6 Reasons It’s Great To See A Horror Movie On A Date
Date night usually means movie night. Because apparently there’s no better way of getting to know someone than sitting in the dark with them while remaining completely silent for approximately two hours. Yeah. Why is this so common again? Well Candice Accola, from the hit web series Dating Rules for my Future Self season 2, has some of her own reasons, but we have our own too. While normal movies might not do the trick, a horror movie like "House at the End of the Street" can be a good way to learn more about your sweetheart! Here are 6 reasons why it’s great to see a horror movie on a date!
It’s an excellent way to prove you’re not a wimp
This is an excellent way to show a guy that you’re not one of those girls who’s scared of her own shadow. It also takes some of the ‘hero-pressure’ off a guy when they know that the girl they&risqué;re sweet on can probably take care of herself, if at some point that evening they’re stalked by a murderous madman. Just make sure he knows that even though you’re a tough chick, you still expect him to defend you as much as he would the last few handfuls of popcorn you’re sharing.
A little PDA is perfectly acceptable
Grabbing each other’s hand and snuggling into one another’s shoulders is perfectly acceptable in a horror movie. Not so much in a movie like the The Hangover Part II or The Iron Lady. Then PDA is just kind of creepy. I mean who gets romantic feelings while looking at Margaret Thatcher?
Great way to see what your date is made of
So yeah, agreeing to go to a horror movie is one thing, but how does your honey act once they’re confronted with said horror movie? Screaming like a little girl is unattractive on girls and boys alike. IT’S JUST A MOVIE! Bonus reason: No one would blame you for dumping someone who hyperventilated so frantically that the paramedics were called.
Ample opportunities to check your breath
Every time you burrow your face into your date’s shoulder or you put your hand to your mouth when someone’s about to do something stupid, like check out a noise in the basement, don’t forget to get a whiff of your breath! You don’t wanna have bad breath but you also don’t wanna look like you’re concerned about having bad breath, so it’s the perfect time to do it. Your date may have loved that Olive Garden all-you-can eat pasta at dinner, but trust me, 3 hours later no one wants to kiss a mouth that tastes like soured alfredo sauce.
Excuse to snuggle close the rest of the night
Not only do you get some acceptable PDA during the movie, but for the rest of the night you have an excuse to snuggle close. Just remember to finally let go of their hand when they walk you to your door and say goodnight. Especially when it’s white from blood lose. And especially, especially after they agree to go inside your house and check all your closets.
You’ll get your worst side out there
Okay, so you scream like a girl, you cut off the circulation in their hand and you make them stand watch outside the bathroom stall when you go peepee. At least you’ve shown them your worst side and now you know that if they ask you out again, they must really like you for who you are. Just remember that this doesn’t mean they’ll be cool with you sharing the secret baby clothes you hoard for future offspring or your torn-off toenail collection. Save those for after you trick them into marrying you.