You can tell a lot about a person on a first date, but the kind of first date a person enjoys might just be able to tell you even more. There is no end to the kind of first date a person can have, so if they make their preferences known while planning your initial encounter, you can start to gauge who they are, what they like and what you should expect.

Of course, there are no concrete rules when it comes to dating. While you can assume what a person is like based on their choices, the best way to get to know someone is (you guessed it) taking the time to actually get to know them. If you want results, you're going to have to invest your time, energy and emotions.

But if you're looking for a few shameless short cuts, we have you covered. Here's what your favorite first date says about you.

Expensive restaurant

If you enjoy a darkly-lit, one-on-one setting, chances are you're a hopeless romantic. You like grand gestures, have a few too many romantic comedies and believe in timeless love. You would rather stay at home with your significant other than go to a club or a crowded public event. Chances are, you never forget a birthday or anniversary, and there isn't a present too expensive because, hey, you can't put a price on love, right? You're all about your significant other, and when you're around them, they have your undivided attention.

Movie theater

You're an introvert that, well, is constantly nervous. You don't want to be put in a situation where you have to answer (or ask) a bunch of questions, so you would rather put yourself in an environment where "not talking" is the name of the game. You're in no rush to force a conversation, and would rather connect with someone via common interests than try to cultivate a relationship out of thin air.

Crowded club

You're an extrovert who not only loves people, but loves showing off your significant other to people. You love feeling alive, in the moment and you probably don't think too far into the future. You're all about the here and now and (we'd assume) more interested in having fun than establishing a possibly long lasting relationship.

Theme park and/or bowling alley

You're a kid at heart and wouldn't want to spend a significant amount of time with someone who isn't lighthearted, fun-loving and always up for an adventure. You love to laugh and consider comedy to be the great neutralizer. You're not interested in anything serious, but you're not just looking for a fling either. You're all about having fun and enjoying yourself, and if you can do that with someone long term, all the better.

Concert venue

There's no doubt that you're artistic and have a mind, body and soul connection that you would very much like to share with someone else. You don't mind sitting with someone, enjoying a moment that doesn't need words in order to be special, and experiencing a moment together.

There's no quick, easy way to get to know someone. You still have to invest time and energy if you want to establish a worthwhile, long-standing connection. But hey, every little bit helps!

Happy dating!

-Your It’s Just Lunch Seattle Matchmakers,

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