Thursday, October 15, 2009

Question: Favorite Date Activity

I know that many of you look up to Barack and Michelle Obama. . . because they're tall. I kid. . . there's no reason to look up to them. Still, they have set the bar pretty high for the rest of us when it comes to first dates. Few of us can fly to New York in our own jumbo jets, terrifying to locals. We have to make do. So what do you think makes for a great date activity?

18 comments:

ScottDS said...

Sadly, I don't have a lot of dating experience but I did meet a nice girl in LA (one of the only Republicans in the 818 zip code, and Persian to boot!) and, even though we were just friends, we did hang out several times. The first time, we went to Universal CityWalk, had dinner (she's a vegetarian and I politely asked if she'd be offended if I ordered a steak - she appreciated that) and we saw the second Pirates film.

I realize sitting in a movie theater for 2.5 hours is the last thing you want to do, even if it's not a "real date." You can't talk or get to know each other! Subsequent pseudo-dates included trips to bookstores, an art museum (the Getty), coffee houses, movie theaters, the usual. Sadly, 'twas never meant to be.

Today, I'd probably suggest somewhere just to sit and talk. Dinner is fine... or coffee (I don't drink it). Believe me, I'd love to meet a girl who'd dress up as slave Leia and accompany me to a sci-fi convention... we can dream, can't we? :-D

AndrewPrice said...

Scott, I'm thinking that sci-fi conventions are probably not great first dates, but who knows. I guess it wouldn't hurt to keep a Jabba the Hut costume around just in case?

I would rule out prison tours and Congressional bill readings as well.

patti said...

food, spirits and some laughs. perfect date. if i get lucky, well non-taxed bonus for me!

patti said...

wait, nookie is still tax-free, right?!

AndrewPrice said...

Patti, I think that depends on who is supplying the nookie.

LL said...

It depends on where you live:

Iowa - Midnight cow-tipping
San Francisco - glory hole tour
Oklahoma - Midnight cow-tipping
Southern California - the beach and a romantic dinner anytime (endless summer)
West Texas - Midnight cow-tipping
Louisiana - the Snipe Hut
etc.

Suzie1 said...

Our first date was a renaissance fair. Great. Lots to see - food, music, entertaining, but you can still talk.

AndrewPrice said...

Suzie1, Hazzah! Sure you can talk, but you have to speak in Olde English! Zounds!


LL, I'm sensing that you live in Southern California.

LawHawkSF said...

Patti: Apparently you missed my article awhile back. Nevada still has a bill pending to tax "professional sex." They're still trying to figure out exactly how to calculate the tax. Should it be based on the number of acts, or the number of participants? Occasionally, someplace else makes San Francisco look almost sane. Nevada Senator Harry Reid supports the legislation, which amazes me since I was pretty sure he was asexual and wouldn't have any opinion on the matter one way or the other. But--a tax is a tax.

Writer X said...

When the conversation and laughs are good, I don't think it much matters where you go, as long as you don't meet your date on ONLINEBOOTYCALL.COM.

AndrewPrice said...

X, let me add that I hate those adds -- talk about obnoxious and disgusting people!

Writer X said...

Andrew, for some reason, they run on the SyFy channel, almost as often as the Viagra ads where the couples always end up out in the middle of nowhere in clawfoot porcelain tubs. It's rather interesting. And odd.

AndrewPrice said...

Yeah, I've seen those too. Can't say the bathtubs look comfortable.

For some reason (probably an obvious one), the Onlinebootycall ads remind me of the Girls Gone Wild ads -- their mothers must be so proud.

Tennessee Jed said...

A nice dinner is always nice. Then too, taking her "out to the ballgame" on a nice summer night has it's charms.

StanH said...

Date! What’s a date? I’ve been married twenty years. But, to play along, dinner, a movie, hog calling contest, catfish noodling, S&M convention, horse pukky hurling contest. Etc.

Pittsburgh Enigma said...

Keeping with LL's notion that it depends on where you live...

Pittsburgh: Steeler's game, or bar while watching a Steeler's game; also a Democrat fundraiser.

West Virginia: Midnight cow-tipping with your sister.

And speaking of dating, I thought it might be worth mentioning what happened to me when I attempted to date liberals (who says conservatives aren't open-minded?)

Attempt #1: In 2004 right after the election, when I admit my political leanings. The word-for-word response (and I am not kidding): "I could never get naked with someone who would vote for a person like George W. Bush."

Attempt #2: Sometime in 2004. The response after I foolishly talk politics on the first date: "I think I'm too Democratic for you." Translation: I wasn't Democratic enough for her.

Until the Bush years, politics never mattered when it came to dating, at least for me. Now it does. Amazing.

AndrewPrice said...

Stan, Your wife must be very, very patient! LOL!


Jed, Sounds pleasant, very old school! :-)

AndrewPrice said...

Pitts, You're better off staying on the right side of the political spectrum.

Dating liberals is difficult. You have to be prepared to put up with a lot of intolerance, a lot of hypocrisy, and a ton of illogic.

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