In this article I am going to express my thoughts on first date etiquette. Please keep in mind that I am not a dating expert and am only basing this article on my past experiences. The topics I am going to discuss include; who should pay, where you should go on a first date, and how far should you go.
In the past men usually paid for dates. Nowadays some people might be uncertain as to who should pay for a first date. I suggest that the man offers to pay, and if the woman has no objections then everything is fine. If the woman wants to pay for half or all of the date then the man should allow her. I don’t think it’s a big deal as to who pays for the date as long as you both have a good time.
Some people like to go to the movies for a first date, but I think this is a big mistake. A better first date is one where you are active. Maybe you could go dancing, ice-skating, bowling, skiing, surfing, or anything where you are doing something and not just sitting there passively. Why, because a lot more energy is being used, and you are actively engaging each other. This way you will have more to talk about on your next date. Plus you might accidentally bump into each other or some other sparks may fly. Just make sure that you are both interested in the activity you choose. If one person doesn’t like it he/she will be bored or unhappy and that puts a downer on the whole night.
Another concern about first dates are how far should you go. I would suggest going as far as you feel comfortable. If you don’t want to kiss the person when they leave then don’t. You don’t have to do anything you don’ t want to do! Don’t feel obligated to do something on a first date.