Just because Valentine’s Day is behind us doesn’t mean you can’t still make that first move on your crush.
First dates are always intimidating, however, and coming up with ideas on where to take that hot guy or gal from your English class can be a daunting task. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled a wide range of ideas on how to woo and impress your potential significant other.
1. The movies (duh!)
Conversations on a first date can range from awkward to terrifying, so why not take your date somewhere you’re supposed to be quiet?
A movie can help you with being comfortable around someone as well as supply material for later conversations. Not to mention that in the grand scheme of things, movies are relatively affordable.
Museums and zoos provide a solid plan of events for a first date. Like a movie, they instantly create conversation material and they also provide hours’ worth of entertainment.
There’s no wondering what to do next either, as these venues are usually teeming with exciting shows and events.
3. Amusement parks
Amusement parks, like Lagoon in Farmington, seem like they were almost made for first dates. With parks often having special discount days for couples, it doesn’t have to break your bank either.
Not only will your date be impressed, but they’re unlikely to forget something as eventful as a day full of rollercoasters.
4. A well-planned night in
“Well-Planned” is the keyword here. Netflix and Chill isn’t likely to impress anyone, but Netflix and a home-cooked dinner just might.
The internet is full of simple recopies that can make anyone look like Gordon Ramsay with a little effort. Especially on weeknights where students might be too tired to go out and prowl the town, a good night in can be a perfect first date solution.
Pro tip: Pick a show and not just a movie. If you find a show with a few seasons that’s binge-worthy, you might just have a second date lined up from the start.
There aren’t many people who don’t like shopping, but for any college student, money is the biggest issue.
The solution? Thrift and antique stories.
With just a little bit of money, you and your date can go on a shopping spree where you’re bound to find some interesting swag. Antique and thrift stores are exacting because it’s more about the discovery of hidden gems than anything else. Not to mention that finding some new threads with someone can be a fantastic way to showcase your personality.
There’s five ideas for a first date, no matter what your situation is. Now, it’s up to you to make it happen.