Going for a date is scary, particularly when you just knew the man from Facebook or through text messages. It's like entering a room full of strangers, hoping that one person would say hi and the conversation would last more than just HI.
Men fear dates because dates often mean they need to fork out a lot of cash just to please the women. Women often fear dates because the media portrays dates as the scene in Twilight, where the man tries to seduce the woman by telling her that he can't read her mind, thus making her think that she's strange and different.
Lavish dates are portrayed like this.
Oh, women fall for the ones who tell them that they're different from other women.
I know, I know. This post may be a tad inappropriate, given my current relationship status. But, I thought that it would be fun to write about it. It's been years since I went on my first date and all. The idea of going for a date makes me feel all thrilled and warm inside.
So, since Valentine's Day is around the corner, I would like to share with you the things I'd like to do if I were to go on a date. I'm not representing every women in this world, so, what I love, might be someone's not so ideal kind of date.
Just bring RM100, no more than that. That's the price for this ideal date.
But hey, points number 1 and 2 below always work like a charm, unless you are going to date someone who is strictly dieting, then focus on number 1.
1. Gifts to start the date.
I love gerbera daisies. Many of you know that. It's my favorite flower, and I'd love to have daisies as my wedding flowers. If you have doubts that the date will fail, think daisies as the bed to land on to take the fall.
No need to get me roses, roses aren't my cup of tea. Roses are a bit more expensive than daisies. Daisies cost RM 20 for 13 stalks. You don't have to wrap them into a bouquet, just tie them together with a ribbon, and voila!
I love chocolates, too. Who can resist chocolate? You can't go wrong with chocolates (unless they're lactose intolerant, so this can be a hit or miss).
Total for these gifts: RM 29.
2. Never drive a hungry woman around.
Famished women are cranky. I'm extra sensitive when my stomach is empty. So, it is advisable not to ask me where I want to go for dinner. This should have been carefully planned by you.
You don't have to take me to a really posh and high end restaurant. Those places make me feel uncomfortable. Decent restaurants are good enough. I like Western and Chinese food. A simple beef or lamb chop or buttered prawns will please my taste buds.
Total for dinner: RM 50.
3. What should we talk about?
I can connect easily with someone who talks about his personal life and motivations rather than talking about what he does in the office or how he scores the women. I find that those who are slightly vulnerable are less likely to be uninteresting.
|Talk about the bluest and clearest ocean that you want to swim in.|
Talk about your dreams and your motivations. Talk about your plans to travel and explore new places. Talk about your favorite books or TV shows. Talk about your family and siblings. Talk about your friends and how you knew them. Talk about the most outlandish thing that you've done.
I'm partial to men who are able to tell me things and people that matter to them. Although it increases the risk of potential stalking and over sharing, I believe that I can stop the guy from telling too much.
|So, I heard you like cheese.|
4. What shouldn't we talk about?
Sex. Unless I'm a hooker, sex is not in my vocabulary for the night. I don't want to hear how many women that you have slept with.
I also don't like to hear about your car. I don't know how to fix a car.
5. Extra pointers.
|1 million points to you if you don't smoke!|
- Give tips to the waiter/waitress.
- Ask how my food was.
- Ask if I was still hungry. Ask if I wanted dessert.
- Silent your phone. It's rude to keep texting or checking your phone.
- Smell nice. Shave your beard and mustache. I dislike men who have facial hair. Unless you are Bradley James, you are excused.
|It should be a crime against his parents for giving birth to him in the UK.|
I like doing things that are random and fun. Hence, a carnival or fun fair is the perfect place for a date. There are lots of stalls selling good food and I get so animated whenever I'm at a carnival. I love the rides and the exuberant ambiance.
Sometimes, acting like a happy child is the closest feeling to being happy, no?
|There's an inner child in every adult. :D|
|I've always wanted to ride in this.|
Well, if those nice carnivals aren't available, I'll settle for this:
|I call it, the Apek apek fun fair.|
You don't need to win a teddy bear for me. I don't like teddy bears. We can just shoot rings into bottle necks, or slide ping pong balls through the nailed boards. Total: Probably RM 15 or none (fun fairs are hard to come by here).
6. Ice cream?
Yes please. My choice would be Wall's Magnum ice cream. Ice cream made it to my top three desserts' list ever since this ice cream came along. The top spot goes to cheesecake. Second spot goes to creme brulee.
|This ice cream still amazes me every time I eat it.|
Total for dessert: RM4
Last but not least, a hug. Not a kiss, but a hug. I think a kiss is a huge responsibility to carry, for both men and women. A kiss means that you want to see that person again, and you hope that things will be more than just dates.
I think kisses are only safe to be given when there is a mutual trust between my date and I.
But, that's just me. Maybe it's called growing older and being more cautious of how I cope with my emotions.
Oh by the way, Happy New Year dear readers!