What do you guys think is a good first date?

A restaurant would make me nervous I think a public subtle place like a park with picnic food would be a good first date for me.

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  • I always like Dave and Busters and other places like that. Even if you're not into each other, at least you had a good time.

    Movies don't allow communication, so I'm not really getting the chance to get to know you better. Dinner places too much pressure on the conversation, because that's all there is to do and it becomes forced and uncomfortable.

    Having "Games" around lets conversations develop naturally, and there's other stuff to do so that you're not sitting there focusing on awkward silences.

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  • - home cooked meal
    - drinks at bar
    - walk at park/beach
    - sports, like swimming, cycling, rock climbing or whatever floats your boat
    - picnic is great too, but can feel a bit intimate

    Having a fun activity to do whenever it gets awkward is great to break the ice. Try to make the date include an activity (strolling, eating) instead of just about a place.

    I like to take my dates (and friends in general) to a certain park with a playground, a lot of water and a zip line swing across the water. It's a beautiful park, but the playground makes it fun to be there if we end up with nothing to talk about.

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  • I guess it depends on the time of year and what the two of you find interesting.

    Personally, I prefer doing something outside during the day and than capping it off with dinner and maybe a movie or clubbing.

    I once had a picnic in a park as a first date, and think that's a good idea for a relaxing one.

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  • A light, fun action movie at the theater. Nothing heavy in story or intensity.

    My first date was watching X-Men: First Class. She and I talked about the movie during the slow parts and my comments made her laugh and her shock at the obvious plot twist was amusing to me. When we'd been dating for about a year I rented the movie and recreated our first date, which impressed her.

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  • Restaurant makes you nervous? Is that why so many women always suggest coffee?

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  • Bring him to a grave yard and tell him this is where you will both end up if he cheats on you because you'll kill us both and you really don't care anymore.

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  • A trip to the City museum, here in St Louis. Whimsical, fun, and no pressure. Hands on exhibits, and a place to let your "inner child" out. It's a great way to get to know someone.

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  • I think a good first date would be a trip yo the mall together. You can get a feel for each personalities by where they shop at and how they shop its open with plenty of things to do and isn't bound to a time restraint.

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  • Something fun (no, I'm not talking about sex) like go karting, trampoline parks, skate parks, carnivals, or even a shooting range.

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  • I only have one type of first date. I meet the girl at Starbucks for coffee and then after a half hour or so of chatting, I will invite her to come sit in my car where I normally get a BJ.

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  • I think a walk around town would be nice. You get to talk and see people and things. And you can pick a better place to eat.

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  • Movies are always a good first date option. Easy to hide feelings in the dark.

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    • This is exactly why I think the movies are a bad place to have a first date.

  • cinema? it's dark a good place for holding hands for the first time.
    and just have lunch / dinner anywhere after.

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  • Movies are THE worst idea.
    You can't talk or get to know the person.
    (Unless you want to be obnoxious in the theatre.)
    Better is an activity where you are both doing something like hiking, mini golf, etc.
    OR
    Both looking at something (the zoo a museum an arts festival).

    You want something where you can focus intently on something other than each other, thus reducing the "first date" stress. Yet, you can find out about the other person based on their reactions to their environment.

    My wife and I found out, we have exactly opposite tastes in quilts on our second date. Yet, we agreed on most everything else.

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  • Something simple like drinks or coffee. But since you’re underage, probably food or coffee.

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  • Try a hobby! Like Felting, Woodburning, pottery painting.

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  • If you have a park with some ducks go feed them. Then something fun, like trying to ice skate. Plenty of chances for flirty touches.

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  • A park would be grate, quite place it really amp s the conversation

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  • A movie is a splendid Choice, it gives you something to talk about and learn to gauge and opinion

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  • A picnic date in a park would be nice , it depends if the weather is warm or cold.

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  • A movie

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  • I always loved mini-gold and a food truck...

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  • just going for a walk or a cup of coffee

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  • A quiet restaurant where we can talk and get to know each other followed by something physical (no not sex haha) like hiking, ice skating, the gym or even better a ninja warrior course. (Ok I'm lame lol)

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  • Well it depends on who you’re with, but for me, someone who doesn’t date shy people, it would be fun to do something like go to the zoo, park, etc. But even just chillin at home, maybe getting some dinner going, would seem nice.

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  • Blowjob

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    • Yes I too bring girls to blow air into balloons for children for our first date because I am also a clown.

  • any form of sex

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  • I always want it to be a good place for a long chat - not too loud, not so public people overhear the conversation. For me, often this materializes as a "Coffee Date" - nothing expensive for either party, easy to find a good spot that is close to wherever else you might want the date to take you.

    But with someone who is a good sport and seems interested in investing a little more effort, an "instant picnic" in a park would be very good. I have often loved picking up really excellent submarine sandwiches at a local Italian market and eating them in the park - with friends and lovers, even family.

    It's important to have very inexpensive yet very pleasant things to do when you're dating, especially as young people with less money. Dating really isn't about the money you spend - sure a fancy restaurant and luxuries can be wonderful in their own way - but what is important is time together getting to know each other.

    I remember, as a teenager, dating could be just meeting at the park, lying back in the grass, and holding hands while you talk back and forth about this and that. Even with all the communication mediums we now have, I still think the simple face-to-face dialogue is where the real magic is.

    Have fun.

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