Planning a first date – or even a second or third – is exciting but tough work. You want to be sure that everything goes to plan, from the restaurant you choose to the time and date you book it for. But when he or she finally says ‘yes’ to a date, when should you suggest to meet up? You’d be surprised at what a difference a day makes in the dating world!
Steer Clear of: Monday and Tuesday
Sure, you’re far more likely to be free on a Monday or Tuesday night than any other night of the week, but there’s a reason for that. Responsibility-laden and a long way from Friday, they’re not the best option for a fun first date with someone special. Besides, suggest a date for a Monday night and they might think you’re not interested enough to prioritise them later in the week.
Midweek Mingling: Wednesday and Thursday
By Wednesday you’re halfway through the week, which makes a few midweek drinks and a late night far more acceptable. If you’re going on a first date, Wednesday or Thursday is the perfect choice: you’ve got something to look forward to during the week, but you can keep your weekend free to relax and catch up with friends.
Frisky Friday: Proceed With Caution!
Let’s face it, most of us live for the weekend. So after a full-on week of work, you want to let your hair down on a Friday night. This can be a dangerous setting for a first date in particular – if you’re hoping for a romantic night of getting to know one another, it could quickly descend into a drunken bar crawl. Or worse, you could be stuck on a disastrous first date and wishing you were somewhere else on one of the best nights of the week!
Daytime Dates: Saturday and Sunday
If you’re looking to escape the ‘table for two’ set-up, plan your date for the weekend. Saturdays and Sundays offer a world of opportunity if you’re looking for more unique date ideas, and on a weekend both you and your date will be more chilled out. Why not go for a walk and take a picnic, or surprise your date by booking a fun activity that you talked about on your online dating account? Particularly on the second or third date, weekends are the perfect time to get to know one another better.
Of course, if you or your partner has a busy schedule, sometimes you can’t be overly picky about when you arrange your date. But if you’re struggling to decide when the best time to meet might be, this should help you pick the right day to have a first, second or third date. Stay away from Mondays and Tuesdays but beware of Fridays, and you’ll have a night (or day!) to remember with that special someone.