Relationships 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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Visiting the Museum or Aquariu... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visiting the Museum or Aquarium

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415 121
Taking a Stroll in the Park is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Taking a Stroll in the Park

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410 137
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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338 132
Having a Picnic is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Having a Picnic

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272 90
Go Stargazing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Go Stargazing

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331 128
Watch the Sunset is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Watch the Sunset

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338 139
Attending a Festival is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Attending a Festival

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322 130
Going to the Beach is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going to the Beach

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299 116
Eating Lunch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Eating Lunch

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274 100
Watch Movies at the Drive-in is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Watch Movies at the Drive-in

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268 104
Visiting An Amusement Park is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visiting An Amusement Park

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327 148
Meeting for Coffee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Meeting for Coffee

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245 97
Eating Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Eating Ice Cream

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298 135
Listening to Live Music is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Listening to Live Music

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299 139
Going to the Zoo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going to the Zoo

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283 128
Drive Go Carts is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Drive Go Carts

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259 123
Play Mini Golf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Play Mini Golf

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266 132
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Bowling

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243 121
Going Hiking is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Hiking

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210 113
Ice Skating is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Ice Skating

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231 144
Taking a Boat Ride is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Taking a Boat Ride

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208 129
Eating Brunch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Eating Brunch

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209 134
Meeting for Drinks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Meeting for Drinks

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214 147
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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169 120
Cooking at Home is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Cooking at Home

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180 132
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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188 141
Attending a Sporting Event is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Attending a Sporting Event

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154 122
Volunteering Together is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Volunteering Together

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151 124
Playing Pool is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Playing Pool

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145 118
Visiting a Historical Site is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visiting a Historical Site

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150 127
Visiting the Farmer's Market is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visiting the Farmer's Market

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132 112
Playing Board Games is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Playing Board Games

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139 120
Playing Arcade Games is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Playing Arcade Games

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159 145
Going to a Wine Tasting is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going to a Wine Tasting

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135 120
Going for a Bike Ride is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going for a Bike Ride

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120 109
Going Roller Skating is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Roller Skating

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133 131
Taking a Cooking Class is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Taking a Cooking Class

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116 135
Going Fishing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Fishing

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106 132
Visiting the Dog Park is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visiting the Dog Park

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102 135
Taking An Art Lesson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Taking An Art Lesson

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86 143
Going Rock Climbing is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Rock Climbing

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85 155
Singing Karaoke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Singing Karaoke

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77 145
Play Sports is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Play Sports

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70 170
Going Skydiving is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Skydiving

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53 180
Visit the Casino is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visit the Casino

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50 177
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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45 181
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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41 201
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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34 216
Visiting a Psychic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visiting a Psychic

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29 198
Taking a Fitness Class is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Taking a Fitness Class