The first date can be an emotional rollercoaster: Excitement, anxiety, sense of hope on what may turn into, either a romance or a hilarious story to share with your friends later at the bar.
But the real question is: Should you opt for something simple -such as a drink- or are you the type of person who wants to be remembered by doing something uncommon?
With the coronavirus pandemic looking to fade away your options for first date activities gets wider, online dating (4 ways to impress your facetime or zoom date) is no longer a must, but an option.
Here we’ve compiled a list of the best, non-boring, pro-approved first date activities so that you not only get a second date but also lay the ground for a lasting relationship. Who knows? It could be the start of something new.
First Date Activities
1. Visit a museum
With the reopening of the economy, going to a museum could be a great option, most of them are free, affordable, or accept donations. This gives the couple a chance to have a casual small talk and understand each other’s perspectives on life based on art, while avoiding awkward silences, since there will be plenty of conversation starters all around you. This works best if you live in a big city like New York City
2. Go axe-throwing
Born in Canada Axe-throwing is one of the best, funniest and memorable ways to impress your date while leaning a new skill. It never gets boring nor dull. It consists in throwing an axe at a target attempting to hit the bullseye, similar to throwing darts, but this one sounds way more exciting!
3. Take a walk
Sometimes the simplest dates are the best ones. Remember it’s your first date activity, you don’t want to commit a lot of time and money to it. According to a research made by multiple dating apps, after dinner and coffee, a walk is the third most popular idea regardless of the age group.
4. Anything at the beach
If you have access to a beach, it’s a great idea to utilize it. There you have multiple options: either go for a walk, swim, ice cream or you can even watch the sunset together does it gets more romantic than this?
5. Go skating
I know what you’re thinking about, and yes. Ice skating or roller skating was a dating staple back in high school for many. But by trying out an activity that keeps the focus on balancing yourself from falling, will create a little light physical danger, which creates a great time-honored bonding experience.