Poll: Are First Dates At Home Cozy Or Creepy?

Let’s face it: the economy sucks. And unfortunately, not having much money can sometimes get in the way of things … including dating.

As a single gal, I’m hearing of more and more people who have opted to forgo the traditional first-date dinner at a restaurant in favor of an evening at home getting to know one another. Not only is entertaining a date in your home more comfortable for some, limiting the amount of awkward silences and giving you that in-your-element advantage, but it’s also usually easier on the wallet. Pop in a movie, grab a bottle of wine and some snacks, and voila!

I get the appeal of this, I really do. But I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little bit skeptical about inviting a stranger into my home or going to theirs when I know so little about them. I saw “The Craigslist Killer” movie on Lifetime.

Not to mention, inviting someone to your place for a first date might give off the wrong impression. The fact that your evening will likely involve sitting/lying/lounging on a couch, and knowing that you’re within eyeshot of your bedroom, makes it more likely that you’ll end up in a situation you may not ready for.

So tell us, do you think first dates at home are cozy or creepy?

Vote in our poll below and then from 4:30-5:00 p.m. ET, @TheFrisky will be discussing the question and poll results on Twitter. Be sure to join in on the convo and use the hashtag #ThisOrThat. See you then!