Not romantic stars... hockey. The best way to get through a first date that has potential to be terribly awkward is to do something that you can enjoy no matter who you are with you can still enjoy.
Despite everything great about Queen Ann's on paper, it was just so-so. No spark, but I figured I could work through that... with booze. So I drank enough beer to have half a spark but that was squashed with a peck at the end of the night. A peck should leave you wanting more, not glad that it was only a peck. Perhaps I'll give this one another shot... I'm not a quitter.
Silver lining... it was a great hockey game.