Moreover, we think it's unfair to expect a man to spend a large amount of money on dinner when a blind date may not lead to a second date.
We have found that the best blind date is one that is not centered around a meal.
Wouldn't we both be uncomfortable and just faking it?
And if a woman suggests a restaurant for the first encounter, would it be right for me to suggest something less expensive -- without sounding like I am something less than a gentleman?
There is no reason, other than curiosity, to ask beforehand.
Keeping your profile active on a dating website indicates to the person you’re with the relationship is either not serious or not going anywhere and you’re still on the hunt for a new mate.
Now that online dating is virtually taking over traditional dating, it’s important to learn the etiquette and rules surrounding this new art form.
My question concerns "blind dates." Is it incumbent on the man -- meeting a woman for the first time, not knowing what she looks like, and not knowing what the woman will think of him -- to take the lady to a restaurant on the first meeting?Consider adopting the approach that many daters like to use.They go to a place with some visual or auditory atmosphere, like a botanical garden, hotel lounge, art gallery, promenade or other pleasant place to walk, or even an informal, open-air concert.It's a sad fact that so many men and women have become jaded by unpleasant blind dates, so now they either go on these dates with a defeatist attitude, or have expectations that are impossibly high to meet.We'd like to go a step further and suggest an approach that will make blind dates more enjoyable -- or at least bearable.Obviously, if you’ve been intimate with the other person or have spent a lot of time together out in the real world, then a phone call or in-person letdown is much more acceptable. If you haven’t met in-person, then it would completely inappropriate to ask.Some questions going through a potential date’s head could be, “Why would they want to know where I live? ” Wait until they tell you where they work or invite you over to where they live.This gives them an opportunity to talk, and provides something to look at and even refer to during those awkward silences we all experience.During the date, the couple can enjoy some light refreshments -- coffee and cake, a drink, or dessert.Instead of worrying about how your date will turn out, just relax and try enjoy your surroundings, the activity you are engaged in and your date's company.Don't imagine being married to the stranger you're with, or think how much you do or don't like the way your date looks, sounds or walks.