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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442 136
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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424 143
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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290 93
Go Stargazing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Go Stargazing

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348 129
Watch the Sunset is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Watch the Sunset

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351 137
Having a Picnic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Having a Picnic

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335 131
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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351 142
Attending a Festival is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Attending a Festival

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287 104
Watch Movies at the Drive-in is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Watch Movies at the Drive-in

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307 122
Eating Lunch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Eating Lunch

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282 106
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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338 153
Meeting for Coffee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Meeting for Coffee

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256 101
Eating Ice Cream is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Eating Ice Cream

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310 139
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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293 133
Drive Go Carts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Drive Go Carts

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305 146
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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267 129
Play Mini Golf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Play Mini Golf

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275 137
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Bowling

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251 124
Going Hiking is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Hiking

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225 113
Ice Skating is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Ice Skating

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236 147
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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213 132
Eating Brunch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Eating Brunch

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212 140
Meeting for Drinks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Meeting for Drinks

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218 152
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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188 134
Going to the Theater is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going to the Theater

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175 123
Cooking at Home is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Cooking at Home

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195 143
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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162 126
Volunteering Together is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Volunteering Together

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158 127
Playing Pool is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Playing Pool

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150 122
Visiting a Historical Site is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visiting a Historical Site

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148 122
Playing Arcade Games is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Playing Arcade Games

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155 132
Visiting the Farmer's Market is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visiting the Farmer's Market

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139 115
Playing Board Games is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Playing Board Games

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140 123
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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127 110
Going Roller Skating is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Roller Skating

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162 154
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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137 133
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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119 141
Going Fishing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Fishing

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108 138
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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105 138
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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91 146
Going Rock Climbing is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Rock Climbing

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89 159
Singing Karaoke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Singing Karaoke

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80 149
Play Sports is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Play Sports

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72 176
Going Skydiving is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Skydiving

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54 186
Visit the Casino is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visit the Casino

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52 182
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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46 185
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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44 207
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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31 202
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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34 223
Visiting a Psychic is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visiting a Psychic