When you think of memorable first dates, what comes to mind? Your parents probably went to dinner and a movie, but today, a hipster coffee shop is the new trend. But Instagram-worthy cappuccinos don’t have to define the first date with someone you’re interested in. Branch out! A first date can be a lot of fun and can help you get to know someone beyond their coffee order.
What about a nice round of mini-golf? It’ll get you outside and add an element of subtle competition. Winner buys ice cream! Or if it’s raining, take that spirit inside for bowling. No shame in using the lightest ball or asking for bumpers.
Instead of booking reservations for that fancy new restaurant, try cooking together. Cooking is a great activity and involves teamwork. Choose a recipe, turn on some good music and pass out the cutting boards. A great meal, cooked with a new date, is something to savor.
Is direct face-to-face time a bit intimidating for you? Go for a walk. It’s a simple way to have a conversation with less pressure. Being outside for a picnic creates a similarly relaxed atmosphere.
First dates don’t have to be limited to a table and a cup of joe; think outside the box and get to know your new date in a new way. Watch the video above for more great first date ideas!