Hi men and women from AoM,

The thing is that I've struck a date with this great girl yesterday evening. It was heavenly to hear how excited she was when I asked for a date, but besides the good signs I was wondering how I could make from this date a great date. It occurred to me that I kept most dates quite simple. No little present or surprise nor anything else I could remember special.

So I was wondering last night what I should bring on a first date or what should I do as a special surprise? Buy a rose, a bouquet, some chocolates or just keep it simple? Furthermore is there something I can do else perhaps? I've already done the basics and I know common courtesy and such.(something rare for guys of my age here in Belgium it seems since most girls are surprised when you try to be a gentleman)

Anyway it would be great if you guys and girls could give some advice about what would be the best way to make this date great!

Thanks in advance,

Rémy

Views: 816

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

K.I.S.S.

 

If anything, find a way to get her a flower on the date, rather than show up with one. Say you end up at a carnival, winning her a prize is far more special than just showing up with one. The prize or the flower will bring back the memories in a much stronger way.

I'd say play the gentleman (open doors, take her coat, be complimentary), but at least in the US, a gift on the first date is too strong a signal.

Probably goes for Belgium too. Belgium is not the same as Holland, but a bit similar, and getting a gift or token for a first date is considered very weird. 

Dress well, be clean, be fun: Bring yourself. 

Okay, thanks for the advice guys. I think I'll leave the idea of giving a present. (We're going to a pub in the city so) Perhaps I'll find something else at the moment. ;)

How did the date go?

Mentioned before but chivalry is not dead....open her door, ladies first, help her with her coat, etc.   Just as important as the first date is the after the first date moment.   I'd follow up the next day just to let her know you had a good time and would like to see her again.  Even sending this through a text message would be fine.

Well to be honest most folks of my age would find it very awkward if I just called to say thank you. Perhaps it's more of a thing in Belgium. I've got some American friends and I must say there are some distinct social differences.

But then again I could be wrong... I just like to say at the end of the date it was fun. Seems the most logical, no?

I don't blame you. I still called her personally to ask for the date so on that part I'm still doing like adviced by most of the community here. ;)

Yea, I'm looking forward to have a date again after a good half year of being single. Ofcourse I'll try to be a gentleman and for the guys who asked how it went or when it is, it'll be tomorrow. I'll keep you guys updated. ;)

Hey guys,

Great news! The date went great! I even got a little kiss when I walked her home! :)
Thanks for all the support! ;)

Hahaha yea... picnicking wouldn't be a good idea. I've took her to an Irish pub, best thing was she told me that she would only stay for like an hour or so and eventually she stayed for like 4,5 hours. Furthermore we had great fun when the karaoke evening started! 

Anyway everything went great, there's only one downside and that is that her visum to stay here in Belgium has expired and hasn't been refreshed (which has been for six years straight). 

just remember if you try too hard and go all out for this first date, she's going to expect something to that standard every time. Don't set the bar too high right off the bat. Just keep it simple with personal small things, she will remember that better.

RSS

Latest Activity

Dominic replied to Pale Horse's discussion General Election 2016 in the group The Great Debate
"I don't suppose the lack of evidence has any bearing on throwing around statements like that or any attempt at perceiving reality."
18 minutes ago
Shannon N. Clark replied to Michael's discussion Has my Faith Made me Weak?
"Sounds like you had a good learning experience. I bet you'll do better next time. "
2 hours ago
Shane replied to Pale Horse's discussion General Election 2016 in the group The Great Debate
"I'll be more specific. The Clinton Foundation has: -killed masses of people on two continents by denying aid they've collected money for -laundered hundreds of millions of dollars for weapons sales -collected hundreds of millions in…"
3 hours ago
Clinton R. Ausmus replied to Pale Horse's discussion General Election 2016 in the group The Great Debate
"Well that's not what I'm saying Shane so yeah...Whatever..."
3 hours ago
Sir replied to Pale Horse's discussion General Election 2016 in the group The Great Debate
"Your disagreement is clear.  And will not be resolved."
3 hours ago
Shane replied to Pale Horse's discussion General Election 2016 in the group The Great Debate
"I'm saying human rights abuses are not the same as pulling money out of the wrong pot. Which you're saying."
4 hours ago
Clinton R. Ausmus replied to Pale Horse's discussion General Election 2016 in the group The Great Debate
"Saying both is fishy, is saying both is fishy.  It's not saying one is worse then the other.  I'm saying they are both fishy.  Stop trying to read into what I'm saying.  It's pretty cut and dry... Here…"
4 hours ago
Clinton R. Ausmus replied to Pale Horse's discussion General Election 2016 in the group The Great Debate
"Just pointing out...If Clinton's camp sends a whole bunch of young nice looking black men into a black neighborhood, she's going to look really good on that poll.  If she sends a bunch of people that look like they walked out of Duck…"
4 hours ago

© 2016   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service