I have made no secret that I haven't really dated in 6 years. I have had an occasional date, but nothing that would say, "I'm dating". I was watching a video a few weeks ago that struck me as the perfect first date. It actually kinda made me want to date.
Two strangers had been talking on Match.com and they were ready to meet. Instead of going out to eat or for coffee, they got on Facebook and asked if anyone knew of someone who was going through a really hard time and just needed a real pick me up. People came through and found a girl who was having some family problems.
This couple met, picked up a beautiful bouquet of flowers, and went to meet this girl. They surprised her and asked if she was the girl who was having these problems. If so, these flowers are for you. We thought you could use something to brighten your day. The girl immediately jumped into the stranger couple's arms and cried.
Why did they do this?
Dating is very superficial You typically spend weeks or even months getting to know people. By the time you are attached, you are learning that some of those things that you were told were wrong. They were only told to impress you. Sharing such an emotional experience adds an entire new level of emotion, compassion, and realness. You can't fake those emotions.
Now think, wouldn't you rather see your future significant other's companionate side before you got involved?