First dates are nerve-wracking and quite honestly a lot of work. Not only do you have to look good, hide all your imperfections so as not to scare the other person away, but you also have to figure out where to go.
I believe that whether a date is considered a success or a failure depends on the choice of location and activity. How much money you spend has nothing to do with it. You can pay for a fancy dinner at a fancy 5-star hotel but if the person is not feeling you, there won’t be a second date unless they are with you just for the money.
This means that you need to be smart about your choices especially if you are serious about this person. There are some first date ideas that you should never consider because they are a recipe for disaster you can see some of them in this article.
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So What Are Some Of The Best Date Ideas You Should Consider?
1. Go Bike Riding
One great way to get to know someone and have fun is to go bike riding. This is a fun idea because not only do you get to work out but you also get to spend a lot more time together without it getting awkward.
This also doesn’t put too much strain on the conversation bit, you should talk but it’s not the only thing you will be doing.
2. Visit A Park
Luckily for us, we live in a country with so many beautiful game parks and reserves. Visiting a game park where you get to see beautiful wildlife is also a very good idea for a first date. It keeps things light and makes the date very memorable and contrary to popular belief it is not that expensive.
The good thing about a date at the park is you will always have something meaningful to talk about which is always a plus. You will also get to learn a lot about the person.
3. Attend A Play
Another great idea for a first date could be going to watch a play. There are so many live screening of plays every week that you can choose from. This is however not for everyone, therefore, ensure that the person you are taking will like it.
Unlike going to watch a movie, the theatre is more engaging and at the end of it, you can have deep discussions on the overall message. Just ensure you pick a funny show as opposed to a sad one. That way the person you take will associate the date with laughter which means your chances of getting a second one go up. This is also a great way to promote the local theatres.
4. Get Coffee
I add this with a lot caution because if you are not careful it can end very badly. If you do decide to go for this option then ensure that the place you pick is interesting and be prepared to fill any conversation gaps that creep up.
If you are lucky and the person you are taking out is great at making conversation then a coffee date could be a great way to get to know each other.
Honestly, you just need to ensure that the place you choose is fun and won’t allow for awkwardness to set in. This way when the date is over you both had so much fun that you are willing to meet up again. You need to put some thought into the place you choose because.
This list is not comprehensive and there are so many more places to choose from that are both pocket-friendly and fun you.