Match.com recently asked users to vote on the best and worst ideas for a double date. The bad ones aren't actually THAT bad, but there's a reason each of them definitely isn't GOOD. First, here are the three BEST ideas.
#1.) Taking a Class Together. Like dance lessons or a cooking class. 17% of people said it's a good choice for a double date. And according to relationship experts, any date where you LEARN something together is great.
#2.) Going Hiking. 23% of people said it's their ideal double date, especially if the weather's nice and it's somewhere scenic. (--Meaning, a lot of people LIE about how much they like to hike.)
#3.) Going to a Casual Restaurant, or Cooking Dinner at Someone's Place. An overwhelming 49% of people said it's their favorite thing to do on a double date. (--So in other words, 49% of us are boring and/or cheap.)
--Now here are three WORST double date ideas . . .
#1.) Going to a Movie. Mostly because you can't talk, so it's not very social. That said, plenty of couples DO go to the movies on double dates. The trick is to just have a drink AFTER the movie . . . so you can all talk about it.
#2.) A Fancy, Candlelit Dinner. It's good for ONE couple, but not a group because it's too formal. And because nice restaurants are usually quiet, which discourages you from laughing or cracking jokes. 37% of people said dinner at a fancy restaurant is a bad double date idea.
#3.) Spending a Spa Day Together. 52% of people agreed it's no good, mainly because it's hard to relax when you're making small talk. Plus, it's not a good date for women, because steam and make-up don't go well together. (Match.com)