First dates suck.
You take this big risk, get dressed up, and do all of this planning to get to know a person who actually isn’t even showing up to the date (shout out to 1st date representatives)! If you go to the movies, you can’t actually converse with your date. You don’t want to simp spend a lot of money on an expensive dinner. You want to think outside of the box and do something different without being thought of as weird. Really… who wants to play paintball on a first date?
There is an easy solution to this: The Pre-Date.
It’s so brilliant! I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of it before! A Pre-Date works like this: You meet up and do something casual just to see if you would like to continue on to an actual 1st date. There is no pressure on the man to pay or leave his wallet at home accidentally. Just do something casual, and go Dutch. The something casual could be something as simple as meeting for drinks after work. You can get all of the awkward, preliminary 1st date questions out of the way… Questions such as, “So, what’s your plan for the next 5 years? Do you plan on getting married? Have you ever, out of your own free will, done crack? Swallow much?” It’s also a great opportunity to see if you have any kind of chemistry. And if you hit it off? Congratulations! You have successfully completed and qualified during the application/pre-screening process. You will now be granted an interview… and we all know how much we lie exaggerate in interviews.
Here are some great ideas for a Pre-Date:
1) Happy Hour/Drinks After Work – Not only do you get alcohol, but you get to see if they really have a job or not. Plus a drink or two can allow both of you to relax.
2) Coffee Shop – Same as happy hour but minus the booze.
3) Lunch – Before deciding on going to dinner, why not have lunch? Just like meeting for drinks after work, it’s a great way to see someone in their element.
So, to everyone out there, what are some other good ideas for a Pre-Date?