If we are being realistic about the dating world, what is it that we want out of dates? Are we looking for something spontaneous, something fun or good conversation? How do we achieve this utopian great first date?
In my opinion, it’s all about the person you ask out. If you love the outdoors, don’t ask out the girl who loves shopping and getting her nails done. If you are the organized type, don’t ask the guy whose car is a complete mess. Although they say, “opposites attract,” often times you don’t realize you are opposite until you already like them because of your similarities. When you do finally ask that cutie out, here are a few suggestions that the student body has for you:
– “Do something you are comfortable doing. Don’t go swimming if you need Floaties,” said one recently engaged girl.
– “ Don’t spend a lot of dough,” one woman thoughtfully urged. “If it doesn’t work out you aren’t out a sushi dinner, and if it goes well you know what impresses them.”
-“Go somewhere you can talk, so not the movie theater.” Several women agreed on this one.
– “No expectations. Now this isn’t to say you shouldn’t have some, but don’t judge a book by its cover. Mini golf sounded lame, but she was really hilarious and it was one of the best dates I’ve been on.”
So what now? Ask that guy you lock eyes with in the hall, say hello to that girl with beautiful hair. You probably have more in common than you think, and the advice your mom gave you when you were little: “Just be yourself” is probably truer about dating than it is about finding a job.
In the end, if you find someone and have a boring love story, if people look away when you kiss, if you’d rather just sit doing homework with them than do anything else, then you probably found the right person. The best dates usually don’t come in “Rom-Com” packages; they usually come in brown shipping packages addressed right to your heart.