Okay so this post is going to be a little bit different. Its not a personal one but rather inspired by my friends who have recently all seemed to come crawling for advise when it come to one specific topic. The big D word – Dating – not that I’ve ever actually done much of it.
Dating is a little bit different and can be rather fun if you’re doing it for the right reasons. Its an awesome time to actually get to know someone properly. See whether you actually are compatible, see each others strengths and weaknesses. For this, we devised a 3 date rule! You can do it in any particular order you want, its fun either way!
Date one:Do something both of you enjoy doing!
Date two:Do something she enjoys!
Date three:Do something he enjoys!
It’s simple but effective. This way you get to know the person that you’re potentially interested in and see what they’re actually about and if you’ enjoy each others company. If after date one it doesn’t feel right than you don’t have to go through the rest! But give me a shout and let me know what you think 😛
The most important thing you’ll ever need to establish is whether you actually feel comfortable around that person. Of course its natural to be uncomfortable around each other at first but there are so many different ways to tame that all away! So here are some of my do’s and don’ts which I feel I have found over the years, both from conversations with my friends and experiences.
1) Old School Dinner Dates – YES AND NO
I am a complete foodie and love testing new dishes and cool places! Dinner dates can defo be romantic, however, its not always like it is in movie scenes. You won’t always get the candle light with the moonlight glowing in the background. At least not where I’m from. Usually, it turns to stuffing your face awkwardly and trying to find things to talk about which maybe made even more awkward by the food. – If you do go for a dinner date, I wouldn’t suggest for this not to be your first one, it maybe more fun down the line when you’re a little more comfortable with each other.
2) CRAZY GOLF!!!
It’s such an awesome ice breaker! It’s also become a rather major thing in London recently! I’ve had a go at Swingersin Central London and that was rather fun! It looks really pretty too and you can get a couple of cocktails in too! It doesn’t last too long either so if your date isn’t going to plan then you don’t have to prolong it for too long!
3) A romantic walk
This is awesome because you’re feet can take you anywhere and its free! find a location that you’ve always wanted to see and walk to it. Believe me I’ve been on some adventures, recently I got really lost in an area that I actually thought I knew pretty well. I also love walking around Richmond Park, BUT the best one has to be central Londonat night! Grab a thermos and a quick snack, chuck it in your backpack and you’re good to go! You won’t even see the time fly.
This can be both ice skating or roller skating! Recently I found a really cool place that I went to a gig at called“Tooting & Tram Social”and its awesome for roller skating! Definitely on my to do list and I will write a review for it when I do it!
4) Make it Unique.
What I’m trying to get at is that you don’t have to spend money. Specially when you are young. Pull out a blanket, grab some snacks, play some music or chill in a park. It’s you’re date so do something you enjoy. I recently had a friend that went on an IKEA date and I would have never though of it! But now, it actually sounded pretty fun and quirky! See a date can be anything you want!
“The best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you, the right person will still think the sun shines out of your ass. That’s the kind of person that’s worth sticking with.” – Juno