It seems like a lot of the experts are saying, “If you want to have a successful date, ditch the movies and do something more creative.” But what if you both like movies? And maybe are feeling a bit awkward about talking to each other? A movie is actually a great date to see if you are both compatible. It’s all about in how you approach it.
Here are some tips on how to make your movie date a night to remember:
- Meet Up and Do Something Before
Going to the movies with someone you haven’t spent a lot of time with can be a tiny bit awkward. So if this is your first date, don’t head to the movie theater right away. Go out for coffee or dinner beforehand. Just make sure you pick a spot close to the theater so you have plenty of time to get in and get out without feeling rushed. the nice thing about having a movie to go to after is that you’ll have something to talk about while you hang out.
- Pick the Right Movie.
If your date doesn’t like scare movies, then please don’t pick a scary movie. They just won’t feel comfortable and it’ll be weird. Go safe and pick a comedy. But definitely go online and get an idea of what it’s about. You don’t want to sit by your date through some awkward scenes that may turn a good date into a “see you later” date. Still not sure what to watch? Simply ask your date their preference, or ask what their favorite movies are and pick something similar.
- Get There Early.
You don’t want to be rushing in at the last minute hoping to get a good seat, but having to sit too close to the screen or something. Gauge how popular the movie is, and get there early enough to get a good seat. You’ll both be able to feel more relaxed, plus you’ll have extra time before the movie starts to chat a bit.
- Share a Popcorn.
Come on, who can pass up popcorn? And a chance to touch hands accidentally?
- Look at Your Date.
A few times (like 2 or 3) during the movie, look at your date. Hopefully they’ll look back. It can be a moment of, “Wasn’t that funny?” or “Oh my gosh!” or “Want more popcorn?” This can help you both connect throughout the movie.
- If You Get the Vibe…
A movie is the perfect place to put the moves on, but ONLY IF you are feeling the vibe. Never ever force it, and realize that you can always go out to the movies again another day. But if this is the day, then see if holding hands or putting an arm around your date could possibly be an option. Test the waters a bit but doing some physical touching before the movie, perhaps in line getting popcorn. If your date seems stiff, they’re not ready. But if they are playful, this could be the night. It’s all about noticing the signals, going for it if you are being waved in, but still being cautious in case your date isn’t quite ready after all.
- Watch the Credits.
Don’t jump up and leave right after The End. Stay and sit a while. Chat about the movie, eat the final bits of popcorn, and have fun people watching. You can gauge your date’s personality based on how they reacted to the movie and what they noticed about the story.
- Night Cap?
If your night is going well, in the car you could suggest going out for dessert or coffee, or drive somewhere to sit and talk. Just because the movie ended doesn’t mean the date has to.