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The Best And Worst Places To Take A First Date

Drinks? Coffee? Bungee jumping?

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1. Coffee Shop

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Pros:

•You don't have to worry about getting drunk

•Coffee is cheap and the bill is very easily split

•Cute lil moment where one of you gets cappuccino foam on your upper lip

Cons:

•You can drink a coffee in two minutes flat. What are you supposed to do for the rest of the time?

•Finding two seats together is a pain in the butt

2. Bar

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Pros:

•If the date is weird, you can drink

•If the date is not weird, you can drink

•Bartenders usually "get it" and will be extra nice to you

Cons:

•You'll use a weird date as an excuse to drink

•Might get sloppy, don't say it's impossible

3. Bar, but sexier

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Pros:

•To clarify, this is like an expensive, sexy wine bar with leather couches and mood lighting

•You'll feel sexier just existing

•Did we mention the really flattering lighting?

Cons:

•Makes you way self-conscious

•Like, "Are you crossing your legs right? Arch your back! Smile more, damn it" — and that kind of thing

•Costs lots of $$$

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4. Dinner

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Pros:

•Food is a given

•You can learn a lot about someone by what they order at dinner

•Look at you, all grown up!

Cons:

•If you get a bad vibe early on, you're stuck there if you want your food

•Weird anxiety when the bill comes (just split it)

•If the food sucks you will mentally associate it with your date

5. Just walkin' around

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Pros:

•Exploring a new neighborhood or a park or something

•Conversation

•More conversation!

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Cons:

•"Haha so like, what do you want to do next?"

•"I don't know, what do you want to do?"

•"Haha like idk"

•Seriously, how does one end one of these dates?

6. Cooking at one of your respective houses/apartments

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Pros:

•Shows off a skill, which is always fun

•Requires teamwork

•Food at the end, usually nicer than the boring pasta you make by yourself

Cons:

•Requires a skill, which is not always present

•Shopping for ingredients is time-consuming and should not be done together

•If you mess up, it's all on you

7. Movie theater

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Pros:

•By the end of the date you will have seen a movie

•Popcorn tastes better at the movies

Cons:

•You are wasting your first date sitting in the dark next to a near-stranger

•Once the movie is over you're obligated to hear their ~opinions~

•You might cry

8. GHOST HUNTING

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Pros:

•Major adrenaline rush from dabbling with the occult

•Great story to tell your friends

•The couple that hunts ghosts together, stays together

Cons:

•What do you do with the ghost once you find it?

•Small chance of spiritual possession/death

•Might have bad dreams

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9. Ice Skating

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Pros:

•Cute wintery outfits

•Hot cocoa afterwards

•Literally nothing else

Cons:

•It's cold

•Makes your legs feel weird

•Bambi moment after Bambi moment after Bambi moment

10. Sports (watching)

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Pros:

•If you like the same team, you already have something in common

Cons:

•IF YOU DO NOT LIKE THE SAME TEAM, RUN

11. Sports (doing)

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Pros:

•Get those endorphins pumping

•Feel the burn

•Woooooo!

Cons:

•Sweat

•Lighthearted ribbing from whoever "wins" gets annoying

•Sweat

12. Specifically mini golf

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Pros:

•Technically better than standing in a room with no furniture and not talking to each other at all

Cons:

•But not by much

13. Going to a museum

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Pros:

•Usually a really nice building with good lighting so any selfies will be top-notch

•You feel very cultured

•You learn cool stuff and look at art!

Cons:

•Getting lost in the museum is scary

•If you want to make out, the paintings will judge you

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14. Seeing a play

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Pros:

•Like seeing a movie, but better

•Mostly because many plays have a built-in bathroom break

•And it somehow feels less douchy to have ~opinions~ about theater

Cons:

•Can feel pretentious

•DON'T SNEEZE

15. Seeing an opera

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Pros:

•Oooh, you so fancy

•So uncool it's cool

•Also cool to bail in the middle and go get falafel

•Because you can be like "oh we went to the opera but totally bailed to get falafel."

Cons:

•Expensive

•Requires some basic knowledge of opera or else nothing makes sense

16. A goddamn comedy show

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Pros:

Cons:

•Drink minimums

•Stuffy, humid rooms

•That ugly brick wall background always

•Off-color humor? Do you laugh? Do you not?

•Forced need to have fun

•Hecklers

17. Live music (modern stuff)

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Pros:

•Great Instagrams

•Lil bit of dancing, lil bit of singing

•Probably a rockin' good time

Cons:

•WHAT?

•I CAN'T HEAR YOU

•WHAT??

18. The mall

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Pros:

•Everything is right there at your fingertips

•Hungry? Food court!

•Want to play video games? GameStop!

•Some malls even have a movie theater built in.

Cons:

•You are a teen

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