Four Fantastic First Date Locations

1 06 2009


The first date should always be lively, fun, casual, low cost, and offer a quick escape if need be. Avoid dates that require long time investments. If you find things aren’t working out and you’re not digging the woman you’re with, you can easily get out of the date within less than 20 minutes after you’ve had your coffee, ice cream, etc.

Forget the classic “dinner and a movie” date for a first date as it’s boring, expensive, and does not offer an easy out. If you’re single, there is a good chance you will have multiple first dates with different people. This can start to chew into your wallet if your constantly going the dinner or dinner and a movie route. Keep it simple, and stick to one of the four locations below. Meet each other at each location so that if things happen to go south, you don’t have to bear an awkward ride to your cars together.

All of these locations are in public so the woman feels more comfortable. Never invite a woman you have no rapport with to your home for a first date as this may appear rapistesque.

1. Coffee Shop – Ideally the one that isn’t a a big chain and has some local flair. The caffeine will give you both an endorphin rush that you can both enjoy together, and best of all these types of environments have a vibe that encourages interesting conversation.

2. Ice Cream – Similar to the coffee shop in that it’s low investment and yields delicious treats.  Great way to enjoy the weather while learning about someone new. You can test with ice cream to see if she’s ready to kiss you , “Want some? its wicked good!” If she does eat off your spoon, she also feels comfortable enough to kiss you.

3. Park – Lowest investment of all, all you have to pay for is your gas to get there. Its very natural to hold hands while walking in a park, so don’t hesitate to grab her hand to start physical contact early on.

4. Mall – Great for craptacular weather and allows you to walk and look at different things to keep the conversation rolling.

This should go without saying, but be a gentleman and pay for both your treat and hers. We’re keeping the first dates cheap, you can afford $10.