First Dates Guys Thought Up But Would Be Scared To Try Out
You thought guys were not creative with their dates, but maybe they were just too scared to try!
“Would you like to grab a drink sometime?”
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said that line. And I hate saying it. I always end up wanting to wash my mouth out with soap after saying those words. I don’t even like drinking on dates.
So why do I subject myself to bar dates, you ask? It’s the safe play. Bar dates signal “no pressure” since either person can walk away after a drink or two. Or at least that’s the conventional thinking. Paying for drinks and greasy bar food on a first date is a waste of money. There are so many other ways I would have rather spent that money.
I have wanted to take first dates to a batting cage, on a Central Park boat ride, or to play laser tag. However, I haven’t followed through with any of those ideas out of fear the girl would be turned off by the suggestions.
As one of my girlfriends told me, “Don’t be cute with your e-mails, texts, or phone conversations early on. Keep the first date simple and then once you’re on the date you can show her how funny or how much fun you are.”
I guess a girl wouldn’t want balls flying at her head on the first date or to be stuck in the water for an extended period of time with a guy she barely knows. As for laser tag, I have searched places to play, but there aren’t any in New York City. I still think laser tag would be an awesome first date. However, the train ride to Queens or Long Island would be a major buzz kill and the laser tag would have to be the greatest game ever to make it worth the ride out of the city and the sweaty one back in.
If girls didn’t know this by now, most guys want do things on dates. We’re doers. We don’t want to sit around and talk. Have you ever seen a bunch of guys just sitting around and talking? If you answered yes, open your eyes because you’re not very observant. The answer is no. Usually, there’s a sports game on TV, footballs being thrown, video games being played, or at the very least, beers in hand.
That said, a lot of my guy friends have dates they’d want to take girls out on, like me, but shy away not knowing whether or not the girl would be interested.
“I would love to do a mountaineering weekend in the middle of the winter,” Andy, a 23-year-old from Philadelphia, who hiked the Appalachian Trail as one of three members from www.thedustycamel.org, said. “But who would want to do that with me? There’d be avalanches, frost bite, and the only way to keep warm would be cuddling naked in a sleeping bag.”
You thought that one was original? Wait, it gets better…