If you have worked up the gumption to ask a girl out on a first date, kudos to you. However, merely being courageous enough to invite a girl out on a date is only half the battle. The other half is figuring out the perfect place for the date. Let’s take a look at the best ideas for a first date that will be remembered for all the right reasons.
A Walk in the Park
Take your crush on a peaceful stroll in a lovely public setting such as a park and it will give you the chance to get to know her and vice versa. After all, the focus should be on you, her and your interests as opposed to subject matter presented on the silver screen at a movie theater or a comedian at a comedy show. A quiet public space such as a park ensures your date will hear all of your words and you will hear hers, ultimately removing the potential for misunderstanding.
The icing on the cake is the fact that a walk in the park costs absolutely nothing. This way, if you don’t hit it off, you will have invested a grand total of zero dollars and zero cents in the date.
Just about everyone enjoys bowling. Bowling is an activity everyone can excel at as it merely requires a small amount of strength and minimal coordination. Ideally, you will be able to reserve a bowling lane far away from other bowlers so the sounds of the bowling balls rolling down the lanes and toppling pins does not interfere in your all-important first date conversation.
Check out a Local Museum
Sure, museums are somewhat boring but that is not the point. Visit a local museum for your first date and you will never run out of things to talk about. Furthermore, museums are quiet places that give you the opportunity to engage in a discussion without the interference of noise pollution. When in doubt, opt for an art museum as art exhibits give the date a truly classy feel, making you appear that much sophisticated.
Meet for Coffee
We advise meeting your date for coffee rather than meeting for drinks. Coffee houses tend to be fairly quiet while bars and nightclubs are comparably loud. Do not lose sight of the fact that the conversation you partake in during your first date sets the foundation for a potential relationship. Get to know the girl you covet in a face-to-face manner at an intimate setting such as a small café and you will have a better sense as to whether she is truly the “one.”
Play a Round of Putt-putt Golf
Real golf on an actual golf course is quite challenging. Alternatively, putt-putt golf does not require extensive hand-eye coordination nor hours of your time. Even if your potential flame does not golf, she should be receptive to the idea of playing a round of miniature golf. Putt-putt golf courses have an easygoing, lighthearted vibe that helps portray you as someone who does not take life too seriously. Cap off your putt-putt golf round with an ice cream cone and you will have succeeded in making that all-important positive first impression.
Check out the Local Flea Market
Ah, the flea market. How sexy. Though a stroll through the flea market might not seem like the most romantic idea, you might be surprised as to how well a first date at the flea market goes. Today’s flea markets are not the same as those of yesteryear. You will undoubtedly find something that catches your attention or that of your date as you peruse the seemingly countless market offerings. These potential purchases will serve as quite the helpful conversation starters on a potentially awkward first date.