What to Prepare and Wear for a Bowling Date
Have a bowling date? We show you how to prepare and what to wear for your bowling date.
You are getting ready for a bowling date, and don’t know how to dress and what to do. If you are an experienced bowler or just going on a date with one, we will help you to be well prepared. Bowling is a sport that requires certain attire and etiquette. You may want to do some research about the particular alley that you are going to. Some alleys have other attractions that are going to be part of the date. Finding out if the alley has a locker area is a good idea, this will allow you to bring a bag and even your own ball and shoes. The general layout of most bowling alleys is the same which makes it easy to plan ahead. One of the most important things to know when choosing what to wear is to dress for comfort.
Basic Dress for Women on a Bowling Date
The basic dress when going on a bowling date is a nice shirt that nothing is going to “fall out of” and always wear socks. It is best to wear short sleeves, as you will probably get hot while bowling. If it’s cold, wear a jacket or sweater that you can take off for bowling. You may want to stash a pair of clean socks for after you bowl if you use alley shoes. The shoes can leave bacteria and smell on the socks you are wearing. Wear shoes that are easy to take on and off. You don’t want your date to see you struggle just to get your shoes off! Pants such as jeans seem to be the bottoms of choice but shorts and a longer skirt can work too. Wearing your hair out of your eyes so that you can see where you are going and where the ball is going is a good tip.
Some alleys offer lunar or black light bowling which makes it hard to see sometime. Most bowling dates will be during some type of special event like black light bowling, especially if you go on a weekend. The most important dressing factor to remember for a bowling date no matter what you wear is the socks. It is recommended to wear interesting socks, with stripes or patterns if you can make them match. You may also want to leave your rings at home so they are not stolen while you are playing.
Basic Dress for Men on a Bowling Date
Men’s clothing is going to be a little simpler. Men should leave the hat at home as most alleys do not permit them. Another is plain tank top “wife beaters” are not permitted along with any bandana’s and doo rags. Gang attire is definitely not permitted. Men should wear pants and socks so they don’t sport the tall white socks with shorts and bowling shoes look. That look is not very attractive on anybody. If you happen to have other plans at a nicer place after bowling you may want to bring a change of clothes. Again, don’t forget the socks. Showing up in shorts and sandals with no socks to a bowling alley is not a good idea!
How to Plan a Good Bowling Date
Planning a good bowling date can be easy and fun but it requires a little bit of homework. The first thing that you need to do is establish the day you want to go bowling. Dates are very important because you have to call the alley and make sure there are lanes open for that night. Bowling leagues and other special events happen on certain days at alleys and are different for each one. You don’t want to be standing around waiting for a lane. You may have to reserve a lane or change the day of the bowling trip accordingly. While you have the alley on the phone you may want to ask if that particular alley has a restaurant or just a snack bar. Another good thing to find out in advance is if lockers are available and if there is a bar area.
Knowing what to wear on a bowling date can make it more fun.
If you are the more experienced bowler of the two of you, you may want to explain the basics of the bowling alley and some basic etiquette. One of the most important tidbits of info would be the right of way to the player to the right of their lane on throwing their ball down the aisle first. Most people don’t know these courtesies unless somebody tells them. If you remember these tips on bowling dates you will have a good time and improve your game at the same time. Have fun on your date!
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Bowling enjoyed widespread popularity that stuck following the invention of the automatic bowling pin spotter in the 1940s.