We’ve all been there: whether it’s a blind date your friends forced you into or the first time you braved an invite off Tinder, you’ve found yourself going on a date with someone you’re just not that into.
Maybe the right thing to do would be to cancel 5 minutes before, go watch episodes on episodes of Netflix, and spare yourself the agony, but your mother raised you better than that. So where does one go on a date in Toronto that they’d rather swap for a rush hour drive down the Gardiner?
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So let's say your date has a GREAT personality, but isn't easy on the eyes. Don't worry, we have a solution for you: Toronto's first and only 'Dine in the Dark' restaurant, and we're not talking dim lighting for ambiance. The restaurant is totally underground and pitch dark, with a visually impaired wait staff helping you maneuver your way to your seat.
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Continuing with the theme of not really wanting to see your date, the movies is a great choice, especially if your date's personality isn't stellar either. TIFF in the Park is even better than the typical movie date because it's FREE! You'll have managed to survive this soiree without spending a cent.
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This option is especially useful if your date has a great butt, but you can't bear to have an actual conversation with them (This is most likely a Tinder date). Bowling allows for you to never actually be together, since you're taking turns on the lane, while also giving you a view of their assets.
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Have a date who needs their ego brought down a notch? Easy: take them to the awesome games cafe Snakes & Ladders and crush them in all your favourite boardgames. All that time playing Scrabble with grandpa is about to pay off.
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Whenever you're in a less than desirable situation there is only one thing to do: drink. Croc Rock is the perfectly place because of their unreal drink deals. $2.50 drinks?! With prices like, your date might start looking better and better as the night goes on.