It seems like most first dates follow the same routine; a drink at a restaurant followed by a meal. This is fine once or twice, but after a few first dates it can start to feel like a repetitive, awkward introductory meeting. You might put up with it if you are dating someone who lives in the same town as you, but most people on Date British Guys are meeting someone from a different country for the first time – so it is important to make sure that the first date is unique and memorable.
Thankfully there are lots of other date ideas out there – and some of them are much more fun than a meal in a restaurant! If you’re thinking about meeting someone for the first time and you want to make sure that it goes smoothly, don’t worry. Here are 10 unique, fun first date ideas.
1. The Shopping Challenge
Take your date to the local grocery store (ideally a large store that sells food and home items), and then spilt up and spend 10 minutes finding things to buy for the date. This is a great way to surprise each other and find out more about each other’s personalities – but make sure to set a budget beforehand so no-one spends far too much!
2. Do A Wine Tasting At Home
Wine tasting can be a lot of fun, but it can also be pretty expensive – and no-one wants to spend their first date in silence listening to a sommelier talk about wine. Thankfully it is easy enough to host a wine tasting at home; you and your date can both bring their two favorite types of wine, and you can enjoy them and discuss them together. Just make sure that you only have a small glass from each bottle – otherwise you might wake up with a terrible headache!
3. An evening picnic
Most people go for picnics when the sun is bright, but an evening picnic while the sun goes down can be much more romantic. Bring strawberries, champagne, candles and lots of thick blankets for a peaceful first date – and make sure that you both pack a thick coat if you are having the picnic in the UK!
4. Show them your city
If you are meeting your date for the first time in your city and they have never visited, you can take the chance to show them around your city. Show them all of the classic tourist areas, and then show them a few places that are sentimental to you personally. This is a great way to let your date find out more about your life.