When you are planning a date night with your girlfriend, boyfriend, spouse or potential romantic partner -- what springs to mind? Does a classical concert make for a good date night? And what about if you are asking someone out, early in a relationship? Would you consider taking that person to a classical concert?
A recent Violinist.com discussion thread (Have you ever invited your (future) girlfriend to a concert?) got me thinking about this issue.
I'm probably pretty biased, but it seems like an ideal date to me: an occasion to perhaps get a little dressed up, have dinner beforehand, watch something together, then talk about it over drinks or dessert.
But some people are a bit shy about asking a romantic partner to something like a classical concert. Is this their kind of music? Will they like it? Will they feel out of place? Will it go too long? And, even long-time partners and spouses have different ideas - maybe the classical concerts are simply something to do with another friend, because your partner likes baseball games better or doesn't like to go out, or simply just doesn't like classical music.
What have your experiences been, taking a date to a classical concert? Is it something you have done, and if so, did both parties enjoy it? Is it something you feel shy about doing? Please answer the vote and then tell us about your experiences in the comments below.
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