So I was watching the very popular backchat on YouTube and this week started off with paying on the first date, but with most things, spins off into something in topic but different. From expectations, to tests it really made me think about dates. I’ve been out of the dating scene for about 3 or so years but when I look back I wonder what I was actually dating for. I think it was to get to know people but now I think I would just do it to have fun and whatever happens happens. I mean it’s easy for me to say that I’m taken 😂.
When I think of dates though a mixture of things come to mind, the typical American style montage of one guy or one woman going on a range of dates with weird and wonderful characters and at the end being exhausted until they mistakenly find the one (that’s the earliest form of dating I met and probably the only one I’ve been taught of). There’s also dating to court to find ‘the one’ and now it seems to either off-pant (have sexual relations) or get a free meal. Is that a sign of the economic times or just women doing what men have done for centuries, getting what they want out of a situation.
Anyway, I wanted to look at a more I guess fairytale aspect, of just having, fun. As someone in a relationship my thoughts when we go out is to do something fun and enjoyable and within our somewhat tight for now budget. So in the fun some sort of conversations happen. I think from there you learn about likes, dislikes and so on and so forth. So I wanted to bring that to you guys. As (what kept being mentioned in the show) it’s 2016 and shit just seems to be going wrong, why doesn’t many (if any) one just message an interest with “hey, do you want to go go-karting” or “I’ve been meaning to ask you out for a while now do you want to go to a tango lesson I think it’ll be fun”. You may hate it but it’s something you wanted to try and you tried it and it may create a memory you look back at and laugh at together or separately. Money pending I always think about going horse-riding. Brenda seems to want to rekindle her love for it and it seems like a good idea (I just don’t want to fall and bruk back because I still kick ball) but it should be fun. Ice-skating (can’t skate for shit but should be funny, maybe not fun). Winter wonderland for a ngl lipsing nah I kid I kid. But something that you want to do, you imagine it’s fun but you wouldn’t want to do yourself.
Wowcher and groupon always have ideas (I also know some of you want to impress so you can always find an idea there then pay full price when you get there. I mean if stunting or being stunted upon means that much). We did mini gold actually because of a groupon, it was a lot more fun that expected, I think it’s a one off thing for us but I enjoyed it. It was on the outskirts of London ended up being a bit kiddie but it was still cool. Maybe it was the company. We also do the dinner date but we did this dinner theatre thing in London Bridge, they try to play recent films, and you get a hot meal, I mean it’s no nandos tgi’s or shard but it was cosy and nice.
Clay shooting, archery, cooking classes, dance classes, quad biking, a jazz night, paintballing (that would be an interesting first date, don’t know if it would work with 2 people, it’ll be interesting to see if your date saves you or tried to shoot you up. I guess offering to pay isn’t the only way you can find out if he’s a gentlemen) fly boarding for you (kind of sort of crazy) adrenaline junkies out there.
(Do you know what I’ve convinced myself to do some of these things, I’ll let you know how it goes). There’s lots of food places wineries and new restaurants doing tasters and what not. Or (again not sure about a first date) but driving and eating in the car. We all know about those legendary car conversations, they can be both deep and fun. Maybe there’s something there?
I think there’s lots to do. It’s 2016, it’s going into a new year, after the stresses we’ve had do our dates have to be another one. Let’s just have some fun