Dear anyone who thinks this is a pleasant first date suggestion: No. You’re asking someone to be look really, really rough and sleep next to you on the first date. Juuust make sure you’re both up for spending a little money on some fancy cheese. Just make sure you choose a quiet coffee/tea joint, not the one packed with over-excited children and teenagers doing their revision.
When you can meet someone, share your true self*, and figure out if they could be the one for you. To prevent others from deciding to take the objects of their affections on really crap dates, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to rank all the first date locations – from worst to best. Yes, doing shots and shouting out your five year plan over thumping music. Could be cute as a fourth or fifth date, but as a first date this is a bit much. Maybe consider what the other person would like to do, bro. Awkward, a bit show-offy, and the food will be so overpriced and difficult to understand you’ll both be too uncomfortable to enjoy it. Never take someone to a place filled with rich people where they have to eat a teeny tiny portion of creamed kale. There’s also a lot of pressure to then make your interests seem cool and especially interesting. This one’s a bit like a tour of your future as a middle-aged couple, which is quite sweet. Relaxing, chilled, and it’s easy to finish the date early or let it linger on by ordering another cup of tea.
Because some date locations are entirely inappropriate, and no good dates can happen there. Or like a date a 14-year-old boy would invite you on, because they don’t have money or an Oystercard and their parents won’t let them have girls round. It’s going to be cold, wet, and you’ll end up with sand in your shoes for the next three weeks. I mean, it’s cool to learn about what they enjoy, but this is a strange balance of much too intense and incredibly self-centred. ’ says the person who is trying to make up for their subpar personality by making you search some bins for clues. It also seems like you just want to get sloshed, and as fun as that may be, it’s usually best to remember the date the next day if you’re in search of a lasting relationship.
And a big part of how wonderfully awful they can be depends on where the heck they take place. Plus they’re clearly just after the sexing without making the effort of leaving their room. They also want to let you know early on that they’re intense, prone to dramatic gestures, and quite possibly a bit insane. But you don’t get to talk to each other for a good two hours of your ‘date’. You don’t know each other well enough to pick a movie you’ll both like, there’s the chance you’ll aggressively disagree on the film’s greatness, and you’re forced to expose your irritatingly loud chewing or inability to stay silent through the trailers within the first 24 hours of your new relationship. But the downside to this is that it can feel a bit too mate-y for a first date. No awkward bill at the end – you can get it out of the way before eating.
Seeing each other sweaty and out of breath is an intimate experience. Also, asking anyone to do this is just plain rude, because if we have to say yes to avoid seeming lazy/revealing we haven’t jogged since that one time when we did a fun run at age five. Lumped together, because they are all equally unimpressive. Don’t take them to a place filled with sticky-handed toddlers, where they can get a meal for £2 that leaves them hungry an hour later. Otherwise one of you will be walking home empty-handed and feeling a bit dejected, as the other one rambles about how they’re going to make a nice ratatouille when they get back.
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