In two and a half years of sporadic dating, I’ve had lots of conversation and learned plenty about men, and a lot about myself. I decided to share a few common questions I get on dates. Here we go.
1. Do you watch sports? I’m always honest in saying that I might watch the final game of whatever sport it is. They ask “so you just don’t know what’s going on, or you have no interest?” I confess that I’m not interested. (Insert painful on their faces, here!) I know it’s important, but I’m not willing to sit out in the cold and watch football, or suffer through a baseball game. If they NEED that, well…
2. Do you cook? Valid question. Very few men will want to eat take-out every night. I usually say “I CAN cook, but I don’t make elaborate meals often. I don’t enjoy cooking anymore.” I’m gonna have to work on this response, because they generally don’t appreciate it, or the rare man will say “oh, no worries. I got that. I don’t mind cooking.” (insert MY smiley face here.) Honestly though, I’d cook for that ONE I choose. Yes I will.
And here’s a question that I don’t get as often, but it always surprises me:
3. What are you going to teach me? I’m glad men see me as an intelligent woman, but I usually tell that you learn something from everyone. And you generally don’t know upfront, what that will be. They agree. Not only that, they start thinking about what they bring to the table as far as teaching me. The last guy I hung out with said “that’s true. I’ve done a lot of traveling and learned a lot. I can share that with you.” (Swoon.)
And we already know about this pesky question:
4) Can you send.me a pic? That either comes before the first date, or right after (like the same night). Once, I got asked at dinner. I wrote about this here.
Ladies, do you get similar questions on dates? Are there any that you’d like to add to the list? Fellas, how important are the answers to these questions to you? What do you typically want to know and why?