Going on a date Friday. **(Updated May 3rd)**

Best first date I was ever on was just walking the dogs. We took the dogs for a nice long walk and stopped and got ice cream. It was the best date EVER. Too bad he turned out to be a sneaky liar.

peacensunshine wrote:

Best first date I was ever on was just walking the dogs. We took the dogs for a nice long walk and stopped and got ice cream. It was the best date EVER. Too bad he turned out to be a sneaky liar.

Christine?

i think the perfect first date is the zoo. It gives you time to talk and relax in a low-stress environment, and if you walk past the monkey house there's usually a dominant male one who's giving the business to a lady monkey. That's when you turn to your date and start singing, "You an me, baby, we ain't nothin' but mammals, so let's do it like they do it on the discovery channel..." If that doesn't get you laid, then you are hopeless.

Just kind of throwing that advice out there. You don't have to thank me for it.

Denny's.

SwampYankee wrote:
peacensunshine wrote:

Best first date I was ever on was just walking the dogs. We took the dogs for a nice long walk and stopped and got ice cream. It was the best date EVER. Too bad he turned out to be a sneaky liar.

Christine?

He was lying about the dogs, wasn't he? Those weren't dogs. They were children in furry suits.

It probably goes without saying, but we need details as soon as this thing wraps up.

Would be a good idea. I plan to have Logan sit in for me when I am on my honeymoon.

- Legion, taking "keeping it in the family" to a whole new level.

Xbox Live: Fedaykin98

My best first date ever was when we met, she was outside a museum, we began talking and about 2 hours later we were in some woods or a park or something and fondling each other.

She also bought sushi for me, and she's kinda hot. We still go out pretty often.

Mex wrote:

We still knock boots pretty often.

Come on, just tell the truth. We're not here to judge you.

dhelor wrote:

Come on, just tell the truth. We're not here to judge you.

I am!

dhelor wrote:
Mex wrote:

We still knock boots pretty often.

Well, yeah :cool:.

But it was a cool first date and I was treated really well, and we spoke and all that. It was so normal, that it was nice.

I'm sure everyone has had crazy "we almost crashed her father's porsche while running away from the strip club owner"-style dates, but I'm enjoying the more normal stuff.

BTW, seconding the "How did it go" update request...

Mex wrote:

I'm sure everyone has had crazy "crooked cops shook me down and then s/he stole my camera"-style dates, but I'm enjoying the more normal stuff.

We've all got them.

Paleocon wrote:

Third date: Shared activity. Pick something interesting, but easy. This gives her an idea of what you find cool. I often take girls to the climbing gym, out for a run, or a kayak roll class. Avoid taxidermy sessions until you know her better.

Damn it, there goes my romantic closer.

But it's okay, as long as I can still point a knife at hobos and yell "Gimme all your money, hobo !!". Ladies dig a reverse Robin Hood.

Trophy Husband wrote:

The problem I have with coffee is it's cheap and lazy. If you're taking a beautiful woman on a date, you can be sure others have noticed her beauty. You should be looking to stand out from the crowd. Some guys here are acting like they're the only game in town. When she goes to tell her friends about the date, and they ask her where you took her, do you really want her to have to answer "Starbucks".

I know I'm late to the party but I wanted to address this point:
If things went well she's hopefully thinking she'd like to see me again, not thinking about where I'll take her.
If a girl thinks I'm cheap and lazy then mocks me to her friends for taking her to a bookstore/coffee shop, it's over before it started. And it doesn't have to be (probably shouldn't be) Starbucks. Find an independent place. I know I'm not the only game in town but I'm also not A) an endless font of money for them to binge drink and B) going out to trendy places all the time. I do my best not to misrepreset myself, and I also like going to somewhat offbeat places - but not every day. The first step is a feeling out process, and if either of us doesn't enjoy the other's company it's better if we don't have to spend an hour+ together. I've been on strings of first dates in DC and LA, a lot of them were for dinner/drinks and it's an easy way to blow a lot of money in a hurry.

As a general policy (I don't think it applies in Cartoonin's case), do both of you a favor and have an exit strategy, as someone already said.
Don't drive to pick her up, she should have her own transportation. Don't make her go somewhere completely out of the way. Most girls are somewhat concerned about meeting people they don't know particularly well, and we have all had horror stories about first dates that dragged on too long. Give her and yourself the option of leaving gracefully (by yourself) if it comes to that.

In this case it sounds like Cartoonin has been talking with her regularly for at least a little while, so the situation is slightly different. They've established that they can hold a conversation and like hanging out together. Those are the crucial pieces of information you're looking to get from a first date anyways, so you're ahead of the game!

Good luck later man!

It kind of freaks me out if a guy spends too much on a first date. Like he doesn't date often or something. I like a little thought, but too much is just...too much.

peacensunshine wrote:

I like a little thought, but too much is just...too much.

"HELLO. PLEASE ACCEPT THIS STATUE OF YOU I CONSTRUCTED OF ADOBE MADE WITH MY OWN SALIVA AND DESERT SAND. WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS THE JOY WITH WHICH I FIND MYSELF WITH YOU ON THIS NIGHT."

shihonage wrote:
Paleocon wrote:

Third date: Shared activity. Pick something interesting, but easy. This gives her an idea of what you find cool. I often take girls to the climbing gym, out for a run, or a kayak roll class. Avoid taxidermy sessions until you know her better.

Damn it, there goes my romantic closer.

But it's okay, as long as I can still point a knife at hobos and yell "Gimme all your money, hobo !!". Ladies dig a reverse Robin Hood.

I find that cruelty to small animals trumps violence to homelss humans.

Paleocon wrote:

I find that cruelty to small animals trumps violence to homelss humans.

What if I take the hobo to the taxidermist after ?

ColdForged wrote:

"HELLO. PLEASE ACCEPT THIS STATUE OF YOU I CONSTRUCTED OF ADOBE MADE WITH MY OWN SALIVA AND DESERT SAND. WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS THE JOY WITH WHICH I FIND MYSELF WITH YOU ON THIS NIGHT."

It's funnier if you yell it in your head.

ColdForged wrote:

"HELLO. PLEASE ACCEPT THIS STATUE OF YOU I CONSTRUCTED OF ADOBE MADE WITH MY OWN SALIVA AND DESERT SAND. WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS THE JOY WITH WHICH I FIND MYSELF WITH YOU ON THIS NIGHT."

That made me laugh really hard.

Maybe you should invite her back to your place so you can show off your gaming skills. I'm sure she'll be impressed. Nothing like a guy that has finely honed controller skills.

Quintin_Stone wrote:
Mex wrote:

I'm sure everyone has had crazy "crooked cops shook me down and then s/he stole my camera"-style dates, but I'm enjoying the more normal stuff.

We've all got them.

Hah, the internet never forgets! I'm just glad I've never shared the seriously f*cked up stuff.

SwampYankee wrote:
peacensunshine wrote:

Best first date I was ever on was just walking the dogs. We took the dogs for a nice long walk and stopped and got ice cream. It was the best date EVER. Too bad he turned out to be a sneaky liar.

Christine?

Well done.

Mex wrote:

Hah, the internet never forgets! I'm just glad I've never shared the seriously f*cked up stuff. :ninja:

Please share! I promise to never to dredge up these painful memories years later!

Wow.

More info later.

cartoonin99 wrote:

Wow.

More info later.

Tease! Tell us now!

cartoonin99 wrote:

Wow.

More info later.

Party foul!

cartoonin99 wrote:

Wow.

More info later.

Oh, come on..that is just mean!

Somebody who can, check if the "wow" post came from his usual IP address

peacensunshine wrote:
cartoonin99 wrote:

Wow.

More info later.

Oh, come on..that is just mean!

I'm on edge in anticipation.

Cartoonin, you slut.

Don't be a tease. I'm spending the entire weekend studying organic chem, and I need to live vicariously. TELL THE STORY YOU SLUT!

[edit] - If it turns out she was a cutter, I've got a thread for you to refer back to.