Rock climbing for a first date?

So I met this girl online and want to ask her out on a date. She is a nutritionist/ physical fitness coach and on her profile it says she likes to rock climb. Everywhere I read it says the first "meet" should be coffee or drinks but that seems slightly boring and plus I'm not big on coffee. Since she and I both enjoy rock climbing I was thinking about seeing if she wanted to go rock climbing as a first date. Do you think this would be a bad or a good date? If its not a good date any other ideas on dates?


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Most Helpful Guy

  • From experience, girls love it. Rock climbing on a first date can score many points, just make sure you're in good shape man, because girls often will test you on that. Stuff like ohhh let's do this one , only red rocks (ROCKS at the size of a quarter) obviously she won't be able to imitate you if she's in poor shape, but she will appreaciate greatly that you're able to do things she can't.

    You can tease her mercelessly afterward "weren't women supposed to be better than men lol, weren't women supposed to be able to do everything a man can do and better while wearing stilleto."

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What Girls Said 8

  • I think rock climbing is an awesome first date- even though I've only done it a handful of times. It's fun, different, and casual- perfect for a first date.The fact that you already know it's something she enjoys is a bonus, you know you're not suggesting something totally out of her comfort zone. I say go for it- I'd like it and like I said, I'm not even super into rock climbing.

    But just in case she says no to rock climbing or you have second thoughts, some other fun, casual things I think work for first dates: mini golf, a local fair/festival, hiking, and the beach. All of them are low-pressure, fun activities that give you a chance to talk without stepping too far into the coupledom realm. They're activities you do with friends, but they also have the potential to be a fun date and get you talking. Drinks or coffee- you're right, they're a bit boring and not likely to stimulate conversation much. I say go for rock climbing- good luck!

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  • That's an excellent idea. Connecting over something you know you both love to do is much better than forcing awkward social contact in an unfamiliar and potentially uncomfortable situation in which you have to talk about yourselves with little to no situational context to fall back on.

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  • I would say yes. It shows that you took in interest in what she likes and you want her to see that about you as well.

    Who the hell wants to meet for coffee anyway? You're right, boring ass people. If you decide not to go rock climbing, don't take her for coffee either. Coffee is cheap and a neutral place but there are other places. Maybe since she's a nutritionist, going to one of those juice places or for frozen yogurt might be nice. I'd like that much better than coffee.

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    • if a good looking guy wants to take you to a coffee shop , you wouldn't call him boring because girls only want looks

    • Not true. I really don't care for looks. Not many women would find my now ex-boyfriend attractive but it didn't matter to me because he had a great personality. Not everyone is this world is superficial.

  • Hell to the fricking yeah! I'd say yes in an instant :-)

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  • That's a great idea! Unlike other dates where it's usually dinner or something, this is both exciting and unique! Just make sure you get to know her at the same time while rock climbing cos that's usually what people do on first dates, I thnk :/

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  • Since both of you share same hobbies I would say it will be fun. The normal stuff like coffee. .movie are boring

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  • that would be totally aweseome!. ahah when she climbs up you can get a good view of her backside ahahah x)

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  • That sounds fun

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What Guys Said 7

  • The main reason people suggest drinks/coffee on a first date is to just make sure the person is who they say they are in their profile. Some people make the mistake of going to dinner and then the person ends up being a totally different person than their pictures and lied in their profile. People have contacted girls online and then met them in person and realized the person was a fake. It happens quite a bit unfortunately.

    With your situation if this is something you both enjoy doing and you wouldn't mind rock climbing with her regardless of whether or not you two are a match then go for it. As long as you don't feel like you're going out of your way then it is not a big deal. It'd be no different then you meeting someone at the gym to workout when you were already going to be there anyway.

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  • Sounds like a good way to share a mutual passion but I would think of something to add to it, like bringing bagels/m&ms/g2/etc in your bag, so that when you get to the top, you guys can have a brunch on top of the mountain to just sit and chat for a bit while getting to know one another. Respect for being different man, good luck

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  • That is an awesome idea. I think activities like that are great first dates. The only physical activities you have to be cautious of on first dates are competitive activities, say like going bowling. You don't want to have to deal with a winner and loser scenario on a first date.

    But since you both enjoy rock climbing, that would rock, no pun intended. Excellent thinking!

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  • That sounds f***ing awesome.

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  • I suggest coffee. You know how it is the first time, you might get nervous, a bit confused, shy etc. During all of that I'd prefer to be on a chair!

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  • if you wanna make it your last one as well then go for it

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  • Everything I've read has stated that first date should be an activity.

    I don't know what messed up reading material you've been reading

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