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19 Dates That Were Cool As Teenagers But Definitely Aren't Now

So much snogging.

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1. Roaming your local high street for hours on end.

As an adult, spending an afternoon wandering around WH Smiths and Clinton Cards is a chore, not a date.
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As an adult, spending an afternoon wandering around WH Smiths and Clinton Cards is a chore, not a date.

2. Browsing Debenhams and looking at every single item on sale.

Even though covering yourself in Britney's "Curious" was fun when you were a teenager, it'd be a pretty boring way to spend a date now.
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Even though covering yourself in Britney's "Curious" was fun when you were a teenager, it'd be a pretty boring way to spend a date now.

3. Stuffing yourselves with a £4.99 Pizza Hut buffet, and peeing all afternoon because you drank too many Diet Cokes mixed with Fantas.

If your date mixed fizzy drinks nowadays, you'd wonder why.
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If your date mixed fizzy drinks nowadays, you'd wonder why.

4. Turning up at a friend's house party, talking to the other guests for ten minutes, and then finding a spare room upstairs to snog in.

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If you did this now, you'd stop being invited to parties.

5. Sitting in a Starbucks for more than two hours, slowly sipping strawberry frappuccinos.

Drinking sugary milk in a noisy coffee chain isn't really your jam anymore.
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Drinking sugary milk in a noisy coffee chain isn't really your jam anymore.

6. Saying goodbye to each other, and then vigorously snogging at the bus stop.

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Nowadays, touching boobs through clothing in public would seem rude.

7. Getting your parents to drop you off at your local retail park, eating an overpriced meal at Frankie & Benny's or La Tasca, and then going to the cinema.

Tapas seemed so exotic back then.
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Tapas seemed so exotic back then.

8. Driving to a dead end at the back of your village so you could make out, with a gear stick awkwardly stuck in between you.

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Car snogging isn't really a thing that grown ups do.

9. Accidentally touching hands at the cinema when you both reached for the popcorn, and then immediately retracting your hand and giving up on the popcorn.

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The scandal!

10. Snogging when you felt like snogging. Regardless of whether you had company.

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If you kissed with tongues in front of your friends now, they'd ask you to stop.

11. Sneaking into the back room of Ann Summers with the goal of possibly bumping into someone you knew in there, preferably a teacher.

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If you did this now, it would be more awkward than funny.

12. Kissing with your eyes closed, but then opening one eye to check that your S.O.'s eyes were also closed.

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Now you know that people look like sleepy moles when they kiss, so you don't need to keep checking.

13. Going on MSN on your parents' desktop computer.

If you suggested DMing other people on a date now, your date would think you weren't into them.
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If you suggested DMing other people on a date now, your date would think you weren't into them.

14. Playing The Sims on your parents' desktop computer.

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Nowadays, jointly building fake houses and making people WooHoo in them would be less fun.

15. Touching one arbitrary body part of each other's whenever you watched a film, even if there was someone sitting between you, to signify that you were more than just friends.

If your hand was touching their shoulder, you were dating.
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If your hand was touching their shoulder, you were dating.

16. Aggressively snogging on your parents' sofa when they were out, but being careful not to get too carried away in case they got home early.

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They could never know that you actually kissed on dates!

17. Or kissing in your bedroom, but keeping the door wide open.

Nowadays, you'd miss the privacy.
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Nowadays, you'd miss the privacy.

18. Meeting up with three or four other couples, going to the park, sitting in a circle with your bags in the middle, eating tepid picnic food, and then pretending to get drunk from lukewarm cider.

No part of this set up sounds appealing anymore.
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No part of this set up sounds appealing anymore.

19. And finally, if at least one of you was a girl, undoing her bra and touching her boobs, but not actually removing any clothing.

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If your date did this now, you'd be annoyed that you were just walking around with an undone bra on.