Wine and Dine: Guys Go for This When Meeting Someone New
Picking the perfect first date spot is kind of a big deal.
You want to make sure it has the right vibe and feel, suiting your needs while also pleasing those of your date. Not to mention, as it’s most likely the first time you’re meeting face-to-face, the first date needs to provide the opportunity to converse. Meaning, if it’s too loud and too crowded, it might dampen the mood a bit, leaving you spitting in your date’s face just to have the slightest bit of audible conversation.
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Now, you’d think in a time like this, people would really think outside the box when it comes to exciting first date ideas … but as it turns out, men like to keep things traditional.
A Google survey of 1,000 men in the United States that ran from April 18-21 has revealed just what they opt for when deciding how to spend a first date with someone. Coming in first place? 41 percent of guys choosing a nice dinner for that brilliant first date idea. Next up stayed in the food and drink realm, with 18 percent selecting a relaxing trip for coffee as how they’d spend their first date.
Going to the movies was third at 14 percent, staying in to cook, while pretty bold for a first date, came in fourth at 11 percent, working out and ordering takeout tied at fifth with 6 percent, while 4 percent said they’d think outside the box with another option.
A deeper dive shows that not all occupants of the 50 states would prefer to wine and dine their date for a first encounter. While 13 did select that, the men of Arizona, Hawaii, Montana, New Mexico and Virginia would prefer to try and kiss over a frothy cappuccino. A high percentage of guys in Alabama, South Carolina and Wyoming find the atmosphere of a cinema to be the most romantic, and gents in Louisiana, Texas and Vermont are confident enough to show off their cooking skills right away.
Now, whether you give your date the option of choosing, too … well, that’s up to you. After all, Meeting in the middle for dinner and a movie isn’t the worst idea in the world.
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