Everyone loves a cheap date—and if a date is free, well, that’s just perfection.
The only hitch is, coming up with free date ideas that aren’t a little lame is not super easy.
Guy gets rejected by 100 women and becomes convinced that if he only goes FASTER that he’d get a chance at a first date. Then you have no one but yourself to blame when you go on a series of blind dates with unscreened losers.
Woman emails a guy for a month, only to find out he’s 5 years older and 30 lbs heavier than he stated; she becomes convinced that if she only goes FASTER, she wouldn’t have wasted so much time. That’s what you get when you meet strangers after only a brief email exchange. In fact, he spent hours and hours on the phone, building trust, rapport, and comfort. It means that if his date’s considering 5 guys from right now, and 4 of them are emailing her: “You’re hot! ”, Matt’s going to stand out, just by being a little patient.
I’m a big believer in the theory that if a chick is into you, she’ll be into you at Starbucks or at the most expensive restaurant in town, or at a bowling alley, or on a hike in the woods.
But given that Matt has already invested so much time in this woman, and is essentially already in a relationship with her without having yet met her, it would be best to take her on a “real” date as Evan suggests.
What’s wrong with mini-golf on a Saturday afternoon? And if I have any objection to coffee/lunch, Matt, is that it is the wrong TONE for romance. It’s the wrong tone for anything but an interview that assumes failure.
What’s wrong with night-time appletinis at a speakeasy on Saturday night? You don’t set up a half-hour date if you think it’s going to go swimmingly well.
The beauty of this vegetarian risotto is that you bake it instead of standing there stirring for 20 minutes, so you can devote your undivided attention to your bae.
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Maybe you met at the library, workplace or at a friend's house.
You stayed up talking late into the night, and then for weeks afterward, anxiously awaited the next phone call, text or e-mail.
Are there any tips you have for me to make meeting her a bit more special?