A first date can be an opportunity to make a great impression on another person. If it goes well you could get a second date or have a relationship beyond. If it goes poorly then you may at best have a good story to tell. The repercussions from a bad first date are everything from not getting a second to ending life as we know it.
The classic first date of going to the movies is still a common one. What could possibly go wrong with two people sitting next to each other not speaking the whole night?
First, the movie may not be any good. You will have dropped $20 on watching millionaires pretend to be common people like you. Second, you risk the potential of running into someone you know; friend or enemy. These recognizable faces will do more bad than good, especially if it is an ex or an adult who changed your diapers many years ago. Something happens to a person when they change a baby’s diaper. No matter how old that baby gets, they still see us as a helpless bald infant and are sure to embarrass us in public.
Another traditional move on a first date is going out for food. Everyone loves food and anyone who says otherwise is lying.
A dinner date has the potential to go the same way as a movie one, running into people you already know. The service can be poor and your date may order something they do not like. Since it is customary for the guy to pay, this is very frustrating to see an almost full plate of food at the end of the meal. For the girl to see the guy with a lot of food left on his plate, she may feel a little more in Beast Mode.
Taking someone to an amusement park for a first date must mean you are a real thrill-seeker and have high hopes for your future together. At a fun place like this, what could possibly go wrong?
It can rain and rides could be shut down, the park could be extra crowded and the date will be spent waiting in line, or you may be on a collapsed roller coaster. As safe of a place as amusement parks are, we all have that slight worry while heading north on a roller coaster that our safety harness will snap and send us flying. At least if the date is not going well this would be a good story to tell; if you survive and your jaw still works.
A date at a bar or a club is simple. In fact, you may have even met at a similar establishment. This is however a terrible first date idea. You are essentially setting yourself up to be around the competition.
When the date even goes somewhat sour, the person you are with has somewhere else to run to, even if only with their eyes. Worse, you could find yourself in the middle of a bar brawl or a night club cat fight. Not to mention, the music at these places is usually pretty bad. If you share your first kiss during a song you hate you may be stuck playing it at your wedding and this is an omen for a failed marriage.