They say a good impression is all about a first impression, which if you’re meeting someone from an online dating site can be very true!
The first date is not only crucial in securing a second date, but depending on what you choose to do can give you a very cool edge to your potential partner.
In my last post there was lots of you suggesting coffee as a first date because it’s low cost – sure that can be a really good safe option for someone you haven’t met and don’t want to invest a lot of money in. However I have to say it’s slightly boring! The first dates that I remember clearly are the ones that were different and fun, coffee dates – I can barely tell them apart.
Here are my first date suggestions to mix it up and create not only a fun atmosphere but a low pressure one as well:
- The Driving Range – if you’re slightly sporty or enjoy having a laugh at yourself the driving range can be a really good opportunity. I’ve done this on a first date before and had an excellent time. You can muck around hitting balls while engaging in general chit chat. If the date goes well you can then suggest coffee somewhere in Kingston or Manuka to keep it going.
- Roller Derby – if your date hasn’t been to roller derby before I think it’s a great first date experience. If you run out of things to talk about you can talk about the game, the atmosphere is fun and again you can go for a drink afterwards to extend the date if it’s going well!
- Teppanyaki – I love love LOVE this as a first date experience. Not only do you get fed but you also get food thrown at you and you can have a giggle at your date if they can’t catch their bowl, but you can! If you’re going to go for a restaurant setting this is the most fun and gives you lots to talk about.
What’s your suggestion for a fun first date in Canberra?