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Ten romantic first dates

young couple_watching_sunset_02_07_12Planning a romantic first date can be a daunting task. It needs to be fun & memorable, somewhere that allows for easy conversation but is not so secluded that either person ends up feeling trapped. Let’s take a look at ten great ways to spend that first date together.

Romantic dinner

A romantic dinner out is a classic but there are a few things to consider before making reservations. To make sure things go smoothly pick a restaurant that is classy yet affordable, busy but not loud and don’t forget to check for any diet restriction, you are not going to make a good impression taking a vegetarian to a steak house.

Social sports

Social sports are a great place to start a new relationship! Mini-golf and bowling may not seem romantic at first but spending a couple of hours laughing and having fun will leave great memories about your first date.

Museums or galleries

Museums or galleries are great places to spend an afternoon quietly getting to know each other. The displays offer obvious conversation starters for those awkward silent moments.


Weather permitting a walk through a park or hike through the woods can be a great starting point. Pick somewhere with beautiful scenery that isn’t overly strenuous.

Cooking classes

Make the meal interactive and sign up for a cooking class, it leads to a perfect second date of a home cooked dinner with each other. 

Public market

Take a leisurely wander through a public market. You can learn a lot about each other by which stall catch your attention.


Tour a winery. Future dates are likely to involve the occasional bottle of wine, taking a tour of a winery is a great way to discover ‘your’ wine.


Watch the sunset, it is truly hard to beat the beauty of nature. Find a comfortable spot to sit, chat the night away and watch an inspiring show.

Amusement park

Go to an amusement park, there is just something special about a ride in a Ferris wheel.


Picnic on the beach. It is just about as classic as the dimly lit restaurant but the air is fresher and you don’t have to worry about who is going to grab the check.

Remember for romance to bloom you both need to be comfortable so don’t do something just because you think ‘they’ would like it. Find a common interest and have some fun together!

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