DO you think it would be ‘fun’ to have a first date at a wedding? If that sounds like a good idea then here are some even worse suggestions.
Dinner with your parents
Even if you really love your family, getting your parents involved at this stage will make you look like Anthony Perkins in Psycho, even if you haven’t killed them and stuffed them. Yet.
An exercise class
A terrible idea because: (a) wearing sports kit makes normal people feel embarrassed and socially anxious, and (b) you won’t be able to drink excessively to combat said anxiety. Not to mention the fact that your date is running the risk of getting into a long-term relationship with a tedious fitness fanatic.
Anything to do with kids
You might, for example, really enjoy looking after your sister’s children, and that’s great. But as a date it has the subtext ‘WE CAN BE BREEDING PARTNERS SOON’, which isn’t all that sexy.
Suggesting a camping trip might seem spontaneous and interesting, but you’re essentially asking a stranger to spend the night with you in a remote place. You know, like a murderer would. Also it’s pretty hard to look attractive while wearing wellies and clutching a bog roll as you stumble off to the communal toilets for a sh*t.
Going for a drink with your ex
Or anything at all to do with your ex, who probably dumped you for being a bit of a weirdo in the first place.