I got to thinking about the statement “no first date awkwardness” and the “first date disasters”.
Yes, a date can have some “disasters”, like the first date with my wife–where the drunk got sick in front of us while we were eating. But there was no awkwardness between the two of us.
I tell our daughter that I hate the dinner, movie and dance dates. You can’t talk with your mouth full, you can’t talk during a movie and it’s too loud to talk while dancing, so you can spend an entire date with someone and not find out much about them.