First Date Ideas

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    Apr 21, 2010 7:17 PM GMT
    So I'm seeing a new guy this weekend. We've done the whole chatting thing, now it's time for the first real date.

    Now I need a need a good first date idea. I guess since I asked, I have to pay, so if it could be affordable without making me look cheap, that would be the best.

    Any of you have memorable first dates? Something you've always wanted to try? I'll be the guinea pig for your ideas.
  • darryaz

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    Apr 21, 2010 9:28 PM GMT
    Are you going out during the day or in the evening? I would definitely avoid anything where the attention isn't focused on the 2 of you (shows and movies are bad).

    Albuquerque is full of cool places where it would be fun to have a date.
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    Apr 21, 2010 9:52 PM GMT
    As darryaz said I'm sure Abq has some cool places. Is't there a party strip downtown? I don't visit Abq other than to fly in and out.

    You could take the Roadrunner to Santa Fe. There are some great joints to eat right in the rail yard district on Guadalupe that are very reasonable and the train is about seven bucks RT.
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    Apr 21, 2010 9:53 PM GMT
    A guy I used to date took me out for the first time, we went down near the Opera House in Sydney in the botanical gardens, and he had packed a suprise picnic and some wine icon_smile.gif

    It was great as it gave us time together without prying eyes, or the awkwardness of paying a big restaurant bill.

    We could hear the jazz coming up from the Opera Bar, and it was a warm evening. After we grabbed a coffee together- perfect night.

    Of course, if you're living in the snow it might be difficult- but you get the idea, doesn't have to be big, just memorable and sweet.

    An active date is just as fun- ice-skating, rock-climbing, whatever else follwed by a movie and wine. Or even just a long walk somewhere nice with ice-creams.

    If it is a first date, unless you have the cash to splash, the guy really just wants to spend time with you, doesn't matter what you're doing.
  • tennsjock

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    Apr 21, 2010 10:40 PM GMT
    Hooters. Seriously -- my bf and I went to Hooters for Valentine's Day, and the waitresses were all over us trying to get a bigger tip. So much fun!
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    Apr 21, 2010 11:21 PM GMT
    tennsjock saidHooters. Seriously -- my bf and I went to Hooters for Valentine's Day, and the waitresses were all over us trying to get a bigger tip. So much fun!


    My partner loves Hooter’s…sublimating; don’t tell him.


    Your date should involve something you have chatted about, shows you were paying attention.
    I mentioned once that I missed seeing the stars because of the city lights. He drove me way out of town parked in a secluded place and we set on the hood with a bunch of sushi watching the stars.
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    Apr 21, 2010 11:22 PM GMT
    stoneymcpuffnpass said
    Any of you have memorable first dates?
    McNugget meal and a good fuckin'. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 22, 2010 1:39 AM GMT
    dustin_K_tx saidYour date should involve something you have chatted about, shows you were paying attention.

    Uh...I wasn't really paying attention. He said he's an "artist," but he's not serious about it. (My interpretation.) I don't remember any particular activities that he said he enjoys.

    Right now I'm thinking about picnic. Make some sandwiches, go to a park. But that seems kind of boring and kitschy. It's easy and seems like it'd be a good time, but it's too cute to be sexy, you know? I can't imagine going on a picnic then porking the guy right after.

    Not that I sleep with guys after the first date then never call them again. Nope. Never done that.
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    Apr 22, 2010 1:41 AM GMT
    stoneymcpuffnpass said
    dustin_K_tx saidYour date should involve something you have chatted about, shows you were paying attention.

    Uh...I wasn't really paying attention. He said he's an "artist," but he's not serious about it. (My interpretation.) I don't remember any particular activities that he said he enjoys.

    Right now I'm thinking about picnic. Make some sandwiches, go to a park. But that seems kind of boring and kitschy. It's easy and seems like it'd be a good time, but it's too cute to be sexy, you know? I can't imagine going on a picnic then porking the guy right after.

    Not that I sleep with guys after the first date then never call them again. Nope. Never done that.


    That's why you pack some wine as well icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 22, 2010 2:07 AM GMT
    Have dinner in the heights... Take the tram and have wine and dessert on top at the restaurant. Walk outside while its dark, stop and talk while facing the city. Hold his waist and let it all work itself out.
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    Apr 22, 2010 2:33 AM GMT
    Never been to Alb, but did a quick google search for things to do in town.

    One idea that jumped out was to see Petroglyph National Monument and gyros (tacos...something portable) and walk along the river. You might consider looking for albuquerque groups on fbook for ideas or places to hit up.

    I've always enjoyed putting the date to the test. Hiking, a short run or bike ride; something that allows me to see if he is one that will give up or dig and push forward. Although it's also fun to do 100 random questions and at a local restaurant or coffee bar. (Especially if you both have never been. You get to find out random stuff many others many not know about the date. As well you have the chance to see the brainchild of a local business owner. Not to mention you have the decor to talk about should the date be a poor conversationalist.)
  • zenny

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    Apr 22, 2010 5:03 AM GMT
    If he's an artist maybe you need to be a little creative and stay Away from the fancy dinner and the bad sex afterward lol. A walk down scenic view or a park with ice cream afterward could be ad equally romantic.

    This sounds a little cliche. I took this guy on our first date to a place called scenic drive here in EP. It's just a place on the mountains where you can park your car and look at the city view. I brought ice cream and we just sat and ate ice cream while looking at the beautiful view. We talked for hours. At the end of the night, after I'm sure he likes me, I gave him a rose and thanked him for the date.
  • camfer

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    Apr 22, 2010 5:15 AM GMT
    Earth Day street fair this Sunday behind La Montanita on Central, followed by lunch nearby.

    Bosque trail for your picnic.

    Drive to Sandia Crest, take in the view, hike around some.

    Biopark.

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    Apr 22, 2010 7:10 AM GMT
    AussieBody saidA guy I used to date took me out for the first time, we went down near the Opera House in Sydney in the botanical gardens, and he had packed a suprise picnic and some wine icon_smile.gif

    It was great as it gave us time together without prying eyes, or the awkwardness of paying a big restaurant bill.

    We could hear the jazz coming up from the Opera Bar, and it was a warm evening. After we grabbed a coffee together- perfect night...

    ...If it is a first date, unless you have the cash to splash, the guy really just wants to spend time with you, doesn't matter what you're doing.


    This sounds great. I love the botanical gardens in Sydney, or botanical gardens in general.