if you know the person you are going to take out, and know what they like, then it might be fun to change it up and get creative. but if you dont know what they like at all, then jsut keep it traditional to be safe :)
I hate movie dates unless we've been dating for awhile, because for a first few dates I actually want to talk and get to know someone. I like creative dates or ones that aren't in like restaurants or coffee shops because there's more stimulus to talk about and you have to act a certain way in restaurants and it gets old pretty quick. I love creativity in dates, I don't care if the date costs nothing or we just go for a walk and stop by a chocolate shop and try the gross ones or something simple and untraditional. Every person is different, ask your date what they like.
Not really, no. As I am currently doing most of my meeting people online, the first "date" is really just to check that they're not an axe murderer. Coffee or drinks is a good way to do this with very little pressure.
Creativity and originality are great, for sure, but I don't want to be pressured into staying with someone I don't feel comfortable around because they planned some elaborate scheme.
I wouldn't want anyone to go to great lengths to try to plan a creative day. Movies are lovely. But I also like the thought of something even more low-key; a simple cafe visit, an outside event (art show, farmer's market, etc.), or even just a walk around town to see the sights.
If you aren't typically a creative person, like its not in your nature, that could be putting to much pressure and expectation on a first date. Your both still kind of awkward at that initial meeting, you don't know his/her likes, dislikes (unless you've known them a while), so it could actually end up blowing up in your face. If anything use the first date to fact find, and see what the other person is kind of into and then you can come up with something for a subsequent date.
For the first date, I don't mind it being simple. Having time to communicate and share ideas is fun to me, and might be good for future dates. If we still date, later on he can change it up and be creative, since he knows me better.
I would really appreciate it but it is not important to me.
Meh, I already have my routine first date which I know works amazingly well and all girls love it so I just use the same thing haha, although it's starting to get serious with a girl I'm seeing so I probably won't be doing this again anytime soon which I'm happy about :). My usual date is taking the ferry (what girl doesn't love the ferry?) to a hot spot in my city. We have dinner outside or sometimes take the food to go and eat by the river while overlooking the city (it's a really beautiful view with the city lights twinkling on the river). I then take her to one of the 3 really nice desert places depending on what type of desert she prefers. We then go to this small gorgeous Buddhist temple which is on the way to everything, then we stroll down the boardwalk with the city as a backdrop and I go for the kiss or I go for it at the Buddhist temple if it's just the two of us, if she still doesn't seem receptive for a kiss at the time (it's only happened once) I just take her to the Ferris wheel, then go for the kiss there. Then we take the ferry back and it also gives another opportunity for a make-out session. I don't see how I can top that as a first date so I'm just going to continue doing it over and over again hahaha.
Not necessarily I mean I'm not against it but normally for the first date really I just want a relaxed atmosphere were I can get to know the girl on a mental and emotional level. To determine whether or not this is something I want to continue. After that there is plenty of time for all the creative dates in the world.
I haven't been on a date yet but I think that the better I go with the flow the... well better. Although I'd usually think of myself as a meticulous planner, sometimes you just gotta make things up on the spot.