You meet someone, sparks fly, and you exchange phone numbers. After some witty banter, you agree to meet up and set the first date. You’re excited, of course. But then they do something so shocking you’re ready to pull the pin on the whole thing: they ask you on a dinner and a movie date. C’mon, surely there’s much better ways to get to know a person?
Maybe you’re stuck for original first date ideas, maybe you’ve been together so long you’re looking for something new to do, or maybe you just need a unique idea that will blow your date out of the water. Not to worry, we’ve compiled a list of date ideas that are guaranteed to be a hit.
Enjoy a walk in the park
Or for the more adventurous, go climb a mountain! Australia is such a beautiful place, why not take advantage of the scenery and invite your date for some fresh air and exercise. Bonus – there’s no set time for a walk, so if you’re not feeling it you can always cut the walk short.
Browse a bookstore
Impress your date with your intelligent book choice, plus books are the ultimate conversation starters, so you’ll probably have tons to chat about. Bonus – most shops have coffee spots, so you can discuss your finds over a brew, too.
Visit the Brisbane MarketPlace
Whether it’s the Sunday Discovery Market or the Saturday Fresh Market, wandering from booth to booth is a fun way to get to know each other. Bonus – you can pick up some fresh Valentine’s Day flowers from one of the Stallholders.
Go for a picnic
This is a great standalone date idea or can even be a follow on from the Brisbane MarketPlace date. Why not grab some fresh market produce from the Brisbane MarketPlace and head off on a cute picnic together?