A good date is when you show up and you are pleasantly surprised because he is gosh-darn cute - from his two hazel eyes down to his shoes. You are pleasantly surprised because in his pictures he had sunglasses on and you were almost certain you were going to be met with a cyclops.
A bad date is when you are slightly disappointed because he is wearing something too closely resembling a sweatshirt. Do you understand my dislike of the sweats?
A good date will ask you, “Can I get you a drink?” as his first question of the night.
A bad date will not ask you for a drink because he is too busy with his Sprite.
A good date is when you close the bar down - brooms are sweeping your feet and lights are brightening reminding you that it is the early morning hour of 1:30. Too soon.
A bad date lasts a little over an hour and consists of hamburgers and Sprite - 5 of them at that. You can never have too many! And you watch ice skating - which you hate - in the window's reflection.
A good date consists of lots of talk of indie rock and jazz and an impromptu run to a local jazz club when you discover your mutual fondness for jazz and you talk about the music and the dialogue of the instruments that play off, around, and against each other. Then you sing along to 'Tis Wonderful.
A bad date consists of forced conversation - like when you talk about what you eat for dinner most nights and how many ways you can make a potato.
A good date is complimentary, engaging, and courteous.
A bad date criticizes North Carolina after you tell him all your immediate family lives there, criticizes "Florida schools" after you tell him you went to one, and stereotypes attorneys in which case you had to tell him that 85% of your friends are attorneys.
A good date gives you a hug and kiss good night and tells you he'd like to see you again.
A bad date gives you a hug and kiss good night and tells you he'd like to see you again.
But you know what the real difference is between Good Date--Bad Date? The good date will not follow through.