Worse decision for a date, to go and watch a movie.
For a very casual date, not really.
If you want to get something from a girl, like a relationship, the first impression costs a lot of guys. Given the fact that he's also nervous around that girl, there's a nice probability that he'll f*ck up, because movies are boring and you can't really touch the girl and talk and all that stuff.
I was assuming the guy was like 15 or something, I dunno about you, but how many 15 year olds go out for dinner on their first date? Movies are something easy. I'd personally opt for something like bowling if I was his age.
For an adult, a movie date is pretty lame i'll agree, way better things to do, but for a nervous teen who's likely going to f*ck it up like you said, he's probably better off starting at a movie, screwing it up, then building his confidence. I remember plenty of awkward dates/meet ups but from there I learned haha. Life is learning, it's unlikely it's the love of his life anyway.
Edited by finn4life, 07 October 2013 - 10:52 AM.