Watching a great film can be one of the most relaxing or exciting ways to spend an evening. Seeing a good film in your favorite theater complete with snacks and comfortable chairs is even better. It is not uncommon for many low key dates to be a delicious dinner finished by a fun theatrical experience. However, what should be a fun an easy night out can turn into a long drawn out discussion regarding what type of film to see. Do you tend to enjoy seeing action flicks but your significant other does not? No worries! This is a common problem. Here is how to convert your girlfriend of boyfriend into loving action movies in 5 easy steps.
1. Know your girlfriend or boyfriend’s tastes in film
Action lovers know that this genre of movies can come with many different varieties to choose from. There are films based on revenge, sci-fi, romance, kingpins, super heroes, and the list goes on and on. Find something that peaks the interest of your significant other and make to have a fun discussion about it afterwards.
2. Take turns choosing
In order to accomplish the feat of getting your significant other into the action genre you may have to make some compromises. It is often a good idea to take turns selecting movies. If you want to convert your boyfriend of girlfriend you may need to allow yourself to be converted to a genre of their choice as well. Compromising will open both your minds and reduce resistance to your choice of movies.
3. Offer to pay
Who can resist a free theater experience? If you are having a hard time convincing your partner to accompany you to an action film, offer to pay. Many times people will lower their resistance to seeing a movie if they feel as though they have nothing to lose.
4. Explain the back story
If you are going to see a movie that requires much back story, make sure you explain it to your partner before dragging them to see it. Many times context can help make the viewing experience much more enjoyable. No one enjoys feeling confused while sitting in a theater.
5. See the prequels first
If the action film you are going to see is one in a series of prior films before it, rent the prequels and watch them together. Starting your significant other from the very beginning will introduce them to the characters and storylines in a similar fashion to the way you were. This will often time make the viewing experience more fun for everyone.
If your boyfriend or girlfriend does not enjoy action on screen, these tips should help bridge the gap.