25 Great First Date Ideas Which Will Guarantee You A Second

Dating can get boring. It can get monotonous and tiresome, and let’s face it, we usually try to condense things down to just a drink.

Going out with a person for the first time is always a little scary. You want to make a great first impression but sometimes you end up ruining it with a boring, dull date.

Long gone are the days of dinner and a movie. Now, it takes something more than awkwardly speed-chewing as they ask you questions, or sitting next to them in silence for 2 hours.

Need some #inspo as to what to do?

Here are 24 genuinely fun, and truly memorable first date ideas which will guarantee you a second…

#1 Play mini-golf

Unleash your competitive side: mini-golf is brilliant for a laugh

#2 Go geo-caching

Who wouldn’t love this fun modern-day treasure hunting activity?

#3 Enter a pub quiz together

Test each other’s general knowledge whilst having a laugh and a pint

#4 Play laser tag

Giving you space, whilst having A LOT of fun, this is a great first date for anyone who gets really nervous. The excitement will take your mind off the situation, and you’ll bond more too.

#5 Go for a long walk in a beautiful place with a picnic

A pleasant mooch throughout the hills, then to settle down with a picnic full of tasty goodies and portable wine: the conversation will flow naturally.

#6 Visit the zoo

Find out each other’s favourite animals…

#7 Go to a baking class

Like with Konditor & Cook at their Cake School! Their Curly Wirly cakes are to die for…

#8 Pop to the local museum

Wander around and enjoy out a bit of culture – plenty to talk about, just look around!

#9 Laugh out loud at a comedy club

Comedy clubs are always fun and they’ll have a great time

#10 Win some money playing bingo

…or just go for the laugh and something a bit different

#11 Attend a painting or pottery class

Nothing shouts romance like recreating that scene from Ghost

#12 Sing Karaoke together

We’re soaring, flying, there’s not a star in heaven that we cant reaaaaach…

#13 Pet animals at a local animal farm

They’ll get to see how adorable you are with animals

#14 Eat icecream at your local Gelato store

You had me at icecream

#15 Go on a day trip to the beach for fish & chips

Nom nom nom

#16 Take a wander down a local market

Check out some local cheeses, cakes and little antique stalls

#17 Pop to a local boutique cafe for coffee and cake

Have a natter over coffee and cake, everyone loves cake

#18 Rent a tandem bike and cycle around a park

Definitely a riskier activity – but really fun and laughter inducing none-the-less, renting a tandem and figuring out how to work the thing is all part of the fun!

#19 Check out the local parks (and bring your dog if you have one!)

If they’re the outdoorsy type, then this is an obvious choice for a fun first date that’s affordable and also really romantic.

#20 Drink up at a wine tasting session

Shake off those nerves with a few cheeky sips of delicious vino

#21 Bet on a horse at the races

Nothing more exciting than bonding over those initial moments where you think you may have won

#22 Embark on a riverboat cruise or a steam railway trip

Fancy something a little more cultured? See the sights along a river, or in the countryside

#23 Sightsee attractions around your nearest city

There is so much to do on your own doorstep – check out your local attractions and play tourist for the day

#24 Experience life under the sea at an aquarium

Marvel at the aquatic displays and learn about marine creatures (as well as each other)

#25 Go rollerblading or ice skating

A great way to get to know each other, it’s a silly and different way to enjoy an activity together


So hopefully you’re feeling a tad more inspired, and confident in the knowledge that first dates can be really fun and memorable… so face the fear and do it anyway: enjoy!

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  1. August 29, 2017 / 6:41 pm

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  2. November 23, 2017 / 10:48 am

    Aw such cute ideas here, and a lot of ideas that I would’ve have necessarily thought of myself either.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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