First Date Ideas

First Date Ideas

Along with the more in-depth first date ideas we have in the main section, here's a quick list of 20 ideas that may be perfect for your first date.

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U-Pick Fruit

Spending a few hours in nature, picking and snacking on sweet, delicious fruit is not a bad way to spend an afternoon together. It's ideal for a date because you'll be learning something new, working together to find the best fruits, and have plenty of time to talk along with something to talk about.

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Perfect Picnics

Why don't you find a scenic spot to enjoy the fresh air and get to know your date in a low key setting - with a picnic! During picnics you're not staring at each other across a table, trying to make conversation through a noisy restaurant while waiters constantly check in.

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Coffee & Cribbage

This is a mellow date for couples who just want to pass a few hours together, and a good idea for a casual first date with someone you don't know all that well. The basic idea is to head over to your local coffee shop for some relaxed fun while you enjoy the atmosphere and smell the coffee.

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Ride Segways

A Segway Personal Transporter is, without a doubt, one of the funnest ways to go sightseeing with your date. When most people first see one they think, "You've gotta be kidding me, I can't balance on that!" And yeah, they do look about as stable as a pogo stick, but Segways are completely self-balancing and really easy to ride.

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Drinks with a View

I'm all for casual first dates. Things like grabbing a cup of coffee at a local shop or having a drink together are perfect because you can break the ice in a low-pressure setting and no one's getting stuck somewhere they don't want to be.

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7 Great Walks

A good walk can be one of the best first dates you'll ever have. They’re a nice, relaxed way for you to get to know each other and should provide plenty of scenery to keep the conversation going while you do.

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Watch an Unusual Sport

Why watch yet another football or baseball game on your date when you can be creative and learn about an entirely new sport? For free! Ok, the free part isn't always true, but you do have a good chance of seeing a free match for lots of club and less popular college sports. These sports aren't played for money, the athletes are there for the love of the game, so go out and cheer them on!

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Wine Tasting

Whether you're completely lost when it comes to wines or a true connoisseur, wine tasting has all the makings for a great date! It starts off with a scenic drive out to wine country, followed by tours of beautiful wineries, enjoying a nice picnic, sampling unique wines, and getting a little buzzed along the way. What more could you want?

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Bike Ride

Get outside and see different things, explore new areas, and experience the freedom and fun of a bike ride. This is a great no-frills date idea where you're just pedaling along, talking about all the different things that pop into view, and learning more about each other.

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Quick Ideas for First Dates

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First Date Ideas

For some, the concept of coming up with first date ideas is as easy as deciding what to have for breakfast. Others settle for old standbys like dinner and a movie. But for those who struggle with imaginative, yet reasonable ideas for their first time out, we should be able to provide you with a few ideas you think are pretty great.

There are countless ways in which you can approach your first encounter with a potential romantic partner. Some prefer to keep things tight and cozy, while others find adventure and the great outdoors are the best path to a memorable evening. Others like to get creative, providing their partner with an experience they won't soon forget. We take all of these possibilities into consideration when providing our suggestions.

When developing the site, we wanted to stand out from other resources promising first date ideas. We wanted a place where readers could come, learn, and take away ideas that could work in the real world. So instead of dates you've all done a dozen times or ridiculous ones that no one would do, we put together a list of fun, romantic, real first dates. If you're ready to kick your romance off in the right way, take our hand and come along for the ride.