Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thursday 13 - Ideas for Dates in the Beginning


First dates can be incredibly tricky and nerve-wracking. It is therefore very important to establish in your own mind what you expect from the date beforehand. If possible, arrange to meet in a public place that you are familiar with, and do not forget to take your cell-phone, or change for a payphone in case of an emergency.

The important thing to remember is to have fun on your date and do not expect too much. After all, what is a first date other than a fun way to get to know one another, and to explore the possibilities of developing a strong and lasting relationship?



1. Go out for dinner then a movie. Having dinner together lets you get to know them better while watching the movie together provides the perfect atmosphere to just get used to them without having to talk too much.

2. Go out to eat, sit and talk and give a small kiss goodnight.

3. Have a picnic at a lake under the moonlight.

4. Walk along the beach or in a park at night. My honey & I used to enjoy walking in a ritzy area and pick out our dream homes and cars.

5. Have dinner, watch a movie and end the night by playing video games at a local arcade together.

6. Holding hands while walking in the park, getting to know each other.

7. Go out to eat, watch a movie, have a moonlight walk on the beach or through a park ending the evening with the perfect kiss.

8. Go out to dinner then spend time together at a coffee shop getting to know each other.

9. Attend a theater play, museum or art gallery opening followed by coffee.

10. Laying by the fireplace with romantic music and candlelight getting to know each other.

11. Go out dancing together.

12. Visit an amusement park or county fair.

13. Sit on the porch sipping wine, sharing a snack and talking.



Happy Thursday 13!

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12 comments:

Kimberly Menozzi said...

You have some good suggestions here which are low/no pressure on both parties. Nice choices!

Maddy Barone said...

I like the idea of a fair or amusement park. Plenty of things to do and enjoy even if the date falls flat.

Jennifer Leeland said...

Great list!!!!
It seems like a looooooong time ago since my last first date.

Bratty said...

Why do events in our lives in America anyway, always seem to involve food?

I once thought there ought to be a place where daters could go and just hang out without the food and drink. Guess I'll have to hammer that one out yet...

i beati said...

I'm loving those March green lips haha

Darla M Sands said...

Great list! It might be fun to pretend my husband and I are on a first date. Don't know if that's possible, though. :)

Alice Audrey said...

I recommend reversing the order of dinner and a movie. Catch a matinee, then dinner so that you don't have to worry about slow service and have something to talk about. Do it the other way around for the second date, when there's a chance you'll be more interested in being together in a dark place than in what's on the screen.

Shelley Munro said...

Excellent list. Hubby and I still enjoy going for walks together on a Sunday afternoon or after dinner to watch the stars.

Hazel said...

No. 3 how romantic! It's like a scene from a romantic film but if it happens in real life I'd thank the heavens. No. 9 is a fave of mine :)

Tatiana Caldwell said...

All of these are great! After all of these years, #5 still seems to be hubby and my's favorite, but I would very much love to do #3 and #9.

Pearl said...

wow, what a lot of kissing. I guess a first date is after a few group dates or knowing the person a bit? but I know nothing of dating.

Paige Tyler said...

Great ideas! Romantic, too!

*hugs*
Paige

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