Bad dates and how to avoid them with Valentines ideas in Liverpool for LJMU students
It’s mid-February and love is in the air… Valentines Day is here and whether you’re a single pringle or all coupled up, there’s something to enjoy. From live concerts to one of the most romantic views in Liverpool, or you can just laugh at our embarrassing date stories and revel in our shame. There’s some great date ideas too, to help you avoid dodgy dates like ours.
Student Opps Team Member A
When I was younger, a Hottie McTottie from my sixth form asked me on a date to the cinema, and I was so nervous I decided to go to the pub with my friend beforehand. After turning up a bit late (and a bit giddy), we made our way inside. Halfway through the film, I got up to go to the toilet and on my way back, trying not to disturb anyone, I picked up my popcorn and went to sit down. Only I forgot I needed to pull out the seat to sit down… To see what the loud noise was, my date shone their phone torch, only to find me lying on the floor in the fetus position with popcorn all over me. Even though I found it hilarious, I never heard back from Hottie McTottie.
Student Opps Team Member B
I met a lad in town once and agreed to go on a date with him the next day. As that day rolled around, I realised I wasn’t really that into him, but felt a bit sly and went on the date anyway, thinking I could leave after an hour or so. Within half an hour, my date had invited me back to his hometown in Venezuela to meet his mum (who he was certain would love me and approve of our relationship)! He also had some pretty interesting views on women in the workplace, and insisted he could support me as a stay at home wife in the future. All well and good mate, but that’s not what I want. I texted my friend to call with an “emergency”, but he insisted on coming with me. For some reason I let him walk me halfway home before having another fake emergency, which thankfully worked. I blocked his number and haven’t seen him since.
Student Opps Team Member C
I was supposed to be meeting up with my date in a bar at 7, but I was so nervous I cried all my makeup off beforehand. I turned up with mascara running down my cheeks, and insisted I was fine. Trying to show off, he ordered an expensive bottle of wine, and I didn’t have the heart to tell him I can’t stand it. A few glasses later, we headed to another bar, where I was desperately trying to avoid awkward silences when all of my school friends walked in. Delighted they’d broke the awkwardness of it all, I jumped up and hugged them all while my date sloped off to get some more drinks. I was telling my friends how badly the date was going when they all gave me a signal to stop talking. My date had been stood behind me the whole time. I still feel awful about it!
Student Opps Team Member D
In the summer I get pretty bad hayfever, and one summer evening I’d met up with my date and all was going well. However, about halfway through this date, I feel a sneeze coming and coming fast. I sneezed and ended up spraying snot directly onto the bar, right in front of my date. Turns out my date was a bit of a germaphobe and as I’m sure you’ve guessed, there was no second date.
Free Valentines Classics Concert at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
But rest assured, it doesn’t all have to be doom and gloom. There are some brill date ideas to be had in Liverpool this Valentines Day, including our FREE Valentines Classics concert – what’s better than a cheap date, after all? Expect live renditions of Hollywood’s most loved love songs, from Titanic to Romeo and Juliet. Oooh, dreamy.
Liverpool’s Most Romantic View
Have you seen the view from the top of the Liverpool Cathedral? It’s one of the most romantic spots in the city, and LJMU students get free tickets to go to the top of the tower. Find times and dates on the Liverpool Cathedral website and message us to get your tickets.
Culture Date at the Tate
Located in Liverpool’s beautiful Royal Albert Docks, which is the perfect place for a picturesque stroll with your date, you’ll find the Tate Liverpool gallery, which LJMU students can access for free. Just flash your LJMU card and make your way through the floors of work from world famous artists, impressing your date with your artsy knowledge before stepping out along the Pier Head.
Laugh Together in one of Liverpool’s Coolest Venues
From Tuesday 19th February until Saturday 23rd February (so a belated Valentines), the Everyman Theatre is showing the hilarious Caroline’s Kitchen. Not only will you laugh your heads off , which is always a sign of a good date, but the Everyman is the perfect place for pre-show dinner and drinks. The best news is you can get your tickets for just £5 each when you tell the box office you’re an LJMU student. Just flash your student ID at the box office and away you go. If you don’t have a date to join you, why not come along to our city social on 19th February and you can go for free?
So now you have no excuses to avoid our terrible dating disasters, when there’s so many great date ideas to be had in Liverpool this Valentines Day. Enjoy!
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