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First Date Movies: Why Horror Movie is The Best Choice


Thinking of going for movies on your first date? Horror movies may not seem like the first thing that comes to mind, but trust us when we say horror movie is the perfect first date idea.

When it comes to first dates, you’ve probably cracked your head trying to think of the perfect idea - fancy dinners, theme parks, and the usual rom-com movies. You have tried them all, and want to switch things up for a bit. Here are 5 reasons that prove horror genre is the best first date movies to build the relationship you’ve always desired with your crush.

1. A horror movie is a perfect excuse to break the physical boundary

why a horror film is the perfect first date

Let’s be honest, one of the most awkward parts about going on a first date is the moments when you wonder if you will ever hold hands. You know you want to, but at the same time you don’t want to creep your crush out. That’s when horror movies can give you the advantage of doing so - like holding her arm or snuggling in his jacket during scary scenes. It just seems natural and it gives a sense of security to the other person :)

2. The perfect opportunity to portray a fun and gutsy image

Imagine cheesy monsters and unnecessary jump scares that still scared the life out of your partner. The next thing you both would do is to laugh at each other’s antics, or better, it could be a good cover to the anxiety you’ve been feeling all day about the date night (you’ll thank us later)! She might just find it sweet that you’re being totally creeped out by just that spooky zombie. While dressing sharp on a first date is a great way to make an impression, it pales in comparison to the guts you can establish watching a horror film.

3. You get to learn more about the other person

This can come from the body language that they are displaying; the more they touch your arm, the more comfortable they are with you, and so on and so forth. You can even take the advantage to head for supper once the movie is over (since horror movies tend to have late night screenings), and have secret-sharing sessions! One thing may lead to another ;)

4. Horror  movies create heightened arousal responses

why a horror movie is a good first date

Science has proven that horror movies can bring about a cluster of emotions and bodily reactions, which could result into an attraction rather than a fear. All the jump scares and scary imagery could make your heartbeat faster, even when we know those monsters aren’t real. And these feelings will highly likely linger on after the movie, giving your arousal response the perfect explanation to being attracted to the person next to you.

5. A horror movie brings the two of you closer together

first date horror movie

Now that the both of you have walked out of the theatre feeling relieved, chances are, it could even score you a second date. The reason behind this is because of all those emotions you’ve both shared and the conversations based on the movie could really establish a bond among you and your crush.

Even if neither of you are fans of horror movies, it shouldn’t stop you from trying this interesting route to getting to know your crush better. Just be sure to inform him/her before the movie as they might just be expecting a rom-com, then to be suddenly surprised by ghosts from all corners of the screen. However, if you think catching a movie and dinner is too cliche, check out our list of 15 genuinely fun first date ideas that break the mold! 

couple watching horror movie on first date


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