I'm sure everybody has been at that point in their life where you are going on your first date and the first question that comes into your head is... Where do we go?
The most popular answer to that question is usually the movies, dinner, or even better... a coffee date. Why is this?
If you think about it, if you go to dinner you will be spending at least $40. Whereas a coffee date you will be spending $10-20 bucks at most.
You feel more comfortable.
If you are going on a late coffee date or even a early morning date there is always something romantic and comfortable about it. The lighting, the sounds, the people watching and the intimate conversation. You can start off small with your coffee and order a macchiato. If the date ends up going well and you don't have to rush out the door after 1 cup, you can always offer another cup, and maybe some dessert to share. You can sit there for hours, talk about anything and you don't have anybody rushing you out the door.
It is a great way to test the waters.
When you go on a date it is all about getting to know the other person. Coffee dates can make that pretty simple, without all the expectations of a dinner date. You can tell a lot about a person by the way they order their coffee. You can see the way they talk to a server, if they tip and of course their manners.
Not everybody agrees that this is the way to go but I have been on coffee dates before and have always felt much more comfortable talking to the other person in this type of setting.
What do you think about a coffee shop as a first or second date?
I would love some opinions!