There are plenty of cute spots with *amazing vibes* to kick back and learn more about each other.Plus, you’ll find out what their drink order is—and that practically says everything about them. You can joke with them and say you’re into horoscopes, but really you’re there to find out if you're wasting your time (nobody has to know).If you follow me on social media, you know I’m a big proponent of online dating—that’s how I met my handsome hubby, after all!But I do believe in this techno-centric world singles are losing important interpersonal skills, especially non-verbal behaviors such as how to look up from your phone, make eye contact, and smile.Some people may not be into this, but if you turn it into a fun hangout it’ll make the date way more memorable than dinner and a movie.The adrenaline rush of watching your favorite sports team with someone else who maybe, possibly shares your fanaticism can be a quick and easy way to get to know each other. When you're both book nerds, a day spent browsing your local bookstore is the ideal set-up to get you bonding over your favorite titles.If it gets too hot out, retreat indoors for some board games or table tennis.Not all roller skaters were born with balance, but taking a risk with a roller skating date can take the seriousness out of a first date that typically involves wining and dining.
If you want to breeze through an hour or two on a date while getting some shopping in, invite your date to a flea market with enough activities so you'll never get bored. For those with a short attention span and an adventurous spirit, get to know your date over an adrenaline-racing round of arcade games.Enjoy the cool A/C and sample all the flavors together.If you're definitely not into the traditional first date schtick, take a lighthearted sports bar approach to the date night with an outdoorsy game of badminton or beach volleyball.Pro tip: plan to go later in the day or after the summer rush if you don't want to find yourself sweating in a greenhouse at mid-day.The hushed atmosphere of a planetarium combined with the dark room make for an ideal ambiance for a first date.Dinner may be boring, but brunch never is—and breakfast food is always the way to the heart.