Culture 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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420 124
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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399 133
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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327 129
Having a Picnic is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Having a Picnic

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316 123
Going to the Beach is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going to the Beach

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331 135
Attending a Festival is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Attending a Festival

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317 127
Watch the Sunset is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Watch the Sunset

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293 112
Eating Lunch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Eating Lunch

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257 90
Go Stargazing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Go Stargazing

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264 98
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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260 101
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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320 145
Meeting for Coffee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Meeting for Coffee

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280 123
Drive Go Carts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Drive Go Carts

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239 94
Eating Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Eating Ice Cream

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292 132
Listening to Live Music is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Listening to Live Music

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294 135
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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254 121
Play Mini Golf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Play Mini Golf

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240 117
Going Hiking is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Hiking

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256 132
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Bowling

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202 112
Ice Skating is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Ice Skating

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229 139
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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206 124
Eating Brunch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Eating Brunch

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204 129
Meeting for Drinks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Meeting for Drinks

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211 141
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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164 115
Cooking at Home is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Cooking at Home

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184 136
Attending a Sporting Event is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Attending a Sporting Event

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174 129
Going to the Theater is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going to the Theater

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151 116
Volunteering Together is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Volunteering Together

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141 113
Visiting a Historical Site is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visiting a Historical Site

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147 120
Playing Pool is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Playing Pool

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147 121
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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135 116
Playing Arcade Games is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Playing Arcade Games

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133 114
Going for a Bike Ride is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going for a Bike Ride

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126 108
Playing Board Games is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Playing Board Games

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155 141
Going to a Wine Tasting is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going to a Wine Tasting

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116 106
Going Roller Skating is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Roller Skating

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130 125
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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115 128
Going Fishing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Fishing

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104 125
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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100 127
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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83 138
Going Rock Climbing is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Rock Climbing

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84 148
Singing Karaoke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Singing Karaoke

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77 138
Play Sports is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Play Sports

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70 162
Going Skydiving is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Skydiving

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53 173
Visit the Casino is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visit the Casino

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49 172
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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43 176
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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39 195
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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29 190
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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33 210
Visiting a Psychic is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visiting a Psychic