[column size=”1/2″][adrotate banner=”8″][/column][column size=”1/2″]A first date doesn’t have to be annoying or embarrassing – especially if you pick the right location. Here are some top places to make that first date easy to ask for and fun to experience.[/column]
This is one of the easiest first day ideas, but can also be extremely rewarding in the right circumstances. Chances are good that there are a few restaurants, attractions or bars you don’t know about hiding downtown. Also, just taking a stroll around is a great way to have a casual conversation that allows you to get to know your date without making things too intense. On the downside, the lack of direction may prove a little intimidating or annoying, so you may want to pick out a destination ahead of time to eventually end up at. Otherwise, the open-ended possibilities are pretty fun.
Take a Class (Yes, a real Class)
This is a common suggestion for dating, including on first dates, and for good reason. A fun and friendly class is a great way to relax with your date while learning something new and – possibly – showing off a little bit. Cooking and art classes are common suggestions, and it helps if you find something where both of you are at about the same skill level. There are couple things to consider here. First, it may be a good idea to plan something more romantic like a dinner afterward. Second, a whole set of workshops or classes is too intense for a first date, so keep this to one class only.
Find a Street Fair
Street fairs are like a better version of the “explore downtown” option. Wandering around and exploring different carts is not only a great why to explore each other’s humor and find interesting things to talk about, but also gives you easy access to delicious local food. Many cities have streets that line up with particular seasons, so see what’s coming up on the calendar if you are interested in inviting a certain someone.
Check your local restaurants and pubs to see when trivia night is – especially trivia nights that are friendly toward couples (instead of large groups). A trivia night is great if you and your data enjoy challenges and want a lot of different topics to discuss. The competition factor may be a little high, but it’s guaranteed to be more exciting than the average dinner out
Your Favorite Running Trail
If both you and your date are fans of working out and physical activity, then invite them for a run or another activity that you can do together. There are a couple reasons to choose this as a first date – for one, it’s really easy to broach the subject when you both run or do other fitness activities. Second, it’s a great way to get to know someone better (especially, you know, physically). This is another option where it’s a good idea to end the date with a stop at a café or restaurant for a bite.
If you prefer to volunteer your services, then find a great volunteer night at a local organization or event and ask your date along. It’s another low-stress invitation, and you’re doing some good at the same time.