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Dating without dinner

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Specific age range based on gender is a common restriction for events.

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IT'S NOT IT'S NOT IT'S NOT PLEASE DO NOT ASK ME TO DINNER ON A FIRST DATE. Certain elements of old-fashioned courtship are not necessarily better just because they seem like a quaint novelty now.In conclusion, while there's the occasional setback of a post-work first-date drink (a loud, crowded bar, getting tied up at work, and letting that two-drink magic usurp the reality of how you would feel about each other sober), I'd MUCH prefer it to the dinner date. And if drinks go well, then we can begin to consider sitting down to big old sloppy Tex-Mex. I would literally rather go on a date to a landfill and roll in trash together. The era of the first-date dinner is also the era when Don Draper was getting thanks-for-dinner head from young career women in his car outside Barbizon 63.And before that, it was the real olden-days when men hunted for us and we had babies at 17 and nobody lived past 30! If one or both of you doesn't feel chemistry, you're super-awkwardly stuck there for an entire meal.This might get you, The Dude, a sloppy makeout session outside the restaurant, but believe me, she'll go right back to feeling uncomfortable and depressed about the date in the morning. But if I just met you, I don't feel comfortable sucking on pork ribs like the world is going to end.

When her co-workers ask her about it, she will cringe and wish to fall into a hole. In fact, I don't really feel like eating that much at all, because it's a first date and I'm stupid-nervous, or I ate before, or I'm wearing a tight dress.

Usually advance registration is required for speed dating events.

Men and women are rotated to meet each other over a series of short "dates" usually lasting from three to eight minutes depending on the organization running the event.

There are many speed dating events now in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States.

Requirement for each event vary with the organizer.

Whatever the reason, some people (women and men both) wouldn't feel comfortable having full-fledged dinner with a stranger.