This post is all about first date ideas.
I know thinking of first date ideas can be hard.
I was having a hard time looking for cute first date ideas that weren't cliche. You want to find an idea that is memorable and won't be too awkward.
Whether you are looking for first date ideas because you are a new couple, in high school, or a college student I have the best first date ideas.
This post shows 31 first date ideas that aren't awkward and inexpensive.
First date ideas
1. Top golfing
Whether you hate golf or a golfing pro.
You will love top golf. I would add this to my first date ideas list. To make the game even more interesting you can have a friendly wager.
2. Drive in Movie
Drive-in movies are way better than regular theaters because 1. it allows you to have some privacy 2. you can have a light conversation while you are in the movie and 3. it's just romantic!
3. Thrift shopping
Who doesn't like thrift shopping? It's fun and easy together to know each other while you stroll around the store. You can also buy each other a little memento of your first date together.
Bowling is one of the best date ideas for high school students because it's cheap and fun.
5. Target date
Someone I know told me about this date and I fell in love with this idea.
- Y'all will choose each other outfits no matter what it is! If you picked out a bikini for your date they have to wear it.
- The second part of the date is you and your date will have 5$ to spend and a 30 minute time limit to find a gift for each other.
- If you are still together after a year or so you can pick out your future kids outfit together.
Isn't this such a cute first date idea?!
6. The fair
One of my friends swears that this is the best first date ideas for college students because of 1. You will never get bored and 2. while you wait in lines you can talk. Plus who wouldn't want a Notebook moment?!
7. ice cream
This is the best cheap first date idea because it's super easy and won't hurt the bank. You can take your ice cream and walk around while you get to know one another.
8. cooking class
Want to test your cooking abilities? Go take a cooking class together and compete against the other couples.
9. Groupon date
I freaking love Groupon! You can find so many good deals on there that would be perfect for a first date. there are tons of options like local events or movie deals that your date will love.
10. game night
If you both have a competitive side host a game night with your friends. A bonus if you like your friend's opinion on your date. It's the perfect way to break the ice.
Hit up your local dollar store and grab all of your favorite snacks.
Then head to a nice park and sit in the car or bring a blanket and lay underneath the stars and talk. This date idea is romantic and a great way to get to know someone.
12. dine at home
Don't feel like eating out? Have a date night inside your home and test your date cooking ability. Cook each other favorite meals and desserts.
Cooking together to allows you to spend time with each other privately.
13. go to a concert
Introduce your date to your favorite artists by going to a concert. If that is too expensive I would suggest going to a local concert.
14. Go hiking
Spend some time outside!
15. coffee dATE
If your looking for low key first date ideas this is the one. It's perfect for chill dates to get to know each other.
16. become tourists in your town
If you or your date don't know anything about your town become tourists for the day. take them around your favorite hangout spots or restaurants
17. bike riding
If the weather is nice I would recommend bike riding. You can explore or race each other. If you don't have a bike you can rent one.
18. race kart
For college students, this is a perfect first date option because it's inexpensive.
Have a friendly competition and race with each other. The winner gets to choose the second date!
19. go to the zoo
One of the most popular first date ideas. Animals are so cute and it's a great way to talk with your date while you wander around.
20. picnic date
Plan a picnic for your first date! It's super romantic and easy.
21. SING KARAOKE
If you and your date have a passion for singing go do karaoke. It's a great way to show off your singing talents. This idea is perfect for teens or adults.
22. watch the sunrise/sunset
Start the date off by watching the sunset or sunrise. Try finding a place with a scenic view and just relax and talk.
23. GO TO AN ARCADE
If you or your date loves games take them to the arcade.
24. take a road trip
This first date idea is for new couples. Take a small trip to somewhere new and exciting for you to go explore. While in the car you can jam to your favorite songs and eat your favorite junk food.
25. ATTEND A COMEDY OPEN MIc
If you both love to laugh this is the perfect fun first date idea. I mean who doesn't love to laugh?! I'm sure you'll score a second date with this idea.
26. trampoline park
Trampoline parks are so much fun and it's a great way to break the ice. Even if it gets a little awkward you can the park get ride of it. This first date idea is also inexpensive which is a bonus.
27. GO ice SKATING
This is a perfect winter first date idea. Even if you both can't skate it will be something to laugh at.
28. PAINT AND SIP
If you and your date are both 21+ this is the perfect first date idea for college students. It's fun and a great way to loosen up and test your art skills.
29. Escape room
Escape rooms have been becoming extremely popular for first date ideas.
Escape rooms are super fun. There are different themes you can choose from. You will always be talking throughout this date trying to escape the room.
Take some cheesy photos downtown to capture the memory of your first date together!
31. go to the beach
If you have a beach nearby this would be a unique first date idea for new couples. There is something about the beach that is romantic and relaxing.
32. Play never have i ever/ truth or dare
I love both of these games because it's an exciting and fun way to get to know each other.
You can ask anything you want and it's a unique way to open up to each other.
33. Go dancing
Have you ever seen Flirty Dancing? It's basically about strangers dancing together to see if they have an instant connection through dance. You can dance the night away with your date and play all of your favorite songs at home or go hit up a club.
34. volunteer together
Give back to your community by volunteering together. Volunteering is inexpensive and a cute first date idea for couples. You can volunteer at a local animal or homeless shelter.
35. WORKOUT TOGETHER
If exercise is something you both enjoy doing. Take a fitness class or go to your local gym. It's greatly to bond over a common interest.
36. GO TO A SPORTING EVENT
Whether you love or hate sports you will enjoy this date. If you don't know much about the sport you and your date will have something to talk about at least.
37. Start a netflix show together
I love this date because it gives you an excuse to have a second date.
38. Visit a bookstore
If you are both avid readers I would suggest going to your local bookstores and buy each others favorite book to read.
39. TAKE A DRIVE
I know this is a pretty simple first date idea. But driving through a scenic route and talking to your date is a low key first date idea that you both will enjoy.
Please comment down below your best first date experience. I would love to hear about it.
THIS POST WAS ALL ABOUT THE BEST First date IDEAS.
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