Dear Lady and The Scamp,
Is it OK to take a girl to a pub for a first date? Every time I do, they seem to get mad.
This is outrageous. If you're treating her to a Beer and Burger deal at Wetherspoons, I can understand. But otherwise, the pub is the perfect location for a first date.
What's the alternative? Meals are awkward, in a cinema you can't talk, at a gig you can't hear, and inviting her to yours will just look perverted. Pubs are where normal people hang out, and I'd be suspicious of any girl who complains about being taken to one.
If she's teetotal or a recovering alcoholic, fair enough - you'll need to think of something else. But most girls should be pleased you want to spend an evening in her company, buying her drinks (yes, you should buy the drinks).
It doesn't mean you'll always go to the pub. By all means do something flashier on following dates. But think of the first date like a World Cup qualifying round. If you both make it through to the realRead More »from What the World Cup can teach you about a first date