The Absolute Worst Places to Go on a First Date ...

By Holly

You might've heard that it doesn't matter where you are as long as you're with the right person. While that's true for long-term couples and lifelong friends, you don't want to go somewhere sketchy on a first date. It won't create the best first impression. That's why you should avoid going to these places during first dates:

Table of contents:

  1. going to the movies
  2. drinking at the bar
  3. eating at a fast food place
  4. bringing him to a family event
  5. visiting his house
  6. walking around the mall
  7. going to the strip club
  8. the gym
  9. a party
  10. a weekend getaway

1 Going to the Movies

Even though this is the place most people think of visiting when it's time to plan a date, it's actually a horrible idea. You don't want to sit in silence the whole time. How are you going to get to know each other that way? You need to find a place that'll allow you two to talk about your lives. It's the only way that you'll strengthen your bond.

2 Drinking at the Bar

This is a great place to meet guys, but it's a horrible place to bring them on a first date. After all, it's dangerous to get drunk around someone new. You don't want him to end up taking advantage of you. You don't want to get too wasted and end up making a fool of yourself, either. That's why it's best to go to a restaurant, where you can order one or two drinks, but still remain classy.

3 Eating at a Fast Food Place

It doesn't matter if you're broke. You'll make a horrible first impression if you go to McDonald's for your first date. If you don't have any cash to spare, you can make some sandwiches and take him out on a picnic. Anything is better than sitting inside of a dirty fast food joint with screaming children.

4 Bringing Him to a Family Event

Don't bring him to a family party, even if you think you two will have a fun time. Meeting your parents is a huge step. You don't want to jump right to it. If you'd feel more comfortable having other people around, then make it a group date with friends. It won't be as awkward that way.

5 Visiting His House

Unless you're planning on skipping right to sleeping with him, you probably shouldn't go to his house for your first date. After all, that's not really a date at all. It's just a hangout session that might involve some flirting and kissing. A real date involves leaving the house.

6 Walking around the Mall

Walking around the mall might seem like fun, but it can be a little awkward. If you genuinely want to shop for clothes, he won't be happy to wait outside while you're in the changing room. Even if you're just browsing, you probably won't like the same shops, which means one of you is going to be bored.

7 Going to the Strip Club

This sounds like a ridiculous idea, but some people actually do it. Of course, you probably don't want naked girls walking around for your new boyfriend to gawk at while ignoring you. It'll make you feel incredibly uncomfortable. That means there's zero chance that you two will be going on a second date.

8 The Gym

Unless you're both avid fitness buffs, it's probably not a good idea to date at a gym. Not only are you sweating like a pig so you can't look your best, but it's not exactly easy to have a conversation when you're huffing and puffing on a treadmill.

9 A Party

If you're hosting the party, you won't be able to give your date the attention they deserve on a first date to really get to know each other. And if you're taking them to the party, you might not want to introduce them to your friends so early in the game. Throw in the alcohol, lost inhibitions, and loud music, and you've got a recipe for disaster.

10 A Weekend Getaway

Sure, we've all fallen in love with the movie The Wedding Date (if you haven't seen it-you must) but a weekend getaway is a good way to feel trapped if you decide you want to bail on the date. It's too extravagant and too awkward if y'all don't hit it off. Keep first dates to an hour or two to keep the other wanting a second date.

If you're going out with a man, make sure you take him someplace special. If you go to any of these places early on in your relationship, then that relationship probably won't last long. What's the worst date that you've ever been on?

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