Cupid's Pulse Article: Expert Dating Advice: 5 First Date Ideas to Get Past the Winter BluesCupid's Pulse Article: Expert Dating Advice: 5 First Date Ideas to Get Past the Winter Blues

By Joshua Pompey

Winter sure seems like it lasts forever sometimes.  Especially here in New York.  But that doesn’t mean you have to put your dating life into hibernation.  Before you let that polar vortex get the best of you, let’s take a look at five dating ideas that will spark some heat back into those long winter months. 

First Date Ideas for the Winter Months!

Ice Skating.  Holding hands.  Catching your date as she falls.  Unleashing the inner child within.  What more could you ask for?  This is an easy way to form a quick bond as your up against the physical progression and have some fun in the process.

Warm up with a drink.   For those of you looking for a low-risk date, head to a local dessert shop for a warm cup of hot chocolate.  Going to bars can get extremely cliche after a while.  Coffee can feel cheap.  But hot chocolate near in a desert themed cafe with a warm feeling ambiance?  That’s much more fun.  Add some great conversation to the mix and you are good to go. 

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Sledding or Snow Tubing.  Skiing is a bit expensive for a first date.  Not to mention, dangerous and expensive.  Snow tubing might serve as the perfect balance.  Have some fun as you race down the mountains and break away from the monotony of most first dates.

Indoor Rock Climbing.  It may be too cold (and icy!) for outdoor rock climbing, but that doesn’t mean you have to sit on your couch wasting away till spring.  Have some fun indoors and get that adrenaline flowing for a memorable date.

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Go to a ball game.  Baseball is still around the corner and football might be over, but there is plenty of basketball and hockey to keep the season going.  Even if you aren’t a huge sports fan, that ambiance of a sporting event, along with the positive energy (unless your a Knicks fan like me) and food will be enough to keep your date smiling.  

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