Perhaps your egregious first date story doesn’t rival the movie, “Carrie” however, there are some nightmare first date stories.
A flurry of emails from readers and a random poll with the Date Watchers and the Yoga Babes – indicates women know exactly what they don’t want to do on a first date.
Any of these Top 10 Worst First Date Ideas are guaranteed to spoil the day:
- Play Paint Ball- way too Deer Hunter -for most women
- Karaoke-not an intoxicating way to spend time- no matter how well you warble.
- Spelunking – Exploring Caves – an acquired taste –most are too dark, too dull and too much for a first date. Think: picnic instead.
- Throwing Pots? Ceramic-making at a cutesy place for kids called something like “Fire Me Up.”
- Go-Cart Riding Driving to the Peninsula is enough for one day – why ruin it with more road rage?
- Kite Surfing or Paddle boarding – fall under the too much, too soon, too cold. Who wants to wear a wet suit on the first date?
- Pole Dancing Lessons- some people lap it up – others wouldn’t touch it with a ten-foot…too much, too soon, too fast.
- See the Pyramids? She thought he meant Cairo, Egypt- he meant an Amway meeting.
- Swimming in the San Francisco Bay – you maybe a member of the famed Dolphin Club or a Tri-Athlete- save the show-off until after the first date.
- Naked Workshops – Sure, developing rapport, closeness, and intimacy are all goals of a long-term relationship. Forays into the world of ‘clothing optional’ or getting HAI on the first date- not so much.
Relax, have fun and take the time to get to know your date. The first real date should evolve slowly.
The goal is to enjoy yourself in low-key, fun, maybe even unique situation. Now, get out there and play.
“Guys are simple… women are not simple and they always assume that men must be just as complicated as they are, only way more mysterious. The whole point is guys are not thinking much. They are just what they appear to be. Tragically. Dave Barry
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