“Do you like dinosaurs?” is the question I wish I could start a first
date impression with. It’d make things so much easier. I mean, what type of person doesn’t like dinosaurs (not the type I’d want to be with)?
I suppose, a
better more fair question might be, “Did you ever love dinosaurs?” Because, everyone at some time in their life has loved dinosaurs…I hope.
I remember in grade school, when Lost World [Michael Crichton’s sequel to Jurassic Park] came out. I saw it opening weekend…pretty sure. I asked the girl who sat next to me if she’d seen it. She had seen it three times.
Clearly dinosaurs are a great way to break down barriers.
Sure, the life of a paleontologist isn’t for everyone. Digging in the dirt, straining your eyes over small stretches of land, and painstakingly cleaning rocks; but, the rewards can be shared by everyone. Every time dinosaurs are on display at the museum, I go. Why miss it?
So, my advice? When Jurassic Park IV is finally released, used it as a great date movie (thank me later).