So you’re going out on a date with that beautiful girl you met at the library the other day. You have on your nicest outfit, your hair is perfectly combed and lacquered to the point where a wind tunnel wouldn’t cause it to budge, and you borrowed your friend’s Audi TT because picking her up in a Yugo is the exact opposite of classy. You pick her up, the throughout the drive she keeps asking where you’re taking her. Not content to ruin the magic of the surprise, you just say, “You’ll see.” Finally, you arrive at your destination, and it’s. The movie, why would you take a first date to the movies? Not only is there no chance of conversation, but it hardly gives you a chance to sneak a peek down her shirt. This article will outline some great first date ideas that will not only allow you to get to know your date, but to have a blast as well.
One of the best possible first date ideas is bowling. Since most bowling alleys sell beer, the whole notion of going out for drinks can now be replaced by going out for bowling. Now, there is no doubt your date is pretty horrible at bowling. We’ve all seen the movies where a girl gets all excited that she knocked down a pin, and since movies never lie, this is your chance to teach her proper form. This involves touching her back, touching her waist, and touching her hand, things that never would have happened if you took her to see the newest horror movie. Bowling thus allows you to not only get to know each other, but to actually have fun on a date.
If bowling is not your cup of tea, how about mini-golf? In what will hopefully be a precursor to future events, this fun, interactive game gives you the opportunity to watch your special lady friend whack some balls around. Plus, much like bowling, it enables the competitive spirit to shine. You should be careful, however, to not be a complete jerk and get too competitive, as that might come across as a negative attribute and thus sully your chances of a second date or getting to third base. In fact, just let her win. If she’s really terrible, keep score only in your head. That way, when you get home you can write about it in your blog.
Depending on your location, you could always engage in outdoor activities, such as hiking, rollerblading and since its winter, ice skating. Its physical, which can prove to your date that you’re in shape; its challenging, which can prove to your date that you never back down from a challenge; and it makes you sweaty, which is just a subtle pretext to shower together. Afterward you can head to the local pub to unwind with a few beers and maybe even a nice dinner together.
While some women prefer the traditional style of first date (dinner and a movie), most prefer otherwise. A movie is good when you’re already together and have gotten past the whole, awkward “getting to know each other” stage, but first dates should focus on communication and fun.