How long should a 1st date last? (I'm talking about dating with an interest to get married, that serious kinda dating where a guy n a girl have met on a dating site, are in their 30's & are not dating to sleep around)
in my opinion an hour - if we are sitting in a coffee shop & doing nothing but talking.
if there is any activity involved in addition to eating, then probably 2-3 hours.
What do you think guys? okay, call me stupid but I don't want to know too much about a man, his interests, relatives, talking about some stupid movies, weather, job, economy etc. unless I know that he is interested in going on a 2nd date with me. I want to know about him just enough to know that he is the guy that I'd like to go on a 2nd date, I'm okay with the way he looks & his job & his interests, opinions on some important topics from what it appears so far. Is that too business like approach guys?
Let's face it, first date should be nothing more than meet & greet. How I look (or how I don't look), carry myself, talk, smile etc. has a significant impact on whether the guy will be attracted to me or not. So, he is anyways not gonna pay attention to my interest in rocket science, why bother to spend so much time?
thank you for your attention & your input.
P.S. - I am very new to dating world. I come from a culture where parents introduce kids or arrange their marriage.