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The Five Worst Date Places Jason OConnor ©2004
Food in teeth, nausea, childhood stories and exposing your pot belly are all things you ought to avoid on first or second dates. You run risk of experiencing these and other humiliating incidents if you choose wrong place to bring your date. Good places are memorable, different, unique, cost-effective, and relevant to both of you in some way. Bad date places have none of these qualities and worst places not only lack these things, but also embarrass you and assure that you’ll never get another date with person again.
Let’s look at function of a date. If you’re single, a date acts like an interview. Your goal is to get other person to still like you enough when date is over to go out with you again, assuming you’re still interested as well. You’re trying to appear cool, sexy, together, confident, and fun. You’re also trying to make other person as comfortable as possible.
That’s why avoiding worst places is first step in smart dating. The following lists worst places you could choose to go on a date and I recommend that you avoid them like plague if you want other person to still like you when it’s over.
An Amusement Park As roller coaster nears its pinnacle your date looks over side and silently swears under her breath at you for talking her into going on this ride. She hates roller coasters, has always been afraid of them, and is highly susceptible to motion sickness. As she contemplates her strategy to avoid you in future, coaster starts its stomach-turning decent, and she leans over and throws up in your lap, her way of saying “Thanks for great date”.
Amusement parks are a funky phenomenon. You’ll often find overgrown stuffed animals running around trying to high-five you, screaming children, long lines, and overpriced food. Unless your date is an amusement park buff, it’s unlikely he or she is going to love idea.
The Beach Don’t get me wrong, beach is a great place. But from point of view of a date with a near stranger, it stinks. First, there’s an awful lot of sand and it can get everywhere. You can’t easily eat on beach; a lack of furniture contributes to that. With sand and bugs-o-plenty, eating ends up being a drag.
But probably worst thing about beach is that you’re compelled to take off most of your clothes. Now, if you both have hot bodies, well-groomed with flat stomachs and great muscle tone, then you have nothing to worry about. But if you don’t, stay away from places that make you feel silly if you want to keep all your imperfection-hiding clothes on.
A Non-Traditional Restaurant One time I took a date to a Japanese restaurant where they made everyone take off their shoes upon entering. There were no chairs, just floor-level tables that everyone sat around on little pillows. It didn’t seem like it was going to be too bad until I started to smell my feet while eating our salads. The noxious odor must have been escaping from various holes in my ratty socks. The whole night was humiliatingly awkward.