A puck is a hard rubber disc that hockey players strike when they can’t hit one another.
- Jimmy Cannon
It would seem from my post on arcades that some girls (arguably most? :p ) don’t like the “fun” date. Now I don’t want to point fingers… (Okay, fine I do! I am referring to SIS in her post here and SchoolGirl’s comments here)
First off, let us address the issue at hand. A fun date is a means of going out and doing a shared activity. The fun moniker is misleading; how fun can an arcade be already? Granted, a few boys and a few beers can change the dynamics rather quickly, but going to an arcade on a date generally doesn’t provide us males with a feeling of euphoria. So if I may ask somewhat rhetorically, isn’t the purpose of a date to share the company of your companion?
If I may, can I tell you a little secret? The more I like my date, the more fun I’ll have on an arcade date with them. Honestly. This isn’t rocket science, but if you’d like I can draw you a formula. You see, it’s not about who wins or loses, or if your date can pass the fun test or not; it’s about answering the question: do you enjoy spending time with the other person! And in that sense, I believe, the arcade date is a very useful date.
As far as an arcade being an awkward situation, I don’t really understand that. How is an arcade more awkward than any other "fun" venue? Even if we assume it is “awkward,” so what? In case you still believe in awkward moments, then I suggest you speak to CoralCap because she makes an argument that awkward moments only exist in a few very abstract circumstances. Then again, I am slightly biased, I enjoy awkward moments on dates; they’re one of the few parts of dating that can never became monotonous. Besides, I think they build or add character. :)
Anyway, as SIS pointed out in her comment on her post, finding an agreeable “fun” spot isn’t exactly easy. Actually, it’s very hard once you start thinking about it. So to all the female readers out there (or any males who possess some secret knowledge on the subject), what dating activity or venue do girls consider “fun?” (And you better not say shopping! Just kidding :) )