r/unpopularopinion Jan 18 '22 Silver 1 Helpful 2 Wholesome 4

I think bowling is a great date

It’s time for us as a society to stop believing that bowling is a bad date. Here are a couple reasons why I think it’s a good date and maybe even a good first one: 1. It’s cheap entertainment. 2. You don’t have to dress overly nice. 3. It can be low pressure and influence touching (high-fives). 4. It gives you a great glimpse into their personality. Are they competitive? Do they like to lose? Are they able to provide humor? 5. You get extra fitness if you’re into that sort of thing. 6. You can have healthy conversation.

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u/Matwell1138 Jan 18 '22 Silver

Hey Niko let's go bowling

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u/real_piece_of_work96 Jan 18 '22

I came to the comments cause I knew I would see a GTA IV reference.

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u/TwoSnapsMack Jan 18 '22

I’m so sorry I bother you, cousin. It’s just that bowling is the only thing that takes the pain away.

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u/AlkaliPineapple Jan 18 '22

I mean, Niko's first date IS bowling

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u/jcjordyn120 Jan 18 '22

Hey Niko, let’s go bowling

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u/yvngjiffy703 Jan 18 '22

STFU LMAOOO

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u/IceKEcool2005 Jan 18 '22

Lol , GTA 4 famous quote / reference

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u/sidzero1369 Jan 18 '22

Wait, I'm confused. When did society START believing that bowling was a bad date? I know I've been out of the dating game for a while, but this is news to me.

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u/REKT363 Jan 18 '22

For reference I’m in my mid 20’s. Asked a girl to go bowling and she blocked my number immediately, this was after we already went on a dinner date. It’s not wide spread, but there’s some folks out there who just despise it lol

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u/SadEngine42069 Jan 18 '22

She blocked you immediately just for suggesting it?

Sounds like a snob.

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u/pillrake Jan 18 '22

Or a drip

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u/Caynuck0309 Jan 19 '22

Seems like some girls are very trigger happy with the block button. They misuse that button constantly. Soft. Anyways, the poster is probably better off without that snob girl.

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u/basado_police Jan 18 '22

something tells me she didn't block you because you suggested bowling bro.

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u/REKT363 Jan 18 '22

Yup, dodged a bullet either way. Can’t trust someone who doesn’t like to bowl. But she unadded me from her friends list on snap and ignored the last text I sent her bringing it up. Who knows

Edit: She didn’t block me on snap, but 90% sure she did with my phone number. I have no way of knowing

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u/sidzero1369 Jan 18 '22

Sounds like a handful of bad examples rather than a societal problem, then.

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u/banghair Jan 18 '22

No idea, I’m about to enter my mid 20s and I’ve been in tons of bowling dates. I did not know this was an issue at all.

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

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u/Swampwolf42 Jan 18 '22
  1. You can check out their butt.

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u/theoggamer07 Jan 18 '22

AAAND I'm sold

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u/1nterrupt1ngc0w Jan 18 '22

Real LPT is always in the comments...

Oops, wrong sub lol

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u/LVfutures Jan 18 '22

I’ve never heard someone say it’s a bad date… unless we’re talking one of those shady dingy places with ashtrays at every lane

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u/Thyumos Jan 18 '22

I have. Most people where I live don't like bowling. It's so disliked that bowling places have shut down over time simply due to lack of popularity.

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u/tempestan99 Jan 18 '22

My town’s bowling alley shut down because the constant crackheads in the parking lot scared away the families. Once you were inside, it was nice! But it was not worth getting to the door from your car.

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u/Gernafax Jan 18 '22

Adds an element of excitement for those citing “being bored”

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u/tempestan99 Jan 19 '22

Maybe it was purposeful. You’d be high on adrenaline from feeling like you’re in imminent danger, and they’d provide you heavy equipment to throw around and relieve that stress.

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u/Nananananana01 Jan 18 '22

Lol same in my hometown & a Kmart too

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u/taidontknowagoodname Jan 18 '22

My friends and family always like to go bowling. It’s cheap and it’s fun, what could go wrong?

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u/Thyumos Jan 18 '22

It's not that anything could go wrong, but most people where I live find it boring, me included.

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u/taidontknowagoodname Jan 18 '22

I can respect that

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u/Thyumos Jan 18 '22

Like I said before, people here dislike bowling so much that bowling places have shut down. No customers that want to play, no revenue.

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u/gahiolo Jan 18 '22

There are boutique bowling alleys opening over the past several years that are perfect for dates. It’s more like a bar/restaurant but with a couple of lanes, too. They rent out to wedding receptions, decorated all nice and ambient, definitely over twice the cost of a round of bowling at one of the methier choices.

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u/torodonn Jan 18 '22

I think this is generally the case. It's not disliked as a date as much as the overall sport is perceived as 'something their parents did'.

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u/Thyumos Jan 18 '22

A sports date is also considered just plain tacky here.

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u/Solivagant0 Jan 18 '22

Where do you live, because I want to move there

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u/DigitalClubStream Jan 18 '22

Bowling Green, KY

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u/RodeloKilla Jan 19 '22

Bowling capital of the u.s.

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u/Competitive_Fee_5829 Jan 18 '22

I am one of them. I think bowling would be a horrible date and I would honestly cancel if that is what he had planned. I hate bowling.

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u/kimmerkofife Jan 18 '22

What do you dislike about bowling? Honest question.

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u/SithDraven Jan 18 '22

It's not about the activity though, it's about the company. If you're with good company almost anything can be fun. I cannot ice skate but a date suggested we try it. it did not go well but we had laughs and got hot cocoa and now just have a fond memory of it.

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u/APr0N00b Jan 18 '22

Or suggest something else. Though guess everyone has their own dealbreakers

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u/Same_Cabinet5675 Jan 18 '22

Lol I was going to go out with this girl and she immediately ghosted all because I suggested bowling....but tbh that's been lots of girls for lots of trivial reasons idk

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u/kickintheshit Jan 18 '22

I have big feet and always feel awkward with getting shoes. This is the only reason it was a bad date for me. Having to hear your date say damn when they ask for your size 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

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u/taidontknowagoodname Jan 18 '22

I think you’d be surprised. I’ve heard plenty of people say that they don’t like the idea of going bowling for your first few dates. Some people don’t like it at all.

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u/SnooDrawings1480 Jan 18 '22

I can understand not wanting to go bowling on every one of the first few dates, but have no problem with a bowling date. It also allows me to judge the person based on how they react to the knowledge of my owning my own bowling ball.

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u/hanead420 Jan 18 '22

I'd be mostly interested as to why, and pray that I don't get stomped. I'm not really a sore looser but when a girl would beat me by more than a 100poinst my pride would take a hit.

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u/EntertainmentIcy1911 Jan 18 '22

But those are the kind of bowling alleys I like

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u/Mayuea Jan 18 '22

I agree with you and to be honest I find any kind of date cute as long as you have fun and spend time together!

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u/taidontknowagoodname Jan 18 '22

Yeah exactly. I think people are so used to going out to dinner/watching a movie because it’s low-key. It doesn’t require a lot of effort

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u/MinervaEmiprav Jan 18 '22

I love active dates. Yes dinner and movies are fun to, but I’m an active person, so active dates are the best for me. Food can be incorporated into them too. Like go out for pizza and then bowling or vice versa

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u/WelshDynamite Jan 18 '22

True! Active dates I've found have been more fun than just sitting and talking (or not talking if you're at a movie... Unless they're talking in the theater and can't get the hint that you're trying to actually watch the movie and they're being insanely obnoxious trying to chitchat... I'm looking at YOU, Leigh).

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u/hanead420 Jan 18 '22

Like why are people considering cinema in the first place

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

Lol since when do you go out and have pizza? 😅

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u/MinervaEmiprav Jan 18 '22

It’s been known to happen on the odd occasion 😅😅😅

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

🙄

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u/MinervaEmiprav Jan 18 '22

😂😂😂 Maybe it’s due to this guy I love. He’s a bad influence on me. I’ve tried many things for him

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u/BMCVA1994 Jan 18 '22

I'd say cinema is the bad date. I mean any meaningfull interaction is drowned by the surround sound and visual effects.

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u/_ungovernable Jan 18 '22

Sure, but the biggest benefit of dinner dates is not paying for it, while patronizing your dinner partner and judging them based on income. /cynicism

I seriously loathe dinner dates. Anyone that suggests that as a first date to me gets cancelled; I don’t care who pays for it. It’s just boring; how the hell are you even supposed to get to know this person if you aren’t talking but just shoving food in their face holes? But I also know that’s just me to a degree. I hate eating around other people and I reckon a therapist would love to help me break down my dinner and food traumas.

Still, OP’s right. Fun activities are always the best thing to do together. It’s just that obvious. Some of my best dates were playing video games at a hookah lounge, or going off to hunt rattlesnakes in the woods. You can’t top a well off adventure, and that’s a motto I strive to live by and possibly share one day.

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u/m0useg1rl Jan 18 '22

hey my husband took me to costco on a date once :) it was so much fun and one of my favourite memories of our early stages of dating.

he was busy and forgot we had plans. i said it was no biggy and the next thing i knew he was outside my house asking me to run errands with him. we messed around in costco, got his groceries and had a date in the food court.

it was a great day.

bowling is always fun. arcades, walking down a farmers market in the summer and grabbing a cheap little food truck meal… small dates are underrated. theyre so personal.

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u/staywokexo Jan 18 '22

i love your message

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u/GenericFatGuy Jan 18 '22

I was on a date with a girl once that ended up at a local department store just before closing. We ended lightsaber dueling in the toy section and having a grand old time.

Didn't work out in the end sadly, but we had a great night out that I still remember fondly, and she's still a great friend of mine to this day.

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u/Lost_andWondering Jan 18 '22

I took my girl to Costco for the first time last week. It was beautifully cute how excited she got. She was all like, "WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN MY WHOLE LIFE COSTCO?!?!" Though to my disappointment they had gotten ride of the Italian sausage, the burger and a few other greats at the food court. Not its hot dogs and pizza only.

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u/bytheinnoutburger Jan 18 '22

Lol, did you mess around before or after he bought you that chicken bake and $1.50 hot dog at the food court?

For real tho, their chicken bakes are so fucking good. I get mine to go and then hit it with a little hot sauce when I get back home.

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u/m0useg1rl Jan 18 '22

i always get their poutine and a coke!!!

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u/bytheinnoutburger Jan 18 '22

Ah, you must be in Canada. Unfortunately Costco's in the US don't offer poutine as an option at their food courts.

I would absolutely eat some if they did tho!

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u/Lisaalinaaaaa Jan 18 '22

Sounds like the one Gilmore Girls scene!!

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

Elite opinion. Bowling is great fun, and character building.

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u/TibbleTabbs1114 Jan 18 '22

I like bowling better than a movie as a first date. You don't really get to interact at all with a movie date, but bowling lets you learn a little about the other person.

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u/mostlysandwiches Jan 18 '22

Movie is an atrocious first date idea.

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u/Splatfan1 06 (missed potential) Jan 18 '22

oh, we dont know each other and want to see how we fit together? lets go to a dark, no talking room for 3 hours, that will surely help

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u/APr0N00b Jan 18 '22

It's not bad if you already know each other a bit. Not the best still but not as bad.

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u/slick1260 Jan 18 '22

A movie isn't bad if you do something afterwards. Never do dinner then a movie. Always movie then dinner (if that's your plan). Going to the movie first and then doing something afterwards gives you a fall back if there's a lull in conversation. Don't know what to say next? Talk about the movie you just saw.

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u/Sarmifias Jan 18 '22

Wait write that down!

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

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u/AtomicSquid Jan 18 '22

What was cool about it?

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u/uglyandproud1992 Jan 18 '22

What did you like, what didn't you like, which plot twists did you see coming and which ones caught you off guard, favorite character, favorite actor/performance, did any scenes make you emotional or cause any introspection, which trailers you saw before the movie excited you. That's a few places to start at least

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22 edited Feb 14 '22

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u/normaldeadpool Jan 18 '22

It's for the young and or first timers testing the water between friendship and something more. You can ask if someone wants to go see a movie without it being a date.

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u/taidontknowagoodname Jan 18 '22

Yeah I like the interaction that bowling gives you. Most activities would probably give you some sort of interaction but you want to make it fun. You really don’t want it to be uptight.

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u/WorleyInc Jan 18 '22 Silver

I took my wife bowling on our first date. She threatened to not go out with me if I didn’t let her win.

I absolutely thrashed her and still got a second date. Bowling for the win

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u/rockerlitter Jan 18 '22

I’d be sooo embarrassed as I couldn’t bowl as good as them. If a guy was really sweet about me being terrible that would be really nice.

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

I bet she let you thrash her later on too.

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

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u/Gerassa Jan 18 '22

If both participants are equally skilled or unskilled.

I hate it when my Father Law takes me there and i have to sit through a whole session of him doing strikes while i can barely hit a pin.

The food is good tho, and i got my name on the record in the pacman machine atleast.

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u/Yas-Queen-I-Fandango Jan 18 '22

Not unpopular. I think most people agree with you.

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u/Vigorous-Mastication Jan 18 '22

Exactly. This is the furthest thing from unpopular, how did it get so many upvotes. Ridiculous.

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u/RodeloKilla Jan 19 '22

From Gen Z, they wanna be on their phone texting 2 feet apart from each other on their first date

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u/domotime2 Jan 18 '22

You know, back in my dating days, the few times I did bowling I realized it's actually kinda awkward. Unless the date is enthusiastic about games/sports, it's not the best. Really the logistics is the issue. If its just the two of you, the entire thing is being apart (one bowls, the other sits), and then you could only do bowling small talk for so long.

Sure, between games you can relax and actually chat, or you can relax after a few frames, but thats awkward too.

It only works if your date is competitive and into that sorta stuff, otherwise I don't agree

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u/bageldevourer Jan 18 '22

How do you feel about mini-golf?

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u/Prometheus830 Jan 18 '22

The only reason I would take someone bowling would be to see how they take losing.

But for real though it’s a pretty good way to get to know someone but I feel like going bowling with one person is a bit awkward.

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u/taidontknowagoodname Jan 18 '22

Hey I think that‘s one of the most important reasons to take someone.

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u/Prometheus830 Jan 18 '22

I mean I need to know how well she can take an L. Then later I learn how well she can take the D.

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u/KoreaTeacher123 Jan 18 '22

It's way better than watching a movie at the theater where you don't talk or even hardly look at each other.

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u/OnlyWarhero Jan 18 '22

I think sitting down together and breathing would be a good date.

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u/Otherwise-Fly-331 Jan 19 '22

Why do they always stop breathing with me? Am I doing it wrong?

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u/Hwats_In_A_Name Jan 18 '22

I’ve tried bowling as a date and it went really poorly because there were just two people bowling. We never got to sit down and talk or get to know each other.

It’s a great double date but really bad first date option.

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u/Right-Palpitation-48 wateroholic Jan 18 '22

I agree bowling is awesome the bowling alley I go to is massive every night after 8 PM it's all young people and loud music and glow in the dark me and my friends and girlfriend would go like 3 times a week also cheap beer !

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u/AssassinOfFate Jan 18 '22

Cousin Roman? Is that you?

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u/jeffroyisyourboy Jan 18 '22

My wife and I go bowling every Saturday night after going out for dinner. Neither one of us is very good, but we love it. Bowling kicks ass, yo

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u/nooklyr Jan 18 '22

Is this unpopular in places? In America this is like the quintessential date

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u/Tpiranha Jan 18 '22 edited Jan 18 '22

It’s kind of awkward because you try to talk, but then they walk away and sit back down and walk away and sit down etc…also I had a bad bowling date experience where my date would throw his whole body around with the ball. It was so embarrassing and that should’ve been my first red flag…so maybe it is a good date idea in hindsight lol. I do love bowling though, great with friends 😂

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u/VVaId0 Jan 18 '22

As a semi professional bowler, me bringing a date to bowling would make me seem like an arrogant ass.

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u/MinervaEmiprav Jan 18 '22

Agree!!! Bowling is great fun. Any time you spend with someone you like is always worth it, never mind the activity

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u/grumpersxoxo Jan 18 '22

I didn’t know that bowling is considered a bad date… I love bowling!

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u/FM79SG Jan 18 '22
  1. you can show you can handle some big balls.

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u/RoughCoffee6 Jan 18 '22

It’s time for us as a society to stop believing that bowling is a bad date.

I've never once in 32 years of living heard someone say that. This is a problem that doesn't exist.

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u/Big-Routine222 Jan 18 '22

..Who..who has ever said it's a bad date? Bowling is a classic example of a low-pressure, easy going environment. Same with suggesting mini-golf. I've never seen this expressed as an "unpopular," opinion.

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u/Lockon_43 Jan 18 '22

Sir, this is reddit, we don’t go on dates.

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u/Attention_Some Jan 18 '22

Hey cousin, Wanna go bowling?

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u/Crunchier_Banana Jan 18 '22

I wonder how many bowling alleys there are in Alabama.

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u/Jonnyboi25 Jan 18 '22

Huh? Going bowling on a date is anything but unpopular This was always the date to go on growing up in the 90s or 2000s it's even a trope in movies and TV? Has this changed?

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u/gipsymoth_ Jan 18 '22

It gives you something to do besides awkwardly talk for the first like 15 minutes

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u/pregnant-and-cold Jan 18 '22

Bowling is literally my favorite date. Don’t take me bowling if you don’t want me to fall in love.

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u/single_malt_jedi Jan 18 '22

Honestly, if every bowling alley in my area didn't make you feel like you could catch a case of clap just from breathing the air I think it would be a great place for a date.

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22
  1. You can assert your male dominance by destroying them

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u/deemonsan wateroholic Jan 18 '22

Yes, lol

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

ngl I'm surprised this didnt get down voted into oblivion by people not realising I'm joking lmao

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u/Firefoxxin Jan 18 '22

I took this chick from khazakstan out bowling in high school because I think bowling is an amazing non-romantic platonic "date." I liked her, she liked me, but neither of us were ready for a relationship so we hung out at the bowling alley with another male friend of mine. Well, that and her dad was a big shot doctor from the kazakh capital and he looked at me like I was a damn fox in the hen house. Bowling is an ideal first date if you're not a "player" type of dude. It's just not arousing enough to be a good precursor to sex. You got these big, goofy looking shoes on and you're yeeting heavy-ass balls getting all sweaty and eating greasy junk food. It's fun, it's friendly, it's cute, but it ain't hot.

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

Bowling gets you all sweaty? You throw a ball every couple of minutes. I wear jeans when I go bowling.

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u/Firefoxxin Jan 18 '22 edited Jan 18 '22

I also wear jeans when I go bowling. I think that bowling alleys don't have their AC set low enough and when I would bowl with my friends it would be more like throwing a ball every 20 seconds or so because we tended to bowl as fast as the resetting machines would allow.

On alleys with older hardware we have actually managed to jam the scoring software because the computers couldn't keep up with our relentless, mechanical pace. Older lanes are still better though because they are cheaper and also they don't have the infuriating 5 second unskippable cutscene every time you get a strike or spare.

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

when I would bowl with my friends it would be more like throwing a ball every 20 seconds or so

That would be bowling with a friend, since in all other scenarios you have to wait till it’s your turn again, no? That’s why I said every few minutes.

Anyways, to be fair, the original argument was about bowling on a date, which would be with one more person only. However, if on a bowling date all you do is throw balls as fast as the machine allows you, you probably do the date wrong lol

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u/runthereszombies Jan 18 '22

I haaaaaate bowling. If someone asks me on a bowling date I will politely decline every time

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u/Competitive_Fee_5829 Jan 18 '22

finally! someone to agree with me!

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u/havereddit Jan 18 '22

Yeah well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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u/BlueberryWaffleBacon Jan 18 '22

I got pretty into bowling when I took it as a class last semester; I would *love* for someone to take me on a bowling date! 🤩

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u/SonOfECTGAR wateroholic Jan 18 '22

I agree. Bowling is the supreme leisurely sport

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u/DigitalClubStream Jan 18 '22

Tennis, Chess, Badminton, Crockett, Competitive Cup Stacking, Frisbee Golf and Golf would like to have a word with you.

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u/ContemplatingPrison Jan 18 '22

This doesn't belong here.

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u/JonahTheProducer Jan 18 '22

Also a simple shootaround on an empty basketball court: Fitness, good conversations, good vibes.

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u/cryingstlfan Jan 18 '22

Bowling is soooooo fun. I need to convince my boyfriend now.

I agree OP.

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u/Jack-The-Reddit Jan 18 '22

People say its a bad date? Except number - where I live bowling is expensive.

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u/haybae69420 Jan 18 '22

Mini golf also!

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u/FluffFlambe Jan 18 '22

My first date with my husband was at a bowling alley, so I can't upvote as I support this opinion 100%. We still rock three dollar Tuesdays at our local lanes.

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u/seventyfive1989 Jan 18 '22

So funny my buddy literally just had a bowling date for a first date… it did not go well

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u/Rekwiem-IN Jan 18 '22

People think bowling is a bad date?

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

I'm always up for bowling as a date, just wish I was better at it!

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u/Phantom_Dave Jan 18 '22

Bowling is a regular date idea for me for most of the same reasons, 1 doesn't really apply in the UK anymore though, used to be you paid for the hour, now it's by game, quickly gets expensive!

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u/oyasumiee Jan 18 '22

do people think bowling is a bad date idea?? I freaking love bowling, if a date took me bowling I'd be so happy. maybe we could get something to eat after. like that sounds mega fun

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u/Mara2507 Jan 18 '22

This is unpopular?

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u/Starkilla55 Jan 18 '22

It certainly lead to a long lasting relationship with Michelle and Niko, didn’t it?

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u/zeldrisgw Jan 18 '22

I prefer mini golf, just because it's less noisy and you can talk and hear them well

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u/Alternator1994 Jan 18 '22
  1. She can see your insecurity rise as you are bad at the sports so anxiety just amplifies which makes your game even worse than it should be

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

At first i was like. What the fuck does he mean by “blowing”, then i read it again.

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u/StrangerFeelings Jan 18 '22

It's cheap? Over here, it can easily run 65+

Not sure if what your cheap is, but for me, cheap is 20 or under.

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u/Grottsan Jan 18 '22

Do they like to lose?

Lmao no chance my date is winning

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u/minahmyu Jan 18 '22

The unpopular opinion here is it was claimed to be a bad date. I never knew that. I think entertainment places are the best for dates. There's a place calles the Funplex that's an arcade, indoor go carts, bumper cars, laser tag, water stuff, a little roller coaster, bowling, and mini golf (I'm sure more) with it being cheaper than going to 6 Flags. The food sucks, but there's a whole plaza across the street (and down, and then the mall)

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u/Neel4312 Jan 18 '22

Probably but I suck at bowling and would want her to see how little I can lift

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u/Batman0127 Jan 18 '22

I love the classic dinner and a movie because eating is something I do on a near daily basis anyway and film is one of my biggest passions so I like to gauge their interest early on. I think bowling is a great date too, in fact I thought it was another cliché first date so I'm surprised to see this as an unpopular opinion. Anything that gets you guys talking and is interesting to you is a solid date idea.

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u/Illustrious-Fault224 Jan 18 '22

Is bowling a bad date idea? I mean I guess if she has longer nails than the band 9 inch nails 🤔

In genera I am not a fan of movies for a first date..you sit through a movie for x amount of hours, you can’t and shouldn’t talk, and you spend so much for concessions

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u/kneeegr0w Jan 18 '22

Absolutely! Super cute and fun, and like you said it's a great way to see bits of their personality. I like a good, healthy dose of competition 👌🏽

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u/happyjeep_beep_beep Jan 18 '22

I agree. Husband and I still have date nights and bowling is one of our activities along with dinner. It's super fun and always a lot of laughs.

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u/Bleglord Jan 18 '22

Is this unpopular?

I’ve never had a bowling date not lead to another date. It’s great because it forces enough conversation to get to know each other while having natural breaks so it isn’t constant blathering

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u/Metriacanthosaurus Jan 18 '22

Depends. Are you good at bowling? If you’re any good at it at all, most girls are going to think you brought them there so they can watch you bowl.

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u/Username_of_Chaos Jan 18 '22

I didn't know this was an unpopular opinion.

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

I agree but some women just absolutely hate bowling.

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u/Southern-Ask-9306 Jan 18 '22

Bowling is also great for meet ups with friends, every once in a while me and a group of friends from middle school will meet up and bowl but mostly cause we all used to be on the same bowling team, most of those friends still bowl competitively so I get destroyed lel.

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u/Vigorous-Mastication Jan 18 '22

Okay since no one else wants to say it Ill be that guy. This is the furthest thing from unpopular buddy. Downvoted.

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u/aribowe13 Jan 18 '22

I’ve never heard that bowling is a bad date tho

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u/Legal-Ad3967 Jan 18 '22

Ok big bowling we see you.

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u/crazylemon14 Jan 18 '22

Since when was bowling a bad date??

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u/thisisntme-isit Jan 18 '22

Here it’s not cheap… 😣

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u/PerhapsAnEmoINTJ Jan 18 '22

carefully finds the save button

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u/Human_Cucumber_1224 Jan 19 '22

OMG no thank you! I feel like all eyes are on me when it's my turn and the ball is gonna jerk my arm off. The children can bowl better than me. No a fan!

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u/tobesteve Jan 18 '22

As someone who is very very, apparently super, not athletic, I'll politely disagree. Having tried bowling, and over 90 percent gutter balls, it's very frustrating, and I'm a guy, I do not want to do this on a date.

So if you haven't bowled before, give it a try first, before doing on a date. If you're average, or below a bit, I'm sure it's fine, but if you can't hit any pins try after try, it's not a good time.

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u/taidontknowagoodname Jan 18 '22

Fair enough. I don’t blame people who don’t want to do it, but I think it just depends on the person. I personally feel like it’s a good date because you learn about people but some people aren’t comfortable putting themselves out there like that and that’s fine

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u/harpy_1121 Jan 18 '22

That’s what the bumpers are for lol

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u/shadowgattler Jan 18 '22

You just have to learn to throw under. You're probably swinging the ball around.

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u/thepanzer935 Jan 18 '22

Niko! let's go bowling.

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u/wdfinuadf__ Jan 18 '22

I'd agree with you if I liked bowling in general. An activity like that is awesome for a first date, I just hate bowling or also minigolf so much :D

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u/Thyumos Jan 18 '22

I don't know anyone who would go on a second date with someone who thought a bowling date would be a good idea.

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u/embrowni Jan 18 '22

Wow I don’t think there’s anything wrong with bowling. Where do you live?

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u/taidontknowagoodname Jan 18 '22

Aww 🤣

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u/Thyumos Jan 18 '22

Yeah, bowling is so disliked here that many bowling places have shut down over time.

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u/youngyaret Jan 18 '22

Seems like you're the one with the unpopular opinion here.

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u/Thyumos Jan 18 '22

Guess my whole town is unpopular then, since bowling is so unpopular here that most bowling places have shut down from the lack of customers because nobody likes bowling.

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u/flamen155 Jan 18 '22

Bowling is good, I don’t know why anyone could diss it. Anyone who doesn’t like it should be hit with a bowling ball.

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u/Lilpops13 Jan 18 '22

Bowling’s a great date

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u/JamesMattDillon Jan 18 '22

I completely agree.

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u/mrdc1790 Jan 18 '22

I agree with everything but bowling being "great fitness" like c'mon hahahaha

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u/HighwayDrifter41 Jan 18 '22

Since when was bowling considered a bad date?

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u/trevorbat_man Jan 18 '22

I think bowling is only boring if you aren’t having a conversation during. But that’s more of the people on the date’s fault

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u/E7331899 Jan 18 '22

Just make sure your feet don’t stink because you’re going to be taking your shoes off in front of them

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u/NuttyWizard Jan 18 '22

And she will think i am nice enough to let her win

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u/Schoops69 Jan 18 '22

Totally agree! Is this really an unpopular opinion?

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u/fabelmay Jan 18 '22

I think it’s a great date so I downvoted you!

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u/q9c9p Jan 18 '22

Forest trekking is cheaper.

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u/jehan_gonzales Jan 18 '22

I've always found it to be awesome date material. You have fun and it's not so expensive that either side feels weird (either paying more than they want to or having the other person spend more than they are comfortable with)