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The 5 First Date Spots You Should Avoid
Here’s a little dating secret: when it comes to finding out if you have a connection with the person sitting across from you on a date, all it takes is one bad venue to spoil the moment. That’s because the location of your first date is actually more important than you might think. Picking a spot with the right atmosphere and the right combination of romance and fun is no easy task. It takes a good eye to tell if a venue will make a good date spot. The good news is, we’re one of the preeminent Houston matchmaking services, and we are here to help.
So, singles in Houston, listen up! These are the first date spots you want to avoid:
Comedy Club – While everyone loves a good laugh, comedy clubs aren’t for everyone. If the comic is having a bad night or your date finds the jokes offensive, it could throw off the vibe of your entire first date.
Bowling – Bowling with a group makes for a relaxed and fun-filled date, but bowling with just the two of you makes for a lot of awkward silence. Unless you’re both willing to take your time, pause in between turns, and make a concerted effort to keep the conversation going, chances are the date might fall flat while you’re waiting for your partner to roll the bowl.
Group Activities with Your Friends – We know that your friends are great and that it is important for you to find someone that’s willing to hang out with the people you care about, but throwing a first date into a group activity creates unnecessary pressure.
Movie Theater – The point of a first date should be to get to know one another. Sitting in a dark movie theater for a few hours takes away from your chances of doing just that. Save the movie theater for a later date, when you already know you have a connection.
Concert – The same logic applies here. Loud music and little chance for conversation is not a recipe for dating success. Instead, plan a quieter date that will allow you to talk about your favorite bands and bond over your likes and dislikes.
A lot of Houston dating sites will offer ideas for what to do on a first date, but how do you know if those ideas are proven for success? Our matchmaking experts have helped hundreds of couples find their unforgettable first date, and we can help you too.
By Christi Schreckengost, Matchmaker and Dating Expert
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