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Where is a good place for a 1st date?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Rob Lutter, Oct 1, 2001.

  1. Rob Lutter

    Rob Lutter Producer

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    Ok guys, thanks for all the advice... I am thinking of going to a movie between 5:30-6:30 on Saturday, followed by a light dinner at an Americana restaurant (I know she likes this). After that...the next date is in the "Lutterplex 3000"... she told me that she really wants to see Fight Club (!) and maybe some coffee afterwards.
    Thanks again for all the advice and tell me if I am doing something wrong [​IMG]
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  2. Eric Scott

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    Drive-in movies were the perfect "theater' for a date. But don't ask me to review a film that was shown in one! [​IMG]
     
  3. John Besse

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    I suggest taking a girl to your place and ordering pizza for a first date. Keep a porno in the DVD player and accidentally turn it on [​IMG] See where that takes you!
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  4. Brian W. Ralston

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    Well...this may not be a first date idea....but for future dates (near future), airfare is soooo cheap right now, and in my opinion, it is more safe now than it was before Sept. 11th. I know National Airlines had Miami to Las Vegas flights for $75 per person round trip. I can fly from LA to Vegas for $25 round trip. One could make a really cool "day trip" out of flying to vegas (or NY), taking in a broadway show (or vegas show), and flying back the next morning or that night on a red-eye for only a couple hundred dollars total. Then your date could never accuse you of not being spontanious or romantic.
    Kind of like the "Pretty Woman" date, only not a private jet.
    A friend of mine (not a date), is flying out from NY to LA for Holloween just to see the world premier of a show that will eventually be on broadway (Dracula - The Musical), and was able to get that round trip flight from NY to LA on Southwest for $123. That price made the trip a must do.
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  5. brentl

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    "Then your date could never accuse you of not being spontanious or romantic."
    Especially when you plan it WAY in advance [​IMG]
    LL cool B
     
  6. Aurel Savin

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    Rob ...
    Personally I don't like the movie thing for a first date ...
    Like someone said before, it's 2 hours you won't talk and since both of you will be anxious to talk and get to know eachother ... I don't know, but I would feel damn uncomfortable sitting next to someone I like and just went out with them for the first time... and not talk [​IMG]
    Besides movies are for making out [​IMG] I would postpone the movie thing for later.
    Coffee, walk and talk work wonders ...
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  7. Deane Johnson

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    What's wrong with dinner only at a nice place. The kind that takes 2 or more hours. Gives you a great chance to talk and get acquainted. Of course, you might have to wear a coat and tie for a really nice place. Yuk.
    It's been about 100 years since I dated, so my thoughts may be a bit behind.
    Deane
     
  8. MikeAlletto

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    I actually had a really good first date a few weeks ago. We started with drinks and dinner. Go someplace crowded so that it takes a long time to get a table so you can get a few rounds of drinks in first and sit with each other and talk. Then we went to play Putt-Putt where she won (or at least she thinks she did). We joked a lot, didn't really play by the rules and had a great time. Then we went to Dave & Busters. Had some more drinks and played games with each other. Stay with the 2 player games only. That truck driving game is a good one. Make her drive and you sit next to her and honk the horn alot. Then switch sides. We also did a fighting game. She kicked my ass then went on to fight the computer. With me standing there trying to distract her any way I could so she would finish. It worked great. I only played 1 game alone. It was a boxing game where it sensed your movement and she wanted to see me play it [​IMG] Each time you drive to a new location make sure to take the long way so it is just the 2 of you in the car talking and being together without all the distractions of the public. It was a very expensive night for me, but I think it was worth it.
     
  9. LarryDavenport

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    I agree, don't do a movie because that's two hours of awkward silence (a second or third date with a late afternoon matinee followed by dinner is OK).
    Don't do the limo or anything overly elaborate. Save that when you are "dating." If you do too much too soon, you come off desperate, or worse, a psycho.
    I guess it really comes down to how well you know this person. My recomendation is pick a nice but affordable restaurant. Bring enough cash for two, but if she wants to go dutch, don't fight her on it. Believe me, when you are officially dating you'll be spending plenty on her.
    Pick a place where you can hear each other. If the weather is good (you're in Florida, how bad can it be) try to find a windowseat or outdoor table. Arrange for the date to happen so you can watch the sunset while you're seated. Keep her talking about herself and really listen. Girls/women like it when you listen.
    The key is, if this is someone you want to date rather than fuck, let her set the pace.
    Oh, and if you want to really impress her, hire fake-ninjas to pretend to attack you on the way to the car and then kick the shit out of them. Works every time! [​IMG]
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    When you say you are a senior, are you a snior in high-school, college, or a really old guy. That's important!
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    A good first date is to go to the zoo. You get to walk around and have stuff to look at, but you also get a chance to talk to each other.
     
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    I had a brilliant first date a couple of weeks ago. We went to a coffee shop and, you guessed it, drank coffee! It was really good, though, we had a lot of time to get to know each other and it has since led to more dates with more adventurous themes. Oh yeah, and it cost me about two bucks [​IMG] .
     
  16. Craig Chatterton

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    Where do you guys MEET these girls? I'd love to have a first date if I could just find some woman to have a first date WITH... [​IMG]
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    Craig,
    They're everywhere. Actually, about 50% of the people surrounding you are girls.
    [Older gentleman mode]
    But you have to talk to people, to ever find a date. You'll have to leave your home. Go to places that suits you (if you like to read: go to libraries, if you like to dance: go to disco's, if you like sports: go to games). But it has to be some place (or: places) where there's a mixed company.
    Don't do things you don't fancy (except: if you like to be home, alone, you MUST go public now). Don't expect to find a date right away. Just make yourself familiar with the concept of casually talking to strangers - including women - and talking about a subject (I mean like books if in a library, baseball if watching a game, etc.). Don't even think of dating. Just learn to know some new people (in the library example: you'll meet some of the same people the next time, now you can greet them and say some interesting things to each other). Focus a bit, but not totally on people of your own age. Get on speaking terms. Tell something about yourself, they will do the same.
    You could also do this at your work.
    Now the point is: perhaps some day you will meet someone to date, perhaps you won't right away. No problem. But perhaps someone invites you to someplace else and there you will meet other people and who knows you find someone who...
    It's a story as old as mankind: it's not just you, and don't forget those girls want to find a date too. At least the one you are looking for.
    [/Older gentleman mode]
    (Sorry Rob, but you got so much great advice already [​IMG])
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  18. LarryDavenport

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    I don't know about Florida, but in Seattle a lot of people ride ferries for first dates. The Seattle to Bremerton ride is about an hour round trip and the view is amazing on a clear day. Try to come back at sunset to see the city light up.
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    Flea markets and such make surprisingly great date locations, as do antique stores, and just shopping in general, you find out a lot about people that way...(no...CREST dammit!!!) [​IMG]
    (hey, I'm southern, flea markets are a way of life)
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  20. RonR

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    Stay away from the limo idea!
    You ride in a limo when you get married and we all know marriage can put a crimp in your dating life!
    [​IMG]
     

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