It is fine to go to a movie as your first online date.
However, you should be more creative with it in order to get the most out of your first online date.
If you choose to go to a movie on a first online date, you should also do something that will allow the both of you to get to talk to each other freely.
Hence, it would be a good idea to do a combination.
For example, the both of you can go to a movie matinee and from there, you can stop by a bar or cafe to chat.
This way you would have enjoyed the movie but you would also now have the chance to talk to each other and get to know each other after the movie.
If the both of you are quite nervous in seeing each other, a movie may actually be quite an effective ice breaker.
It gives you a chance to actually have something to talk about after the movie is over.
You can both talk about the movie because it was a shared experience.
This discussion will help in getting the both of you to feel more comfortable with each other.
Soon, the conversation should be able to easily move on to other topics because you would have spent a good amount of time talking about the movie and breaking the ice in this way.
A movie is also a good idea for a first online date if you want to do something a little different with the format.
For example, instead of going to see a regular movie in a regular theater, you can find a movie that is being shown in an outdoor theater.
You could bring your own refreshments, even set up a picnic.
This way, the event is much more than just a movie.
There is a coziness to it and even a good dose of romantic ambiance.
This makes going to see a movie so much more eventful and fun.
The feel of being outdoors can add another positive element to your movie experience.
You can both set up your little picnic area and get to know each other better before the movie even starts.
A movie as a first online date would also work when you make the movie-watching experience more interactive.
For example, if you both enjoy musicals, you could actually seek out movies that have sing-along tickets available.
If this is something that your town or city offers, you should really look into this.
Sing-along movies are where the lyrics to the songs in the movie are shown and you as an audience member can sing along to the songs as they are performed on screen.
This will make your movie watching experience that much more thrilling.
Again, this works best if the both of you really love musicals and would have no issue with singing along to a movie.
So, make sure that you ask your date first about whether they would be comfortable with this.
Going to a sing-along movie would be a shared experience that you will both have and regardless of how great of a singer you are, you will both probably have an absolute blast.
The energy that tends to be in an audience that attends a sing-along movie tends to be really high and infectious.
This can easily transfer to your date and help to infuse even more positive energy to it.
A movie as a first online date can also work when you go to a theater that has a dine-in area either inside of it or right next door.
You can enjoy dinner first and get to know each other. From here, it would be an easy walk to the movie.
At this point, being that you both had dinner first, you would have built enough rapport to be comfortable enough to go to this movie and have it be a nice cap to the night.