We all know that going to the movies for a first date is a well worn classic. What with the dimmed lights, cozy seating and sidelong glances, there’s a reason it’s a go-to destination for couples all over the world. But how do you do a movie date right so that sparks fly in the back row? Here we show you how!
Pick the right movie
This is the absolute, definitive, number one thing to consider when planning your date because the right movie can make or break your evening. It’s best to steer clear of harrowing dramas and emotional rollercoaster-type movies, unless you want to spend the evening with red-rimmed eyes from too much crying. Also, anything overtly sexual is best avoided if you don’t want to feel awkward! Your best bet is a straightforward romantic comedy that’s easy to watch or, if you’re more of a movie buff, a cool indie movie can generate some great conversation.
Hold back on the snacks
I know, I know, what kind of lame tip is this? But when it comes to popcorn, it’s not exactly the most elegant of foods. Do you really want the first impression you give to your date to be that you’re a messy, greedy and noisy eater? Rest assured though, because if you don’t eat during the movie, you’ve got the perfect excuse to go onward to dinner together afterwards.
Don’t talk during the movie
If you’ve got a witty remark or you think the movie’s so lame you can already guess the ending, be sure to keep your opinions to yourself until after the end! Not only are you ruining the experience for everyone else, but your date might even get a little embarrassed by you. You’ll have plenty of time to talk afterwards! And while we’re at it, don’t be that person that’s late into the movie theater either.
Don’t succumb to those movie date cliches
The carefree days of kissing on the back row of the movie theater are best left long behind in the years of your early teens. By all means, asses a little body language with a furtive touching of elbows on the arm of the chair but if he attempts the not-so-subtle yawn that turns into an arm around your shoulder move (you know the one I mean), get the hell out of there!
Go for dinner afterwards not before
The number one complaint about movie dates is that you don’t get a chance to get to know anything about each other. There’s a simple way to fix this: go to dinner afterwards! Not only will the movie be instant common ground to kick start your conversation, but you’ll already have spent a couple of hours in each others company, meaning that that beginning-of-the-date awkwardness will have slightly lifted. Well, that’s the plan anyway!
Have you ever been on a really great movie date?