Cupid's Pulse Article: Cupid’s Weekly Round-Up: First Date IdeasCupid's Pulse Article: Cupid’s Weekly Round-Up: First Date Ideas

By Shannon Seibert

First dates are both nerve-racking and exhilarating. You want to impress the new person you’re seeing while feeling them out to see if there is potential for something more. Unfortunately, the typical nice dinner can get old after a while, so we’ve pulled these five articles from our partners to help you pick out a fun idea for your next first date:

1. Go to the beach and have picnic: Picnics have an intimate setting without being super serious. The causal atmosphere with a scenic view will give you and your new guy a chance to catch a glimpse of nature’s paradise while bonding over homemade sandwiches. You can take long walks along the water and even plan for future outdoor activities. (

2. Go to a ball game: America’s favorite pastime can set the scene for your first date together. Whether it’s a local team or a professional one, the competition will liven up your day. He’ll feel in his element, and you’ll be able to be comfortable with him cheering on your favorite team. (

3. Go on a  double date: Double dates are the magical answer to any first date nerves. You’ll have two extra people to act as a buffer just in case you can’t find anything interesting to say. Plus, double dates allow you to split into teams for something like a flirty game of laser tag with women versus men. Then, you can celebrate your victory over a group trip for ice cream. (

4. Go to the fair: The fairgrounds are a great place for fun and for feelings to grow. You can really get to know someone during an aggressive bumper cars match or while chatting over gooey cotton candy. The playful atmosphere will encourage easy conversation and allow you to be yourself. Kourtney Kardashian and her beau Scott Disick enjoyed time together at the fair this past week with their son Mason. (

5. Go see a romantic comedy together: Yes, it’s a typical movie date, but you can put a twist on it by sneaking in your favorite snacks. Make a game out of making weird candy-snack combinations and see who can come up with the best movie treat, such as M&Ms and popcorn. The comedy will have the two of you laughing all night, and you won’t have to worry about awkward silences. (

What’s your favorite first date idea? Tell us in the comments below!