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Do You Like to Double Date?

Last night's How I Met Your Mother was all about double dates and the couples who love them — and the couples who hate them.

In the episode, married couple Marshall and Lilly get so excited that their friends Barney and Robin are together because finally have another couple in their group of friends.

Unfortunately, Marshall and Lilly's previous attempts at double dating haven't gone too well. The eager pair comes on really strong and ends up scaring couples away. The same thing happens when they invite longtime friends Barney and Robin over for a couples night of cheese, charades, and margaritas. While they're enjoyable under normal circumstances, the fact that it's an official double date turns Marshall and Lilly into an overbearing and annoying duo. Barney and Robin have an awful time and end up trying to avoid any future double dates!

When you're in a relationship, do you avoid the classic double date, or are you eager to hang out with other couples?

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GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
divinedebris divinedebris 7 years
I do, but it would definitely depend on the people my husband and I were going out with. I would like it but I have a socially awkward thing going on and either come off as weird or bitchy. So my double dating hasn't been very successful but sometimes it's fun. :D
kulikuli kulikuli 7 years
Hey FAB, that question is kind of confusing. You ask..."do you avoid the classic double date, or are you eager to hang out with other couples?" With yes and no answers. Well i say yes i avoid double dates and no to being eager to hang out with other couples. But i don't think the yes or no question is too clear. Lol
clareberrys clareberrys 7 years
I love double dates! I like to do dinners with another couple like my best friend and her bf or couples that we are mutually friends with. We play spades with a couple and have dinner about once a month and I love that time!
kurniakasih kurniakasih 7 years
We sometimes do 'double date' with my hub's bro and his gf. Go out and watch basketball game and eat or BBQ, or something. But we don't do 'game night' thing, unless it was with like 10 other people LOL and it only happened that New Year eve time...years ago.
doogirl doogirl 7 years
I don't think I've ever been on a double date! But I've been married for 13 years and we have kids, so mostly our friends, married and single, just come over to our house and hang out.
AlexisSF AlexisSF 7 years
sure! going to dinner with our couple friends is always a good time but i think i'd pass on game nights with lily and marshal!
tiff58 tiff58 7 years
I love going out with other couples. It gives us something different to talk about, and almost always turns out to be fun. And, if not, it gives my husband and I something to laugh about later.
mix-tape mix-tape 7 years
I like double dates. It's not about being 12, it's about being able to mix friendship and your partner in one night. Yeah, you still need those alone time dates with your partner, but why not mix it up sometimes with a couple? And I agree with skigirl, it's got to be a mutual friendship with EVERYONE involved, but you also have to meet some time too for it to lead to double dating...
skigurl skigurl 7 years
so funny that this is posted because about 30 seconds ago a male friend of mine said he and his girlfriend and my boyfriend and i should all get together for a couples event, ie: a double date...and i immediately thought, that's not a good idea whasoever! i like to do it when it's a close couple, like my best friend and boyfriend or his best friend and girlfriend...but this male friend i knew from school and i dont know his girlfriend nor does he know my boyfriend and i think it would just be awkward. the things we did in school don't need to be relayed into the couples realm!
care0531 care0531 7 years
well I am a mature married woman with kids and yes I do enjoy a double date. Since I have kids I don't have a lot of time to head out so when I can combine a night with my friends and my husband I am all for it!
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 7 years
It depends on who the other couple is.
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