First dates shouldn’t leave only an awkward or boring taste in your mouth.
Although first dates can get your nerves all jangled up because you are going to hang out with someone that’s almost a stranger, it’s possible to leave that date venue feeling like you’ve known each other for ages. All it takes is to fill up the time with interesting and exciting activities that will foster a bond between both of you.
You don’t have to sit at the bar for hours struggling to keep the conversation burning. There are more exciting things to do with your date besides talking in between mouthfuls of food and drinks. Are you ready for some creative ideas of fun things to do on your first date? Here’s a long list:
Visit A Bookstore
Book titles and covers are usually good conversation starters. You will likely come across a book that you have both read and before you know it, you are arguing fiercely to defend the actions of your favorite characters in the book. From his/her point of view, you can even get a sneak peek of what their values are.
Go For A Picnic
Instead of the usual dinner and movie, how about kicking it out in an open place like a park or the beach? You each bring along your own food or snacks.
Bowl Against Each Other
If you’ve grown weary of any activity that will involve sitting in one place like the picnic idea, you can suggest visiting a bowling alley. Compete against each other and get to know more about each other amidst shouts of excitement or disappointment and laughter.
Tour The City
You definitely don’t know all the cool spots in your city. How about both of you go exploring? It will be interesting and so much fun especially if you have a car or a bike.
Visit A Museum
Museums, those institutions that house artistic, historical, scientific and cultural artifacts will give you and your date a lot to talk about. If you’ve never been to one or it’s been really long you visited one, check out the best ones within your vicinity.
Find Out Who’s Got A Better Voice At Karaoke
Go belt it out at karaoke. In the book, The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon, Daniel Bae took his love interest, Natasha Kingsley the first day they met, to a Chinese karaoke booth. There, Natasha who feels love is not something to be passionate about, couldn’t stop herself from noticing how lovely Daniel’s voice is and how enchanting his charisma is. What else? They had their first kiss in that booth. May not end the same way for you and your date but who knows? You just have to try.
Check Out A Live Musical Performance
Go watch the performance of some talented local musicians within your area or buy tickets to go see everyone’s favourite A-list musician perform. If you are both music lovers, the night will definitely go down well for both of you.
Attend A Comedy Show
Laughter tickles the soul and makes you feel alive. As long as the comedian knows his onion and doesn’t crack lame and overbeaten jokes, you and your date will have a laughter-filled date. It is unlikely that you won’t meet up for a second date after a night like this.
Ride The Rollercoaster
Do you know how people tend to grow closer after experiencing a terrifying ordeal together? That’s what going on a rollercoaster ride can do for both of you. Screaming and hand-grabbing that will end in “let’s do this again, shall we?”
Choose Your Own Adventure
What is it that interests both of you? If you’ve thrown that question to each other, then head out to a place that will be ‘it’ for the two of you, or engage yourselves in an activity like painting, cooking, or anything that guarantees a good time for both of you.