(Tramp no doubt pondered whether he’d be getting any ‘doggy style’ later…)
THE FIRST DATE QUESTIONS. Ah, the first date. Thrilled to be asked out. Spending ages getting dressed to impress. Butterflies in your stomach. Seeing him/her again and feeling that twinge once more. Enjoying each other’s company (or wishing you had never agreed to go out with the moron, ha). Considering whether you will return to your place or his, alone or with company. Wondering if there will be a second date, or feeling relieved that this one is over. It all sounds terribly exciting and yet personally, I dislike dating. Yes, you heard. I don’t like it at all. However, until you have been with someone long enough that they already know the answers to the questions listed below (and I’ll get to that in a minute), dating is a part of life to be enjoyed over and over again. Unless you’re on a very very bad date, of course, in which case a ninja-style escape through a bathroom window may be in order. Not that I’ve ever had that experience. Yet. Gulp…
According to survey results by the US version of Cosmo, there are 9 questions that men especially want to ask a woman on a first date, but don’t usually ask for ‘fear of being bitch-slapped’. Lovely. You can probably guess what some of them are and I’ve decided to answer them here just for fun (and to save any future dates of mine the trouble of trying to awkwardly sneak one of them into a conversation over appetisers a-hem). So, here they are, along with my own answers!
"How many dates do we have to go on before it’s OK to split the bill?" - Personally, I am happy to split the bill from day one. I don’t mind paying my share and certainly wouldn’t ever expect a man to pay (but of course it is lovely when he does pay for the meal, especially on a first date).
"Do you like performing oral sex?" - Yes!
"How many people are you dating?" - Depends on the situation. But I’m usually a one-man girl. The idea of dating multiple men at the same time doesn’t appeal to me, I’m quite a romantic person. So probably only you. Honestly!
"Are we going to have sex tonight?" - Wait and see! If we both want to then why not? I don’t believe any silly rules about this. And even if I did decide to wait, I could never make anyone wait too long. Seriously, why deny yourself and your partner if you like and are attracted to each other? I love sex and I want it as much as you do.
How high-maintenance are you on a scale from 1 to 10?” - Depends what you consider high maintenance. I guess 6 or 7. I do need to feel adored (seriously… little romantic gestures are nice, comments telling me you think I am sexy- I’m a person who needs to feel very wanted in every way!) and I can be a bit vain/fussy with my makeup. But I would NEVER embarrass you or demand you do things for me, boss you around, treat you badly, expect you to be around me all the time, complain about you being with friends, make a huge fuss about nothing or anything else along those lines.
"Do you watch porn?" - Now and then. But I usually prefer to think of whoever I fancy at that time!
"How long did it take you to do that smokey-eye makeup thing?" - I used to do a lot of dark eye makeup, but now I prefer a more natural look during the day. My day-to-day makeup probably takes me 10-15 minutes (evening takes longer, might go darker then). I believe it is important to always make an effort, even if you are not even leaving the house that day!
"Are you on birth control?" - Yes. And I’m the only girl I know who has never missed a pill!
"Do you talk to your ex?" He is my facebook friend, but we don’t talk.
So there you have it. The 9 questions men *apparently* most want to ask women on a first date. I wonder if your answers were the same as mine? Happy first-dating… (and good luck to those of you who do brave the bathroom-window escape. It must have been bad!)
- Marilyn Monroe