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The Best Dating Tips
Dating, umm sometimes it’s GREAT other times…..
Some of the best dates I have ever experienced were not that OVER the TOP, but did show there was some effort put into it.
For 1st dates I really like dinner or coffee.
It’s all about being comfortable for the 1st date. So something short, because let’s be honest we can usually tell within the 1st 10 minutes (sometimes a lot less) if this is someone you want to hang out with.
BEST BET for 1st date = Meet for Coffee/tea (not booze) and chatting.
I like to see how he treats the waitress, how much time he stares at me and if he turns his phone off.
If all goes well, maybe a movie or dancing after, but I never commit till I can see how it goes 1st. Being trapped in a bad 1st date is like being in HELL. It always amazes me how different people can act when they are trying to “impress” & when they are themselves…But anyway lets say it went well. What to do on the NEXT date??
So Ok that went well. You even went to a movie after and all is still going nicely. What to do next? ???
Dinner and dancing- always good, but if you want to try something more or want to mix up your dating routine here are a few suggestions.
I also tried to keep in mind budget. Because as awesome as it is to be flown off to Paris for dinner, um well lets be real. K?
10 NEXT date ideas
A Picnic is always nice. Plan around your weather and location. Relax, eat and enjoy! (Is ok to buy the food if you cannot/don’t have time to cook.) But always ask what the other person likes & be honest. Because you are going to be alone, in the woods (maybe) so better get something you want to eat.
2. The “I got tickets to …..”
We do this a lot in Austin, because they are always so many new bands. Just pick a random club and go. Give it a try and see if the band is good. If not then you can always take a nighttime stroll & see the sights.
3. Art Gallery/Museum
Great to see how he interacts it with the art. Because you can tell a lot about a person based on their comments. REALLY It’s ok if you don’t understand/like all the pieces. Art is subjective and it’s MADE to get you talking. :)
4. Sports Date
If that’s your thing, (rolls eyes lol) some PEOPLE LOVE his kind of date. (Not my ideal…I don’t like to be sweaty and even with miniature golf I have the attention span of a 3 year old, so BORED and ready to go home now.) So know your partner and plan accordingly.
5. The ½ Dinner
You make ½ and he prepares ½. Is ok to cheat and buy it. Just be honest about it. (To be honest I don’t usually cook until I am in a “relationship”. Why? Because well, I’m a good cook.)
6.MOVIE NIGHT with a twist
After things are going well and your comfy try this one.
You bring your favorite all time DVD and he brings his. AND bring snacks that go with the movies themes. Be creative! Watch both movies and make sure you enjoy the snacks together.
7. Lets find it…
I’m online all the time (big duh, right?) Always researching stuff it seems. So I always find quirky things/shops/cafés/places that way. (Also check 4-square, yelp!, etc. For different or new places in your area.) Make a list together of places you want to visit and mark them off together as you do.
8. Amusement Parks or Outside Festival.
This can be fun and you can learn a lot about the other person too. Do they ride the awesome rides? Do they want to see the hockey shows or buy the expensive merchandize? Sometimes it’s just great fun to get away from everything and be a kid again.
9. Assorted Wow Dates that can easily GO WRONG:
I’ve done the boat ride date (meh), the concert date; which is nice, but remember you cannot talk till it’s over. The beach trip (no pressure to look good in your suit WTF?), the SURPRISE we are going skydiving date. (Only good if the other person WANTS to do that) The exercise date, (Which was actually pretty cool) but you need to be at the same fitness level, plan accordingly.
My current best date ever...
10. The Thunderstorm
He calls me up @ 3:00 a.m. and says there is a thunderstorm approaching. "Want to watch it from my deck?"
Meaning Its 3:00 am & I can't stop thinking about you & I want to share this with you.
One of my BEST all time dates. :)
But the most important thing:
If you are with the RIGHT PERSON it really doesn’t matter much what you do.
Happy dating & let me hear from you.
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