Speak Out: First Dates on Valentine’s Day, Yay or Nay?
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Happy Valentine’s Day, guys! Will you be going out on a date today—maybe with friends, family, or boyfriend or partner if you have one, or with yourself, why not? Personally, I’m not averse to spending quality time with myself but that’s just me.
Speaking of dates, would you go on a first date on Valentine’s Day? More importantly, have you ever done this before? If so, how did it go for you? Admittedly, I have not, hence the curiosity.
But to answer my own question, well, it depends on who I am going on a date with. If it’s a blind date set up for us by mutual friends or if the man is someone I met here on Adam4Adam, then sure. However, if he’s a friend who suddenly confesses he has romantic interests in me and asks me out on a date, I’d only go if we pick a different date unless of course, the feeling is mutual.
I guess it all boils down to expectations? I mean, if you’re meeting a guy for the first time…yes, you are excited, there’s a bit of anxiety, maybe fears, awkwardness… but at the end of the day, both of you have realistic expectations.
Maybe you guys may end up not liking each other, maybe you will; but as strangers, the two of you know these things from the get-go. Having a Valentine’s date with a friend who has romantic designs for you on the other hand, is an entirely different matter in the sense that saying yes might lead him on. And what if, after said date (and many, many dates after) you find out that though you like each other, there was no chemistry and no spark between you at all?
Maybe I’m overthinking this and I’m probably already rambling, so let’s go back to the question: would you go on a first date on Valentine’s Day? Why or why not? Maybe you already have? Share with us your Valentine’s date stories in the comments section below.