We won’t advise you on what to do after your date (especially when s/he walks you to the door…that’s your business) but using some or all of these tips will help ensure there is a next date!
There’s no sweeter feeling to a roller derby player than seeing the people they love in the stands during a bout.
You’ll get some great insight into the game that you won’t get from reading the rules.
So grab some pals, grab the kids, and head to the arena.
Roller derby events are a good time for everyone – they’re high-energy and kid-friendly, but usually have a nice party atmosphere as well, especially if there’s a beer garden.
Don’t feign enthusiasm or say you’re going to be there, then bail. Everyone knows that successful relationships require a bit of compromise now and then, and roller derby couples are no exception.
Most roller derby players eat, sleep and breathe the sport, and if you’re not willing to go to a bout or an after party or rip tickets once in a while, you might not be with the right woman.
Guys, if you keep dodging dinner, you run the risk of the woman thinking you are cheap. Suggest renting some segways and exploring your city. Say something like, “hey, I know of a great place I’d love for you to try…” That seems thoughtful instead of bossy. Even if they don’t post stats, you can use your online food journal to determine what’s the best choice.
Look online and decide what you want to eat walking into the restaurant.You might also check out a small, local restaurant.Sure, you can’t anticipate the nutritional stats, BUT, small restaurant owners can be very accommodating to special requests.The best strategy I’ve found is to either: Then once you’ve got your food, eat slowly and take small bites. Be sure to throw a few references about the food in (“this is really good, do you want a bite? Newbies…if you don’t know if you dump…now ain’t the time to find out. Even if they have sugar-free desserts, don’t do it!Chances are you won’t have room, but just in case…don’t do it! Usually the server asks after you seem done with your food if you’d like dessert. Then, if your date wants dessert, you say, “no thanks, but I’d love a cup of decaf coffee.”Coffee sorta reads like dessert.Yes, they can be a bit confusing, but you don’t have to dive into the minutia right away.