What could a fun date be? We could play tennis. We could go roller-skating. We could be each other's de facto therapists, verbally sharing our past experiences and innermost dreams across a restaurant's table.
Would you rather just order a pizza and play old school video games? That is fun too.
Growing up, I wanted to be a comic book artist. I went to school for illustration but only found minor success doing it professionally. Meanwhile, it was much easier and more immediately rewarding to become a programmer, so I did that and spent the past four years programming Facebook games for Disney Interactive. I moved to California from the East Coast for this job. Recently, though, they did layoffs, so now I have to figure out whether I still want to be a programmer, or should I give art another shot?
UPDATE: As of April, I am working again. It's a boring but comfortable tech sort of thing. I still look forward to a brighter future.