I love bowling, and I love girls who are into stuff like that. I would want us to go out bowling or spend the afternoon or evening actually doing something active. It's cool to see movies together, but I like things where we're really involved and can talk.
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Well if it was a very first date with a new guy, I would prefer a relatively cheap date where we are active and engaging with each other. No dinner and movie dates - those are the worst dates to go on when you're trying to get to know them. Too much pressure for conversation and then two hours of sitting and doing nothing, and if it's in the evening - added pressure about whether the date should continue or not (hitting up clubs/parties, or straight to bed with each other, lol). There's also the whole thing about who's going to pay and shit. I wouldn't want the guy to pay for everything but a lot of guys are uncomfortable with that.
Cheap/free, fun, active dates are the way to go. It doesn't even have to be active, actually. Bowling's good, yeah. So are things like skating/rollerblading, laser tag (on a team), meeting up at a new coffee shop or bistro, trying out cool food trucks, stuff like that. That's what I like. Also, most of those happen during the day, so you can hopefully have a great date and go your separate ways for the day feeling good and wanting to see each other again. There's almost zero pressure with dates like that.
I do stuff like that with my husband all the time. In fact, tomorrow we're going on a couple of brewery tours, tasting some beer and all that. I'm excited!1