First dates can be a little bit nerve-wracking. If you have only chatted with the person on an app like Tinder or Bumble you may feel like you don’t really know them even if their likes and dislikes have been listed for you. Choosing a first date location or activity takes some careful planning. You want to get to know the person or be able to cut the date short if you don’t feel like the two of you are on the same page. Here are three first date ideas to help you have a nice meet and greet or a good out if things don’t go quite as planned.
Coffee And A Walk
This one might seem a little bit old fashioned but it is a classic for a reason. Grabbing a coffee and going for a walk on the beach or around a park gives you plenty of time to get to know your date. You can simply walk around the park, drink your coffee and go your separate ways if it feels like you don’t have that much in common. If you feel like the date is going really well then you can sit on the beach together or find a park bench to further get to know each other and even plan your next date. It is also typically a quiet way to get to know someone away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
If you have a minigolf course in your city this can make for a really fun first date. You and your date can make your way around the course chatting as you go and see a different side of each other. Simply sitting and talking in a calm atmosphere is one thing but minigolf can bring out someone’s competitive streak which can be really funny. Both of you will need to bring your ‘A’ game and entertain each other as you go. At the end, if you both enjoyed yourself you can continue on to another venue and make your date last even longer.
Go To A Wine Bar
Some people feel more comfortable going on a date if they know they can have some liquid courage during it. If you don’t like wine that’s okay you can choose a cocktail bar or a brewery the key here is to simply find a quiet one. You want to give your date your full attention as this could be your future life partner. Going for a quiet drink allows you both to get to know each other without having to shout over loud music during a happy hour but if you both enjoy that then that can also be a fun date.
Any first date can be great if you hit it off with the person, just choose a venue or activity that makes you both feel comfortable!