First Dating for the First Time
July 9, 2009 2:37 PM Subscribe
Please describe the best and/or the worst first date you've ever gone on.
posted by EatTheWeak to Human Relations (60 answers total) 67 users marked this as a favorite
Short version of the backstory: The bulk of my prior relationships have begun from some variant of the "hook up at a bar/party and continue to see each other" method. Right now, things are progressing in such a way that I shall soon get to plan a proper "first date" with a really interesting woman. I'm excited but also nervous, as I haven't a lot of experience with such planning.
I like to gather a lot of information before making a major move such as this. Socializing is kind of a struggle for me, and I find anecdotal evidence quite helpful when trying to solve the riddles of human behavior and interaction.
So, if you're comfortable sharing them, I'd like to hear your stories of the highs and the lows in your first-dating careers. I'm hoping to gather enough of them that I might spot trends and common threads in both the good and the bad, then bring that knowledge to bear when I plan this upcoming evening.
Thanks for your time and your tales - I realize this probably sounds a little silly to the more experienced among you, but for me, nothing dispells anxiety better than knowledge and preparation.