Oh yeah. But as a previous poster noted; Wiis making their ways into bars-and so has Guitar Hero/Rock Band, so there is a space for those games.dcheppy said:You forgot another thing that makes movies a good date. It provides an easy out. Movie over, it's time to end the date or move the date to my place(or yours). Most games are either open ended experiences or much longer than a couple hours. This makes it difficult for a date to either naturally end, or move on to the next level.
This also came to my mind. I figure a better first date would be to a coffee house, where the guy can treat the girl to coffee but not have to pay a lot, and they both get a comfortable atmosphere to talk and get to know each other. Plus, if it turns out there isn't much of a spark or connection, well, you only spent about $2 on a cup of coffee for her instead of $6-$10 on a movie ticket or meal.ckeymel said:It's funny - for a long time I was under the impression that going to the movies was a bad date idea, especially for first date, since you are sitting in the dark, not talking to each other, and the whole point of a date is to get to know someone. IMO, gaming is a BETTER option to a movie, because, assuming you can both play at the same time or take turns, you can also talk and get to know each other a little bit. On a first date, chances are you won't be doing anything with your hands anyways...
That's interesting, since one of my flatmates doesn't like pigeons. We wound her up to great effect at Halloween last year, most of the flat dressed in grey capes and orange beaks and looked like pigeons. She was a red devil, incidentally, so there's a few photos of the group as pigeons scaring the DevilClemenstation said:Crazy-great premise for an article. I agree entirely with your conclusions. No, I think games are better suited as an activity for the hundredth date - when you know each other pretty well, are probably living together, and have talked about pretty much everything under the sun. Games have an interesting way of revealing characteristics that might've remained hidden otherwise... say, for example, my girlfriend's preoccupation with GTA IV.
I found out she hated birds - pigeons in particular - to an almost psychotic degree when I came home and found her trying to use Niko to beat a pigeon senseless with a bat. So I found a guide online and over the next few days she killed ALL of the pigeons in Liberty City. She disdains shooting games, incidentally, and never once killed a pedestrian the whole time she was pigeon hunting. But yeah, good times on our hundredth date.
Ha, not bad! I don't think I've ever seen a pigeon costume before, but it makes sense. I bet more people are scared of pigeons than ghosts in some parts of the world. Like super-urban parts.Trivun said:That's interesting, since one of my flatmates doesn't like pigeons. We wound her up to great effect at Halloween last year, most of the flat dressed in grey capes and orange beaks and looked like pigeons. She was a red devil, incidentally, so there's a few photos of the group as pigeons scaring the Devil