35 Best First Date Ideas, So You’ll Never Suffer From A Case Of Daters’ Block Again

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It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for — the first date. But what’s the best first date? What should you two do? After all, anyone can meet for coffee, dinner, or a drink, right? “First dates are the beginning of something, and like with first impressions, these first dates are the door that opens your relationship with this person,” April Masini, aka “Ask April,” New York–based relationship expert and author, tells Bustle. “The best first dates are those in which you not only do something together, you learn about yourselves and each other, and create this great experience together.”

Janna Koretz, Psy.D, founder and clinical psychologist at Azimuth Psychological, agrees. “It’s good to think about activities to do together, whether that’s taking a cooking class or skiing. It allows a focus and joint effort while still allowing people to converse with one another.”

Of course, there are dating sites and dating apps catered to dating activities, too, so they help give you an “in” with creating an idea. But what about other ideas so you can have the first best date ever? Here are 35 of the best date ideas to get you started, though the first date possibilities truly are endless.

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