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In my recent post titled “How to Avoid the 7 Biggest First Date Mistakes” I mentioned several times that the location of a date plays a huge part in how much fun the both of you have.
Dinner dates simply do not lend themselves to fun.
Here are the main problems with taking a girl to dinner early on in your relationship with her:
- It is expensive
- It is too formal
- It puts a lot of pressure on the two of you to carry a conversation
- You’re seated across from your date making physical interaction impossible
- It sets high expectations for further dates
- It doesn’t lend itself to “situational” humor or fun
- Once you’re done eating things tend to get awkward
- It’s hard to booze her up when she is eating
- You’re liable to spill guacamole on your shirt and look like a chump all night
- I can go on… or do you get the point?
So after bashing dinner dates in my previous posts, I sat down and began to think of some of the better dates I have been on. I decided to put together a list of dates that were a hell of a lot more fun than taking a girl to Cheesecake Factory.
DATE #1: Local International street festivals or fairs
There are a lot of reasons these street fairs make for great dates. These festivals are outside and usually there is a bit of a fun vibe surrounding them. The large crowd makes it necessary to stay close to the girl, and gives plenty of opportunities to initiate some touching.
It is usually much easier to keep a fun, flirtatious conversation going at this sort of date because the environment lends itself to a lot of topics. You can talk about the various “weirdo’s” walking around. You can ask her about her favorite foods, travels, childhood memories…
These sorts of festivals are usually advertised in your local newspaper. Here in New Jersey we have Italian festivals, Greek festivals, Brazilian festivals, Portuguese festivals… Each one of them provides a great opportunity for a date.
DATE #2: Museum
I resisted the museum date for years. I always thought it seemed too “intellectual” and could never bring myself to ask a girl to accompany me there. Big mistake.
A couple years ago, at the suggestion of a friend, I took a girl to the Museum of Natural history in New York. It turned out to be one of the most fun dates I had ever been on (and surprisingly involved no liquor)
The museum date is so fun because you’re constantly changing rooms. Each room in a museum is an entirely different theme, which gives the impression that the two of you have had several dates in one. The paintings, artifacts, and displays also give you a ton of topics to keep the conversation light and fun.
But best of all… there are plenty of dark little “secret” rooms that you can pull her into for a spontaneous make out session. (Click here to Read the Rest)