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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460 144
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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445 152
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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316 96
Go Stargazing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Go Stargazing

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371 132
Watch the Sunset is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Watch the Sunset

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373 140
Having a Picnic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Having a Picnic

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353 135
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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307 107
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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365 149
Attending a Festival is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Attending a Festival

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321 127
Eating Lunch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Eating Lunch

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297 113
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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357 159
Meeting for Coffee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Meeting for Coffee

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270 108
Eating Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Eating Ice Cream

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324 146
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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304 142
Drive Go Carts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Drive Go Carts

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317 155
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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279 135
Play Mini Golf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Play Mini Golf

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287 142
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Bowling

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264 129
Going Hiking is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Hiking

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245 116
Ice Skating is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Ice Skating

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246 148
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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220 136
Eating Brunch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Eating Brunch

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217 145
Meeting for Drinks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Meeting for Drinks

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224 158
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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181 128
Cooking at Home is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Cooking at Home

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192 139
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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201 148
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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166 131
Volunteering Together is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Volunteering Together

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164 133
Playing Pool is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Playing Pool

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154 126
Playing Arcade Games is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Playing Arcade Games

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154 127
Visiting a Historical Site is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visiting a Historical Site

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142 121
Playing Board Games is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Playing Board Games

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157 139
Visiting the Farmer's Market is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visiting the Farmer's Market

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145 127
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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131 116
Going Roller Skating is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Roller Skating

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165 160
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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140 137
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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122 146
Going Fishing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Fishing

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110 143
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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106 143
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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94 152
Going Rock Climbing is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Rock Climbing

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91 167
Singing Karaoke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Singing Karaoke

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82 156
Play Sports is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Play Sports

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74 183
Going Skydiving is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Skydiving

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53 187
Going to the Driving Range is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going to the Driving Range

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54 192
Visit the Casino is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visit the Casino

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47 190
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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44 214
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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32 210
Taking a Fitness Class is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Taking a Fitness Class

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36 231
Visiting a Psychic is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visiting a Psychic