In a few previous posts we have briefly discussed dating venues. While it could be argued (and judging by the fact that there is a shidduch blogosphere for a reason, it probably has been) that there is no such thing as a perfect dating venue because that would be an oxymoron, there must be some places that are better than others. Presumably, that’s another determent of the shidduch system, at least from the planning a date perspective.
Girls generally don’t give guys honest feedback about a venue; not before they go there and not after the date. Arguably, that makes sense, because in the scheme of things why should a dating venue really matter in context of date? In the scheme of things, isn’t the purpose of the dating process to get to know the other person? A wonderful venue is truly a secondary concern, at best. But life is never all that simple… As guys, it’s our civil (I forget the section and code, but it’s there somewhere ;-) ) and moral obligation to provide our dates with a somewhat enjoyable time, thus necessitating a somewhat enjoyable venue. And come to think of it… girls don’t have to plan any of the dates either! :-) Where is feminism when you need it?!
Of course there are a few benevolent (female) souls who are a compassionate enough to share their insights in the comment section of this blog with the altruistic intention of bettering dating “man”kind, still most of us males don’t know all the tricks of the trade. Or more precisely, we just don’t know where girls really enjoy going.
So in a humble quest to find the ultimate (and penultimate, because one can always use a few good ideas) dating venue, I would like to solicit your expert advice, and tap into the collective male and female wisdom of the blogosphere: where did you have your best date ever and why? I am assuming that said venue which you (the reader) intend on choosing is incredible in its own right, but was the reason you put it on your “best venue ever” list due to the person you were with on that date, the venue itself, or a combination of both of those factors? Thanks in advance.