Fun First Dates For 20 Somethings Navigating The Dating World

Dating can be stressful, especially when you’re just getting to know someone. When transitioning from talking with someone online to actually meeting them in person, the stress becomes overwhelming!

Having an interesting and unique first date can help you stand out from the crowd. It shows the other person that you are fun and creative. As an added bonus, a unique date ensures that the conversation between you two won’t lag.

Fun First Dates For 20 Somethings Navigating The Dating World
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The Two Minute Date

This sweet and touching idea from the hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother is sure to win your date’s heart, even if they only have two minutes. Doing a “quick date” like this will take some setup, but it is memorable and charming.

This is perfect for that special someone who is always too busy to make plans. If you have a little longer, maybe it can be a ten minute date so you can at least eat dessert!


Get Outdoors

If you like to hike or be in nature, consider taking your date along with you. Doing something outdoors is a good way to share your interests with your prospective sweetheart, and hiking is a great way to get to know someone.

Are both of you into outdoor activity, like kayaking? A team-building run down the river is sure to bring the two of you closer.

If conversation flags and you can’t think of anything to talk about, it’s better to be able to share the beauty of nature and act like you’re stunned into silence than be staring at each other over the dinner table!

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The Classic

A well-planned dinner and movie date is almost cliché at this point, but there’s a reason for that! This gives you and your date a chance to chat over cocktails and great food. Then you can get a little closer in the dark theatre. Pick a scary movie if you want to cuddle, but nothing too sad – you don’t want the night to end in tears.

Be sure to avoid these common pitfalls: Check the times the restaurant is open, make a reservation, and ask how long dinner usually takes in their kitchen. You don’t want to feel rushed or anxious about the movie starting when you’re eating.


Have Fun With It!

The real key to having a great first date is to enjoy yourself! If you can’t relax around your date, maybe they aren’t the one for you.


You should be looking for someone you can have fun with and who is compatible with you. If the two of you are really meant to be together, you will have fun no matter what you’re doing – even if the restaurant is closed, you forgot the movie tickets, and you drop your ice cream on the sidewalk.

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