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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 P... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Taking a Stroll in the Park
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Go Stargazing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Go Stargazing
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Watch the Sunset is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Watch the Sunset
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Visiting the Museum or A... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visiting the Museum or Aquarium
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Going Out to Dinner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Out to Dinner
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Watch Movies at the Driv... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Watch Movies at the Drive-in
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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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Visiting An Amusement Pa... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visiting An Amusement Park
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Having a Picnic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Having a Picnic
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Eating Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Eating Ice Cream
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Eating Lunch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Eating Lunch
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Bowling is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Bowling
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Attending a Festival is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Attending a Festival
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Drive Go Carts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Drive Go Carts
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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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Meeting for Coffee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Meeting for Coffee
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Listening to Live Music ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Listening to Live Music
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Ice Skating is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Ice Skating
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Going Hiking is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Hiking
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Play Mini Golf is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Play Mini Golf
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Eating Brunch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Eating Brunch
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Taking a Boat Ride is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Taking a Boat Ride
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Meeting for Drinks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Meeting for Drinks
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Going to the Theater is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going to the Theater
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Attending a Sporting Eve... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Attending a Sporting Event