It doesn’t matter how much you like each other at first. It’s a lot like going on a job interview more than a date.
After all, friends are basically the family that you choose.
If a dinner date can feel like a job interview, a group activity with your friends as a first date can be like a performance review.
On the other hand, being forced to stare at each other like you’re on a job interview can quickly get awkward.
I’m firmly of the opinion that almost anything can be a killer date.
But if you’re both really into food a great alternative to the dinner date is to go somewhere way more casual — like a hole-in-the-wall stand-up place — or to cook food together.