So, you’re going on a date. Great.
The tricky part is not to go down that cliché route of dinner and drinks. A date consisting of an activity gives you room to shine and get creative to not just impress your date, but also avoid that potential awkward small talk.
So to help your future self out, here are my 15 best first date ideas so that even if the date sucks, at least you’ll still have fun!
Let’s see how your crush acts under pressure.
Pretend you know about horticulture. That always works.
The best part? It guarantees a 2nd date a week later when you go back to pick up your masterpieces.
It’s always good to know who’s better at throwing sharp objects.
‘Cause everyone’s got a soft spot for penguins.
Make sure to find out what allergies your date has beforehand; otherwise you’ll be enjoying a not-so-romantic emergency room visit.
Warning! This can be cheesy. Use with discretion.
Nothing says love like an uppercut to the chin.
Then go bake together. Dating level = expert.
They’ll be stuck with you for hours so don’t be creepy.
Something that we rarely actually do in our own city. Pick one of our beautiful landmarks and enjoy!
Your date probably hasn’t played mini–golf since grade 8 so this makes for a nice little throwback.
If they still look cute in a lifejacket, they’re a keeper.
It’s the only riding that’s likely to happen one date #1.
But if you absolutely want to go for dinner, at least step out of your comfort zone and do it in the dark.