That leads to awkwardness, which leads to more over-thinking, which leads to more nerves. And on, and on, and on. Breakfast is the exception. I like breakfast dates for several reasons.
If possible, choose a place with a nice outdoor patio. Fresh air is calming, and you can always fall back on people-watching when conversation lulls.
Plus, breakfast is a pretty accommodating meal for people with dietary restrictions. Most breakfast spots have great options for vegetarians and those sensitive to gluten. And to top it off, breakfast is generally more budget-friendly than other meals. Word to the wise: Needless to say, it was a flop. Take to the interwebs and do a quick Yelp search for a local improv show in your town. If you do your research, you should be able to find something free, or less than a general admission movie ticket.
I can personally vouch for this date. Regardless, we had a blast. It took the pressure off of us and allowed us to connect through laughter because improv is still enjoyable when the performers blow it! Most shows have some sort of appropriateness rating available.
Try to avoid anything over PG Those kinds of jokes can be too much for a first date. One thing I dislike about the typical meal date is being glued to my seat. When I am nervous, I am fidgety. The nice thing about heading to a local farmers market is the ability to stay moving, which releases all those jitters.
There is a ton to see and explore, and endless possibilities for conversation starters. This is an especially great first date if you already attend your farmers market regularly and know a few vendors. Having established friendships and knowing who has the best produce in your neighborhood will seem super charming.
Now, before you assume this is tacky—let me explain. Instead, pick out a show together at the local dollar theater. You want the theater as empty as possible. Then, during the film, you both have freedom to talk. You can crack jokes and criticize the acting all you want. Everybody has a favorite animal, and most zoos have most animals. Fan favorites include meerkats, otters, and lemurs. The sounds, the smells, and the sights are all super unique. Going on a date at a theme park is a great way to get the high energy going and the laughter flowing.
I had little stuffed bears from high school dates that I saved for a decade! It was a physical representation of great memories. This is tapping back into the cute and fuzzy vein with an extra twist. There are so many unloved animals that will dote on you at your local shelter. Plus, you get to show what a good person you are by offering to help others, even the four-legged kind. And if you do, good for you for saving a life. Dating can be expensive. I had friends who, when their parents asked them if they were dating, they said it was just too expensive to date in the city they lived in.
While this may burst the budget for some, having a meal in a restaurant overlooking the city maybe somewhat more adventurous and romantic than the usual date. And just like the perfect end to the night, you've reached the perfect end to the guide. Zoos today are totally different than what they used to be. Let us know in the comments! We just strolled around our favorite streets chatting and pointing at the cool houses and sites.
Not every date needs or requires you to drop bank on it. We just strolled around our favorite streets chatting and pointing at the cool houses and sites. Here are some ideas for great cheap dates. I grew up in the country, so I love to get back out there and see all that green and blue.
Get out there and reconnect with it and bring a cutie along.
There are also gorgeous flowers, plants, and trees to see and point out to each other. For more fun, bring along a book on identifying plants and see how many you can name. Turn a boring walk into daring daylight espionage!
Everyone fantasizes about being a spy, so go and try it out. Most of us still have collections of tapes, CDs, or LPs gathering dust. Bonus if you have eight-tracks! Pull them out and re-meet some of your favorite albums or mixtapes. Sharing the music in the medium you used to listen to when you were younger will give your date a glimpse into who you are. Once you get things going, tell each other stories about learning the music and what it meant to you at the time.
Those of us who are lucky enough to be in places with old buildings can see the artistry, talent, and attention to detail. Take an architectural tour of your town or one nearby. Learn about the local history of some of the buildings. See if you can find the coolest one in town. Fantasize about what you would do if you lived there.
The more outlandish, the better! Double dates are a fun way to catch up with your friends as well as your significant other. Plus, there are some things that just need more people to be fun! Gone are the days of smoke-filled lanes in a rundown old building. Bowling alleys these days are hip, fun, exciting, and offer lots of drink and food choices.
Plus, he or she will get to know some of your friends in the process. The guys can do dumb stuff, while the girls relax — or vice versa. If you can manage a game of chicken in the water, go for it! Sometimes you want to attend something but are nervous and want wingmen.