20 Fun Things to Do On a First Date

20 Fun Things to Do On a First Date

A first date serves as the foundation to whatever relationship you are trying to build, due to its importance, you tend to worry about what to wear, what to say, how to be yourself without looking crazy, how to impress your date, how not to bore your date to death and so on. But no one really worries about the fun things to do on a first date, which will keep the vibe going in order not to mess up. Wearing a tux and a dress and talking about yourselves all day is fun but also a cliché.

You have to be innovative and creative, you have to think outside the box or even act as the box never existed, in order to get a second, third, or even a forever date. It could be a date with someone you just met or someone you have known for a long while, and you just want to spice things up.

In this article, I will tell you a few fun things to do on a first date, which involves where to go to, what to do and many others, both indoors and outdoors, Stay with me

Fun Things to Do on a First Date

1. Cook and Eat In

If you know you have an A+ in your cooking skill and you are not afraid to get a second opinion, why not try that with your date? Cooking together will help break the ice between you and your date, which will give room for comfortability.

2. Take a Stroll

This is by far the simplest fun thing to do on a first date, but most people tend to ignore it because they want to go all out, close down a park, a restaurant, or a mall just to impress their date forgetting that the main purpose of a date is to leave the other person hungry for more dates. So, if you know you are fun to be with and you have found someone equally fun to spend time with, a stroll isn’t a bad idea.

3. Movie Night

I am pretty excited about this because as a movie person I would pick movies over anything else. A good movie has a way of creating cool vibes and an awesome atmosphere. Getting movies to watch online is as easy as A, B, C.

4. Play Games

Board games like Ludo, Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly, Snake and Ladder, Draft. or video games like Play Station, Xbox, it doesn’t matter what type of game. If your date is skilled in playing games and you seem up to the challenge, why not try an indoor games competition. This will help in getting to know each other better but try not to be too competitive, so your consequent dates don’t turn into revenge dates.

5. Workout Together

If working out is your idea of fun, then you might want to add a workout session to your list of fun things to do on a first date. Trust me, if you are not the workout type, you might want to stay off this and not embarrass yourself.

6. Try Out A New Restaurant

This might sound risky, as you do not know what the food will taste like and also the environment. But it’s good to try something new, and trying out a new restaurant will help you figure out how your date reacts to new things.

7. Try Karaoke

Trust me, I am not trying to get you to embarrass yourself on your first date. Fun is fun and maybe karaoke will help bring out the craziness in your date.

8. Go Hiking

Try to find the closest natural view or mountain to you and get lost in mother natures’ wonder.

9. Go Watch A Game Together

Be it a football match, a basketball game, or a wrestling match, watching it together with your date can serve as a fun thing to do on a first date.

10. Visit A Museum

Going to the museum to get familiar with history is another fun date idea; it is educative and also romantic at the same time. It would also help you know how vast your date is in terms of history.

11. Go to a Photobooth

I saw this in a movie and I personally loved it, haven’t tried it yet but it looked fun. So, I am adding this for you to try with your date.

12. Picnic

A picnic is a great way to get to know someone. You get to know each other’s tastes and choices of food and drinks.

13. Plan a Day Trip

This idea is not for someone you just met, except if you are the spontaneous type. Planning a day trip with someone you are already friends with is a fun way to set the mood for whatever romantic plan you have up your sleeves.

14. Watch the Sunset

This is a bit unconventional, as no one really cares to watch the sunset. But that’s the fun of it, you don’t have to follow the crowd. Remember, you have to think outside the box or even act like the box never existed in order to be creative and spontaneous. So, if watching the sunset is your idea of a fun thing to do on a first date, then go for it.

15. Attend a Comedy Show

How else do you get to know your date’s sense of humour other than attending a comedy show together?

16. Go to the Beach

Where you have lots of suns, smooth sand, beautiful water, and the idea that you are both half-naked, what you get are two words; fun and romantic.

17. Bake Together

This is my favourite, not because I am a foodie but because I love to bake. You don’t have to go out to get yourselves some desserts, you can just try to bake, watch videos on YouTube if you have to. Trust me, you might make some mess, but in the end, it is going to be a fun, romantic, and well-required mess.

18. Play Like Kids

This is another fun thing to do on a first date, as you forget for a minute that you are adults, and you play like kids. You play kids games like hide and go seek, balloon or gunfight and different other kids’ games.

19. Visit the Zoo

Going to the zoo to see different animals is something you should include in the list of fun things to do on a first date.

20. Spend a Day at the Amusement Park

These days, you don’t only find children at the amusement park, adults have also turned the park into their designated date location. This is because it is fun and there are so many things to do there.


There are tons of fun things to do on a first date, depending on your idea and definition of fun.  There is no limit to what you can do to have fun on a first date and always remember to be yourself and also give room for your date to also be themselves.

That been said, if you have been on a date and you would like to share the fun things you did on your first date, feel free to do so in the comment section. And, if you haven’t been on a date and you want to try the above, it’s all yours.

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