You’ve been dreaming of this day for as long as you can remember: finding a date for a night out, planning a romantic movie, and hoping that everything goes smoothly without a hitch. Unfortunately, the stress and pressure of the big day can feel overwhelming, especially since you’ve never done this before and don’t know where to start. We’re here to help with six tips on how to pick the right movie for your date so that everything goes smoothly and you have a night that is both special and memorable. Keep reading for more information.
Be Careful What You Watch
It’s a common practice for people to browse through Netflix or other streaming services to find a romantic comedy or drama to watch alone or with a significant other. While it’s a fantastic way to pass the time, it’s important to remember that these types of films aren’t always the best fit for romantic nights out. Why? Sometimes, these films aren’t very good and can end up being very annoying to watch. If you decide to watch one of these films, make sure you’re both laughing at the right times and that the film doesn’t have any foul language or sexual content. In addition, be aware of what type of movies your date might find offensive (e.g., racist, sexist, homophobic, or otherwise). If you’re not sure whether or not a movie goes along with your date’s sensibilities, then don’t risk it. Find something else instead!
Look For Films That Promote Unity
Whether you’re dating or in a long-term relationship, you know that your partner can be one of your best friends. So, it makes sense that you would want to find a romantic comedy that portrays some semblance of unity between the leading characters. Remember: funny women are tough beasts, and the men in these kinds of films often have to prove their manliness to win the women’s affections. This means that, although it might be enjoyable to watch, you shouldn’t assume that the film is automatically suited for you and your partner to see together. Instead, look for movies with characters that are at least somewhat interdependent on each other. For example, the leading lady cannot function without her man’S help, or vice versa.
Find Films That Focus On Genuine Emotions
If you’ve ever been on a date with a person who isn’t funny and you paid attention, you might have noticed that certain films can make you feel something other than laughs. Sometimes, the emotions that a film evokes in you can be quite profound and moving. This is why it’s important to be particularly attentive while watching a romantic comedy, not just because it’s funny. Sometimes, these films can make you see the world from a completely different perspective and even make you feel optimistic about the future.
Know What To Expect
Whether you’ve been dreaming of this day for years or it’s your first date ever, you need to know how to properly prepare for it. Being slightly over-prepared is always a good idea, but doing too much might backfire and ruin the surprise of the evening. For example, doing research about the film can dampen the excitement of finding out what movie you’re going to see together. Conversely, not knowing much about a film can add an element of discovery to your evening. Either way, too much preparation can ruin the surprise.
Don’t Overthink It
Above all else, remember that this is supposed to be fun. You’re spending some quality time with your date, so why would you want to spoil it by focusing on the wrong things? While it’s important to be mindful of the movie you’re going to see and make sure that it’s appropriate for your date (e.g., age group, sex, and sensibilities), it’s also crucial to not overthink the process. If you start worrying too much about what’s going to happen, you’ll drive yourself crazy and ruin all the enjoyment of the evening. You want to be able to just relax and let your worries melt away as soon as the lights go out.
Know How To End It
Above all else, it’s important to know how to end a date. Sometimes, a couple might disagree about how a particular night should end, and one person might end up leaving early while the other stays for the whole thing. Being overly concerned with how the date should end can result in you driving each other crazy and causing an unpleasant ending. Instead, be mindful of how you both are feeling and decide what would make you both feel more comfortable. If you need additional suggestions, then ask your date for help. They might have a different opinion than you do about what would be the perfect way to end the night.
In the end, picking the right movie for your date is a lot like picking a movie for the first date in general. Sometimes, you can’t go wrong with a classic. Other times, you can’t go wrong with a cult classic. Yet, other times, you can’t go wrong with something new. As long as you have Netflix, you can find something that will certainly be entertaining and, above all, suitable for your date.