As a board game fan (I don’t think I’m quite hardcore enough to earn the title of “enthusiast”), I appreciate a rousing game of such classic titles as Clue, Monopoly (though I prefer the cat version), and Scrabble.
Some classic games, however, I’ve never had the pleasure of playing.
The abundance of animals also means there’s no shortage of conversation!
If you want to kick things up a notch, bring road sodas (a.k.a. Whether heading to the ice or the skate park, putting on skates is a fun way to get active on a first date.
sure, they have talent, but they’re nothing compared to you.) dinner at bars and restaurants we’ve been to dozens of times before? Theme parks aren’t limited to teenage birthday parties. ) But theme parks a great excuse to eat a funnel cake. When the warmer months hit, calendars explode with opportunities to take your favorite activities outside.Don’t get us wrong—we enjoy (responsible) drinking just as much as college freshmen. The rides are actually pretty fun, and big roller coaster drops provide the perfect opportunity to initiate a little hand holding. From outdoor movies to concerts to theater performances, the options are endless. Tune in to local newsletters or magazines that aggregate events, and check daily deal sites for the best options—you never know what you’ll find!You can always go for a drink or bite before or after. A beautiful setting makes everything more enjoyable, and it’s the perfect time (and place) to bring along your favorite snacks and drink of choice. ), or ending the day with a much deserved glass of vino, the rainbow sky is a great setting for getting to know someone. Going to the majors can be great, but ticket prices can be crazy expensive.The better alternative: A smaller stadium and single digit price tags.But there’s something unappealing about doing the same song and dance with each new dating prospect. And it shouldn’t make you feel forced into making unhealthy choices (like boozing every night for a week straight), or even worse: bored. Sure, wine tasting at a wine shop or restaurant is super fun. Sitting at a coffee shop can be a little drab, but picking up a coffee and walking around the neighborhood can make it that much better. It’s a great way to build up adrenaline, have some laughs, and soak up the sun while at it.Not to mention, who wants to wake up hungover after hanging out with someone you didn’t hit it off with (especially if there isn’t even a good story to share)? These 29 alternative first date ideas will get you out of your comfort zone, into some fun, and at the very least have you and your possible new boo bonding over the experience. One person is responsible for drinks and the other brings along bites, pick a fun location (a park, riverside, or really anywhere with a nice view), and chat it up about your love for cheese or obsession with the latest whiskey concoction. But do you want to spend on the only bottle of wine you actually enjoyed? Instead, have each person bring their two favorite types of wine (make it even more fun by setting a price limit), meet at a park, and pretend to write the description on the back of wine bottles when you try each type. Try it with beer, champagne, or anything else you fancy. Tip: Pick a neighborhood you’re both unfamiliar with to make it more of an adventure. The days of scavenger hunts may feel long over, but they don’t have to be. Simply make a list of a few things you’ve been dying to try (don’t be afraid to get creative), and head out to find and experience them all.It’s safe to say the concept hasn’t aged entirely favorably, but the game seems worth a try purely for the silliness factor, and the call of mystery is always a tantalizing hook.As exciting (or terrifying, depending on your social disposition) as it is to meet a mystery human, the library is betting you’ll find even more excitement in meeting mystery books.For a third glorious year, we’ve rolled out our “Blind Date With a Book” display in an effort to set you up with a literary companion (or two, or three) for Valentine’s Day.In true Mystery Date fashion, the identity of each potential suitor is concealed by wrapping paper, so you can’t make your decision based on looks; your selections must be made purely on the perceived merits of each book’s dating profile, which contains its age, physical attributes, interests, turnoffs, a statement about where it wants to take you, and a succinct summation of its character.