We live in a scary and exciting high-tech world where dating happens and the swipe of a finger or whatever app comes next. One thing the digital revolution hasn’t changed is the first date itself. You will still have to get out there and meet the person you have been chatting with online in person. This can be an intimidating prospect, you don’t want to do the same old “dinner and a movie” but you also don’t want to do something you will regret. Here are some out of the ordinary first date ideas that show you are creative and spontaneous.
Get a Tattoo
I’m serious! Tattoos are more mainstream than ever before and what more memorable experience could you think of for a first date. I’m not talking about matching tattoos or each others names, that is a bad idea! I’m saying make an appointment for a tattoo artist to do a small tattoo on each of you. Getting a new tattoo is the perfect date because it is memorable, creative, shows you are not afraid to try new things and it will put you both out of your comfort zones. So next time you have a first date, live a little! Also, if tattoos still seem too permanent there are always piercings.
Movie in the Park
When the weather is nice many cities are doing outdoor movies in the park. This is one of the perfect first date ideas because you have the tradition and structure of the movie-date but with a much more laid back and hip vibe. You can pack yourself a blanket and a picnic even a bottle of wine. These urban movies in the park also get a little rowdier than your standard suburban cineplex so you don’t have to be afraid to talk to your date during the movie, no one will shush you here. Plus, since you are in the city if the date is going well you can usually head to a bar or club nearby and keep a good thing rolling. If you are lucky enough to live in a hip city with movies in the park don’t miss out on this awesome first date opportunity.
If you really want to get to know your date, why not go to a off-the-wall food truck or restaurant specializing in the bizarre? Going to a place that serves fried bugs or cow brain tacos is a great conversation starter and will really surprise your date. It is also a perfect way to tell how open minded your date is, usually food can an indicator of peoples personality and if he or she isn’t willing to try a bite of chickens feet they might be a bit to dull for you anyhow! While this may be a bit riskier than the other options it also could pay off big time as it will be a memorable experience for everyone.
So next time you have a first date, try one of our first date ideas and go for something remarkable. Outdoor movies, adventurous eating, and getting tattoos are all exceptionally trendy and interesting ways to start a relationship.