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Mon, 15th Jan '01, 7:34am
O.K., I want to know the coolest thing that you ever did for a first date. Don't tell me anything like dinner/movie or "I took him/her to a club, ect." I'm looking for origionality here. Something that really makes it stand out. The gates are open, have fun :)
Mon, 15th Jan '01, 4:12pm
Maybe the ladies here could help a lot. Ladies?
Mon, 15th Jan '01, 4:13pm
How old are you and your date?
Mon, 15th Jan '01, 5:19pm
This wasn't technically a 'first' date, but I took my 'wife to be' sky-diving once. We both had fun, but probably won't do it again.
Mon, 15th Jan '01, 7:44pm
Went round her house and made out in front of our friends (mind you it was just snogging, and real close hugging etc. No nudity or sex involved)
The Fat Egg
Mon, 15th Jan '01, 8:15pm
8th grade, went to a party and made out, after that, we went to the pool and made out there.
Mon, 15th Jan '01, 10:47pm
Whats 8th grade in terms of years old?
Mon, 15th Jan '01, 11:45pm
probably fourteen or fifteen years old
Tue, 16th Jan '01, 12:42pm
First Date Ever: I was like 12 or 13. We went to see "The Dark Crystal." We went out for pizza afterwards. That was the best I could think back then.
Best (or most fun) date: I met a girl while on vacation in Florida two summers ago. I flew back down to take her out the following October to Halloween Horror Nights (Universal Studios in Florida sets up a bunch of Haunted Houses and mazes in a section of the theme park. So in addition to some of the rides they have there, they add spooky music and a whole lot of fog! The section of Universal they used was a replica of an old city.)
We went on all the rides, and walked through the Haunted Houses/mazes - always good for a first date! Lots of screaming, hand holding, and laughing!
Tue, 16th Jan '01, 6:28pm
My first date was when I was twelve. It wasn't the official kind though. A young man down the street had a crush on me, and we hung out a lot. One day he stole his mom's check book (unbenounced to me) and took me up to our local restraunt for a cup of hot choclate and a cinnamon role.
He got in a lot of trouble for doing that, his mom said he should have asked for the money. I figured it this way, he went to a lot of trouble to do something really nice for me, so he must have really liked me a lot.
Most romantic date was when my boyfriend took me out to dinner and to see a play in an old theater called The Stone Soup. He bought me a dozen roses and a made me a daquri before we left. It was raining out and I had decided to wear a dress. Let's just say I was caried over several large puddles during the night. Later that night we went back to his apartment to dry off in front of his fireplace while talking, listening to some of our favorite music, and siping wine.
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Tue, 16th Jan '01, 11:33pm
Wait, wait, wait. I think I need to rephrase. Not the FIRST date you ever had. No, here's the deal. This is the first time I'm going out with this particular girl. I'd really like to do something different and make a good first impression. However, I've never been too creative when it comes to first dates(I generally get better later(if it lasts that long) once I know her tastes better). I'm just trying to think of something that isn't over the top but still diffrent than the norm.
Tue, 16th Jan '01, 11:57pm
Well, I tend to the more outdoorsy stuff, but that may not be best at this time of the year depending on where you are. I've gone rock-hopping along the coast: beautiful scenery, along with a lot of holding eachother for balance. I've gone to botanical gardens for a nice leisurely stroll (the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens was especially nice). I've gone to Venice (California) to walk along the canals and the beach.
Being a chef, you could cook her a romantic dinner of course...
Wed, 17th Jan '01, 12:38pm
IMHO - I think first dates should be fun, something you can do together...To get to know one another better.
Now what that thing happens to be, all depends on the person you're going out with, what they like, dislike (always try to stay away from things they don't like...History has shown this is extremely detrimental to the dating experience) :D
Whether it's dancing, theatre, art, bowling, billiards, hockey games, hiking, kayaking, kickboxing, or just the standard dinner and a movie. I think the key to a first date is all about being laid back, having fun, and listening/getting to know the person you're with. It makes it easier to decide if you want to see that person again.
Fri, 19th Jan '01, 6:46am
Gotta save the private dinner for a little later, Blackthorne. I don't want to throw away my trump card on the first date ;) Besides, that "dinner at a guys apartment on a first date" thing might make some people a little uncomfortable. Don't know why, but I've sensed that talking to friends in the past. But if you are interested, I'm a copout. I went with the movie for a first date this time. Sad, but at least it worked. But it was a long drive there and back(went out of town to the cloesest decent theater-40 min drive, 80 min round trip), so at least we got to talk a lot. She's a really cool, interesting girl. Best time I've had on a first date in a long time. Very much looking forward to seeing her again. This post deserves to end with a lot of green smilies for a change :D :D :D :D
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Fri, 19th Jan '01, 7:18am
Fantastic Crawl; glad to hear things went well. And what's wrong with a movie for a first date? Unoriginal, but so what as long as you both had fun...
Fri, 19th Jan '01, 8:11pm
I agree with Blackthorne TA, after all, my first date consisted of a movie and a meal.
Fri, 19th Jan '01, 8:22pm
The only problem with a movie as a first date is that you cannot talk to each other. Of course that's not an issue when you're driving 40 minutes to get there. :)
Dinner is great, it's simple, conversation friendly, and you can always be creative in your choice of restaurant. Try a theme restaurant, or a foreign one. Dinner at home is not usually a good idea, unless it's with another couple. It's just too intimate for two people who aren't really comfortable with each other yet. Although later ... Any man who can cook well gets bonus points!! :D
Fri, 19th Jan '01, 11:48pm
Make sure you are using your best table manners when on a dinner date. I like the added bonus of me having spaghetti sauce on my tie and face. Or when the waiter(ess) takes my plate away there is a perfect circle of food where my plate used to be. I'm not the most graceful eater (especially when I'm hungry) :D
One other tip - don't forget your wallet. I did that once after making some comments to my date about ordering anything on the menu. I failed to notice my folly until the bill came. How embarrassing. Luckily it wasn't a first date, that would have been bad.
Mon, 22nd Jan '01, 12:55pm
ROTF! And I thought that only happened in movies! That's classic!
Mon, 22nd Jan '01, 8:51pm
Food is cool. Even better, coz i get all my food free from my boss at the pub, so he lets us stick around on Staurday after everyone's gone. I have to work extra the next day though... :(
Tue, 23rd Jan '01, 5:35pm
I usually don't cook for someone unless I think the relationship has potential...I wait until the 3rd or 4th date...I'm a pretty good cook...I can make a mean jambalaya & Beef Stroganoff from scratch!
Now that I think of it, it's been a while since I've cooked for anyone...But then again, I haven't had many 3rd or 4th dates lately. Usually 2 - then fizzle.
That's probably why I have so many posts! :D
Tue, 23rd Jan '01, 6:25pm
Yeah, Belis.. they act like they're having a good time and all but as soon as you move close they scatter away. :)
Dude, homemade Beef Stroganoff is my absolute fav. I haven't had that in years. Do you make the noodles from scratch as well?
Tue, 23rd Jan '01, 6:39pm
Oh MY! A perceptive paladin preparing provisions! Perfect! :D
Tue, 23rd Jan '01, 6:42pm
Heh, heh... For my girlfriend's birthday this past Friday, I made Lasagna and a Death by Chocolate Torte; both from scratch.
Tue, 23rd Jan '01, 7:09pm
It all depends on the amount of time I have...I've made the noodles before, but I usually just buy Egg Noodles to save time.
Other than that, it's from scratch. :D
Darien - You are quite the rhymester!
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Wed, 24th Jan '01, 1:29am
Gotta like cooking for your date. Always impresses them. What's even nicer is inviting a girl to the restaraunt you work at and getting the guys to prepare something special for her, or going back there and doing it yourself. But I just did something bold I haven't tried in a long time. Got fixed up(but casual), bought a yellow carnation(stupid flower, but her favorite color), went to her house, and asked her to dinner in person. I couldn't think of any interesting thing to do around here, so I just asked her out in a cool way instead. She was surprised, and impressed I think. Now I gotta top myself at least one more time before I pull out trump card and cook her dinner. After four dates, I think I can relax a little more :D
Wed, 24th Jan '01, 3:23pm
Any advice for blind dates? I've been set up on one for this weekend...But the person that set me up doesn't really know me all that well. It should be interesting at the very least!
I've been on a few over the last couple of years, friends setting me up becasue they want me to be married (or at least seriously attached) so we can all go out and do couply things - instead of me being the 3rd, 5th, or 7th wheel, or constantly bringing someone different. Apparently that gets annoying too!
Any suggestions for a successful blind date? I usually just try to get to know the person, and have a good time...But I'm always up for some advice. :D
:D Wow! My 400th post!!! :D
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Wed, 24th Jan '01, 3:59pm
Blah! I don't believe in "blind" dates. Email is a quick painless way to start a dialogue that will at least give you a starting point for conversation. Aside from that, I have several single friends of both sexes, and we've come up with a great way to avoid the whole blind date thing.
We have group get togethers (couples and singles both) for dinner, cards, games, etc. and anyone can bring a friend who is hoping to meet someone. That way, there's no pressure, and you get to scope out your prospects. Then, if there is any interest, us matchmakers get to hand out phone numbers the next day... :D
Wed, 24th Jan '01, 4:09pm
That's not a bad call - I think I've been taken to a couple parties like that. Maybe I should get my cousin to give me her email address. D'uh, I never even thought of that! What do you for fun up in Maine? Moosetipping? Lobster fests? :)
Just playing :D...I was almost transferred to Maine with the last company I worked for...I was going to move to either Belfast or Camden.
Wed, 24th Jan '01, 4:42pm
Um ... no ... but, I knew a group of guys in HS who did go cowtipping sometimes. I saw it once. Ridiculously funny!! if somewhat rude to the cows. lol
Actually, I'm much more south. No potato fields, and few cows. I live in a coastal tourist trap, so we have a huge seasonal population swing. And I'm proud to say that I've *never* been to the Yarmouth Clam Festival. :D
Mostly, I hang out in my pool or at the beach. Winter is time for lots of those dinners I mentioned. I used to ski, but it's been years ... :(
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Wed, 24th Jan '01, 4:47pm
Doesn't sound too bad...I've heard a lot of good things about Maine. I said the Moose thing because I had to fly up there once for work on the small company plane, and we landed on a really, really small airfield, and there were Moose (Mieces? LOL) walking around on the landing strip.
I actually had a friend that lived in Yarmouth for a little while...But she and her husband moved back to my neck o' the woods about 8-12 months ago...
Thu, 25th Jan '01, 1:35am
Heh, sounds like that old show Northern Exposure ;)
Thu, 25th Jan '01, 11:36pm
well i took rachel (my present girlfriend) to a mettalica concert last week in the odyssey centre in belfast, it was kind of a first date cuz we havent really been anywhere else...
we had to share a lighter cuz hers ran out of gas!! it was lots of fun and i now absolutley love metalica!
The Fat Egg
Sun, 28th Jan '01, 2:59pm
yeah, metallica rocks!
Sun, 28th Jan '01, 3:48pm
metalica is absolutely ****ing brilliant, the best son in the whole world is either-
no leaf clover
theses songs absolutely excellent, i have never felt this way about a band before in my life!
Mon, 29th Jan '01, 6:00am
I know you fellas are young, so I wanted to lecture you a bit ;). If you like those songs you should really try to listen to older Metallica stuff, like And Justice for All (blackend is a really kick-ass song!) or even older still is Ride the lightening (fade to Black may ring a bell). Just making sure that everyone knows that their was a band before their self-titled (or black) album. Some of the best lyricists I have ever heard.