It never crossed my mind because most of the dating I’ve heard people talk about was meeting for coffee. I would actually prefer something like that so the stakes wouldn’t be so high.Seems like a remarkably painful way to attempt engaging with another person.
Very formal and awkward.
I'd rather a person asked if I wanted to go for a walk. Where ever. Fill in your
own location. Then you could be side to side, instead of facing each other,
and you have the action of walking in common. And seeing things.
Right here, where I am, I ask if somebody wants to go up the road
to see the yaks, or the horses, or down the road to look at the ponds,