Need some first date ideas? It can be tough to be creative, and not be too over the top when it comes to ideas for first dates! Use some of these to get your wheels turning!
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First Dates can be so tough. It’s hard to think of what to do that will help you get to know the person better, without being too much and setting the bar too high.
Use these first date ideas to make your time with your new date fun, memorable, and full of chances to get to know them better. This list should help break the ice in a good way, and keep stress at bay.
After this first date, you may also want to check out my list of 100 date night ideas for more fun things to do once your relationship is a little more established.
Which of these First Date Ideas will you try?
37 First Date Ideas
1. Go to an aquarium.
2. Go bowling with friends.
3. Go to a concert.
4. Go to a coffee house.
Play board games, talk, get to know each other!
5. Go to a chocolate factory.
Take a tour, eat too much chocolate, learn something!
6. Go to a park.
Take a walk, sit on a bench and talk, enjoy a snack together.
7. Go to the zoo.
8. Go to an art museum.
9. Go get frozen yogurt.
Go to one of the places where you can add WHATEVER you want to your bowl.
10. Go to a paint night.
11. Go sing karaoke.
12. Go to a cake decorating class.
13. Go ice skating.
Even if you’re terrible, it’s a fun activity with lots of chances to talk and have fun.
14. Go to a car show.
15. Go to the fair.
Nothing is a more classic first date idea than going to the fair.
16. Go to an arcade.
17. Take a cooking class.
18. Go on a food tour.
Bigger cities offer these often, and it’s a great way to try new food!
19. Do an escape room.
These are so much fun and will help you solve a problem together!
20. Go to a candy making class.
These are so much fun and done in a group setting. There’s still plenty of room and time to talk too.
21. Go to a science museum.
These are usually really interactive and are fun for all ages.
22. Go to a play.
Local theaters offer plays on a regular basis.
23. Go see a comedian.
24. Go to IKEA.
25. Go to an old-fashioned diner.
Make sure to get a milkshake to share like they did in the old days!
26. Do a city scavenger hunt!
Places like Groupon offer these year-round. They’re fun!
27. Play lazer tag.
28. Go to a local museum.
Most cities have museums about their history that are full of fun and interesting facts.
29. Go to a tea room.
30. Go to a food truck festival.
31. Take a factory tour.
Lots of factories of any type give informational and interactive tours.
32. Go to an animal sanctuary.
33. Go to an open mic night.
34. Have a game night with friends.
You’ll notice I say “with friends” a lot on this list of first date ideas, and that’s because it takes a lot of pressure off the whole thing if you’re doing something in a group.
35. Go to a restaurant neither one of you has been to before.
36. Go to a baseball game.
37. Go hiking.
Pick an easy trail, and enjoy each other’s company.
I hope you found some inspiration for your first date night! Don’t stress. Just have fun, be yourself, and enjoy spending time with your date with these first date ideas.
Have more first date ideas? Tell me below in the comments!