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Research conducted by the dating app Clover finds that the top places for couples on a first date to meet these days are Starbucks and Chipotle, in that order. Rounding out the top five are Panera, The Cheesecake Factory and Texas Roadhouse.
The app looked at data taken from 200,000 users. They also found that men prefer heading to a restaurant on the first date while women prefer a coffee shop.
In fact, among the top 30 places chosen, many of them would be places for a date that costs $30 or less, from Yogurtland to Chili’s to In & Out Burger.
We’re going to toss out a couple of theories about these findings. First, on a first date, people want to keep things casual. And you want to have an out if the date goes south. No one wants to sit through additional courses if their dining companion is boring, a psycho, or both.
On top of that, however, we’re going to propose that precarious financial times have people thinking about dating in more economical terms. Where once a date was judged by how much you spent to impress, nowadays, more people understand that we’re recovering from a recession, for many, money is tight, and the joy of going out and meeting someone new over a cup of good coffee (seriously folks, a Flat White will make your whole life better) is more than enough.
Your thoughts? And, our own little informal data collection, where did you go on your last date?
At least if celebrities can have a bad date we know it’s a universal problem. Have a few shocking worst first date stories of your own? Share them with us.
Have you been on more first dates than you care to admit but you’re not sure why you haven’t been asked out on that elusive second date? If so, then maybe one of these signs that you’re a bad date may apply to you.
If you had your date waiting 30 minutes for you to show up or you changed plans at the last minute, don’t be surprised if this is the first and last date. Being late shows that you have little to no respect for someone else’s time — not something you want to portray on the first date. And if you changed plans at the last minute then it shows that you don’t honor your date’s feelings or your commitment to the plans that you made to spend that time together.
Does he think you’re the one? Or is he just waiting for the check? Learn these clues to what his first date body language is telling you and you’ll never have to wonder again.
You Locked Eyes
We’ll start with the good stuff: eye contact for more than three seconds? You’re officially looking deep into each other’s eyes. Time to break the gaze and smile or go ahead and lean in for a kiss.
They’re always nerve-wracking, you’ve been on three of them this month and you still can’t figure out what to wear. It’s hard to tell whether we’re talking about first dates or job interviews isn’t it? That’s because they’re both equally stressful and force us to be on for hours on end, trying to let our best self shine — or at least the best self we think we need to be to get the man/job. Here are 15 times dating is like a job interview.
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You’re Definitely Not Being Yourself
You know your real laugh sounds nothing like that…
We’re not sure who gave men the idea that these things impress us, but we should be upset with them—very, very upset. The truth is when it comes to these things men do to impress us, we don’t become more smitten; we actually just want the date to end that much sooner.
Ray Rice’s Elevator Gate may be one of the worst scandals to happen in a long time, but it’s also making women more aware of the domestic violence threats that could be lurking around them. Could the man you met in line at Starbucks be dangerous? Is a hot temper a bad sign? Luckily, there are ways to tell if a guy might have an anger problem — even over dinner. They’re not all signs that you should bail right now, but they are a good heads up that you should be keeping an eye out for signs of verbal or physical abuse — before it’s too late.
His Job Involves Violence
Did you know that forty percent of police officer’s families experience domestic violence?
That’s four times the rate of the rest of the population. It’s not a reason to ask for the check, but you should keep an eye out for any warning signs.
It’s amazing the difference a few dates make. Once upon a time — i.e. in the beginning of a relationship –getting ready for a date meant an appointment to the spa and a trip to the mall. But once you move past the lust phase and start getting comfortable, all that prep and concern for impressing your man tends to go right out the window.
They say a woman knows within the first few hours of meeting someone whether or not it’s going to work. Unfortunately, that can land you in he middle of the world’s worst first date. Better hope your friend comes trough with the emergency exit call or you’re going to have to grab your purse and run for the door.
Showing Up Late
Not only is he 45 minutes late, but he’s mad that you’re mad. This is definitely not going to work.
No matter how desperate you are for a relationship, or even just a second date, never forgive these things. But also be aware there are plenty of ways you could mess up too! Here are 15 dating mistakes you can never come back from.