20 Awesome Ideas For A First Date

Whether you know the person well or you’re going in blind, finding the perfect activity for your first date can be a truly strenuous ordeal. There are impressions to be made and a great part of those impressions being successful is having happy and comfortable conditions for you and your potential significant other. To help ease you away from some of that inevitable stress, here are a few ideas that will at least put you on the right track to a fantastic day/night together.


This one might seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how dismissive some can be about going out to eat. If you already know your date try to choose a locale that fits with his/her personality like a 24-hour diner for the easygoing night-owl. If it’s a blind date, choosing somewhere with a pleasant view is always a safe and reliable choice.


There’s so much pressure in the beginning of a relationship, so why not try to ease some of that pressure? Getting into some nostalgia and rediscovering your inner child together is a great way to relax.


One of the best ways to ignite romance is to share and delight in something beautiful. No matter how old you get, looking at the stars is always an awe-inspiring experience. If you don’t have a telescope or a nice big open area to watch from, try checking out your local planetarium.

Mini Golf

In keeping with the idea of a fun and relaxed environment, playing mini-golf is both very enjoyable while igniting some friendly competition. The best part is that it is generally a very inexpensive date.


If you know your date is the kind that absolutely loves to learn, then a museum is a good choice. Museums are everywhere and there are so many to choose from that it’s hard to go wrong.

Movie Theater

If you’re the type to make bold first moves, then putting the two of you in a tight, dark space together just might be the perfect idea for you. If you’re able, go for the old school drive in theater for an even more intimate experience.

Beer/Wine Tasting

It’s probably best to make sure your date enjoys an adult beverage before one of these endeavors, but this kind of date is the classiest. It’s an opportunity to learn some new things but also to get a little silly, which is always a good thing on a date.


Paul Simon was on to something when he wrote, “Someone told me its all happening at the zoo.” Animals are both exciting and beautiful and serve as a perfect impetus to inspire human bonding.

Comedy Show

There isn’t a soul out there who doesn’t enjoy and couldn’t benefit from a good laugh. Humor and laughter conjure up very strong feelings of euphoria, not to mention its far easier to for people to get comfortable with one another when they are happy.

Watch A Live Sports Event

The bonding potential that comes from fun and laughter is only rivaled by seeing your favorite team win a big game. Watching contact sports easily gets one’s adrenaline going, but make sure its one you will both enjoy.

A Walk In The Park

This is a good one if you’re venturing on a true blind date. Taking a long walk through a peaceful environment gives you ample to for conversation and getting to know one another.

Shooting Range

If you or your date has never fired a gun before, then it makes for a truly powerful shared experience. Adrenaline junkies will have a blast on this date – no pun intended.

Bookstore Or Library

Not everyone is outgoing. Wallflowers are people too, who just enjoy different kinds of things, one of which is reading. Giving them a chance to indulge their quiet passion is a good balance between keeping things simple and being out and about.

Amusement/Theme Park

If you intend to make a day of your date, going to a place where there are multiple activities to take part in is the perfect plan. If there isn’t such a park close by, take the opportunity to really get to know each other and make a road trip out of it too.

Get Physical

No, not that kind of physical! If you are both active people, then try going biking or hiking together. If you have the resources nearby, fishing is a good option too.

Make Something Together

If you want a truly memorable date, try going out for pottery, painting or taking a cooking class. Should things go well and you end up in a lasting relationship, then you’ll have something to share – a favorite recipe or a funny painted mug – to remember your first time together.


As silly as it sounds, going Karaoke with your date can be a memorable experience if neither of you are particularly good at singing. Having a good sense of humor about oneself is important, and there’s no better way to gauge that than with some good-natured harmless embarrassment.


There’s a saying that goes, “You’re not strangers if you like the same band.” Celebrating things you have in common is a great way to break the ice and a great way to do that is to go enjoy music that you both know and love.

Helicopter Ride

This one might be reserved for those who’ve got deeper pockets, but if you can afford it, it can be tons of fun. It’s a once in a while opportunity that your date will absolutely love talking about and always remember with great fondness… just make sure your date isn’t aviophobic first.

Stay In

This might be too intimate for some, but its easy, relaxed, and much kinder to the wallet. If one of you likes cooking then make a meal and have a DVD marathon or binge watch old shows on Netflix.