Throwback Thursday #48 – First Dating Experiences

Having another go at Maggie and Laurens, Throwback Thursday challenge! This week it is Lauren who has set the questions.

This week’s prompt is: First Dating Experiences

  1. On your very first date, did you do the asking, or were you asked out? My first ever date was a pretty big thing, especially as I really shouldn’t have been on a date as a good little Indian girl! I was in my first few weeks at university, finding my feet as an individual, with no parents keeping an eye out for me. I was asked out by an older guy, someone who was a real gentleman, when I look back, and yes, it was him who did the asking, after seeing me at a house party he was DJing at. We went to Central London, for a movie and dinner.
  2. Were you typically stressed out before a first date? Did things seem to be easier the more you dated the same person? I think it was more nerves than stress, but things got much easier as you continued to date the same person.
  3. What did you do to prepare for the date? Did you wear new clothes or special outfits? Well, you would have to do something special on that first date, didn’t you? I remember giggling with my friends as I prepared for this first grown-up date! Not new outfits but carefully planned!
  4. How did you meet those first dates? Were your dates with friends of a family member or friends of a friend? At university, friends of fellow students.
  5. Did you have a curfew on those early dates? Did you typically arrive home on time or were you constantly breaking curfew? I was at university, so my curfew was of my own setting!
  6. Did your parents insist on meeting whomever you dated? I introduced my parents to the one person they needed to meet. (I didn’t date LOTS, honestly, but I wasn’t going to introduce them to everyone!)
  7. Where did you usually go when on a date? (movies, concerts, picnics, etc.) It was a mixture of dinner, cinema, bars…
  8. Did the boy/man always pay for the date, or did you go Dutch treat? At that time, it was more or less always the guy who paid for dates, but I also have.
  9. Were you typically the talker or the listener on a date? I try to be both, but I tend to talk a lot, as some of you who have met me would readily agree!
  10. What did you do if the date clearly wasn’t going well? (feign a headache, ask to go home, end the date early, etc.) There is always that backup plan, isn’t there? Luckily I never had to use mine!
  11. A connection from the past to the present, if applicable. How long did you date your current partner before marriage? We just celebrated our twentieth wedding anniversary in November and have been together for nearly 25 years, so it was around 4 years before we married that we dated.
  12. Bonus Question: Care to share a disastrous first date?????? Thankfully, no disastrous first dates to report!

I did it! I made a throwback Thursday on a Thursday!

35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. joylennick
    Jul 31, 2022 @ 16:47:27

    We met at a wedding. He was a musician, I was impressed. He took me to see ‘The Outlaw’ with Jane Russell. Promised by ‘sex in the straw’ (her not me…)I was nervous & embarrassed as the film unfolded and he gave me a brown paper bag? Chocolates ? No, grapes… Perspiration and pips didn’t mix. Fortunately, the promised sex didn’t materialize (phew!) so he took me home but was very quiet, until he moved me under a tree outside my door and didn’t give me his hand to shake goodnight…Moving away, quick as lightning, yelling a strangled cry of “Jerk!”I fumbled for my door-key and escaped…(Aged 17 I met ‘im indoors…a real gentleman and the love of my life. We’ve been married for 69, happy years.) Cheers! xx

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  2. Rae Longest
    Jul 30, 2022 @ 03:23:56

    My Better Half and I met at a church beach party, and he gave me a ride home. He asked me out for that weekend, and I turned him down.Finally two weeks later we went out and the results were 57 years of married bliss. LOL

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  3. petespringerauthor
    Jul 29, 2022 @ 03:02:07

    You were lucky or a good judge of character. I had a couple of terrible first dates. I’m 15 minutes into the date and thinking, “How do I get out of here without hurting her feelings?”

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  4. beth
    Jul 28, 2022 @ 20:25:00

    fun to read, and luckily no disastrous first dates!

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  5. Erika
    Jul 28, 2022 @ 19:07:36

    (First) Dates are always so exciting. You never know what you get… lol

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  6. johnrieber
    Jul 28, 2022 @ 17:30:26

    Always a fascinating exercise!

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  7. Lauren
    Jul 28, 2022 @ 16:22:30

    Thanks for joining in Ritu. You are lucky you had no disastrous dates. I never bought new clothes for a date either. I think wearing something you own that makes you feel good is a better way to go anyway. I think you were wise to introduce your parents to the date that mattered.

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  8. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Jul 28, 2022 @ 15:26:00

    What a really and wonderful read, Sis! Thank you for sharing. It seems dating for movie and dinner is international. 😉 Best wishes, Michael

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  9. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Jul 28, 2022 @ 15:21:49

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  10. willowdot21
    Jul 28, 2022 @ 14:02:33

    Well done Sis you got here on time! Great answers and we courted for the same length of time before marrying though I have known hubby 56years. Great post Sis loved it 💜🙂

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  11. Sadje
    Jul 28, 2022 @ 13:30:19

    Cool. I never dated, like a good Pakistani Muslim girl, not after I got engaged 🥰

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  12. Darlene
    Jul 28, 2022 @ 12:21:31

    You will think this is funny, but I often took a book along in case the date was boring.

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