From Standup Comedy Shows To Pub Hopping: 14 Off Beat Ideas For Your First Date

Sonali Gupta

So, you were swiping tinder or Happn and met somebody you felt like asking out. Now you are confused as to where you should go and what you should do on your very first date so that you can make it to the second one. Dating should be fun but it does mean just sitting at the bar and getting up hungover next morning, or walking into a coffee shop with a boring conversation. Candle light dinners are again too cliché and boring.
If you want your date to be fun and memorable so that your date can’t wait to see you again, you need to give your best the first time around. To help you with that, we have made a list of first date ideas to give your date a kick-start.

1. Head to a stand up comedy show

The ultimate key to your date’s heart is not an expensive meal or a bunch of flower. It’s making them laugh. Laughing together is the best possible thing that can happen on a date. So, make the task easier by taking your date to a live comedy show. Most towns have Indie stand up nights every week, be it at a comedy club or in a pub. Enjoy some drinks and at the same time get ready for a fun date.

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2. Go to a food festival or street fair

Try to be more adventurous and unique. Walk around, try new bites and sips, and reveal your secret love or hate for crowded places. Such places keep the conversation going on.

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3. Take a coffee walk

Sitting at a coffee shop is so common. So why not pick up a coffee and go for a walk with the one you admire? It could be a great idea if you click!

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4. Go for an outdoor movie

When the warmer months hit, calendars explode with opportunities to take your favorite activities outside. From outdoor movies to theater performances, the options are endless. Follow websites or pages that aggregate events, and check for the best options. You never know what you may find!

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5. Brunch it your way!

Why not brunch instead of dinner for a first date? A weekend brunch is such an easy-going thing, you have the whole day and it can be as long as you want it to be, depending on how much chemistry you end up having.



6. Pub hopping (only if you are 25 or above)

Chatting with a couple of drinks will make sure the mood is relaxed and will help dispel the inevitable first date anxiety. Try choosing a quiet bar or pub as there is no better idea if your date likes to drink and chat. A crowded bar wouldn’t be a great idea to chat.

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7. Listen to some live music

Most cities offer live music or jazz nights by different artists to amaze the crowd. Try going to such places and feel the moment with your date.

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8. Try experiencing a new cuisine

Choose a new and authentic cuisine you both have never had before. It offers a lot of fun and conversation even if it’s just about the new food you’re trying. This will definitely add some excitement to your date. (4)


9. Watch the sunset

A beautiful sunset makes everything more enjoyable and is the perfect time to be with your date with some snacks they like. Open sky with all those beautiful colors of the sunset sky is a great setting for getting to know someone.


10. Shout it out at karaoke

Karaoke can be an awesome idea for a first date as it forces you to be outgoing and fast, which is a great way to open up. Just stay away from those romantic ballads :) karoke


11. Look for a bar with games

Gone are the days of sipping alcohol staring in silence with forced conversations. The trend has changed to darts, shuffleboard, pool and even some chess. Let the friendly competition commence after picking the poison of your choice. The sport could be any depending on your choice billiards, video games, or board games.



12. Try to be adventurous

How about being a kid again and taking a ride on the roller coaster? Or may be climbing a rock together! But for this one, you will first have to find out whether your date is an adventure junkie or not. This will pretty much give you a guaranteed good time.

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13. Take a dance challenge

Nowadays we have so many options when we think of breaking the sweat like running or yoga class. Why not take a swing dance challenge and get lost in the moment with your date! (5)


14. Have a 3-course dinner, but at different places

Sitting for a long meal at one place is quite dull, especially on the first date. To make it interesting, all you need to do is pick different places for every part of the meal right from the appetizers to main course to dessert and keep the day packed and memorable.

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Get your possible new boo bonding over these experiences. Let us know if we missed out on any more crazy or funny ideas for your first date.

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