When it comes to being single, I am so relieved to be a woman.
Don’t get me wrong, dating as a female has its own set of challenges. So many questions constantly swirling, the pressure of balancing your standards and not setting any expectations, and now not being able to go for drinks or eat on said dates throws yet another wrench in the mix. HOWEVER, I wouldn’t trade it all to be the man – as it’s usually the guy who is responsible for coming up with the first date activity.
And according to a recent infographic published by mobile dating app Clover, top first-date hot spots in the US are a bit embarrassing. As a girl who has gone on her fair share of Starbucks first-dates (who wants to commit to dinner if we can’t stand each other after the first 5 minutes?!), but correct me if I’m wrong – love at first 2 for $20 at Applebees doesn’t spell romance to this girl.
Here is the complete list as published by Clover:
The above list got me thinking… there must be handfuls of date ideas that are tons of fun and don’t require going elbow deep on burrito bowls, baskets of wings and buckets of beer.
I personally love the idea of being active on a date. It gets the blood flowing, let’s you invade each others personal space (if sparks are flying) and let’s you see the other person in action. Romantic dinners and endless lunches at Chiptole are definitely great once you’re dating/in a relationship, but why not bring some level of creativity to the sacred first date?
This whole idea sparked my curiosity and I’ve put pen to paper: If I were a man, which types of dates would I plan?! (Disclaimer: some might work well for a first date, others might be date numero dos or tres)