Suddenly meeting someone may seem spontaneous and nerve-wracking, but when it comes to looking for a significant other, blind dates could be more efficient than speed dating or even online dating. For senior Nichole Miciant, she thought it was a good way to meet new people and get out of your comfort zone.
”I think in a way it’s good because it really exposes you to different types of people that you don’t normally get to talk to,” mentioned Miciant.
Going on a blind date gives the opportunity to meet someone that isn’t in your typical environment. In some cultures, it is common for people to go on blind dates. For example, in Korea people don’t date in high school or in college because they want to focus on studying, so after they graduate from college a lot of their relatives encourage them to go on blind dates.
“In the Korean culture, going on blind dates is the norm. After college and once you become [an] adult, everyone pushes you to get married,” senior Erica Joo mentioned.
When going on a date or just hanging out with friends, there are times when it can get awkward because you have nothing to talk about.
“When I went on dates, it was very awkward when we didn’t know each other very well. Dates are supposed to be when you get to know each other a little bit better, and if you have nothing to talk about, what’s the point?” said Miciant.
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, students at GCHS are looking for something to do. Whether it’s finding a date, going on a date or just hanging out with friends, Valentine’s Day is another excuse to get to know your loved ones. Here are some conversation starters, inspired by Tea for Two from YouTube, for your Valentine’s Day plans!
1.What, if anything, is too serious to be joked about?
2.If you could bring ANYONE to dinner, who would you bring?
3.If you could change anything about your childhood, what would you change?
4.If you knew that you were going to die in a year, is there anything you would change about your life?
5.Your family got into a car accident and the car is hanging off a cliff. Who would you save?
6.If you could wake up tomorrow with one superpower what would it be?
7.Your house and everything inside catches on fire. After
you’ve saved your loved ones you have only enough time?
8.Tell your partner/ friend your first impression of them.
9.Ask your partner/friend one thing you’re dying to know about them.
10.What was a childhood dream that you weren’t able to pursue?
11.If you could hop on a plane and travel to a destination
of your choice, where would you go and why?
12.What is your idea of happiness?
13.Complete this sentence “I wish I had some whom I could share…”
15.What’s your typical day?
16.What’s the greatest present you ever received or gave?
17.What’s the best advice you received from someone or gave to someone?
18.What’s your biggest pet peeve?