Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
Hi H/A, sorry to bother you with another (sort of) girl thread, but this one shouldn't be too painful.
Background: I've had a crush on a girl for a little while, now I think I might have seen a sign or two of interest recently (or I'm inventing them in my mind), so I'd like to ask her out (since unlike so many others at our college, I don't think we're the type to get drunk and "hook up" etc at a party, even though we go to many of the same ones). Further background, we're both sophomores at a university, in the Boston area.
Also, we met freshman year, but have been hanging out more as our group(s) of friends have become basically one and the same. So I ruled out a quick lunch date, seeing as we're a bit past being acquaintances. Even so, I'm not completely sure what all her interests are, so I figured a decent awesome-for-everyone date would be a trip to the Boston Museum of Science, which I've heard good things about (or the aquarium, but we've both been there already, technically together in a group last fall semester, I think it's where we first met). So maybe the museum this weekend afternoon or whatever, and a little lunch afterwards if things go well (let me know if you have other suggestions).
Alas, the MoS costs $20/person, or $25 with one imax show included. I don't really have a problem with paying this (since I'll be the one asking her), and also for any lunch I guess (and maybe T fare?), but the thought occurred to me that is this a bit much for a first date? I don't want to seem like I'm some high roller or anything and scare her off, because I'm not that type of person who spends just to seem cool (I'm just frugal enough with my summer job money that I have enough to do something like this). Obviously none of you (or I) know what her reaction will be, but do you think that a $50+ first date is a bit too much? I would be willing to go dutch if she asks I guess, I only assume I'll pay since I'll be asking her. Sadly, my university doesn't get any discount on the museum like Harvard does.
Uh, also, this would basically (or completely) be my first date, since I didn't really do that in high school. All suggestions for other cool things to do around here, and/or good and cheapish places to eat are completely welcome. Any special tips for first (and first ever) dates are also cool.