Dating can be hard, but it can also be fun. Now that’s Valentine’s Day has come and gone, spring might be a good time to get back on the dating scene. But the first date doesn’t have to involve the usual suspects: movies, dinner, and awkward conversation. Here are five first date ideas to shake up your dating life.
With the weather warming up it’s the perfect time to check out one of the many festivals and fairs that are held in springtime. Washington, DC is well-known for its Cherry Blossom Festival but there are similar festivals in New York City, Philadelphia, Nashville, Seattle, San Francisco and several other cities around the country. There are also many Mardi Gras and Carnival celebrations as well as food and music festivals that would make an excellent first date.
March is Women’s History month so check out a women’s history month themed art exhibition, lecture or film festival and see if your date is open to strong women. National Noodle Month is also in March. Have an adventure on your date and explore your city’s Chinatown. Go to a dim sum brunch and challenge yourself to eat and then asking what you’re eating. Research shows that sharing experiences can build a greater connection with others.
And if March wasn’t packed enough, it’s also National Craft Month. Embrace your inner artist and go on a Paint and Sip class. You’ll be able to imbibe which will loosen you up a pick and can take turns drawing stick figures of each other.
If you’re a sports fan, going to a baseball game or get wrapped up in March Madness is a great first date idea. Cheer on your favorite team or talk trash about your date’s team.
Whatever you do, get in the mood for love. Spring awaits …