First dates after online dating are an exciting experience. They are an opportunity to get to know a new person, the chance to talk to someone face to face, and in the age of talking online weeks or months before ever meeting, it’s often times your first time actually meeting the person. These are pretty exciting things, but the real reason first dates are so important is because it provides you with the occasion to figure out if you want to keep talking to this person or not.
Filled with small talk
First dates should be filled with small talk, playing 21 questions, and getting to know the person you are seeing. You cannot do this at a cinema. When people go to the movies they go to see a movie that they are excited about or go to make out. Talking in the cinema is rude and can get you thrown out! Unless you’re just looking to hookup, the movies are a horrible idea for a first date. There is very few situations when the cinema is a good option for first dates.
Worry about picking a movie
Wine bars are the better option because you can meet in a casual setting. You don’t have to worry about picking a movie you will both like, you can chat without upsetting the entire building, and you are face to face – which provides a more relaxed situation for getting to know one another, wether the purpose is an one night stand or not. You could just have sex in London or, or get into a relationship. Movies should be put off until the 3rd date after you’ve had a chance to get to know if you can stand silently sitting beside the person or making out for two hours. Use your first date to find out if you want a second date, not to place yourself in uncomfortable silence with a person you want to get to know!