Top 10 worst first-date spots in New Orleans
So you met a hottie at PJ’s Coffee / the Bulldog / Whole Foods, or -- let’s be real -- Tinder. Avoid these first-date spots at all costs … that is, until the timing is right.
10. Drive Thru Daiquiris followed by hanging out at The Fly
Good for: The third date, when you can put small talk aside, enjoy each other’s company and just mellow out with a large Styrofoam cup of icy strawberry perfection.
9. Your best friend’s wedding
Good for: The 16th date when you can finally prove to everyone that you won’t die alone with your new cat named Katniss Everdeen … that is, at least for the time being.
8. A Saints game
Good for: The 9th date when you’re not only willing to give up a coveted season ticket, but you’re comfortable enough to reveal your “angry side.”
7. Your apartment
Good for: The fourth date, on a Sunday, just in time for Game of Thrones.
6. Your little sister’s jungle-themed Sweet 16 at the Audubon Tea Room
Good for: Do you really want to put your significant other through this? I thought better of you.
5. Rally’s at 3 am
Good for: The 7th date, when you literally couldn’t give a damn.
4. Lakeside Mall
Good for: When the two of you are registering for your wedding at Pottery Barn and hopefully ONLY THEN.
Good for: The 24th date, when you’re Lord knows where evacuating from a hurricane together in northern Mississippi with your three cats (including Katniss Everdeen).
2. Hiking / fishing / kayaking / enjoying nature in general
Good for: I have no idea … but I’m pretty sure there are people who are into this.
Good for: When you have friends from college in town, when you’re craving a purple drink from Lafitte’s, and/or when you are comfortable enough singing a karaoke duet at the Cat’s Meow together just for the hell of it.
K. Peck is a NOLA native who has chased romance across several continents. Email her at [email protected]