Tiffany: I think either the guy or girl can suggest the first date!It’s obviously a lot easier if the guy initiates a date, but sometimes you can’t just sit around and hope for it!There were times I could meet 3-4 different guys for dates in and be loving life.And then, there have also been times when, after rushing out of a second date I really shouldn’t have gone on in the first place, I’ve spilled out onto 13th Street, called my dad laughing/yelling/crying, and questioned, why am I even doing this?!And I think it shows a lot of confidence in a female if they suggest the first date.There was this guy I saw all the time in my work building (no, we didn’t work together! At first, we started saying hi to each other and after a while, we were having in depth conversations in the elevator.Sarah, 28, Rittenhouse: I recently finished “App-free August” in an attempt to focus on meeting people in everyday life.
Today, you’ll hear from 5 Philly women, Melissa, Leah, Sarah, Tracy, and Tiffany, who are all out there in this city of ours, trying to make it work with a special someone. Dating takes work and time and money and creativity and humility and honesty, and here we all are, soldiering on.
Tiffany, 28, Fairmount: The majority of dates I go on are from meeting people out at the bar, both at night and/or happy hour.
At our age, it can be really tough because people aren’t as social in today’s world.
I think meeting for coffee or drinks is a safe first date.
A good place to have conversation, but easy enough to cut short if it’s not going well.
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Leah: I like when a guy suggests the first date, but if I’m having a conversation with someone and I’m really into this person, I have no problem asking for the first date!