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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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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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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478 164
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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347 109
Go Stargazing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Go Stargazing

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397 139
Watch the Sunset is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Watch the Sunset

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386 140
Going to the Beach is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going to the Beach

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397 149
Having a Picnic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Having a Picnic

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338 114
Watch Movies at the Drive-in is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Watch Movies at the Drive-in

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326 116
Visiting An Amusement Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visiting An Amusement Park

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388 156
Attending a Festival is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Attending a Festival

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347 136
Eating Lunch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Eating Lunch

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378 168
Meeting for Coffee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Meeting for Coffee

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294 113
Eating Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Eating Ice Cream

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347 157
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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326 147
Drive Go Carts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Drive Go Carts

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337 161
Going to the Zoo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going to the Zoo

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299 141
Play Mini Golf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Play Mini Golf

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307 148
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Bowling

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266 122
Ice Skating is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Ice Skating

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279 137
Going Hiking is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Hiking

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256 157
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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231 143
Eating Brunch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Eating Brunch

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227 154
Meeting for Drinks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Meeting for Drinks

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217 153
Attending a Sporting Event is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Attending a Sporting Event

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207 144
Going to the Theater is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going to the Theater