Taking a girl to a classical music concert as first date. Good idea?

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Re: Taking a girl to a classical music concert as first date. Good idea?

Post by Lawler » Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:31 am

Well, whatever you decide, do it confidenly. Confidence is attractive to women.

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Post by Rick Hutt » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:24 pm

Mahler Symph #9? Absolutely sublime. Definitely tell her a little about Mahler and the "curse" of the ninth symphony (Beethoven, Schubert, Bruekner. And even if it doesn't work out, you'll have experienced the Mahler Ninth!
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Post by Denian Arcoleo » Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:44 pm

It's the sub-text of this thread (and the various answers) that I'm finding amusing. The OP's question could be accurately re-phrased as 'if I take a girl to a classical music concert as first date will it have the desired effect?' :lol:

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Post by Guitar-ded » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:36 pm

Denian Arcoleo wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:44 pm
It's the sub-text of this thread (and the various answers) that I'm finding amusing. The OP's question could be accurately re-phrased as 'if I take a girl to a classical music concert as first date will it have the desired effect?' :lol:
So does that bring us full circle to Bears original 'NO'?
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Post by Jacek A. Rochacki » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:58 pm

Well, it is not easy for me to understand. Because when ca 50 years ago I was asking a girl to first date, she was definitely not a total stranger to me. Before asking for date we were talking a lot, also on preferences in culture, art, literature, poetry and music. So there was no risk that I will take a heavy metal fan to classical music concert.
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Post by Semitone » Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:13 pm

NO...I take it, you don't date much.

Unless you know that she likes classical music or has expressed an interest in exploring it, then this is an obvious NO. Save it for a second date...( see I'm an optimist!)

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Post by BugDog » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:32 pm

My standby first date is an art museum. They're safe, secure, and can be as formal or informal as you like. They're not expensive so nobody feels pressured. You can talk to each other and there's stuff all around to talk about. There are usually several forms of art, or at least different subjects. You both get to learn something about each others tastes.

Concerts and movies are kind of monolithic which makes it a hit or miss kind of situation. You can't really talk while it's going on.

It's not that it's a bad idea, there are just better ones.
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Post by razz » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:50 pm

Adrian Allan wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:11 pm
I took my partner (I'm not married because I don't do rituals etc.) to a Julian Bream concert. She fell asleep.
Having said that, I am still with her 20 years later
It was Eliot Fisk for me. She didn't quite fall asleep. She still with me.

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Post by JohnB » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:51 pm

razz wrote:
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:50 pm
Adrian Allan wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:11 pm
I took my partner (I'm not married because I don't do rituals etc.) to a Julian Bream concert. She fell asleep.
Having said that, I am still with her 20 years later
It was Eliot Fisk for me. She didn't quite fall asleep. She still with me.
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Re: Taking a girl to a classical music concert as first date. Good idea?

Post by SegundaLeyDeNewton » Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:39 pm

Just letting you know that I dídn´t take her to the concerto, I thought that,as somebody said, the Mahler 9 may not be the best first contact with classical music, so I decided to take her to a jazz club near the theatre and she looks more interested and excited by the idea. Wish me luck!
Thanks for all your advices and experiencies!

P.S : i still went to the Mahler symphony No .9 with a friend , it was extremely astonishing! Definitely one of the best works for orchestra that i have ever heard!

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Post by lucy » Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:33 pm

SegundaLeyDeNewton wrote:
Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:39 pm
Just letting you know that I dídn´t take her to the concerto, I thought that,as somebody said, the Mahler 9 may not be the best first contact with classical music, so I decided to take her to a jazz club near the theatre and she looks more interested and excited by the idea. Wish me luck!
Thanks for all your advices and experiencies!
Good move. :bravo:

Without knowing anything about the woman in question, I would agree to play it a bit safer. New experiences, yes, but also be responsive to what she shows an interest in. She may have loved the Mahler, though, (some people who like rock music can be very open to other genres), but it seems it was difficult to tell, even for you! Perhaps another time, once you've got to know her better. She may develop an interest in classical music, through knowing you. But, you can find that out along the way...

And...best of luck! :)
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Re: Taking a girl to a classical music concert as first date. Good idea?

Post by Tubbers » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:35 pm

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Re: Taking a girl to a classical music concert as first date. Good idea?

Post by Jon » Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:09 pm

Why not? Of course you should. Almost anything is a good idea for a first date.

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