking up. Usually, this is the place you meet someone before exchanging numbers and setting the first date. There’s really no reason to take someone to this sort of setting on the first date unless you just really want to show off your dance moves and try to get in their pants.
You would think this would be a given, but I beg to differ. There are some weird souls out there that politely ask their first date to accompany them to a family friend or distant relatives wake or “celebration of life, ” but that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea.
Obviously, it could put a damper on the entire date, but it will definitely make you both enjoy the present day knowing you’re still alive and kicking just might not be the right place to take an almost stranger.
6. Fast Food Place:
Wow, what a turnoff. Not saying you have to take someone to a five-star restaurant but there’s nothing romantic about a McDonald’s drive-thru or anything similar to that. Don’t even go out to eat if the dollar menu is all that you can afford for dinner.
As sweet as you may be, no one will be impressed with a meal deal menu so stay away from any fast food chain if you know what’s good for you.
If you want to walk around somewhere to get to know someone aimlessly, chances are you shouldn’t be in a crowded place like this where people are shoving themselves into stores racking up their debt.
Try a place where there are beautiful scenery and a calming environment, so you’re not easily distracted or likely to bump into all of your worst nightmares.
Here’s a video about some of the worst date ideas!