The dating world can be a scary place. A girl’s got to worry about commitment phobes, serial dates and plain old jerks, just to name a few. But just because the dating scene can be bad, it doesn’t mean the dates you go on have to be.
A good date is one that gives the two parties a chance to get to know each other, without the pressure of a face-to-face interrogation-style encounter. A fun date alleviates feelings of nervousness and boredom. And of course, it hopefully leads to what we all want from a date: another date. (What did you think I meant to say? Erase those naughty thoughts from your minds, ladies.)
If a date is supposed to be an opportunity to learn more about the other person, you’re best off sticking to activities that you know you’ll both have fun with. Going the non-traditional route for a date is a great way to compare interests and dislikes. You’ll also get a feel for your guy’s personality and what he’ll be like in different situations.
Here are four foolproof places to go on a date:
The stand-up comedy show date
Whoever said laughter is the best medicine was really on to something. When you tell your own jokes, you run the risk of your date not getting the punchlines”which can lead to awkward silences, fast! But nothing breaks the ice like a good joke, especially when it’s delivered by a professional comedian. (And if he or she falls flat, you can always laugh at that too.) Plus, rehashing the best zingers after the show will put you both right at ease.
The wine tasting date
On a wine tasting date, you get to sample some delicious wines while discussing what you like and don’t like about each”which can then lead into other lines of conversation. If you can both handle your booze, you’re good to go.
The at-home dinner date
If you love to cook, why not make your date smile by preparing a delicious meal for him? Like the saying goes, the quickest way to a man’s heart will always be through his stomach. This date gives you the chance to impress him with your culinary skills. If you’re an ace in the kitchen, pick out a few great recipes, try them out beforehand and ask him over for dinner¦ and hopefully, dessert.
The skating rink date
Head to the skating rink and strap on some ice skates for a romantic”and healthy”date option. Hold hands as you circle around the rink. This date also gives you lots of opportunities to play damsel-in-distress.