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What are the most awful places to meet a first date?
After posting a card recently about the most popular places for dates, I thought I'd list up the places I believe are the absolute WORST for dates.

What are yours?!

Family Birthday Parties or Weddings!!

Too. Freaking. Awkward!!! Don't make your date compete for you attention, and don't take them to an event where everyone has history together. It's just not the right environment for a first date!

Ice Rink / Roller Rink / Anything on Wheels

It may sound cute in theory, but you don't know if your date will be good at skating or not, or if they even like it! Plus, it's pretty dangerous if you're nervous, so you might as well fore-go it!!! Save this for once you know each other better.

A Movie Theater

Unless you met at something that indicates you're both movie buffs, a movie date isn't the best idea! It'll be an awkward 1-2 hours in the darkness, when you'll have to not speak and wonder what the other is thinking. Strange. Just don't do it!

"Just Walking Around"

While I was against places where you can't really talk, just walking around somewhere gives you too much time to talk and no material if things are just naturally flowing. If there's nerves involved, you need something to talk about! Choose to walk around somewhere there is an event going on to give you material to talk about if you really wanna do this!!

What's your least fave place for a first date?

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@darcysdiary I'm sorry I had to laugh at that story. That's so awful. That's like below the "please don't take your date here" because you're assuming common sense is within the person in the first place. For me the movie theatre is awful. I went there once on a first date and my date wanted me to hold her hand the entire time. It was so sweaty by the end I thought I'd walk out the movie lobsided from how bad it was. It's just not the best.
That sounds really gross @spudsy2061 I would die if my hands were sweaty. Why would she want you to feel her sweaty hands? @darcysdiary he sounds like a crazy person. I never had a bad first date. not like these.
Let's just say that taking me to the place I work for a date is never going to go well for you. Ever.
I have turned down many a first date who suggested the movies. No thank you.
@DaniaChicago It was not the best experience in the world. @onesmile Very wise decision.