10 Perfect First Dates
When planning a first date, most guys settle for the run of the mill dinner-and-a-movie night. There’s nothing really wrong with this strategy. It’s been tested. It’s easy. The only thing is, when taking a woman out on a date, you don’t want to be like most guys; you want to be THE guy. So, here is a list of top-notch first date ideas to help you get out of the dinner-and-a-movie rut.
Bowling is an old-school date idea with a casual vibe. The two of you can have a cola, a beer or a slice of pizza while engaging in a friendly competition. Just about every town has a bowling alley. It’s a low-stress environment, so your date is guaranteed to feel relaxed and comfortable, which is important. If she’s comfortable, she’ll have more fun, and if she’s having fun, you’ll get a second date. Make sure you let her win if you want that second date to happen 😉
Exploring the great outdoors and getting some physical activity is a terrific first date idea, provided your date is up for it. You need to check first to ensure that she’s the outdoorsy type. A high-maintenance woman does not want to go on a hike. But for the cute surfer girl you met at the pub, it’s perfect.
A very unorthodox idea, but definitely one worth trying. Aquariums aren’t just for primary school field trips; they’re also a great place for a first date. You can walk leisurely with your date as the two of you enjoy all of the sea life. And underwater creatures are colorful, slimy, toothy, and weird enough to keep things interesting. The Serenity of the sae world will definitely score you some brownie points.
7. The Theatre:
This isnt the one where you sit in front of a big screen stuffing your face with popcorn.It’s more original than a movie, plus it’s a little classier. The two of you can get dressed up and enjoy yourselves. Plus, there’s typically an intermission during which you’ll have a chance to chat, unlike a movie, where you’ll spend the entire time sitting in the dark. Even though there is a certain type that loves the theatre, you can almost never go wrong.
6. Driving Range:
Taking a date to the driving range is another fun outdoors activity, even though it might sound sporty and unromantic. It’s not particularly strenuous, though, so your date doesn’t need to be athletic to have a good time. The driving range makes a great daytime date. It’s also a good first date idea because if she’s not a golfer, helping her with her swing is a great opportunity to get up close and personal.
5. Art Gallery:
A trip to the local art gallery is a great first date for the artistically inclined girl. It’s not a bad idea to do a little research on the exhibit beforehand, though. Not just because it’s good to seem at least a little knowledgeable, but also because you don’t want to accidentally take her to an exhibit on something about war or death.
4. Live show:
Remember that conversation is probably the most important part of a first date, the one about which Music she likes. However, the right music in the right venue can provide the perfect ratio of conversation to pleasant distraction. You don’t want a stadium show. You don’t want heavy metal or techno — the emphasis there is more on dancing than listening. But if you can find a more mellow act in a smaller venue, you’re set.
3. Be a Tourist:
Every year, scores of people probably travel to your city on holiday. Try to see your hometown from a tourist’s perspective. Check out the local tourism office; it will have guides and information on all kinds of events, festivals and sights worth seeing. Take your date on a touristy excursion around your hometown and see the city from a different perspective.
Ice-skating is innocent fun. That’s why it makes this list of our favourite first date ideas, provided your city has an ice skating rink. It’s a great date for women who love to be active. And if she doesn’t know how to skate, so what? This is your opportunity to teach her. Holding hands as you help her stay on her feet is a fun way to spend an afternoon and an excellent opportunity to get to know each other.
1. New Cuisine:
Giving the dinner idea a little twist, it’s always good to try a cuisine that neither of you have tried and experience it together. If you’re going to take her out to a restaurant, you should try taking her somewhere a little more adventurous. Check out a new ethnic cuisines — something neither of you have tried before. The element of adventure will add some excitement to your date, and, who knows, maybe the two of you will find a new favorite.
You can post your own ideas in the comments section below!