Planning a date is not as simple as it used to be. With the added pressure of social media updates, prying text messages and photo opportunities, it can seem impossible to get things right. Sometimes, you just have to go old school and look back to a dating style that has worked for people apparently since time began. Or dating, at least.

Dinner and a movie is an old classic for a reason, and whilst there are hundreds of people that will raise their eyebrow at you and call you cliché for pulling this date combo out of your hat, there are so many more that will breathe a sigh of relief. All you need to do is sit back, relax and let the movie do all the work so you don’t have to.

The Blair Witch Project

Whilst it might not seem an obvious contender, a scary movie is always a good idea on a date. At least one of you guys is going to get scared and the prospect of being terrified out of your mind might actually make you trust your date more. All you need to do is put your life in their hands and turn off the lights.

The Breakfast Club

Anyone that doesn’t enjoy The Breakfast Club is clearly a bad seed, so as well as giving you and your date a good time, this movie can help you to figure out if they’re good for you or not. If they don’t cry at the end, there’s no hope.

Roman Holiday

For some reason, there’s nothing more romantic than an Audrey Hepburn movie and this tale of a princess gone undercover is a great film to watch with a first date. Don’t be afraid to get wrapped up in the moment, either; that’s what movies like these are all about.


Nothing does it quite like a classic movie on a date and you don’t get much more classic than the original Casablanca. The film is worth it for the love affair played out by Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall alone and if your date isn’t crying by the time As Time Goes By rolls around, they’re officially dead inside.

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