First Date Ideas
First dates are exciting: a chance to get to know someone you’re interested in to see if there’s potential for a long-term relationship is enough to get anyone’s blood pumping.
But when it comes down to the first date agenda, many people find themselves stuck deciding on what to do. While exciting, there’s some pressure involved with a first date – you want to plan something fun that allows you to get to know each other a little better but is still low-pressure.
To help you decide on a perfect first date plan, take a look at some of our handpicked first date ideas, chosen with you in mind:
Visit a nice restaurant
One of the most common first date ideas, visiting a nice restaurant is often top of the list for many people. And, it’s for good reason: you have time one-on-one to talk to each other comfortably and get to know each other’s food preferences. Plus, should there be a lull in the conversation, you can always discuss your meals and the restaurant itself.
Be sure not to choose something too fancy at first, though, as this can put unnecessary pressure on your date. Somewhere relatively casual, while still good quality, is ideal for a first-date spot.
Check out a museum
If you already know of some interests you and your date have in common, consider visiting a local museum. You can look for a museum that aligns with your shared interests and set aside time to visit.
This is a great opportunity to have an engaging conversation you can both contribute to, given your common interest in the subject. You’ll be able to get to know each other better while talking about something you’re both comfortable with!
Meet at a coffee shop
Who doesn’t love a nice cup of coffee?
Coffee shops are a more casual setting that provides the perfect date spot. You can find somewhere cozy to sit and chat as you sip on a refreshing coffee or tea. The best thing is, there’s no pressure to stay for too long – but, if you’re really enjoying the conversation, you can easily extend the date by ordering another cup.
If you’re nervous at first and want to prepare ahead of time, check out our list of 7 conversation starters to break the ice.
Go to an art gallery
Art galleries are the perfect first date spot: you can walk and talk with ease, in a public setting that still allows for intimate conversation. The best part is, you get to enjoy beautiful art throughout the date, and always have a topic of conversation.
Take a cooking or baking class
If you and your date like to cook, consider taking a cooking or baking class together. This is a fun activity you can both participate in and gives you an opportunity to stay engaged in what you’re doing while getting to know each other a bit better.
If you or your date aren’t chefs, consider other classes: painting, yoga, pottery, and many other classes are available in many areas for beginners.
Having a great first date is a wonderful way to establish a new relationship. You’ll get to have fun together while learning more about each other.
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No physical meetings unless all parties have already received both Covid Vaccines.
Always wear a mask to cover your mouth and nose.
Get a rapid PCR test before the date. This shows you care enough and are a responsible person.