Choosing the right venue for a date can be difficult, especially if it is the first date. Never make the mistake of taking the first date for granted and just choose random venues. Remember that first dates can determine where the relationship goes, and that’s why you have to choose the perfect setting. Below are some dating tips you can consider.
Find out what he/she likes
If you met your date on the internet trough a website that offers casual dating service or a local dating service, then you are in luck. Simply look at your date’s profile to get at least a basic idea of her likes and dislikes, especially when it comes to food. Does he/she like sushi, Italian or Pizza? You’re bound to find some clues in the profile and even in the pictures your date has posted. Check out his/her taste in music, too, so you can get a feel of the vibe he/she likes and choose an appropriate venue. If your date likes rock, a bar that plays rock music might be a good option. Is our date more of the mellow type? Then take him/her to a quieter restaurant.
Because dating sites offer you a glimpse of what your date likes, you must squeeze everything you can from it.
If your date is into art, then take him/her to a nearby art gallery. If you’ve met a housewife who is bored and is looking for something exciting, then take her to a bar or club – you can bet that she hardly goes to those places and would appreciate the thrill.
Comedy clubs and bars are also perfect for first dates, even if it is just no strings dating. These “laugh factories” are perfect for breaking the ice and in helping you and your date warm up to each other and get the ball rolling, so to speak.
If your date is into sports, take her to the park of somewhere where there is physical activity, such as the gym or the tennis court. This also encourages more physical interaction between you and your partner – which is never a bad thing.
Lunch or dinner?
It really depends on how long you have been dating, and how “into” your date you are.
Some say that having a lunch date is better than a dinner date, especially for a first date. This is because the mid-day ambiance is more relaxed, and if sparks don’t fly, you can always make up an excuse (“I need to go back to the office”). However, if it’s clear to you and your date that you like each other, then dinner is a ore romantic setting.
Note: Lunch dates are also perfect for illicit encounters where you want a private date as much as possible. Go for a small restaurant that is in a secluded place and far from your area (such as work or home). That way, you minimize the chances of bumping into someone you know – and if someone sees you, then you can pretend that your date is your colleague from work. It’s just lunch, after all.