Quick Question

The car is getting detailed and I’m going to get detailed later.  I noticed that I never really had a proper first date before.  Am I supposed to bring flowers or something like that?  ‘Cause all the info on dating I have comes from old cartoons.  😛

  1. #1 by Chadwick on February 12, 2011 - 1:26 PM

    Uh….I honestly haven’t the faintest idea, come to think of it. I’ve never done a date-date. My inclination would be to pass on the flowers, but I’m hardly an expert.

  2. #2 by Joshua on February 12, 2011 - 1:28 PM

    LOL – that’s my problem. I brought Karen flowers but she was an airhead so… And the first date with Alicia was a double so she met me at the restaurant. And that’s my entire dating experience in those two sentences.

  3. #3 by Phillip on February 12, 2011 - 2:29 PM

    You know, it really depends on the person. I’ve never personally done it, though I have done the other things like the opening of the doors (both wherever we went to eat AND car doors :P), and it was for someone I really thought wouldn’t have minded one way or another. As it turns out, when I went to drop her off she’s the one that ended up kissing me, so, I don’t think it can really hurt.

    • #4 by Joshua on February 12, 2011 - 2:47 PM

      On a first date… I thought the rule was 3rd? (Then again, I didn’t follow that one with either Karen or Alicia.)

      Anyway, the opening of doors is a sure thing here. Mel is an old-fashioned lady with lots of class.

      • #5 by Chadwick on February 12, 2011 - 4:14 PM

        I’d suggest that if nothing’s happened by the third date, it would be worth examining why.

      • #6 by Phillip on February 12, 2011 - 10:13 PM

        It was the first date. I’ve always figured it this way though, if I made a good enough impression to get another date then they would probably not mind; that’s yet to fail me.

        But yeah, I’ve found that you might think it’ll look retarded, or you might think you don’t need to do it, but it doesn’t really hurt. Unless she’s one of those really extreme feminists, like the girl from one of the last dates I went on. She was rushing to get to the door so I wouldn’t open it.

  4. #7 by Joshua on February 12, 2011 - 2:49 PM

    My shrink was giggling at me yesterday. Since I just recently “got” emotions and such, things that I’ve done a million times before are suddenly new to me.

    Like whenever I sit down and see that there’s a facebook notification, I get excited. When I see it’s from Mel, I get all wuffly, and then when I read it and it says something awesome, I get all twitterpated. Emotions are really fun!

    • #8 by Chadwick on February 12, 2011 - 4:15 PM

      Did you just say “wuffly”? And, for that matter, “twitterpated”?

      • #9 by Joshua on February 12, 2011 - 4:29 PM

        Wuffly – like when you feel nervous and excited at the same time. And twitterpated – when you stare off in the distance and smile and feel so warm and uplifted.

        Wuffly is a Canadian word. Twitterpated was invented by Disney in Bambi.

      • #10 by Phillip on February 12, 2011 - 10:20 PM

        You didn’t know twitterpated?

        When I was little I used to watch Disney movies (and Popeye, Betty Boop, Felix the Cat, and the Superman ones from the 40s) all the time, and read. Granted I don’t know Bambi all that well, but that’s one thing I do remember. Now, wuffly I never knew about.

        Friend Owl: Why, don’t you know? They’re twitterpated.
        Flower, Bambi, Thumper: Twitterpated?
        Friend Owl: Yes. Nearly everybody gets twitterpated in the springtime. For example: You’re walking along, minding your own business. You’re looking neither to the left, nor to the right, when all of a sudden you run smack into a pretty face. Woo-woo! You begin to get weak in the knees. Your head’s in a whirl. And then you feel light as a feather, and before you know it, you’re walking on air. And then you know what? You’re knocked for a loop, and you completely lose your head!

  5. #11 by Matt on February 14, 2011 - 12:43 PM

    I agree with Phil, it depends on the person whether or not you want to shower them with gifts on the first date. If you do something for a person once, they will expect you to keep doing it, eg, free computer support for family. As for my first dates, I try to keep things casual and be myself. It usually speeds up the “lets just be friends” process (see also, “I think your friend is hotter”), but I’m fine with not clinging to a burning wreck.

    Although, I usually phase in the eccentricities.

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