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Horror Movies and Romance: Tips on How to Make It Work

Posted on: July 5th, 2024

Are you getting ready for a date night and choosing a movie to watch together? Don’t rush to choose a drama or comedy – a horror movie can be a better option.

This article will explain how horror movies can elevate your dating experience. At the end of the article, you will find tips on choosing the right film and a list of suggested movies.

Experience a wide range of emotions together
Do you want to feel closer to your partner? Do you want to connect emotionally? Watching horror movies can be a great activity for you. Scary scenes will make your nerves tick, and your body will release adrenaline, endorphins, dopamine, and other hormones. Going through this experience together allows you to connect on a chemical level.

Enjoy extra intimacy
When your date gets scared, they will want to hold your hand. If it’s one of your first dates, these touches and hands-holding will feel more intimate than ever. You can hug so they feel more relaxed — and you will feel like you are protecting your partner from the monsters creeping out of the screen.

If you choose an extreme horror movie with rough scenes, you can offer your date to hide behind a blanket together to skip some parts of the film—that will be a fun and intimate experience as well.

Also, you can ask them to check your heart rate when you get scared.

Check whether you are on the same wavelength 
Horror movies are good because they allow you to see the person you like from a new perspective. You can see how this person looks and what they do when they are scared, excited, or relaxed.

Since horror movies trigger a wider range of emotions than comedies and drama, you can better understand whether this person fits you. For instance, if the person sits calmly for two hours, or vice versa, gets overly emotional, and talks non-stop during the movie, you may understand that this person is not the right match for you.

If you want to find a perfect match, try this Taimi app—it’s a fully inclusive LGBTQ app with advanced AI matching algorithms. It will help you meet a true horror movie lover who shares your preferences.

How to select a horror movie for a date night?
Here are a few important steps you should take when arranging a movie night:

  • Ask your date whether they are okay with watching a horror movie. If they are unsure, don’t push them to say yes. Respect their choice and offer something else.
  • Ask what kind of horrors they prefer: about monsters, zombies, ghosts, psychos, etc.
  • Choose a movie that neither of you have watched yet.
  • Focus on movies that are not on the top ten lists. Find a gem—a film that is worth watching but the one they have never heard about. It will help you make a good impression and earn some “extra points.”
  • It doesn’t have to be a movie from one of the recent releases. Choosing an old good horror movie is a good decision.

Here is the list of the movies to consider:

  • The Neon Demon (2016)
  • Suspiria (2018)
  • Mama (2013)
  • Ma (2019)
  • Orphan (2009)
  • Sissy (2022)
  • The Ring (2002)
  • May (2002)
  • Warm Bodies (2013)
  • The Invitation (2022)

Right before the date, buy some light snacks, get a blanket, and light some candles. Make your place look cozy and inviting, and your date will be a success.

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