Dates that encourage interaction with others?
December 16, 2013 4:46 PM Subscribe
I have been dating someone new and I really like spending time with him! But so far we've only hung out one-on-one. What are activities two people can do together, but which also encourage interaction with others?
posted by figgy_finicky to Human Relations (13 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I've never been in a relationship where we had shared friends or interacted well with strangers in one another's company. I don't think there's anything wrong with having separate friends or focusing on one another when out in public, but I'd also like my next relationship to be engaged in the outside world. This new fellow and I met online, so we're thin on social context.
I'd like to suggest date ideas which 1) reveal whether we can hang out as well in the world as we do in private and 2) let me see how he interacts with people other than me (is he shy? kind? funny?), and of course 3) let him learn the same about me.
I tried sitting at the bar (rather than a table) when we got drinks last time, but our attention was all on one another. No problem, but I'd like to suggest something more explicitly communal. The best idea I've had so far is contra dancing, and he's open to it, but we can't try it for another month. Introducing him to my friends is an obvious next step too, when a good opportunity arises. How else can two people interact with the world? We're both introverts with good social skills, and both pretty open to trying new things.