A coffee date is most likely the preferred first-date choice of many. The setting is casual enough yet gives you a cozy feeling that would make you warm up to your date in an instant. Read on to find out more reasons why it is the better choice.
Coffee dates are easy on the pocket
Of course, it is obvious that you like the girl; that is why you asked her out in the first place. But be sure that you are wise enough not to spend your entire savings on the first date. A coffee date is a more practical (and wiser) choice for a first date, since coffee prices (give or take a dessert item or two) are budget friendly, as opposed to the skyrocket-high prices in a restaurant (especially with a name that is scary-sounding and hard to pronounce, mostly of the French variety). A girl who likes you back will enjoy your date not because of where you are taking her to, but because she is with you. Hanging out in a coffee shop is also a great choice for your first date because a lot of women like to drink coffee. Find out where she usually gets her caffeine fix, take her there, and you will never go wrong.
Coffee dates are laid-back; perfect in giving a good first-date impression
A first date is supposed to be laid back. You are supposed to exude a feeling that there is no pressure to your date, that you want to get her to relax, and that all you want is to chat with her and to get to know her better. You can impress your date more with your personality and not merely with where you are taking her. A coffee date even calls for a come-as-you-are vibe, unlike in dinner dates where you have to wear clothes that are uncomfortable, appear stiff and will require you to stifle your laughter lest get the disapproving stares of the restaurant patrons. It is also hard to eat and talk at the same time, amid the tinkling of silverware against the china, the clinking of wine flutes, and the endless chatter of those around you. You need to be somewhere quiet so that you could channel your concentration on your date alone, and get to know her on a higher level.
You can bail out on coffee dates easily
Let us say that she is not what you pictured her to be, and that your first date turned out to be bad. The good thing about a coffee date is that you can leave easily. Just finish your cup and thank her for her time. It is as easy as that, believe me. This is unlike a dinner date where you have to endure the full course, from the starters to dessert. Since it is just coffee, you will not be expected to stay for a long time, giving you the perfect chance to escape.
Coffee dates are simple first-date choices yet can give a lasting good impression. A good conversation over a steaming cup of coffee sounds better all the time. The great aroma and the warm ambiance in coffee shops make you warm up easily, shaking off those first-date jitters. You do not need to go overboard on coffee dates, which will make your first date even more fun. And the good thing about having coffee on your first date is that you can take it with you everywhere. If you feel like going somewhere else, you can just have your cups to go and leave for the park or somewhere cozier. And if you still enjoy her company after the first date, you can invite her for a second. Or better yet, if you finish your coffee and still want to be with her, you can extend your coffee date to dinner, and see where this could lead both of you next.