on coffee dates.

A few weeks ago at brunch, while I was actively pounding rosé and mimosas in support of my friends who were running in the marathon (ew), the conversation took a turn to acceptable first date activities, from a woman’s perspective.

Quick side note on marathons: I’m not sure if people remember the moral of the story of the original marathon, but when Pheidippides ran from Marathon to Athens, he keeled over and DIED at the end. So, the fact that anyone now does this for fun, implies that the memo was missed.

Anyway, one of my friends and I supplied a very aggressive list of things that women do and do not like to one of our male friends, which I think may have scared him a bit (sorry Aaron), but I stand behind all of these points.

I will eventually outline all of them in a series of posts, but today we’re going to begin with the primary offender on the list: a first date proposition for coffee.

There is no room for any sort of back and forth dialogue on this one, so I’m just going to dive right into it.

Acitivities that a coffee meeting is acceptable for:

  1. Awkward meetings with a potential “mentor.” 
  2. When you have to “get to know” someone from a weird college student org. you’re in.

Unless that is the situation, please do not try to involve me in it.

Coffee dates mean one of three things:

  1. You're cheap. Or poor. Not sure which is worse.
  2. You're not interested in, nor do you respect me enough to take me on a real date.
  3. You don't drink. Which means you’re either anti-fun, or a recovering alcoholic. 

None of these are things that I can work with.

So please just be a normal person and suggest drinks. It’s not that complicated.