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Planning the Ideal First Date
Trying to set a meet up with that special one for the first time is often an enigma to many. We all want to provide them with those unforgettable moments. Everyone aims to please, especially if it’s a first date.
First impressions matter in every area of our lives, and even when finding love. One would want to have their partner’s memory of they date to be a pleasant one. In this article, are rules to help think up the best ideas for first dates. Learn how to make a good first impression with this simple guide.
Rules That Should Guide Your Date
- Inexpensive First Dates
The first thing to remember is not to go over the top for your first date or any other. The only time you are allowed to splash the cash is when you lovebirds are celebrating an anniversary, birthday, or special event. If you go over your budget on the first date, you are setting the bar too high for future dates. Though this is no excuse to go cheap. The watchword here is “keep it simple not cheap”. Reserve the expensive dinner nights for that special occasion. There’s a reason there are called special.
Raiding your piggy bank on your first date should be a line you should never cross. Work with your budget irrespective of how hard you have fallen for your date.
- Communication Is Key
When picking a venue for your first date, cross-off anywhere that would restrict conversation. First dates are all about connecting and learning more about your partner. You can’t achieve this if you are in an environment that offers too many distractions. You should save those places for later.
Naturally, singles over 40 would avoid taking their potential partners to noisy bars; they fall short by taking them to plays or movies. Going to the movies, a play, or a comedy event, reduces the chances of learning about each other, as any form of conversation is almost non-existent.
- Find a Common Ground Then Spice Things up
Just as much as your partner should be comfortable with the venue or activity for your first date, you should also be comfortable with it. Don’t try to be a romantic and feign comfort, it makes for poor communication during dates. Though going with what he or she is comfortable with, does score you some points in their book, you quickly lose those points when you end up distracted throughout the entire date.
One thing to also note here is to avoid going for an activity or venue that’s too comfortable. You wouldn’t want to lose them before you even had a shot at getting them. If either of you is passionate about an event or activity, and you think it would make for an ideal first date. Newsflash, you are certainly backing the wrong horse.
Odds are, one or both of you gets lost in the moment in the wrong way, ultimately ending the primary goal of first dates, which is getting to know each other. Save the passion oriented dates for later, possibly the third date.
Places Singles over 30 Can Go for First Dates
Considering all the rules on first dates, here are places to choose from, for an exciting first date.
- Coffee Shop
Taking a potential partner for coffee is the safest way to go when looking to keep things simple on a first date. It provides the chance to communicate with your new-found love between sips. If this is your first contact with him or her, going for coffee gives you the chance to end things early if things go south.
- Museums or Art shows
Museums and art galleries offer tranquility and a backdrop to help with conversations. Walk side by side or even holding hands, while the guide provides a lecture on each piece. The date can be extended to include lunch as most museums have an in-house restaurant or a nearby one.
- Amusement Parks
Go on roller-coaster rides with your partner, take in the sights, and watch them in a relaxing and fun environment. Let’s not forget the chance at hand grabbing and cuddling scary houses offer. Amusement parks take romance to a whole new level. Take it from the movies, every epic love story begins with a trip to the home of fun.
Activities Singles over 30 Can Do for an Exciting First Date
Go for any of the following activities for your first dates, and watch the domino of romance fall into place.
- Go for a Picnic
Picnics are personal, which is what makes them ideal for first date activities. This way, there’s little or no distractions. Try not to pick a spot that’s too secluded, you wouldn’t want to come off as creepy. There’s something romantic about the green scenery of nature mixed with a clear blue sky. He or she would be relaxed and more open, plus there’s a lot of conversation starters with the backdrop picnics offer.
- Play Simple Games
Pick a simple game for your date. Play games such as mini-golf or bowling, though you ensure there’s more talking than playing. You can also invite your partner to a sports event with little going on. A minor league game can suffice for a first date experience.
First dates are more than an opportunity to evaluate if one would like a shot at a future with someone. It’s also an opportunity to give him or her a reason to believe they would also want that shot. We only have one chance at it, and would like to get it right. Remember to keep things simple, more talking, and fewer distractions. Having all three in mind, you are sure to kick off your own epic love story.