There is a major upside to skipping dinner and going straight to coffee, too.
Rejection after a coffee or drink feels less painful than one after an all-out dinner date on a Saturday night, Masini said.
One singleton this reporter spoke to called it her “worst nightmare,” and another said the idea of sitting through an unspecified number of hours of food, drinks or dessert makes her anxious.
A recent article in Cosmopolitan detailed “Why First-Date Dinners Suck,” listing similar reasons: The date category is antiquated, the time frame of the event is too long if there is no chemistry, and eating is too “intimate.” Dating online can be more miss than hit, even when you see the photo beforehand, so there is a risk that the dinner will feel even longer.
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Matching with locals and having dead end conversations over the internet gets old so how about skipping the funny business and going on real dates at restaurants, bars and cafés near you?“In theory, I like the dinner date, but nearly every time I’ve gone on one as a first date I feel like I’m trapped with somebody who got stale after the first 15 minutes,” said Christine Victoria Waller, a 35-year-old childhood educator who lives outside New York City.