Double dating can be a really fun time had by all or some, or none, depending on the mixture of people in your dating group. Take for instance, that you have been asked to go along with another couple on a double date. You know only your dating partner, and have no knowledge of the other couple. As the date progresses, you realize there is absolutely no chemistry among the two couples, now you are in a position you had rather not be in.
Has this happened to you while double dating? Hopefully not, but it does occur more often that you might think. Usually, this is a case where two co-workers, or two friends, decide to have a double dating event, and their actual dating partners know nothing of each other. This can be disastrous.
There are pros and cons to double dating, and knowing these guidelines, can ensure a more pleasant experience. First of all, try using common sense and common courtesy, by doing unto others as you would want to happen to you. Do not mix people that have never met. No one enjoys meeting mystery people for the first time on a date.
Before you engage in a double dating experience, make time to have the foursome get to know each other, if by no other measure, a visual pointing out of who will be going. Often times, this can clear the air, if the parties have met before, or they know something that they have heard, about the other person, and they definitely do or do not want to be thrown into a date situation with each other.
Dating double can be a positive time for you and your date to branch out and interact with other people, and broaden your peer group as a couple. This is always a good thing, from this standpoint. Getting more people associated with you and your partner as a couple, allows you to show more about yourself to others, and be more open for group activities that can enhance your personal relationship with your partner.
After weighing the pros and cons of double dating, make sure you are considerate of your partners feelings before, during, and after the date has happened. Remember, a double date can affect each person differently, and you will want to make sure your partner enjoyed the event as much as you. If you both are on the same page, you may want to do this again and develop a closer connection with the other couple.
There can be a lot to learn from double dating, and if you are always mindful of your partners reactions, then you both can expand on your friends list, of people you want to be around and socialize with. Growing a list of friends that you can enjoy being with, can help tremendously down the road, to a long and positive relationship with your dating partner. Having more friends gives a couple more ways to avoid boredom, and lack of things to do. This is a great way to always have options of people to ask to join you in a venture that can expect a good time had by all.