Ideas for a First Date
In almost all species when it comes to courting, males rarely have it easy and for some human males finding a date and asking her out is positively stressful. There are so many rules and hidden courtship rituals you might feel obliged to follow, so it’s no surprise some guys don’t even want to give dating a try. But if you do happen to meet someone who really captivates and interests you, know that there are so many ideas to make your first date as special as it gets.
How To Act Like A Gentleman on the First Date
Men usually have enough basic sense to be on their best behavior on a first date. Navigating through a first date can be very easy. All you have to do is talk to each other, pay attention to what she says and be positive and cheerful. In other words, act like a true gentleman.
The point we want to focus on is avoiding drinking on your first date and why because while drinking makes the date a little easier and the lady carefree enough to go home with you, the problem is that you will be drinking as well. Whilst that will give you the confidence boost needed to sweet talk your way into getting her attention, you may also end up talking about things like your past relationships or financial problems and generally touching topics best not discussed on any first date. These things are not what she wants to hear on a first date and will not create the first impression you want to make either, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this.
If you have to get drunk and forget what happened in the morning, then what is the problem? The fact that you will forget is the problem, because when you start to think about the date, you will only remember it in bits and pieces and won’t know for sure how well it went. When you talk to her again, it will leave you speculating about whether she liked the date or not and how she felt. Amid these uncertain thoughts, you will also be questioning whether or not you should ask her for a second date and if she is likely to agree.
Once you know how to proceed, you’ll then have to look for the best ways to turn your first date into an exciting and entertaining experience for both of you. Here are some ideas to try.
Have A Picnic
Restaurants are always a good idea for a first date and usually a safe one because she will like it too. However, we have a solution if you want to go for something more intimate or less predictable.
Picnics can be a good idea for a first date, especially during the day. A selection of fruit, sandwiches and juice from a picnic basket, in a small corner in a park, on a picnic blanket, will let her know you are thoughtful without having to make any grand gesture.
Trivia Night At The Pub
You could impress her with your knowledge over a game of trivia. Simple and effective, this is a date where you don’t need to worry about trying too hard. It is about having fun. Trivia is also engaging and both of you can participate equally.
You will get to learn about how much you have in common as you answer the questions on music, movies and popular cultures and so much more.
Go To An Art Gallery
Nearby art galleries are a good idea for your first date especially if she appreciates art. You won’t need to go into nervous conversation as you explore different art pieces and they will inspire conversation about other things. You will also have a topic to draw on for future dates, and it’s good to have fewer awkward silent moments on the first few dates with someone new.
Do An Escape Room
Locked inside a room, with puzzles and clues to get you the key to exit sounds fun. Since you have a time limit to get out you need to work together to unravel the clues and unlock the door.
As this is not always suitable for people who are nervous or claustrophobic, discuss your plans first before booking tickets for this adventure. However, if she agrees, you will have a good time working as a team finding out how well you can work together as a team.
Check Out The Local Arcade
Even if you weren’t around in the 80s, Stranger Things sure has brought back the nostalgia about having fun at the arcade. It’s perfect if you think your date will appreciate experiencing something simple from the past.
There is always something to do there, even if you are not a pro at the games. Everyone can Whack a Mole or play Pac Man. You can check out how competitive they can get and how they handle themselves when ghosts are about to kill Pac Man.
Go For The Classic Movie Date
Regardless of the trend of streaming movies, a date at the cinema is always a fun first date idea. In the dark cinema you don’t have to engage in small talk but instead just focus on being together.
If you are worried about the budget and the ridiculous prices at the cinema concession stand, reveal your mischievous side and take your own candy and have fun sneaking it in.
A Hike In The Great Outdoors
From pictures on their social media accounts, you can easily guess if your date has the outdoor gene in them or not. If they have pictures of biking or the gym, you can be sure they are active and it’s safe to invite them to spend a day in the wilderness.
Go on a hike and have some outdoorsy fun but always pack smartly. Have water to stay hydrated when hiking and a bite to eat and some band-aids just in case.
Be Open Minded about Different First Date Plans and Fun Possibilities
Reality Check! Things may not turn out as perfect as you planned. Even if you take our advice and plan a date at the movies or the arcade, something unexpected can still happen. Maybe she was lactose intolerant and you were planning to take her for an ice cream after the movie. If you plan your date down to the last detail, you will have to face unforeseen situations. Leave some room to be flexible and prepared to adapt by having alternates ready.
Women expect you to take charge and handle situations with confidence, poise and an open mind so be willing to adapt to new ideas especially when planning your second date. Think about what she has said she likes and what her interests are. Never take the easy route, such as asking her what she would like to do. Let her know you put some thought into planning your next date and made an effort to make it just about her.
No one said starting to date was going to be easy. But there really is no need to stick to tried and tested venues when you have taken some time to find out even a little about her. In fact, bucking the trends and going to the trouble of finding something she will enjoy says a lot about you. First impressions always matter. So ditch the idea of hanging out at the bar and instead take in an art gallery, the arcade or invite her out on a picnic and a matinee movie where you can work on making your date the sole focus of your attention. Above all, relax, have fun and take things from there.