The Best First Date Ideas

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The best first date ideas are those activities that have the best balance between allowing two people to get to know one another a bit without being overly intimate. So if you're looking for a unique first date idea or even a cheap first date idea, browse these options or even add your ideas below!

These days, if you really want to wow your date, odds are that you'll need to select an activity a bit more interesting than dinner and a movie. That's not to say that enjoying dinner in a new cuisine or even preparing dinner at home isn't a bad first date idea. Even going a bit more casual--and brief if the sparks don't fly--is the option to meet for coffee.

But fun first dates are more than just consuming edibles and those which allow two people to participate in activities together are a great way to get to know each other. Try physical activities like ice skating or rock climbing. Take a stroll in the park or go for a hike. Learn new things together by taking a cooking or art class together or visiting the museum or aquarium.

What would be your ultimate best first date? Vote for your top first date ideas below or add any not already listed! When you're done, head over and vote for the best qualities in a woman and best qualities in a man too!
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    Taking a Stroll in the Park 
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    Taking a Stroll in the Park

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    Visiting the Museum or Aquariu... 
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    Going Out to Dinner 
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    Going Out to Dinner

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    Attending a Festival 
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    Attending a Festival

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    Drive Go Carts 
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    Drive Go Carts

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    Going to the Beach 
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    Going to the Beach

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    Having a Picnic 
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    Having a Picnic

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    Eating Lunch 
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    Eating Lunch

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    Meeting for Coffee 
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    Meeting for Coffee

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    Listening to Live Music 
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    Listening to Live Music

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    Visiting An Amusement Park 
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    Visiting An Amusement Park

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    Watch Movies at the Drive-in 
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    Watch Movies at the Drive-in

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    Going to the Zoo 
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    Going to the Zoo

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    Eating Ice Cream 
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    Watch the Sunset 
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    Watch the Sunset

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    Bowling 
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    Bowling

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    Go Stargazing 
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    Go Stargazing

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    Visiting the Comedy Club 
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    Visiting the Comedy Club

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    Play Mini Golf 
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    Play Mini Golf

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    Taking a Boat Ride 
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    Taking a Boat Ride

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    Meeting for Drinks 
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    Meeting for Drinks

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    Eating Brunch 
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    Eating Brunch

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    Going Hiking 
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    Going Hiking

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    Ice Skating 
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    Ice Skating

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    Attending a Sporting Event 
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    Going to the Theater 
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    Going to the Theater

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    Cooking at Home 
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    Cooking at Home

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    Going to a Wine Tasting 
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    Going to a Wine Tasting

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    Visiting the Farmer's Market 
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    Visiting the Farmer's Market

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    Going for a Bike Ride 
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    Going for a Bike Ride

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    Visiting a Historical Site 
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    Visiting a Historical Site

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    Playing Pool 
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    Playing Pool

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    Taking a Cooking Class 
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    Taking a Cooking Class

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    Volunteering Together 
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    Volunteering Together

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    Playing Arcade Games 
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    Playing Arcade Games

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    Going Roller Skating 
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    Going Roller Skating

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    Playing Board Games 
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    Playing Board Games

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    Going Fishing 
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    Going Fishing

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    Visiting the Dog Park 
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    Visiting the Dog Park

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    Taking An Art Lesson 
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    Taking An Art Lesson

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    Singing Karaoke 
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    Singing Karaoke

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    Going Rock Climbing 
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    Going Rock Climbing

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    Play Sports 
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    Play Sports

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    Visit the Casino 
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    Visit the Casino

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    Going Skydiving 
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    Going Skydiving

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    Going to the Driving Range 
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    Going to the Driving Range

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    Go On a Factory Tour 
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    Go On a Factory Tour

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    Visiting a Psychic 
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    Visiting a Psychic

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    Going to Chuck-E-Cheese 
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    Going to Chuck-E-Cheese

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    Taking a Fitness Class 
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    Taking a Fitness Class

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