Here’s the thing about first dates. They should be simple but not too simple that they seem carelessly planned. They should be in places where you can chat without shouting over music or concentrating on something else other than your date. If you want to score a second date with your man, you need to wow them. So we have 7 first date ideas that won’t be awkward.
- Coffee date
Yes, we know it’s unoriginal and you won’t score points for creativity with this but take a moment to think about it. It’s less risky, it’s inexpensive and you can easily escape if things begin to go south during the date. In other words, a coffee date prevents fewer variables that will make it disastrous plus if you are just trying to see what your date is all about without setting a romantic tone, a coffee date would be perfect. And by the way, if you are just looking to go on a casual date, don’t go to one of those fluorescently lit coffee shops or franchises.
- Yard sale
It’s summer and you need to find a way to beat the heat so there’s no better way to do it than going to a yard sale. Most yard sales start before 9am so temperatures aren’t really that high during that time. Besides when you get to the yard sale early, you will get all the good stuff before it’s gone. You might even find something really valuable for your home at an incredible bargain. In addition, you might find something to laugh about with your date while rummaging through someone else’s stuff.
Let’s face it, dining at a restaurant can be expensive and a little cliché. It shows no creativity and some find it a little thoughtless. So why don’t you use your imagination and creativity to prepare something in advance for a picnic? If you have excellent culinary skills you can treat him to a tasty meal in a local yard, your own backyard or field.
- Go to the beach
Don’t just go to the beach and ask him to apply sunscreen on your back while you lay there absorbing sun rays. Switch things up a little and make the day more fun. Come up with fun activities the two of you can engage in like Wiffle ball or paddle tennis. Carry lots of cold light beer and plenty of snacks. Don’t forget to carry your sunscreen.
- Amusement parks, festivals and fairs
First of all, we would like to warn you that a date in these places can go wrong very fast so listen up. Amusement parks, fairs and festivals are filled with fried foods, sugary treats and wobbly rides. So unless you want it to be a vomit filled date, avoid going on the rides with a full stomach. But just in case you or your date indulges in more food than you anticipated, hop onto the slower moving rides. Or you can go to the rides and then eat afterwards.
- Go boating
If you live near a lake or a large body of water, you might know a friend who owns a boat or you might have one yourself. Gas it up and get it out there. Don’t forget to carry fishing rods and bait and spend the day with your date lazing under the sun while bobbing along with the waves. And if it gets too hot, you can always go for a quick dip. Or if you are the adventurous type, you can go water skiing instead if your boat is powerful enough.
- Go to the museum
Before you ask your date out to go on a museum date, make sure you know if he would be interested in such a thing. Yes, we know it’s impossible to know if your date would be thrilled to go on a museum date if it’s your first date but if you know a thing or two about them, you can actually make the museum date worth it. For instance, if your date was a physics major, a science museum would be bliss.
So there you have it, 7 first date ideas that won’t be awkward. What makes a great first date is finding an activity that will bond the two of you together. Do you have any interesting first date ideas? Let us know by commenting below. by Jackie K.
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