Dating can be tricky. Especially in today’s day and age where relationships seem more disposable than ever before.
Nevertheless, a good first date can set the tone for the rest of your relationship and other dates to follow.
Some say that keeping it simple for your first few dates is key, whereas others argue that a unique date idea is a great way to break the ice. Ultimately, it’s up to you and your date to decide!
If you’re looking to mix things up a bit, here are 5 unique date ideas for something a little more memorable.
Unique Date Ideas to Break the Ice
An unusual date is a great way to learn more about the other person on one date than over the course of several dates.
Why? Because a date that’s out-of-the-ordinary is likely to throw you out of your comfort zone and reveal aspects of your true personality.
This is not to say you should be planning something uncomfortable or awkward in order to get to know each other better! But something other than your standard dinner date couldn’t hurt…
1. Cheers to Wine Tasting
This is a fantastic date idea if you struggle with social anxiety and tend to trip up over small talk.
Yes, alcohol is involved, but this isn’t the worst thing in the world. It takes the edge off and helps you to both relax. Just keep tabs on how much you’re drinking — easy does it!
Wine tasting is an activity with built-in conversation topics too so you’ll be able to enjoy a natural flow of conversation.
2. Brunch Bae
It’s time to mix things up a bit and ditch the standard dinner date for a Saturday brunch with your date. Dinner and drinks have been done – and in all honesty, it’s a little cliché.
Everyone loves brunch, so you can’t really go wrong with this one!
It also gives you a chance to enjoy each other’s company without the presence of alcohol, which is often used as a ‘crutch’ in most date situations.
3. Are You up for the Challenge?
Okay, so this may not be the best first date idea, but if you’re looking for a third, fourth or fifth date idea, an Escape Room challenge is a must.
This is a fantastic way to test your compatibility and how you’d work together as a team. It’s also fun, interesting and challenging and could offer insight into how your date handles pressure.
4. Get Lost in the Night Sky
Plan an ultra-romantic date at your local planetarium where you can gaze up at the stars together and engage in deeper conversations about life itself.
This is a great way to open up and learn more about your date on a more meaningful level, forgoing the face-value attraction of dating.
It’s also an opportunity to cuddle close together as you gaze at the constellations, allowing you to assess your natural chemistry.
5. Create an At-Home Masterpiece
Let’s face it — cooking classes and art classes can be expensive, especially if you’re paying for two! But the great news is that you can re-create these in the comfort of your own home with a little help from YouTube.
If you’re past the first few dates and ready to invite them to your place, a mock cooking class or paint and sip class is inexpensive and romantic. It also shows that you’ve taken time to plan, shop, and think about something unique that you can both enjoy together.
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