culture The Best First Date Ideas  

Samantha Dillinger
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The best first date ideas are those activities that have the best balance between allowing two people to get to know one another a bit without being overly intimate. So if you're looking for a unique first date idea or even a cheap first date idea, browse these options or even add your ideas below!

These days, if you really want to wow your date, odds are that you'll need to select an activity a bit more interesting than dinner and a movie. That's not to say that enjoying dinner in a new cuisine or even preparing dinner at home isn't a bad first date idea. Even going a bit more casual--and brief if the sparks don't fly--is the option to meet for coffee.

But fun first dates are more than just consuming edibles and those which allow two people to participate in activities together are a great way to get to know each other. Try physical activities like ice skating or rock climbing. Take a stroll in the park or go for a hike. Learn new things together by taking a cooking or art class together or visiting the museum or aquarium.

What would be your ultimate best first date? Vote for your top first date ideas below or add any not already listed! When you're done, head over and vote for the best qualities in a woman and best qualities in a man too!
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Taking a Stroll in the Park is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Taking a Stroll in the Park

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291 74
Visiting the Museum or Aquariu... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visiting the Museum or Aquarium

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286 79
Going Out to Dinner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Out to Dinner

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249 81
Attending a Festival is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Attending a Festival

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234 87
Having a Picnic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Having a Picnic

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210 76
Eating Lunch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Eating Lunch

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219 87
Going to the Beach is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going to the Beach

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208 80
Drive Go Carts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Drive Go Carts

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241 105
Meeting for Coffee is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Meeting for Coffee

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224 95
Going to the Zoo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going to the Zoo

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226 98
Listening to Live Music is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Listening to Live Music

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223 100
Watch the Sunset is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Watch the Sunset

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186 74
Visiting An Amusement Park is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visiting An Amusement Park

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177 72
Watch Movies at the Drive-in is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Watch Movies at the Drive-in

The Best Qualities in a Man

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164 67
Go Stargazing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Go Stargazing

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168 71
Eating Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Eating Ice Cream

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183 94
Play Mini Golf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Play Mini Golf

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187 101
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Bowling

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171 89
Going Hiking is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Hiking

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164 86
Eating Brunch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Eating Brunch

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162 87
Meeting for Drinks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Meeting for Drinks

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149 78
Ice Skating is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Ice Skating

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179 107
Taking a Boat Ride is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Taking a Boat Ride

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167 97
Visiting the Comedy Club is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visiting the Comedy Club

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140 102
Attending a Sporting Event is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Attending a Sporting Event

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133 97
Going to the Theater is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going to the Theater

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119 85
Cooking at Home is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Cooking at Home

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129 98
Going to a Wine Tasting is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going to a Wine Tasting

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108 83
Visiting a Historical Site is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visiting a Historical Site

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116 92
Visiting the Farmer's Market is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visiting the Farmer's Market

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108 87
Volunteering Together is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Volunteering Together

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112 93
Playing Pool is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Playing Pool

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101 84
Going for a Bike Ride is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going for a Bike Ride

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99 88
Playing Arcade Games is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Playing Arcade Games

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100 94
Taking a Cooking Class is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Taking a Cooking Class

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84 77
Going Roller Skating is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Roller Skating

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87 84
Playing Board Games is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Playing Board Games

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86 95
Going Fishing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Fishing

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74 93
Taking An Art Lesson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Taking An Art Lesson

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73 94
Visiting the Dog Park is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visiting the Dog Park

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66 107
Singing Karaoke is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Singing Karaoke

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61 103
Going Rock Climbing is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Rock Climbing

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57 101
Play Sports is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Play Sports

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51 113
Going Skydiving is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Skydiving

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45 118
Visit the Casino is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visit the Casino

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38 128
Going to the Driving Range is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going to the Driving Range

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29 132
Go On a Factory Tour is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Go On a Factory Tour

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26 138
Going to Chuck-E-Cheese is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going to Chuck-E-Cheese

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28 146
Visiting a Psychic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visiting a Psychic

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19 139
Taking a Fitness Class is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Taking a Fitness Class