Er, official first date? Or... the date that we didn't realize was a date?
'Cuz those are two entirely different things!
The one we didn't realize was a date was a lunch around the corner from the theatre where we were both rehearsing/performing. It was an odd hour, because of the rehearsal schedule, so we were pretty much alone in the restaurant.
The way I know it's a date now, is because the waiter left us COMPLETELY alone. I mean, he flat out disappeared.
The one we consider our first date?
Diner dinner and a theatre-in-the-park where our friends were performing a show. But that's the one where we acknowledged that we were, actually, dating.
Cheesecake Factory lunch and went walking/shopping in the mall. We also of course ended up picking the date with the first snowfall of the season, it was hard to concentrate on the road heading home when I was so happy
HAAAAAAAAAAAA! A starbucks. We both had a string of unsuccessful first dates so by time we met we were down for coffee over dinner because if it was not going to be successful then coffee is short.
I was not interested (we met online and I had little hope it would go well) and I was hoping he would cancel. I remember telling my co worker at the time I am giving him two hours and that is it. We spend 4 hours and made plans to see each other Sunday and here we are almost 8 years later.
My husband did SO well on our first date, especially considering we were in college at the time! He took me to a really nice dinner at a southern restaurant, then to an advance screening of Pineapple Express (yes it was that long ago 😂) that he had won tickets to in a bar trivia game!
We worked together for 4 years without ever really speaking (both shy) until we started working directly together. Realized I had a huge crush and asked him out to go to a show with me that my friend bailed on me for... turns out my friend did me a huge solid! We spent the whole night dancing and then walked on the SF Embarcadero until 4 in the morning because we didn’t want it to end. Definitely the best first date I’ve been on, and also the last!
We had a rather unique first date that we both love to joke about. We had known each other in high school and had met each other’s families previously, so I wasn’t too concerned for my safety since we were very close in high school. He picked me up and brought me to his work, which looked like a creepy abandoned factory building. It was Christmas night so we didn’t have a ton of normal date options and didn’t want to wait, so he suggested we go there because they have a really nice game room and bar set up and we could play some pool. So we did that and had a blast. Then after that we went to two different parks to look at the Christmas lights because neither of us wanted to go home. It was a very sweet first date. We had a second more “normal” date the next day where he took me out to dinner.