First Dates are always problematic. After all, your choice here is giving your new special someone some significant clues as to who and what you really are. Will you look cheap? Will you look like you are trying to impress her by spending too much money? The choice of date and venue really does say a lot about you, and you can bet your bottom dollar that the girl you are taking out is analyzing every bit of it like a dog chewing at a bone!.
The worst thing about a movie date can also be it's best thing. It is hard to talk during a movie. In fact it is frowned upon. So that is bad. On the other hand, it gives you both a chance to get used to being around each other without a lot of pressure on anyone's part to keep the conversation flowing. So that is good. The movie itself will help to stimulate conversation after the movie is over, and give you something to do before you take her home. The worse the movie is, the better, in a way, because you can both mock it into the wee hours of the night.
Once you are at the movie, your next problem is what to buy for treats. A movie stalwart is popcorn, but is that the best choice? It has the advantage of being inexpensive, but the disadvantage is the propensity for it to stick in your teeth. Also, if your date wears dentures, then popcorn is a no-no. Consider chocolate candy like M&M's. Most women and most men like chocolate. For drinks, try to stay away from anything that is gassy or fizzy like soda pop because they will make you belch and that is not going to leave a favourable lasting impression. Most theatres will offer various types of non-carbonated beverages. One favourite is iced tea. No matter what your final decision is, remember that if you intend to also go out after the movie, then you might want to limit your eating while at the theatre.
Even within a genre, there are good and bad choices. You are looking for something that mixes romance into the plot line, so selection is important. Hopefully you are taking her to a Cineplex type of theatre that gives you a lot of on the spot choices. This means that before the date, you should have done some research into what movies are playing at the venue where you are taking her. Be prepared!
Three examples of good first date movies would have been:
1. Comedy –Any Bill Murray comedy – get her laughing! If she’s having a good time and smiling, you’ll have a good chance at holding hands.
2. Drama – Some of the Victor Hugo classics like Les Miserables, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, or Tale of Two Cities. I do not know how he does it, but the movies always seem to have an optimistic and upbeat ending, even while the subject matter is based on tragedy and misery by and large.
3. Romance – Any Disney romance is good.
That being said, here are some examples of first date movies that would classify as a bad idea:
Stay away from anything where someone dies at the end (unless of course the person that dies is the villain)! These would be examples of BAD choices:
1. Holocaust Movies – The Diary of Anne Frank would be horrible for a first date.
2. Sob Stories – Brian's Song – great movie – sucks for a first date though.
3. Adventure Movies – Conan – Don’t go to any movie where the main actor is shirtless and muscular. Otherwise, you’re risking a comparison where you will not come out on top.
Stay away from Erotica or Porn! These are just too over the top for a first date and will surely be relationship ending.
Good Luck and have fun!
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