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Friday, June 27, 2014

Are Movies Good Dates?

Dear Bro Jo,

I had the most ridiculous date of my life yesterday.

It was a girl’s choice date, and by the end of the date we'd watched no less than four movies and it was around ten hours long.

That got me wondering:  what is your view on movies as a date activity, and in what case would a movie be appropriate?

Thanks much! 

- Name Withheld

Dear NW,


That's ridiculous.

And I have to ask, was it four movies, or four videos?

Were you at the theater or at someone's house?

Did she communicate the Date Plan in advance, or were you surprised?

Was this a girl you'd dated before, or was this your first time going out with her?

To your question, I used to love the movie date. I loved going to movies (still do), and I liked that after the movie my date and I had something in common to talk about.

I have too many friends who have married someone they can't enjoy movies with because they just don't have that in common, and I think that's sad.

I'm grateful that my companion loves to see comic book movies on the big screen and historical pictures on blue ray at home.

However, there is a time in our lives when the movie theater date becomes counterproductive.

For Serious Single Daters, I recommend choosing a date where you can talk and get to know each other better, like dinner, dancing, going for a walk, or playing mini golf.

Hope that helps,

- Bro Jo 

Dear Bro Jo,

It was both.

We saw a movie at a theater and ended up at someone's house after.

Originally she'd said we were going to see Avengers but that that'd fallen through and they would surprise us.

It was my first time going on a date with her.

Thanks for the answers!



Dear NW,

Well . . . maybe she'll go on some good dates, learn the difference and do better next time.

At the very least this experience will help you to plan better dates yourself.


- Bro Jo

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