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Srsly, I have NEVER understood the idea of dinner as a first date. Never understood it in my life.
Like, what the hell?
What if it doesn't go well?
Then you are literally stuck, at a table, awkwardly eating, in awkward quasi-silence...
... for a LONG time...
... with basically zero distractions of any kind.
And even if it *does* go well... If the two people aren't great conversationalists, it's still fucking awkward. There's very little in the environment in the way of conversation starters -- and a restaurant is hardly a dynamic or exciting environment, either, so it's not as though conversation starters will just pop up.
And... it's expensive.
What an awful idea.
Do you live in a city with any kind of downtown, or any kind of walkable area? Just walk around and explore stuff.
Gawk at things.
Make fun of people.
Have *gasp* CONVERSATION.
Flirt. Tease. Play.
Not only does this kind of date cost $0.00, but it's also in a dynamic, MUCH more fun, MUCH less formal, and MUCH less awkward environment.
Oh, and... if all goes well and you get frisky? You won't be weighed down with a whole stomach full of food, either. (Does *anyone* wanna go at it after eating an entire restaurant portion?)
First dates should be free.
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