Lots of people do the "coffee meet" as a first contact but that can get kind of boring after a while. The atmosphere of a job interview makes it hard to really express who you really are. Maybe that's not true for everyone, but let's assume for the sake of argument that you want to get out of the coffee shop (cause it's going well) and do something different.
So, when faced with the quickness of people to see "red flags" in any kind of strange behavior, where would you draw the line on "quirky" dates? Here are some examples:
just riding the bus (saw this in a movie, and i'm talking about the city bus)
going to one of those big toy stores, just to play (this worked great for me)
visiting a really old cemetery to do headstone rubbings (also a movie)
going trick or treating (in february, also a really fun time)
does anyone have any other suggestions of fun (but kind of strange) dates?
There's quirky.. Then there's *what*?? Dude....No no no nononono and did I said- uhmmmm no!
Try going out to dinner. Try starbucks, or a pinic---atmosphere of a job interview? Dates should not feel like this... If so- rethink what in the hell you are doing!!
Riding the bus....Cemeteries, toys, trick or treating in the wrong month- are you trying to make cuts for j@ck(_)_) the movie? Buddy- there are things to do... And judging by your suggestions... I see that you are not a man of money.
Pay dutch- 50/50. Techincally...Whoever asked 1st- pays. Now.. If you don't have alot of money- there are things you can do that won't cost a fortune. Pinic's are great- or meeting for brunch at a local resturant- prices change. Flying kites..That's a toy and in a normal place. How hot would it look if you and your date got kicked out of meijers?