First Date Ideas

First dates have a tendancy of exhausting you even before it's time to pick up your date up. You can get so sidetracked picking the right outfit and waxing your car; you forget to find something better to do than the boring dinner and movie. Let us help. Here are some excellent choices for first date ideas:

Comedy Show

Spending the eveing laughing together can break the ice better than anything else. If the date is tense, or you feel nervous, laughing at a comedian is a great way for you to relax. Just avoid too much alcohol or offensive performers. Use good judgement when selecting the comic or simply make sure your date is comfortable with them beforehand.

Miniature Golf

So eighteen holes of golf would probably be a bit much for almost any date - but ten holes of miniature golf might be right up your alley. Nobody does exceptionally well at miniature golf, but it is always fun to play - especially if you cheat a little bit every now and then. Let those secrets help bring you closer.

Dinner Theater

There is nothing wrong with dinner and show, but why not try a show with a little more umph. Skip the cinema or your traditional show and find a quality dinner theater. Watch professionals act without the assistance of computer animated special effects whilst you enjoy a meal together. Dinner theaters range from the artsy variety to interactive shows where you can solve a murder mystery.

Coffee Date

There is no need to sign away your entire evening to a first date. Start small. Try meeting for coffee just to size each other up. If the coffee date goes well, you can always extend the date by heading off for grander adventures together.


While a heavy metal concert might not be the best place to try and get to know each other, a concert in the park or jazz festival in the evening might be perfect. Appreciate music together and have a basis for continuous conversation.


Who says a date can't be educational? Enjoy an art or history museum and learn together. If you haven't visited a museum lately, you might be amazed at the exhibits available. The biggest downside to choosing a museum is that the date may become a little boring. If neither of you have an appreciation for the fine arts, you may want to reconsider your choice.


Picnics can be romantic or casual, and for a first date you should shoot for the latter. Grab a few basics and head out to the park or beach. Enjoying a meal outdoors is relaxing and provides a perfect opportunity to get to know each other better.

Botanical Gardens

Surround yourself in natural beauty at botanical gardens. Quiet strolls through rose bushes and koi ponds offer a sense of peace and tranquility. It would not be advisable to pick any of the flowers for your date, but you can certainly bring along a camera and take pictures together.

Ice Cream

Are you not ready to commit to a full-scale date? Try something simple like grabbing some ice cream together and taking a walk. Find a good ice cream shop and let yourself go wild. Diets don't exist on first dates, so get an extra scoop and then enjoy the afternoon together as you stroll and visit.