Playful games when dating
), but finding the right location that will spark a connection AND a meaningful convo can seem damn near impossible. Grab five or so of the cheapest wines you can find and do a blind taste test with your date. Whether you met your date on Mouse Mingle (AKA the dating app solely for Disney lovers) or just know they love a good Disney flick, try hosting an themed date night by jazzing up the traditional picnic. There’s nothing better than chillin’ at the beach on a hot summer day. Don’t stick around for the arcade cafeteria food though — use your tickets to buy your date a cute souvenir and go grab dessert at a cafe. Being in your element can definitely take some of the pressure off of a first date.
That’s why we’ve come up with 10 first date game changers that feature fun activities to keep the awkwardness to a minimum. Not only will it instantly give you something to talk about, but your date will surely appreciate your ability to drink on a budget. Grab a small rug, some grub and a tiny projector (so you can play drone You Tube videos to make it look like you’re flying, duh), and get ready for the magic carpet ride of a lifetime. But instead of laying awkwardly in silence by your new beau, bring along a DIY kite kit to make together. Going out for dinner is a tried-and-true first date staple. If your date is a little goofy, try taking them to a supermarket or farmers’ market and see how many people you can coax into giving you free samples. Plus, it will surely make for an awesome story if things go well!
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A perfect first-date game you can play with a guy is to start with two full glasses of drinks, whether alcoholic or not.
Lace up your sneaks, grab a ball, and head down to a local park.
There are always people looking to play some hoops- challenge them to a little 2 on 2!
Then, one person begins by asking “yes-or-no” questions about the other.
For example, you can ask, “Did you think I’m attractive the moment I walked in the room?
If you want all the excitement, but none of the pain, laser tag is a great alternative!
It’s a great icebreaker AND a great way to see if you and your date have the same sense of humor. Whether you’re a fitness junkie or just looking for an interesting way to get to know your date, going to an indoor rock climbing gym is a great first date option. ), but it’s also a great way to suss out your potential future partner’s personality — and there’s tons of down time to talk and get to know them better too. Whether you end up swapping signature dishes, family recipes or just random recipes you find online, this easy-to-implement and super chill date is perfect for foodies and entertainers alike.
Just make sure you stop for some gelato afterwards to get to know each other a little better.
We're not talking about Marco polo in a public pool surrounded by kids...
if you have a pool or access to a private one, there are some adult variations you can make to this cat and mouse game to make it extra fun! Playdate ideas like roller skating will help bring back that first date, butterflies in the stomach, just getting to know each other feeling. So lace up those skates, hold hands again, laugh, and play like you did when you first met.