A first date is the initial meeting during the dating process of two individuals, in which an effort is made to ask about each other, plan a potential relationship, and/or organize some sort of romantic activity.
Why is a first date so important?
First dates are pivotal in determining the trajectory of a potential relationship. First dates typically involve a face-to-face meeting in which each individual has the opportunity to learn more about the other and determine whether there is enough of a spark to pursue a second date.
Whats the point of a date?
One of the main purposes of dating is for two or more people to evaluate one anothers suitability as a long term companion or spouse. Often physical characteristics, personality, financial status, and other aspects of the involved persons are judged and, as a result, feelings can be hurt and confidence shaken.