You’ve worked up the nerve to ask him or her out, and now comes the difficult part.
Where will you go and what will you do? The first date is critical. It determines if there will be second date, so you want to make the right decision.
One idea is to go for something fun that will let you both relax and enjoy each other’s company. Here are ten first date ideas that you will both enjoy.
Bowling with Bumpers
Bowling is a fun first date, but you can make it even more entertaining by asking for the bumpers. They’re designed for kids, but adults who haven’t bowled in several years may also get a kick out of watching the ball sway back and forth.
The Bike Ride
Even if you don’t have your own bike, you may be able to rent one on the local biking trails. Stop along the way to take in the sights, look for animals and maybe even have a picnic lunch.
Is your date a little nervous? Do you get the feeling that he or she isn’t quite sure about you? Set their mind at ease with a Sunday brunch date at a local restaurant or sidewalk café. It’s casual, relaxed and safe, so you can both put your best foot forward.
Even if the date is a bomb, you’re still sure to have fun if you choose to visit a comedy club. It also gives you something to talk about when you finish off the night with an evening stroll.
Up, Up and Away
How much money would you spend on a fancy restaurant? Go for a hot air balloon ride instead. Before you make the reservations and pay for the ride, you might want to make sure your date is not afraid of heights.
There’s something magical about laying under the stars. At the planetarium, you won’t have to worry about cloudy weather or rain. It’s a memorable first date, and you can even schedule it for the middle of the afternoon. Finish up the date with a quick meal from one of the local street vendors near the planetarium.
A leisurely stroll doesn’t have to entail taking a walk through the park. Go horseback riding and let the horses take you through the park. If you are both inexperienced with horseback riding, then spend a little time riding in the arena before you hit the trail.
A Different Kind of Music
Most downtown cities have a range of music venues you can enjoy. Take in a show at the local blues club or jazz bar. Visit a piano bar for a fun time that you will both remember. Go to an outdoor concert in the park. The options are limitless, and you will both have a great time.
Man’s Best Friend
If you have a dog who’s well socialized, take your date to the dob park. Your pet is probably an important part of your life, and this is your chance to see if your date likes dogs. It’s also an opportunity to show a lady your sweet side or show a guy that you’re willing to run around with your dog and get a little sweaty.
Ask your date to meet you in the park for a picnic. Surprise him or her with a kite if there’s a good wind. If it’s not windy outside, then head over to the playground and catch the breeze on the swings or merry-go-round.
There are countless ways to enjoy a fun first date, and most of them do involve getting in touch with your light-hearted side. You will both relax more when you’re focusing on the activity, and that makes the date more enjoyable. Save the romantic dinner for a later time, and put your focus this time on having a little fun.
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