First Date Ideas for Men Dating Men
If you are more of a nervous and shy person, why not break a sweat with your partner. Playing a sport, taking a hike or heading for a bike ride is a great way to bond and have fun, but also allows you to talk. This could also turn into a regular thing if you both have fun. Make sure that you choose an activity that both you and your date can enjoy. For example, if your partner does not like golf, taking them there could be a bit awkward. There is no doubt that the both of you have at least one physical activity that you both enjoy.
Go to a Live Music Show
In the nice weather, you can often find live music outdoors at local parks and other outdoor venues. In the cooler weather, live music can be found everywhere from local concert clubs to small pubs and coffee shops. You can find rock bands, jazz bands and everything in between. Talk to your partner and get to know the type of music they like and find a type of music that you both enjoy and see a show in that genre. If you go to see a more upbeat band, you could make this date into a combination of live music and some dancing. Most pubs and coffee shops also sell some type of food, so you can include dinner on this date too.
Hit the Beach
The beach is always a good time and allows for a variety of activities. You could pack up a lunch and some drinks and make it into a lunch date. You could simply lie out together and chat. You could bring a Frisbee or a volleyball and turn this date into a physical date. Or, bring all three things and just spend the entire day soaking up the sun and enjoying each other’s company. With the beach, the possibilities are just about endless.
You and your date can team up to take on another team in laser tag. This is a great way to create a bond and to see how your partner is under pressure. Most large cities will have laser tag places either right in the city or in a nearby suburb. The great thing about this date is that if things just are not going great, it is not a very long date, so you can be polite and finish the date and then head home.
Take a Cooking Class
Not everyone is a natural-born cook. Cooking classes can also be fun. You both can get a bit messy, talk about your favorite foods and then eat something that you both worked together to make. Cooking classes can be a one-time thing or it can be something that you both do semi-regularly, depending on how much you enjoy it. Some cooking classes are free, so you get to have fun together and get a free meal. Those that are not free and usually rather inexpensive.
Hit an Art Walk
Most major cities have art walks at least once a month. At an art walk, all of the local galleries will open their doors and have refreshments for those that stop by. Cities that do not have an art walk may do a local art show that is open to the public. This is usually outdoors in the warm weather and at a local gallery in the cold months. These are free and will provide plenty of conversation starters. To top it off, free food and drinks are usually always available, so you both can skip dinner if you’d like to.
Hit Up the Local Fair or Amusement Park
Adding some thrill to your date can be a great way to either make a good first impression or to spice things up if you have been dating awhile. Fairs will be less expensive and usually less of a hassle. They tend to have fewer rides and activities, but plenty to keep you both entertained for at least a few hours. Fairs also tend to have great food, so you both could grab dinner here too. Amusement parks usually have rides, games and a water park, so the both of you are sure to find several activities that you both can enjoy.
Hit Up a Comedy Club
Laughing is a great way to bond and create fun memories. Of course, not all comedians are the funniest, but you are both sure to have a good time either way. Some of the biggest comedy clubs have nights where they serve dinner and drinks, as well as offer comedy acts. Prices vary across the country, but these are generally rather affordable unless a major and well-known comedian is performing.
If you and your partner have a passion for giving back and helping others, spending a few hours volunteering together is sure to be a phenomenal date. Not only is this is a great date, but it is free. If you are both handy, helping to build homes is a great idea. If you have a heart for the homeless population, working at a soup kitchen or collecting food and clothing are great things to do. There is no shortage of volunteer opportunities throughout the country, so just hit up the web to find the ones that both you and your partner have the most passion for.
Your Favorite Spots
One great date idea that is also a great way to get to know each other is to take each other to your favorite spots. For example, if your favorite spot is a local park, you take your date there and spend a little time doing various activities. If your date’s favorite spot is a local bistro, go there and try your mate’s favorite dish with them. You will both learn things about each other and have a complete date night.
Make it a Group Date
Have your partner bring their closest few friends and you bring yours. It is a good idea to do this at your house and make it a pot luck-style night. This is a great way for the both of you to get to know each other’s friends. It is also a great way to try new foods. Food always brings people together, so allowing each guest to bring their favorite dish is not only a good conversation starter, but a great way to make bonds. Of course, there is always a chance that two guests won’t like each other, but there are plenty of other guests for them to mingle with.