As a matchmaking company, we help you find the best possible match with whom you’ll want to have a committed relationship. Although we set up the first meeting, you ultimately have to decide where to take your newfound match on succeeding dates. If the typical dinner-and-a-movie date is a little too common for you, here are some creative dates you can plan with your match. If you’ve never been to these places before, this might be the best time to check them out.
Visit an Art Museum
Taking your date to an art museum gives you more opportunities to talk. You can discuss what you like about the pieces in the museum, whether it’s a painting, sculpture, installation art, or other types of work. You can also get an idea of your date’s preferences. Note that you don’t have to be an art major and have a deep knowledge of art to appreciate it and make a worthy opinion.
Play Over Drinks at Game Night
Enjoy a Pottery Painting Session
Some shops have pre-molded ceramic pots, bowls, sculptures, or cups you can paint. This activity is, in fact, fun and relaxing, and is great for dates that are more on the introverted side. Pottery painting also offers a lot of face-time and opportunity to chat.
Drive to a Picnic Spot
If you know of an unusual picnic spot, take your date there with a basket loaded with a good bottle of wine or whiskey and good eats. The fun is in the journey, but don’t pick a place that’s too far. Long trips can build up an appetite — or trigger your date’s temper! The date can be more romantic if the spot offers a great view. You may also want to show off your sandwich-building or snack-making skills. It’s your call.
Have Fun at an Amusement Park
You don’t have to go all the way to Disneyland; a local amusement park or county fair will do. A date at an amusement park may not be exactly what you have in mind, but take it as a chance for you both to let your hair down and reminisce fun childhood memories. As long as there’s a Ferris wheel, merry-go-round, roller coaster, shooting gallery, and the ever-popular haunted house, an amusement park date ought to be fun and memorable.
There are many other creative ways you and your date can spend a great day together. Make sure the activities offer a lot of chances for face-to-face talk, bonding, and learning more about each other. Ditch the noisy clubs, concerts, movies for now. Avoid activities that make you focus on other things than each other, such as kayaking or cycling (unless it’s leisurely biking). What you learn, feel, and experience on these dates may form the basis of a loving, committed relationship in the future. So, do your best.
These dates should help you answer important questions such as: Do you like the person? Do you have a meaningful connection? Can you see yourself living with them? These questions will only arise if you’re matched with someone you want to get to know better. Let us help you find that someone.