When you date someone for the first time you are not quite sure where to set up the meeting point. You ideally want to end up in a place where you can have some fun while also availing the space to interact with each other closely.
In this article we have presented some ideas for places to go on a first date, with pros and cons of each. Make a judicious choice taking in factors like affordability, privacy and entertainment, so that you enjoy the experience of your date.
Where to go on a first date?
Carnival – Anything along the lines of an amusement park, theme park or some fair that is visiting your area would be a good place for dating. You will have to contend with the crowd and lack of privacy but on the upside there are several fun things to do together like going on rides or playing at some stall games.
Shopping mall – A large mall allows for a pretty convenient dating place. You can do some window shopping or just buy your date a small gift. There are several eateries around the mall so you can have coffee or ice-cream to add to fun of the experience. The downside is that there is hardly any privacy available at malls.
Beach – There is nothing more fun than a picnic lunch at the beach on a sunny day, provided you date is a game for it. You can go for a swim together or just laze around under an umbrella enjoying each other’s company. Most beaches are quite crowded during the weekends so it would be better to arrange the date on a weekday.
Restaurant – Going to a restaurant, or other eating places, is usually the most conventional practice in dating. You can make it more fun by going to some exotic restaurant which your date has not tried before, something with a unique cuisine like Thai, Indian or Caribbean. The upside of going to a restaurant is that there is plenty of privacy available and you can interact closely, the downside is that it can get a bit expensive.
Theatre – Should you go to the movies on your first date ? A movie date is usually a good idea if you are planning on having dinner together later. You can’t talk or interact much in the theatre and it is obviously too crowded for comfort. A stand up act or drama can also be interesting provided your date is up to it. It’s a good source of entertainment but hardly a good idea for intimacy.
Game – If you and your date are into a particular sport then you can plan on buying tickets to an event like tennis, hockey, baseball, basketball or even golf. It is important that the both of you are interested in that particular sport or else it will be a downer for the uninterested party. Watching a game can be a lot of fun but it does not afford any room for interaction.
Garden – This is how the traditional old-culture folks used to meet their dates. Just a stroll around a serene garden and then a simple picnic snack on a park bench is quite a refreshing experience and allows plenty of room for interaction and bonding. If you have an expansive garden in your area then you must consider it a good place to go dating.
Hillside – There is nothing more romantic than watching a sunset from a hilltop. You and you date can decide to hike up the hill and enjoy the scenic beauty around. Being in the nature allows a calming experience and helps bond better. A hillside would definitely rank as the most romantic places to go on a date.
Art Exhibition – Well this is not going to be everyone’s cup of tea but there are several art lovers out there who would love some company while browsing through the various artifacts on exhibit. If you and your date share a common interest in arts then it makes for great bonding experience.
It is best if the both of your discuss among yourselves and come up with a really fun place to go on a first date. Remember that it does not have to be the same old conventional movie date followed by a dinner. The bottom line always is that the place you go on a date should allow for interaction and bonding.