Summer is here and it’s an ideal time of year to go out with somebody special and enjoy your first date. But are you stuck for ideas? Don’t worry you’ve come to the right place! When I first started dating, my idea of a date was the stereotypical dinner-and-a-movie. Now I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with that stereotype but ever since my first date, I like to think I’m pretty good at coming up with alternative ideas for great, memorable first dates for you to enjoy.
So with this in mind, take a look at 5 of my favourite first date ideas which you may well want to consider:-
- Go for a walk in a London park or green space
This is such a simple first date idea but most shy away from it because they feel like they must do something complex in order for their date to be impressed. Wrong! The only ideas you need to impress your date with are the ones that you speak and share as your conversation progresses. If you are an interesting person and have found a fun person to spend time with, rest assured that a walk about town will be just fine. Remember, the idea is to leave your date wanting more. Simply enjoy any number of the capital’s beautiful parks and outdoor spaces and make the most of the summer weather.
- Watch an outdoor movie
Going to a movie is always a winning number when it comes to a first date. However, why not give it an added edge by going to see a movie outdoors. There are so many outdoor super cool movie venues around the capital, so Londoners really are spoiled for choice.
- Enjoy al fresco dining by creating your own picnic
Pick a nice spot near where you’re meeting up and swing by a supermarket or delicatessen for some quick eats before setting up camp for food and conversation with your new favourite person. There’s no need to spend a lot of money. Picnics are supposed to be simple and you want it to be about getting to know your date, not truffles wrapped in gold foil!
- Try boating
The idea of sailing on a first date seems like a recipe for disaster but something milder, like canoeing, row boating, or taking a paddle boat out on a sunny afternoon would work well. There’s a lot to be said for drifting on a lake aboard a giant plastic swan and London’s parks and boating lakes are the perfect place for messing about on the water. There are some amazing places dotted right across the capital to do this, such as, Hyde Park and Greenwich Park or Richmond and Regent’s Park. It’s fun and it won’t cost you a great deal to enjoy.
- Tee Up!
Just because you live in the City doesn’t mean you can’t experience the pleasure of the golf course. Did you know that there are a number of great driving ranges across London and all you pay for is a basket of balls; lessons are also available for groups and individuals. It’s certainly something different and whether you are a seasoned professional golfer or a novice, will certainly be something to talk about afterwards.
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