My only real exception to this rule is for online dating; a low-investment date like coffee is more about a gut check than an actual You’re checking how you feel about one another when you meet in the flesh…
not to mention doing basic due diligence, trying to make sure that one or the other isn’t a psycho axe-murdering cannibal.
Then, of course, if everything goes well, is there going to be a date or are you going to be waiting by the phone that never rings, desperately trying to summon up your latent telepathy and trying to implant the idea of calling you back through thought projection?
Fortunately, it’s all pretty simple, as long as you keep your head.
An important, yet often neglected key to avoiding the awkward “interview” vibe on a first date is positioning.
Think of your average job interview: you’re staring nervously at your prospective employer who sits behind their massive desk as she asks the questions that decide your fate.
Now think about how you position yourself on a first date: sitting awkwardly across from one another from across a table while you ask questions and hope you don’t screw up.
Even so: a coffee date can be made more than just strangers asking questions while trying to pretend that the Starbucks they’re drinking doesn’t taste like burned ass. Some double as music venues – some in Austin even have improv and stand up comedy performances.Many others have board games, which can be a great ice breaker and allow for that competitive aspect that can get your juices flowing and the flirty trash-talking sparking.