In the world of dating, we all feel like we are the living, breathing, gay version of Carrie Bradshaw. And for some, that just might be true. But when it comes to dating, planning a date can be quite difficult, and the pressure on a first date can get intense. So you meet a guy off Grindr, have exchanged numbers, and after texting, sexting and swapping pics it is time for the first date.
There are endless options when it comes to planning the first date, so we have kind of broken them up into some categories to help you decide.
The Classic:The classics are your essential basics, like dinner and movie. The pros to this is the amount of time you get to spend together, then again that could be a con depending. Always go to dinner first so you can actually talk, and then decide on a movie together. This is the chance to pull that awesome first move, depending on how suave you are. Classic dates also usually revolve around events: art gallery openings, wine tastings, museum exhibits. Everything that you would think a first date should be…
The Casual First Date: The casual first date is always nice because there is no pressure, and there really is no specific attire. Most of us default to coffee or drinks. The pro to this is it can last hours, and it really is just getting to know a person. This could also be getting a coffee and walking around a bookstore, or something of the sorts. For those of us in Southern California this could be walking the piers, hanging out at the beach or even walking around Downtown.
The Fun First Date: For those of you who are active, and outdoorsy the fun first date is like the active first date. This goes from hiking to rock climbing, Disneyland, or other theme parks. If you are going to plan an outdoors date, be sure to inform the other person… I went on a date and he took me hiking… I was wearing Prada ankle boots. #fail
The Romantic First Date: For those of you who really want to make a good impression, this is the best kind of date. If you are going to go the whole nine yards, with the flowers and the candles and all that jazz… well it is definitely a way to make the mood happen. The romantic date could also mean just subtle little gestures, like holding someone’s hand, listening to good music, or cooking for them.