12 weird first date ideas that will never translate to a second date
First dates can be stressful. But in the swing to be creative, don't ruin your chance. Here are 12 ideas that just don't work as a first date plan, or ever, for that matter.
First dates can be hard - you're full of those nervous jitters and if it's with someone you've been waiting to go out with for a while...oh boy! You may just pass out from the excitement. If you want the first date to translate into a second, you may just want to sweep them off their feet. The best way to do that creates an impression - not just with your outfit but with the date itself.
Taking a date to a movie is so last year, so is just hanging out for coffee, but that doesn't mean you take your date to a circus. You may want your date to be adventurous and a new experience that can open new doors for both of you as you bond over the new thing on the date, but some things you just don't do.
Here are 10 weird date ideas that have a high chance of not succeeding:
12. Take her to a volunteer camp
This may sound like a good idea at first, but you must remember that it is the first date, hence, take things slow. If she's the kind of person that is involved in social welfare you may want to ask them first - they might just be looking to take a break from it. Your date will be like a rut to them and no fun at all. If they aren't, still ask them. Who wants to show up totally decked up on a date and then go to a soup kitchen? No one, that's right.
11. Thrift store shopping
Save yourself the agony, please! Please don't take your date, that too on the very first one, on a shopping haul at thrift stores. In fact, keep the shopping at bay for the first date, you should first get to know each other. Unless you are Chuck Bass from Gossip Girls, keep away from this one.
10. Rave Party
Drugs all around, all kinds that too - probably not the best place for a first date. If your date isn't a teenager or a crazy drug addict, you may wanna skip this. Let's not forget that it isn't the most romantic when there is a possibility of you spending the night in jail.
9. Exercise class
Yeah, no. As much as it sounds like you'll have fun prancing around and sweating it out, no one wants to be sweaty and smelly doing Zumba when you have just met. Perhaps, it could also be mistaken for the fact that you think that they are fat. That is the last impression you want to make on a date!
8. Go for a psychic reading
It's a bright sunny day, we have just met, let us go get our stars matched - if this is your idea of a great sweep her off her feet date, you will be sorry to hear that you probably won't get a second one. No, don't creep her out with your over forward moves.
7. Crash a wedding
This is another one of those ideas that you would read and go like it could never happen - but it does. If you are guilty of doing this, please stop. It may seem like a good idea where your date just tags along to a full feast for free and your mind may trick into thinking it's an adventurous thing to do but it is really not.
6. Take her to a haunted house
This is the beginning of every horror movie ever - a couple goes to a haunted house and leaves with something sinister or worse - gets trapped. You may be a horror fan but this is just not the best idea for a first date. Even if there are no ghosts or demonic spirits in there, there are chances that you may get locked inside while exploring or be trespassing which is punishable.
5. Do a 1000-piece puzzle together
Geek out after the first date once the waters are tested. As much as what you have been told, no one falls in love with you for who you are on the first date. It is a process that would benefit from you not donning the geek hat just yet. Yes, puzzles can be calming and fun to do, but not on a date, unless it is clarified first. Even then, it is a third date idea at best.
4. Go to a local trivia night
You probably don't know that your local bar has weekly or maybe monthly trivia nights. And there's a good reason why. Don't let your buddies fool you into taking your date on one of these nights unless you want to spend the date doing the pop quiz that isn't about you.
3. Go to McDonald's for dinner
Some people think it's fun, but going to a place like McDonald's is great if you have hunger pangs after that amazing date you had. It is far from what an ideal place looks like for the special day. The jarring lights, kids running around and happy meals, don't make a happy first date.
2. Have a picnic at a graveyard
Picnics are amazing for a first date, but whatever happened to have a picnic at a park? Or a quiet place that you can drive to for a bit? Graveyards apart from having dead bodies host snakes and various bugs and not to mention there is a high chance you and your date may get poked by thorns. Not to mention the weird creepy vibe.
1. Screening an X-rated movie
If you have any plans of doing this, abort a mission. Do you really have to read about why this is a bad idea? Aside from the fact that it is uncomfortable as hell, she may just leave burning your face a number from her memory and phone forever. You will be lucky if she doesn't sue you for being the most terrible date ever.
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