What does a “date” mean to you? If you automatically say “dinner and a movie,” you don’t know what you’re missing. Sure, that strategy was fine the first time around, but now that you’re more mature, self-confident, and back on the dating scene, it’s time to think outside the first-date box. Take a clue from these folks who broke out of the old 1)stand-by evening and opted for more unconventional settings.
Lights, Camera, Action! 灯光,摄像机,开拍!
“I met Amy at a friend’s party, and we immediately connected because we are both huge movie 2)buffs. I suggested we catch a movie for our first date, but we had trouble deciding what to see—there were so many good ones out. So Amy suggested we see them all. We watched four movies 3)back-to-back, lunching on popcorn, candy and soda and chatting between each show. Not only did we catch up on all the movies we wanted to see, but we had a fantastic first date.”
—Mark Hobkin, 53, St. Louis, MO
Be Open to the Pots-ibilities 陶罐内藏的无限可能
“I like to know what a woman enjoys doing before we go out so I can plan our first date accordingly. When Julie said she likes those paint-your-own-pottery places, I wanted to kick myself. I was in far from the best mood when we met, but her enthusiasm and fun-loving attitude immediately got the best of me. We joked around, painted silly things on vases, and occasionally on each other. I can honestly say it was one of the best dates I’ve ever had.”
—Jonathan Millstein, 38, New York, NY
Animal Behavior 禽戏助庆
“A date once took me on an afternoon trip to the zoo for a first date. It just so happened that we went during mating season, and the animals were all quite 4)amorous, if you know what I mean. It set an interesting tone, to say the least, but I think we both felt a bit more relaxed from all that laughing.”
—Mary Colon, 44, Phoenix, AZ