first date ideas: Go Take a Run Around Town

If you and your new date are the athletic sort, what better way to bond than through a shared passion? For anyone hoping for a more…let’s call it low-key activity, an exercise class, going to the gym, or even just walking at a decent pace can all fit the bill.

Though there may be some concern about appearing lazy in front of someone new by not choosing something more active first, if you stick with one of the aforementioned options you’ll likely get at least some good conversation out of it. Also: no one’s judging your date too harshly based on how they look while performing yoga or lifting weights! On that note: avoid sweat equity while first dating. Nothing is less attractive than washing off lots of visible sweat before first meeting someone.

…Of course, if you’re feeling particularly bold, first dates don’t always have to revolve around physical activity at all! Try something more daring–if you can stomach it, maybe go for a first skydive or scuba diving date. Just be aware that the learning curve on these sorts of activities will certainly put a damper on things should they turn out to not be your first date’s thing.

At any rate, the less formal the first date is–that is, without too many social niceties required–the easier it likely will be to get to know each other. And once you’ve found out whether your first date dressed in their Sunday best or was clad head-to-toe in workout gear, you can choose your first date ideas more carefully.

One final thing: first dates should be reserved for first meetings of prospective significant others, not random people of the opposite sex with whom you’ve had a conversation. Don’t waste them on someone known only as “the cute barista” and expect to get anywhere past first base or first coffee!

By first emailing, first texting, first sexting, first hooking up…you’ve already gotten through first base. Stop now before you have to move on to first left field and first right field with nothing but a whiff of a chance at first home plate!

Article background information [to use as knowledge, not to be copied verbatim]: If you and your new date are the athletic sort, what better way to bond than through a shared passion? For anyone hoping for a more…let’s call it low-key activity, an exercise class, going to the gym, or even just walking at a decent pace can all fit the bill.


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