If you’ve been in the dating game a while, you’ve probably been on more first dates than you can count. Dinner is an excellent place to make conversation and offers plenty of opportunities to exchange glances. However, if you really want to make a great first impression, here are some first date ideas you should try. Make the day or evening a special one to remember.
How fun is that? You’ll find out quickly if he or she can cook and have a ton of laughs while doing so. Take a chance and sign the two of you up for something unique like sushi or another style of cooking you’ve never tried before. There is something romantic about cooking together.
Volunteer Your Time
Let your date know that you have a heart, and find out if they do as well. Reserve a spot to help organize shelves at a local food pantry. Help serve dinner at a homeless shelter and then head to dinner yourselves. Or volunteer your time together to play with lonely dogs at the animal shelter.
You’ll enjoy the authentic conversation as you discuss what you learned and felt after volunteering. It’s a wonderful bonding experience and gets right to the heart, which is where you are hoping this date is headed.
If you can sing a sappy love song to your date and they stare into your eyes without looking frightened, you may have just landed a second date with your karaoke skills. Nothing can bring more laughs than singing horribly together. Laughter on a first date is very important and should feature prominently.
Stare at the Stars
Feeling romantic about this date? Stargazing has you covered. Check out your area for local movie nights under the stars if the weather cooperates. Or grab a blanket and pack some cheese and wine, then find a beautiful spot in a park for the evening. If it’s winter, some restaurants offer outdoor heated igloos, which are clear and allow for a peek at the stars. If you are looking to melt someone’s heart, then stargazing is a fun first date idea you should try.
Get creative as you enjoy the journey of dating. Have fun in the search as you wait for your one to come along.