My son's first date...

United States
February 17, 2017 8:33pm CST
My son is 14. He went on his first official date tonight. Although technically with the last girl he was dating he did meet her, her 2 sisters, and their boyfriends for ice cream, and I considered that his first date. But tonight it was just him and the girl. They went to see a movie. Tomorrow is the girl's birthday. They saw A Dog's Purpose. He said it was sad, but also happy. It looks really cute and I think I want to see it.. He had a great time. It was actually also his first time seeing a movie in theaters. We don't go to theaters very much due to the cost. We do tend to take the kids to the drive in every summer.. but not usually a theater. But it's odd because all my other kids have been to a theater, except him.. A night of firsts for him.. How old were you when you went on your first date?
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@sabtraversa (9846)
• Italy
18 Feb
I was 18, he was about my age, we just went for a walk, but it was still pretty awkward.
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• United States
18 Feb
I was probably about the same age.. First dates can be awkward if you don't know each other well. My son has known this girl for a couple years and they've been "together" for 4 months.
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• Richfield, Utah
18 Feb
Isn't the whole teenage thing awkward anyway, no matter what the generation?
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• Italy
18 Feb
@katsmeow1213 Wow, that's something pretty serious. @librarygeek1980 Yes, thankfully something that doesn't change.
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@much2say (35427)
• United States
21 Feb
How sweet! Sounds like he had a nice first experience with his date! You have drive-ins out there? Sadly we don't have any around here anymore . . . there used to be a drive ins close to my parents' house. My parents didn't allow me to date. So I was "set up" on a lunch date in high school . . . maybe about 15 years old? But I was so quiet and mousy back then . . . I was mortified that my friends set me up when I was completely not ready for it. I was so uncomfortable that even the guy said I was too quiet for him - and that was that.
• United States
21 Feb
We have 2 drive ins nearby.. one is closer than the other. They're cheap and usually have double or triple features, but obviously only in the summer. We like to go once a year for the experience.
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@much2say (35427)
• United States
26 Feb
@katsmeow1213 Yah, I miss the drive ins . . . that was a good deal - and a fun family memory! I loved the picnic dinners my mom used to make on those outings!
• United States
26 Feb
@much2say Nice.. we've never done a picnic dinner.. that's a good idea!
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@hillhjill (4118)
• United States
18 Feb
I believe that I was 15 and my boyfriend was a year older then me and we ate and road around on back roads because that is about all you can do around here lol.. but we had a good time.. even tho we are not friends no more.
• United States
18 Feb
Not many people do remain friends with their high school sweethearts.
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@hillhjill (4118)
• United States
18 Feb
@katsmeow1213 yeah tell me about it..
• Richfield, Utah
18 Feb
@katsmeow1213 actually I still am friends with my high school sweetheart we talk every once in awhile
• Richfield, Utah
18 Feb
Technically first actual date was 16 and I asked a friend of mine to a girls choice dance. First boyfriend though, 15. In the photo below is my date, funny the guy with my friend was the boyfriend at 15, lol
• United States
18 Feb
He has been to many dances with girls already.. he didn't count those. Also he's had a girlfriend since he was 11.. his first two girlfriends lasted a year. This one he's been with for 4 months. He's such a Casanova, LOL
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• Richfield, Utah
18 Feb
@katsmeow1213 lol, that's funny cute
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• United States
18 Feb
@librarygeek1980 It's adorable until the breakups come.. he doesn't handle those well!
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• New Delhi, India
18 Feb
Isn't that pretty young age
• United States
18 Feb
I assume you don't have teenagers?
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• New Delhi, India
18 Feb
@katsmeow1213 my kid is only 3 years
• United States
18 Feb
@amitkokiladitya Enjoy that age while you can! Teenagers are a whole different world!
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@shaggin (26901)
• United States
18 Feb
I don't recall my first date honestly so it must not have been anything very exciting. That is nice that he enjoyed his first time at the movies. I have not heard of this movie yet. That's not the one where they forced the dog into churning water was it?
• United States
18 Feb
Yes it was, unfortunately. But I mean, the dog wasn't hurt.. he just didn't want to go into the water. Could have been worse.
@shaggin (26901)
• United States
18 Feb
@katsmeow1213 Yes thankfully the dog wasn't hurt but I felt so bad for it the way they forced it to. They should have just used a fake robotic dog. I will still watch it on Netflix or something but not go to the movies to see it. I agree with you how expensive the movies are. There is one that charges $5 per ticket on Sundays. Then about an hour from me is one that is a discount cinema and it is $3 a ticket. You have to wait a month or more for the movie to leave the other theaters before it comes to the discount one.
• United States
18 Feb
@shaggin We have a couple discounted ones as well. I'll probably see this when it's on video. I plan to see Beauty and the Beast in theaters in a few weeks!
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@FayeHazel (11737)
• United States
21 Feb
Wow, a true night of firsts. I wasn't allowed to date until I was 18 - and then my first "date" (if you call it that - he came to my place and watched tv) happened when I was 19. It wasn't great. My first actual go out and do something with someone "date" happened when I was in my early 20s. I hope your son has better experiences than I did. :-)
• United States
21 Feb
I didn't really go on any dates until I was 18/19 either.. and I never went on many. My first boyfriend like to just watch tv at my place or his.. we didn't do many dates.
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@FayeHazel (11737)
• United States
27 Feb
@katsmeow1213 I find the whole thing to be confusing... there should be a rule book or something lol
@DianneN (59484)
• United States
19 Feb
Cute! I'm glad he enjoyed going to the movies. I was in 4th grade and went to a dance with a boy my father approved. My granddaughter went out to dinner at age 5 with a boy that is still madly in love with her. The mothers went to dinner with them and sat a few tables away.
• United States
19 Feb
How adorable! My son has introduced himself to the girl's family. Her father is a correction's officer, but they seem to like my son very much. What's not to like, he's a great kid, good grades, very involved in school, band, musicals, etc..
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@DianneN (59484)
• United States
21 Feb
@katsmeow1213 What's not to like is right!
@JudyEv (101028)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Feb
I'm glad you had a good time. You worry about kids enjoying their dates and other such things.
• United States
18 Feb
The girl he's seeing, they've been friends for years and have been "together" 4 months already. They like each other a lot so being out together was very enjoyable for them both.
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@JudyEv (101028)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Feb
@katsmeow1213 That's really good to hear. So nice to have a good friend at that age.
@just4him (92030)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Feb
I'm old fashioned. Seems a bit young to be dating. My first date was when I was 17. It didn't last more than one or two dates. He was a real jerk.
• United States
19 Feb
He's a natural romantic.. he's had girlfriends since he was 11, and they each lasted a long time too. This is his 3rd "love".
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18 Feb
Hi there, I believe Katsmeow isn't your actual name...It's a cute description. Driving every summer is cool compared to a 2 hr movie. but that expression fails when it comes to going to a theater with our loved ones. I wish your son's relation seed will grow like a tree and last forever. I am 23 and still waiting for one.