First dates can be pretty stressful. You want to look great, make sure you have plenty of interesting things to talk about and you play various scenarios of things that could go wrong over and over in your head. Sure, a great date can seem effortless: when there’s plenty to say and the time seems to fly by, you look back on your pre-date jitters and deem them completely unnecessary. But there’s nothing wrong with coming up with a game plan to ensure that even if your date is a bit of a flop, you can still have a good time.
The traditional dinner and drinks date is a good, faithful option to fall back on. But if you’re in the mood for something a little different, there’s plenty to choose from. Click through the slideshow above for six first date ideas that definitely don’t suck. Which one would you try? Let us know in the comment section below!
Georgia May Jagger and Louis Simonon for 'Tank.'
Brunching is one of our favorite activities, and it makes for a great first date too! It's a great combination of daytime casual and cocktail hour, so you can have fun without feeling too much pressure.
Plain old bowling is entertaining, but why not kick it up a notch with disco bowling? The music, dimmer lights and atmosphere will make the date seem more exciting and out of the box.
Who doesn't love a microbrew tour? It's a great excuse to taste a bunch of beer, but you're in a controlled setting and the servings are small, so you won't go overboard.
Heading to a flea market on a first date provides you with ample amounts of activities. Searching through strange stands and odd vintage items are good conversation starters.
Head to the aquarium for a nostalgic take on the first date. It might sound odd, but sometimes revisiting your favorite activities from childhood provides common ground and a sentimental touch to a date.
A casino night not only provides a fun activity, but who knows, you might get lucky and earn back the money you shelled out for the date!