Great First Date Ideas to Help You Two Connect

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Are you nervous about taking out the person you really like on your first date together? Do you want to take them somewhere special to show them you care? Well, here are a few tips that can help you do just that and possibly impress your date so much, that they will go out with you a second time. Presented is a list of great places to take your special someone on a first date.

Go Somewhere Interactive: Places like a zoo or aquarium can make you and your prospective date feel like a kid again. By going to these places, you can eliminate any awkward silences that can arise if you are only sitting down the entire time. Other interactive date options include going to a museum, if you both are into history or art. Music festivals are trendy, interactive first date spots as well if you and your hopeful partner love music. The point is, by being interactive; you two can connect based on common likes and interests. Like e-Harmony mentions in “’4 Ways to Make it a Great First Date,’” All of these will give you ample things to look at and chat about, all while creating a fun, shared experience that will be memorable for both of you… and open the door for a heart connection.”

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Go Somewhere Relaxing: The park is a great place to have a peaceful first date. If you are lucky enough to start dating in the spring or early summer, you have a great opportunity to appreciate nature together. This is a wonderful first date for a couple who met while crossing paths on a hiking trail. It is also a good spot for those who like to lay back and relax. Either way, you can be active during a walk together or enjoy a quiet picnic and talk about the weather.

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Go Somewhere Conventional: If you both like eating and tasting new food, then a restaurant is a fine choice for you. However, try to think outside of the box when choosing a place to dine because you do not want to pretend you are something you’re not. No matter how much you want to impress someone, do not take them to a fancy restaurant and let them believe you can afford it. Instead, think of someplace vibrant, up and coming, or some place you have never been before because sometimes the best places to eat are the “hole in the walls.” By scoping out the area, you can find a restaurant, even a bakery or café that you both have never been too. If the food isn’t really good, at least you have created a one-of-a-kind memory together that can make a great story to tell later.

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Go Somewhere Fun: Although it may only seem like a last resort—like if the food at the restaurant was awful, a bar can be a fun place to get to know each other. Ignore the temptation of liquid courage. Alcohol can dull the senses, but remember, you will have to deal with the ramifications of your behavior in the morning; therefore, be polite and have one drink and continue only if you know your limit. Besides drinking, play games together and feel if there is a connection as you get the competitive juices flowing. Also, a bar is a good first date if you both met there. After going back a couple of times, it can become your “special spot” to hang out as a couple.

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Even after considering these suggestions, remember that the date is essentially all about you two as a potential couple. Therefore, keep looking out for the chance to make a true connection. Do not use your first date to force them on someone. Instead, have it grow naturally as you two stay honest with each other and have fun by just being yourselves. E-Harmony emphasizes, “It’s the connection that’s important, not what you do.”

 

Originally from Paterson, NJ, I recently graduated from Seton Hall University with my B.A in English. I will be starting my M.A program in Literature at Seton Hall University in spring 2015. I love Pinterest, Photoshop, and writing fictional short stories about characters who are trying to establish a sense of individuality while in relationships. Ready to momentarily stray from fiction, I am motivated to write about topics that are important to women.

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