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The Best First Date Ideas 

Samantha Dillinger
Updated August 29, 2017 23.6k votes 1.5k voters 37.7k views 50 items

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 Comedy Club... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visiting the Comedy Club
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Cooking at Home is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Cooking at Home
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Playing Arcade Games is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Playing Arcade Games
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Volunteering Together is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Volunteering Together
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Playing Board Games is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Playing Board Games
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Playing Pool is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Playing Pool
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Visiting a Historical Si... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visiting a Historical Site
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Visiting the Farmer's Ma... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visiting the Farmer's Market
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Going for a Bike Ride is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going for a Bike Ride
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Going Roller Skating is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Roller Skating
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Going to a Wine Tasting ... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going to a Wine Tasting
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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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Going Fishing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Fishing
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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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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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Going Rock Climbing is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Rock Climbing
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Play Sports is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Play Sports
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Singing Karaoke is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Singing Karaoke
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Going Skydiving is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Skydiving
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Going to the Driving Ran... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going to the Driving Range
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Go On a Factory Tour is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Go On a Factory Tour
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Visit the Casino is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visit the Casino
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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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Visiting a Psychic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visiting a Psychic
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Taking a Fitness Class ... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Taking a Fitness Class