Make A Great First Impression With These Top First Date Recommendations

First dates can come about by any number of ways. Maybe you’ve finally worked up the nerve to ask out the cute coffee barista you’ve seen every morning for a year. Or, maybe you’ve been friends with someone all your life and you’ve both decided to take that friendship to the next level. Your first date could even be of the “blind” variety. Regardless of how you managed to snag the date, here’s a list of some great activities to help ensure you get a follow-up date.

Mini-Golf

Make A Great First Impression With These Top First Date Recommendations

Mini-golf is an excellent choice for a first date. First off, it’s pretty cheap (though it’s probably not a great idea to make this your driving factor!). Plus, it’s guaranteed to give you both plenty of laughs, and showing a potential steady partner that you don’t take life too seriously is incredibly attractive.

Trivia Night

Make A Great First Impression With These Top First Date Recommendations

Hop on the old Facebook and search your area bars for events and you’ll likely see more “trivia nights” than you can shake a stick at. A trivia night makes a great first date. It allows for some nice, loose fun. Plus, you get to see how smart your date is and whether or not they’re overly competitive.

Museum

Make A Great First Impression With These Top First Date Recommendations

Heading out to the museum for a first date comes with a lot of benefits. You won’t have to worry about a shortage of conversation topics. It also makes for a good excuse to get dressed up and do something that makes you feel fancy.

Pottery Painting

Make A Great First Impression With These Top First Date Recommendations

An evening of pottery painting allows you and your date to flex your creative muscles. It actually makes for a relaxing activity, giving you and your date ample time to chat. If your date isn’t the chatty type, it affords the opportunity to simply sit quietly and focus on your work.

Picnic

Make A Great First Impression With These Top First Date Recommendations

We’ve saved the undisputed king of first dates for last. The picnic lunch is a tried and true way to win your date over. Plus, today it’s considered “nostalgic,” which automatically makes it more romantic!  Just don’t pick food that easily gets stuck in your teeth!