You’re never really sure what you’re getting into.
You get the feeling that every move you make is being judged.
It starts out with everybody on their best behavior, but often unravels from there.
You get the feeling that one party is way more invested than the other.
They’re usually conducted in loud, crowded places.
You try to avoid ordering messy foods.
High hope for engaging conversation is quickly dashed.
You feel awkward suggesting that you end the date, because you know there is going to be protest.
Somebody always ruins it by saying something weird, acting possessive and/or bursting into tears.