Many aspects of the dating world have changed over the years. For example, it is now common for people to check their phones a lot while they're on a date, whereas before you had to physically turn your back if you wanted to rudely ignore someone. But despite the changes in social customs and technology, people still go on movie dates.
And they still worry about which movie to see. If you're the one doing the choosing, how do you decide which multiplex option will best represent you and your tastes? This is especially crucial on a first date, when he or she is just getting to know you. So as a public service, we offer the following.
What Your Choice for a First-Date Movie Says About You
Rango: You like hip animated films that speak to an adult audience.
Just Go With It: You like stupid live-action films that speak to a juvenile audience.
Insidious: You're hoping for something that will provide an opportunity for jumping and arm-clutching.
Scream 4: You're hoping for something that will provide an opportunity for dozing and watch-checking.
Your Highness: Dude, you are so high right now.
Sucker Punch: You heard the film is an exploration of feminist themes in a postmodern world, and/or that it shows a lot of hot chicks in their underwear.
Hop: You're a furry.
Arthur: Everything else was sold out.
Atlas Shrugged: You're each paying for your own ticket.
Soul Surfer: This is the movie your church youth group was going to see anyway.
Paul: All you can afford is the dollar theater.
Jane Eyre: If you're the guy: You're trying too hard. If you're the girl: You're cruel.
Hall Pass: There will not be a second date.
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Eric D. Snider (website) went on a date once.