Day 11 – 60 Day Challenge December 26, 2010
Your idea of the perfect first date
My idea of the perfect first date entails a very classic, yet unexpected time. I do tend to prefer they guy taking the lead and planning it out, however I would like him to show some spontaneity and break away from the typical date routine of dinner and a movie. In fact, I never consider a movie even grounds for a date label. If you take me to the movies, we are not dating. We are friends. Sorry buddy. Unless we are already a couple.. then it is merely us spending time together.
Either way, who even goes to the movies anymore? But I digress… On my first date I would like flowers. My favorite are peonies, just because of their bright colors and ability to instantly cheer me up.
Then we could go to a dinner at a small, hole-in-the-wall restaurant somewhere in the city. A place with a quaint atmosphere lit only by candlelight…maybe Louis Armstrong playing in the background. I remember once I went for a dinner with my ex at a place named Thai Boyd in the Village. Definitely go there if you are trying to woo someone. By the end of dinner I was mush.
After we could go somewhere exciting, like an NYC dive bar (where the dive bars are really just trendy dark places, however the atmosphere is infecting).
But this is just what I would do for a perfect date. I think that imagination and creativity are very important. I like casual atmospheres.. not casual as in McDonalds, but casual with a bit of class. I love NYC, perhaps because I have lived 20 minutes away from it my entire life. I love the hustle and bustle of the city atmosphere. I don’t know. I guess in the end really all that matters is some kind of effort being put in besides making a reservation.