Fun first dates can lessen the chances of such an awkwardness, by ensuring that both people have a good time and enjoy themselves regardless of whether they are compatible.
There is nothing more embarrassing or awkward than a first date which goes wrong, leaving both parties reluctant to get back into the dating scene. Creating fun first dates are not laborious to do.
Here are some ideas for ways in which you can make that initial meeting more successful and likely to lead to more dates.
The standard first date usually consists of dinner in a restaurant, sometimes followed by a movie.
The problem with this arrangement is that you need to make the conversation last for the entire length of the meal, a difficult task if you find you have little in common with your dining partner.
By watching movies, minimizes the need to talk, which makes it hard to get to know each other.
An alternative idea is to meet your date during the day, and participate in an activity which is not only enjoyable but also takes the focus off the other person. Going to theme park, for example, is a great way to let down your guard and have fun together.
If you are both sporting enthusiasts, try hiking, cycling or watching a live game you both like.
For culture vultures, activities such as visiting a museum, art gallery or local place of historical interest is a good option.
If you are fortunate enough to live in a wine producing area, a tour of the surrounding vineyards, with the obligatory wine tasting included, will be greatly enjoyed by your date.
You can always end your date with a romantic meal if a real connection has developed. Even if this is not the case, you are sure to have a fun time and may well gain a new friendship.