Dinner and a Movie? NOT!!!


dateHow many times have you heard of the “dinner and a movie date” for a first date?  TOO MANY!

Let’s start with dinner shall we…Dinner dates remind me of one thing, an inquisition!  You sit across the table from each other, already nervous, and then one of you starts with the questions…”so you are divorced, how long were you married, what happened, what do you do for work etc.!”  Let’s face it; it is like a round of ping pong with the questions flying back and forth across the table.  If you must choose dinner for your date please respect RULE #1 do not talk about past relationships!

A movie sounds like a great idea but not for a first or second date!  You sit in a dark theater next to each other and have absolutely no conversation at all!  How can you get to know someone by going to a movie together?

So now you are saying “well Miss MatchMaker you have totally just contradicted yourself!  Talk, don’t talk what are you talking about?”  You are right, but wait…there is a middle ground!!!!

On first dates we tend to be nervous already so I always recommend you do something fun, something that promote laughter and adrenaline.  When two people are having fun and laughing together you start off on the right path with your adrenaline pumping the right chemicals into your brain!

Think about it guys, how many times have you asked a woman out to dinner?  Do you really think you are the first guy to ask her out to dinner?  So you ask her out to dinner, what makes you think you are going to stand out from the other gazillion dinner dates she has had?

Ladies how many dinner dates have you been on?  You know it is hard to resist the temptation to start the interrogation questioning?  When you do that, how many times have you been asked out on a second date?

So what do you do?  I have created a list of FUN things to do for you here on the Gulf Coast!  All of these suggestions are to promote a great atmosphere to get to know one and other in a fun way.

Miniature Golf ~ Otherwise known as goofy golf for a reason!

Bowling ~  Not something you typically do everyday and who cares if you don’t know how!  That is the funny part it brings out laughter!

Go-karts  ~ Race your way to a smile!

Water Parks ~  Sliding down the water slides is a sure way to laugh!

Skydiving ~  Nothing like a good burst of adrenaline to get the chemistry going!

Parasailing ~  Another great adrenaline burst!

Bungee Jumping ~How crazy is that!

Now you will notice all of the above suggestions get your laugh on and pump your adrenaline.  The reason I suggest this is because when you are laughing and your adrenaline is pumping it creates certain brain chemicals that are similar to those our brains produce when we fall in love!  I am by no means saying to fall in love on the first date but why not trick your brain into giving someone a chance at a second date!

We tend to make a decision on someone in the first 15 minutes of meeting.  This is human nature but we all know that first dates are easy to screw up by getting nervous and saying the wrong thing!  With the suggestions above we trick human nature into letting us get to know the other person and press fate to change our destiny!!!

Some other suggestions for the more laid back personality:

Picnic in the park ~  Maybe some cheese and wine in a basket and then a swinging on the swings trying to reach the stars!

Picnic on the Beach ~  Same idea minus the swings…

Dolphin Cruise ~  Enjoy nature and a small adventure on the water.

Canoe, tube or kayak ~  A relaxing day on the river in Milton could be quite romantic.

Dinner and Dance Cruise ~  Out of Baytowne Marina.  I have heard this is a great time!

Gulfairum ~  Something low key yet still fun!

The Zoo in Gulf Breeze ~  Don’t forget to go on the train ride!

Wine Tastings ~  One of my personal favorites!

If you have ever wondered why you are not getting a second date please try these alternatives to the typical “dinner and a movie.”

Your comments are appreciated here…

Do you have any suggestions?

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8 Responses to “Dinner and a Movie? NOT!!!”

  1. Tina

    This is such a great list of ideas. I just emailed it to my bf, hopefully he will get the hint!

  2. Miss MatchMaker

    I sure hope so! One of the best ways to keep a relationship strong is to do fun things together!

  3. Jenn the "MATCHER"

    I make sure all our clients read this Blog! This is great stuff!

  4. Miss MatchMaker

    Definitely a good idea!!!!!


  5. Thomas

    inquisition, eh? No one expects the Spanish Inquisition!

  6. Miss MatchMaker

    No doubt! But you always seem to get it…


  7. Tiffany

    Yep, a first date is time to make atleast a new friend why would you want to bring up bad memories and kill the chance of something great. These ideas are great Miss Matchmaker you really know your stuff.

  8. ehw

    This sounds like something married couples can do to add some fun into their otherwise routine lives, I would love to do some of this stuff!! Really great suggestions:)

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