11 Cool Ideas For The (Slightly Different) First Date

Wet hands, tingling in the stomach and hormones in flush – dates are something wonderful. After all, there’s an exciting person whom we would like to get to know better. And he is, perfect.

But after the umpteenth romantic date with the Italian around the corner, we are ready for a little more creativity. A really good date can also be a bit more unusual! After all, it’s the unusual experiences that you never forget. Luckily, the times when we left the evening to the man are over. So just think about some ideas for you and your date.

Not a clue what you can do? Here are a few inspirations that will hopefully make for an exciting evening and a lot of more and butterflies.

1. Idea for the first date: shopping tour

Of course, you actually prefer to go shopping alone (and unobserved) than with a woman. But we are not talking about underwear, socks or new jeans. Flea markets, street parties, dusty antique shops and crazy design shops – shopping can be much more than just chasing the next outfit. 

Especially the small, bizarre shops tempt you to browse for hours. Going for a relaxed stroll, without time pressure and shopping list, with a man at your side is more than nice. Another advantage: You won’t lack topics of conversation. And if you only blaspheme about kitsch and stuff together.

2. Idea for the first date: Delicious drops

Beer, wine, prosecco or a cocktail – on almost every date in the evening there is something alcoholic at the start, no matter in which variation. So far the standard date. But how about refining the whole thing a bit? For example, by taking your date to a wine tasting or whisky tasting. Nice side effect: The alcohol will make sure that you talk relaxed and relaxed. But don’t overdo it. Always remember: You want to remember your date that you got from social phone lines the next day. So don’t drink it under the table, please.

3. Idea for the first date: Nightly picnic

Have you ever had a picnic at night? Then it’s high time. The advantages: a blanket, lots of treats, a bottle of wine, candlelight and a charming guy next to you. Wonderful. The dim light makes everything wildly romantic and you can come closer relaxed. The perfect place is usually a park, but maybe one of you has a roof or a big backyard available or even better (if you can get there): You move the picnic to the beach by the sea or to the shore of a lake.

4. Idea for the first date: Touri in your own city

Why don’t you play tourist in your own town? City tours don’t have to be boring and stuffy. Quite the opposite. You can have a lot of fun with two people. Be it a harbour tour by boat, a nocturnal scary tour through the catacombs, a guided tour to the best graffiti in town, or a sightseeing tour in a comfortable double-decker bus – you will certainly enjoy your date and time will fly by, visit website for more ideas. Because you’re at home here, I’m sure none of you has ever thought of taking part in such a guided tour in your own city.

5. idea for the first date: the classic with a difference

The classic: First a visit to the cinema (because it’s so dark there) paired with a romantic candlelight dinner. So far, so nice. But even this kind of date, which wouldn’t be so popular if it wasn’t ideal for getting to know each other, can be pimped up a bit. First: Don’t choose any cinema, but an old, historical cinema with plush velvet armchairs (even better sofas) or a luxury cinema with waitresses and deck chairs. Also, the film should be something special and not the usual blockbuster. Show him that you have a taste.

Second: the food. You can ask him what he likes to eat and what he doesn’t. But wouldn’t it be ten times better to ask him what he has never eaten? Japanese, African or Peruvian? Or you can choose a restaurant where you can get finger food or sit on large pillows on the floor. Or a dark restaurant where you can’t see anything. That way he won’t forget your ‘classic’ cinema dinner date for sure.

6. Idea for the first date: culture freak

You and your date between Picasso, Van Gogh and Co.? Why not. Many galleries and museums are open evenings, museums at least one day a week. And the museum doesn’t have to be boring and dusty when you choose the right exhibition. There are extremely good, modern artists. From video installations and sound spaces to action painting and graffiti artists. A vernissage with music and champagne and possibly a crazy ‘happening’ is definitely not just for bores. Of course, you should be interested in or at least enthusiastic about art. And so should he.

7. Idea for the first date: The big show

Also, a show can be exactly the right thing for an exciting date with him. We’re not necessarily talking about an opera or a classical play where you sit next to each other in silence and don’t even dare to cough. There are enough wild theatre productions or shows, for example, a burlesque show, that is anything but heavy food. Also good: cabaret. Even a comedy show can break the ice and give you a wonderfully funny date. Together laughter connects. Always good: a concert by your or his favourite band.

8. Idea for the first date: dance lesson

Going out together to get a real dance start. But this time differently, like in the old days! Whether Schwof or Lindy Hop, you decide. Especially old dances can provide a wonderfully entertaining evening. A fiery salsa or rather a romantic waltz or wild rock’n’roll? The best thing to do together is a trial lesson and learn a dance style that you both don’t know yet. While you despair at the dance steps, he will step on your feet in a charming way and together you will be able to get up close and personal. Wonderful!

9. Idea for the first date: off to bowling

Sure, going bowling is a classic among dates, too. But that’s exactly what makes bowling so charming. You are a gross motor disaster when bowling? No problem. That will make the evening all the more fun and make for one or two laughs. And if you are a bowling queen – no problem either. Then flatten him and show him what girls on the bowling alley can do. He’ll be impressed. Nice side-effect: You can stare at his ass in a wonderfully uninhibited way.

Our latest date idea is perfect for animal lovers. Those who are nocturnal. After all, every zoo has a long zoo night from time to time where you can go on a discovery safari with your date even in the dark. If you’re not a big game lover, you can also admire giant tarantula, rays and crocodiles in the aquarium or terrarium. The nice thing is that there is no end to what you can talk about here and on this kind of date you can indulge in old childhood experiences together. Because for the majority of you the last visit to the zoo might be a while ago …

11. Ideas for the first date in winter

Sure, a picnic in the cold wet lawn is not the ideal way to get closer to a romantic setting in winter. Nevertheless, even the cold season has its charm: How about a retro trip back to childhood? Skating or sledding in pairs can be incredibly romantic. On sunny winter days, a stroll through the white snowy landscape, followed by the obligatory hot chocolate, can also be ideal to get to know each other during long conversations.

During the pre-Christmas period, you can also visit the Christmas market. A date in the evening is ideal when the festive lighting spreads a romantic atmosphere.

If you’re not in the mood for cold weather, make an appointment for a cooking course! This is an original alternative to the classic restaurant visit and at a first meeting not quite as binding as cooking at home. The joint activity will help you to overcome your initial shyness.

A visit to the tropical heated botanical garden is also a good way to continue a hot flirt in exotic warmth. Or how about a first date to the planetarium to get each other’s stars from the sky…?