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Brenda / November 9, 2004 3:35 PM

01/01/01 is a pretty cool date.

Andrew / November 9, 2004 3:40 PM

Smartass. :)

jennifer / November 9, 2004 3:46 PM

i'm so jaded and cynical that i've sat here for ten minutes and haven't been able to come up with anything. good conversation. in a comfortable place. there.

amyc / November 9, 2004 3:47 PM

Lots and lots and lots and lots of fucking. And some pizza.

Joe / November 9, 2004 3:49 PM

Hey amyc - what are you doing this weekend?

Eamon / November 9, 2004 3:52 PM

Even better: 10/10/10! That's my birthday!

Brenda / November 9, 2004 3:52 PM

Throw in some beer, and I'm with Amy.

Wait, that didn't come out right...

Mike / November 9, 2004 4:01 PM

I'd pick them up in my van, then we'd go to a really nice place like Bob Evans or Denny's. Polish off that Moons Over My Hammy with a couple of Mickey's bigmouths and off we go to Fantasy Suites. They can pick any room they like, so long as its "Arabian Nights".

Eamon / November 9, 2004 4:14 PM

Mike wins. Close the thread.

Mike and Joe / November 9, 2004 4:45 PM

Dude, don't be a moron, Amy already won.

armaghetto / November 9, 2004 4:57 PM

"First I would make you drink anti-freeze until you pass out. Then I would pee on you, chanting 'House on fire! House on fire! Put it out! Put it out!' Then you would wake up the next morning in excruciating pain with a size seven poop chute." - Phil Hartman as Greta the She-Male on Sprockets

Dinner &/or liquor, ending with some making out and then some getting the hell out of my house.

paul / November 9, 2004 5:42 PM

There's some serious romantics in this town.

I myself like to have a nice meal first, it allows time for the sexual tension to build up.

Shylo / November 9, 2004 6:39 PM

Eamon, are you 94 years old?

For reals? Giggling, getting tipsy, and dim light.

Michael / November 9, 2004 7:21 PM

I usually prefer to take my dates to either the drive-in movie or the soda shop, just so long as things don't progress past heavy petting. Dubya wouldn't approve.

tony / November 9, 2004 9:26 PM

One that lasts long enough for us to catch the sun rise over the lake.

steve_sleeve / November 10, 2004 12:09 AM

Getting drunk with someone can be a pretty good (and often hilarious) date, and for a GOOD REASON: chances are you'll end up talking quite a bit ... certainly much more than you would on a movie date, unless you're the kind of person that talks all throughout the movies, in which case SCREW YOU, JERKFACE

robin.. / November 10, 2004 8:58 AM

the date in which you pay, baby.

eep / November 10, 2004 8:58 AM

Okay, Chicago might not be full of romantics, but it's certainly full of funny people.

A perfect date? Lord, who knows. I haven't been on one of those in a long time. My vote is that if the guy doesn't pretend to punch you in the face, it's a pretty good date.

Maggie / November 10, 2004 9:01 AM

Eep, does that mean that you actually want the guy to follow through and punch you in the face?

Mike / November 10, 2004 9:04 AM

I agree, the movie is probably my worst first date and drinking can be a good way to really get people talking. Only problem is, there's a very, very, razor thin line between the drinking/talking date and the drinking/waking up in a near stranger's bed with no memory of the past 12 hours and feeling really awkward for another week date.

Carly / November 10, 2004 10:02 AM

Just about anything well planned and thoughtful. I'm a sucker for reservations and surprises. Something new.

Tell me what time and how to dress and I'm yours.

"How much worse can it get than finishing dinner having him reaching over pull a hair out of my head and starts flossing with it at the table?"

Anthony / November 10, 2004 10:42 AM

Dating has been feeling overly contrived to me lately. Like something people do cause they're bored, not because they're actually interested in each other.

I probably fall into the romantic category, though. Any night off the beaten path works for me. Uniqueness and authenticity rule when Iím planning.

Shylo / November 10, 2004 10:45 AM

You know a date is good when you really, really, really have to pee but don't want to stop talking.

Terry / November 10, 2004 12:25 PM


Whatever happened to the blogs at the end of each Airbag sections???? Those were alot more fun to read and respond to, now they're kinda eh . . .

oh, the Perfect date? c'mon people: Porn! -- watching and filming it and watching it together.

Shasta MacNasty / November 10, 2004 1:01 PM

Ok. What AmyC said, but substitute wine for beer. Aaaaaaaannd, it would be all weekend.

wc / November 10, 2004 1:25 PM

He buys me lots of stuff and doesn't talk much.

You know...that was meant as a joke, but the more I think about it.....

Allen Iverson / November 10, 2004 1:54 PM

I don't like leaving my pets at home. Animals are people too. They need to be involved in every part of my ideal date. My pig can smell a rat, or a skank, so I bring him along.

If my date don't like that, I'll jack her in the face right there on the street. My pig has twice as much personality as any of you clowns.

After dinner we go and get down and dirrrrty in the barnyard. The pig can watch or join in, depending on his mood. IF the ho don't like that, she better not say nothing.

When we done, me and the pig talk about it. Then we decide if I'll call her for a second date.

trlk / November 10, 2004 2:16 PM

A man with a plan wins everytime. Don't call up and be all "so what do you want to do?" Call us with a plan. Some good food, drink and music make for the perfect date.

This weekend my boy planned: Luna and dinner at Rose Angelis on Fri. Staying in bed all day Sat. Sat night: The Pixies and then to Schubas to check out American Music Club followed by a late nite pizza stop. breakfast in bed on Sun. morning.

Now that is some planning.

jenny / November 10, 2004 3:47 PM

Perfect me, are those like figs?

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