For example, a movie is not the best group activity since the focus is not on each other but on an external source of entertainment.
However, dinner and a movie can be a fantastic double date because it allows you time to talk and share as well as time to enjoy the entertainment.
The best way to avoid alienating one member of the group in these situations is to mix up the conversation. And be sure to ask lots of questions of the person who could potentially be the outsider.
By including everyone in the date, a good time is had by all (and you look like a superstar!
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