Hastings Dating

Where to take your date

Here we focus on how to pick the perfect location for your date. By following a few simple tips, you'll pick the right place and hopefully gave a great time.

1. Know your date

It's important you know your potential partner/date and what they like, where they like to hang out and what they like to do etc. By knowing this you are able to suggest and arrange something that you both like and most importantly feel comfortable with. These are simple things you can pick up from conversations, questions that you could ask while getting to know them before you decide to arrange a date. Listen to what they say, even betterm pick out things they don't say. Try to remember what you have talked about together. Is there something specific they like doing, any hobbies that you could find interesting, and what do they like to eat? Know the answers to some simple quations and you're already on to a winner.

2. Pick a place where you can both interact

You don't want your date to be awkward and to feel like an interview. You want somewhere that you both feel relaxed in each other's company but also somewhere where there are things to discuss, to take the focus away from each other a little. Local music venues can be good, and if you live somewhere where you can head to a local gallery, even better.

3. Go out to dinner

Dinner can sometimes be the safest option. Not only does it give you a nice relaxed atmosphere where you can chill out, get to know each other and enjoy one another's company, it also gioves you an opportunity after food to either politely make your excuses to escape if things aren't going too well or alternatively, suggest somewhere else for a quiet drink afterwards if things are going good. If you are going to take your date out for dinner, make sure you know the place, know what they serve and most importantly, know that you're going somewhere that your date will like.

4. Watch a film

Cinemas can sometimes get mixed reactions when it comes to dates. From a personal perspective, the cinema date should be left for any follow-up dates and aren't the greatest place for a first date. This is mainly because there is very little interaction. You have to sit quietly and watch the film, which let's be fair, isn't why you wanted to go on a date. That said, there's nothing wrong with it if that's what you both want to do, plus, if things go well it gives you a good discussion point afterwards for a couple of quiet drinks.

5. Be creative

Finally, be creative. You want your date to remember it for the right reasons, so the more creative and enjoyable you make it for the both of you, the greater the chance of getting a repeat date. Picking somewhere that your date is not only going to not expect, but also something they are going to really enjoy is a great first impression. Go bowling, Christmas caroling (at Christmas of course, else that could end in disaster), bake a cake together or simply go to an arcade. Just make sure it's somewhere that you will BOTH enjoy.