- Shopping. Who doesn't like shopping with your partner? I for one, love shopping and dressing people up. Anyone, so long as I don't have to pay for everything, partner is exempted of course.
- Movies. You all like to watch some movies right? After all it's a form of entertainment, perhaps not at the cinema but definitely at home in front of your computer or glued to your massive plasma TV.
- Gaming. This is only for some couples. By games I don't actually mean games that you see guys play 24/7, I mean games like pool, scrabble...more social games. Surely you've played games with your partner, if not, you surely have played games with your friends be it a male or female. This is definitely on one of the things you do on dates...potential ones anyway.
- Chilling at a park. For those of you who watch enough movies and anime to know when a couple walks through a park, there would always be a lake near by, a conveniently placed park bench, some swans near by and something romantic happens. That or it starts pouring with rain and they run for the nearest shelter. How can you not add this to the categories?
- Chilling at a theme park. Roller coasters, haunted houses. No reason why you shouldn't chill here.
- Chilling at the beach. Romantic walk down the beach. Bikini...nice strong abs...do I need to say more?
- Chilling at respective houses. Before meeting the parents, you probably got sneaked in and watched a movie or just chilled and talked. After meeting parents, your partner most likely is deliberately placing you in awkward positions...that or you get along perfectly fine with their family. I am placed in horrifically awkward situations by my partner.
- Occasional random surprise event that occurs in the city. These are spontaneous and unplanned usually. Event occurs, you both decide it'll be fun. Settled.
- Sex. Let's not dwell on this topic.
- Traveling around the world. My guess is the majority of you who read this do not have the luxury to travel around the world. It is, after all, a very costly and time consuming process. However, this is a great way to simulate living together with your partner and will also strengthen bonds. Not to mention, it'll take you places you've never seen before.
- Eating. Come on, every single couple does it. In fact it is probably the easiest way to bond, via food. Who doesn't like to eat? Tell me that and I'll force a cow down your throat.
Given desirable circumstances I would have compiled the above list and ticked them off as the day went along. But circumstances weren't desirable and we only ate and saw a movie. Then we chilled at SOMEONE else's house.
Day went somewhat like this.
- Wake up.
- Fall back asleep.
- Alarm wakes me up
- Sleep through the alarm
- Jerk awake with the idea that I'm late
- Rush toiletries and get dressed
- Out the door to pick girlfriend up
- Drive for 45 minutes, being constantly interrupted by roadwork
- Awkwardly say hi and bye to her mother
- Drive to eat lunch
- Restaurant isn't open yet
- Buy tickets
- Restaurant STILL isn't open
- Buy snacks
- Restaurant is open. (Breath of relief at this point)
- Consumption of food.
- Food is consumed.
- Movie is watched.
- Children disturbs my movie experience
- Takes girlfriend to friend's house to chill
- Awkward situation happens
Which brings us to the next section: What you should never do on dates. They're all self-explanatory.
- Hug her friend because you mistook them for your girlfriend.
- Hug her friend for the second time because you mistook them for your girlfriend a second time.
- Do it to the same friend.
- Watch a children movie with your partner in the middle of school holidays
- Watch a children movie at all.
- Be in the vicinity of more than 2 children at any given time of your date.
- Wake up late to your date
- Inability to speak to their parents at the start and/or end of the date.
- Suggest your partner to NOT place their feet on the dashboard of your car because it was sunny and their feet were cold. (They'll end up putting their feet on your lap whilst you're trying to drive)
"I love children! Just not when they're in packs." - Pui.
Fellow readers, do you like children in mass quantity...say...50? What do you do on dates, can you extend my list? What other taboos are there for the other list?