My first dates are always in the car. I think it’s a good way to test a potential partner’s qualities. Want to know if they panic easily? I threaten to run a red light or speed a little. Want to test their patience? As soon as the date starts, I let them know I need to get a car service around Prahran. If I want to judge their taste in food, I suggest a drive-thru dinner but let them pick the restaurant.
You’d be surprised how many dates you can go on in a car. Drive-in movies, long drives on the beach, a game of mini-golf (if you go to the right place at the right time and break a few rules). Just going for a drive around town is a perfectly suitable date if you’re with the right person. One time I showed up a girl’s house for a date and invited her into my car. She got into the passenger’s seat and asked, “So, where are we going?” I laughed, shook my head and told her that we weren’t going anywhere. She was pretty cool about it, and we had a nice long conversation about life and our hopes going forward. It was actually the best date I’ve ever been on.
I’m not sure why she hasn’t called me back. Our second date was fantastic! I took her to the closest mechanic to Prahran. My car didn’t need any repairs, but I just wanted to watch the mechanics work on other cars. Maybe she got bored. I just assumed she was tired when she fell asleep. I mean, who would find car repair boring, right? Well, if that’s her attitude, I’m glad we aren’t dating anymore.
Don’t get me wrong, I know cars aren’t for everyone. But if you can’t watch people work on cars for three straight hours, then what can you do? It’s only a little longer than a full movie. As they say, patience is a virtue.