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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Visiting the Museum or Aquariu... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visiting the Museum or Aquarium

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Taking a Stroll in the Park is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Taking a Stroll in the Park

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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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Attending a Festival is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Attending a Festival

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

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Eating Lunch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Eating Lunch

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Watch the Sunset is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Watch the Sunset

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

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

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Listening to Live Music is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Listening to Live Music

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

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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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Drive Go Carts is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Drive Go Carts

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

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

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

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

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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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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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Attending a Sporting Event is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Attending a Sporting Event

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

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

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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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Visiting the Farmer's Market is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Visiting the Farmer's Market

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Playing Pool is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Playing Pool

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Going to a Wine Tasting is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going to a Wine Tasting

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

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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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Playing Board Games is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Playing Board Games

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Taking a Cooking Class is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Taking a Cooking Class

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Going Roller Skating is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Roller Skating

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

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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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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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Going Rock Climbing is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Going Rock Climbing

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Play Sports is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Play Sports

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Singing Karaoke is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best First Date Ideas
Singing Karaoke

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

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

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