Part 2: The Date

Following on from the previous blog, I think it would be fair to say that once you’ve made it through the scandal of having a crush, you stand a strong change of bagging yourself a date with them.

A process much easier said than done. There’s loads of options of where to go on a first date, but organising it usually consists of the classic: “I don’t mind, it’s up to you.”

A phrase no girl wants to hear.

The amount of times I’ve found myself internally screaming ‘JUST PICK SOMEWHERE!’ actually isn’t funny anymore, might as well have a cup of tea in the garden and call it a date.

For your benefit, here’s some ideas of things to do:

  1. Go to the cinema
  2. Go bowling
  3. Go for a drink at a local pub
  4. Get some food

Personally, I always feel that a cinema date is the safest bet. Not only is it great because there’s snacks involved, but for the majority of the time you don’t have to make small talk because you’re both watching the film.

So, if you’ve got an upcoming date, sit back and relax as I ease your nerves with the ‘worst-case scenario’ – otherwise known as my last cinema date.

Throwback a year or so ago and I’d managed to bag myself a date with crush #2. I remember being an absolute ‘pick n’ mix’ bag of emotions ranging from excitement to pure terror as I walked into the cinema and greeted him.

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As we headed over to the popcorn counter, a wave of pure relief came over me when he ordered sweet popcorn because I probably would’ve walked away if he’d opted for salty. I’m sorry if you’re a fan of salty popcorn but that stuff makes my stomach churn.

Once we’d got our chosen snacks it was time to head into the cinema.

And yes, I am that person who typically finishes all of their popcorn during the adverts, so it was slightly awkward when I looked over to find he hadn’t even made a dent in his popcorn. Seriously, the prices in cinemas nowadays are ridiculous, don’t waste the £6.50 you’ve just spent!

Anyways, the lights dimmed, the cinema screen widened, and the film began.

Except the first scene of the film was a sex scene…

HOW UNCOMFORTABLY AWKWARD.

Now I am not exaggerating when I say I wanted the ground to swallow me up. If cinemas had ejector seats you can bet I would’ve been gone.

I was utterly rigid in my seat, every part of me was wishing for this scene to be over with. Although it probably only lasted about 2 minutes, it felt like 2 years to me.

As if enduring one of these scenes wasn’t challenging enough, less than half an hour later there was another one. I won’t lie, I did double check my ticket just to make sure I wasn’t watching Fifty Shades of Grey.

Now, I know you’re probably thinking “oh that’s not that bad” but trust me, when you’re in that situation it’s 4,000 times worse and I still had the car journey home to endure.

This definitely wasn’t helped when Salt n Pepa’s song ‘Let’s talk about sex’ came on the radio…

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There are times when I wish Shakespeare was still alive because my past dating experiences would make really good tragedies.

This episode doesn’t end here, oh no. I had to endure the cringey hello’s at school the next day. By this point, everyone knew crush #2 and I went on a date and seemed to enjoy the fact it was a total disaster!

The only good that came from this experience was the fact he didn’t get salty popcorn!

Join me next time for the last instalment of this series where I talk about the good that can come from bad dating experiences…

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