Thinking about tracking down your matches offline? Great! There are a lot of cool things you can do that don’t involve just meeting up at a bar. Here are some ideas for interesting date ideas for things to do with a match . . . when you’re not swiping, browsing, or messaging.
1.Check Out a Museum
If you’re looking to get to know each other with a little more depth, museums are the place to be. You’ll both get to take in some culture and see something new, plus you’ll have plenty of ways to start conversations (and you won’t have to yell over music). If you’re already familiar with the museum scene, try visiting one after hours for a new twist.
2.Take in Some Comedy
Laughter is the best medicine, after all. And it’s not just good for your health — it’s also good for romance. Research has shown that couples who laugh together stay together. So don’t be afraid to crack some jokes or ask about your date’s favorite comedians when you book seats at an improv show or local comedy club. It’ll definitely break the ice and make things easier as the night goes on. And if you’re up for it, consider signing up for an improv class so you can work on your comedic timing and practicing those improv skills together.
3.See a Movie
The best date ideas are the ones that help you to get to know each other and don’t require anyone to do all the talking. Taking your date to the movies is a great way to get out of feeling like you have to be the center of attention. Plus, a good movie can always lead to a fun discussion or an even better movie recommendation.
4.Go to a Concert
Going to a concert is a great date idea because most music venues offer shows that run for hours at a time, allowing you and your date plenty of time to get acquainted. Plus, if one of you is a fan of the group or performer scheduled for an upcoming concert, it’s more likely that the two of you will have something in common and be able to carry on a conversation about your favorite tunes and artists.
5.Attend a Sporting Event
There’s no better way to bond with a match than cheering on your favorite team together. Check the local newspaper or online calendar of events to see what’s going on near you and make it a point to attend the next big game. Not only will you have a chance to root for your city’s team, but this makes for an easy conversation starter – who do they think is going to win?
6.Hit Up an Amusement Park
Amusement parks are part adult playgrounds, part nostalgia trips. You can relive your childhood by riding all the rides or at least take in the sights and sounds of an amusement park. If you’re not up for the rides, you can sit next to each other on a bench while eating popcorn or cotton candy, which is a perfect way to get to know your date.
A picnic is perhaps the most romantic date setting possible, and yet you probably haven’t been on one in years. There’s an art to doing it right. It’s not just about showing up with a basket full of treats and a checkered blanket.
Choose a location that has a great view, whether it’s in the park or your own backyard.
Make sure to arrive at your chosen spot before your date so you can set up ahead of time. The basket should include wine, cheese, pastries and fresh fruit.
Leave yourself enough time to clean up afterward and make sure there’s no evidence of your little rendezvous.
Dancing is a great way to feel more at ease while getting to know your date in person. The movement and music can help lower inhibitions, and many people feel more confident on the dance floor than they do talking face-to-face. Plus, dancing provides a structure for conversation — each song offers an opportunity to discuss music preferences and favorite memories associated with songs.
Here are a few different types of dance classes to consider:
Ballroom dancing. This is the classic romantic dance experience that many people envision when they think of going dancing with their partner. Ballroom dancing classes often teach how to lead and follow, which can be helpful practice for understanding how relationships work.
Line dancing. Learning line dances like the Electric Slide can be fun for both partners and bring out your goofy sides. It also doesn’t require a lot of skill or
Whether it’s at a museum or an art gallery, art is one of those things that can make for great conversation starters. You can even go on a scavenger hunt with different pieces of art as your goals
Meet Publicly but Close to Home
It’s important to choose a location where you’ll feel comfortable and at ease when meeting your match for the first time. You don’t have to go as far as picking a restaurant near your house; however, if you choose somewhere that will require a lot of travel time — or one that will make your date uncomfortable — that could put a damper on the evening