Some First Date Date Ideas in NYC

eat Polish food

Whether it’s your first date or your 10th anniversary, trying different types of food always makes for an adventurous and tasty night out! Even if you don’t have any Eastern European ancestry, you must give Polish cuisine a try. Nobody can refuse a well-cooked pierogi!

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go to happy hour

Generally taking place from about 4-7 pm on weekdays, happy hour is the perfect way to unwind from a long day and gear up for a fun night, with great discounts on food and drinks to boot! Going to happy hour is truly one of the best date ideas because it’s casual enough to be appropriate for a first date but still magical for couples who’ve been together for a decade or more.

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grab a burger

Grabbing a burger is a tried and true date idea. Whether it’s your first date or you’ve been together for years, a burger joint makes for a tasty and fun meal that won’t bleed your wallet dry. Whether on a bun or wrapped in lettuce, with cheese or without, beef or veggie, burgers offer endless options that are sure to please all couples!

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play pool

A game of pool makes for an awesome first or second date — casual and fun but with plenty of flirt potential. As a friend of ours explains, “Beer, competition, suggestively leaning over the table, what more could you want?” Another selling point for playing pool is that it makes for a perfect double date or group date. So keep it in mind the next time you get together with your closest couple friends!

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go bowling

The required shoes might not be much to look at. But that doesn’t change the fact that bowling is a super fun date! It’s casual enough to be appropriate for a first or second date. But more serious couples can also spice the game up a bit by placing a friendly bet with each other. Whoever gets more strikes gets to set the night’s plan in the bedroom! ;)

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play frisbee

Frisbee is a sport whose popularity has shot through the roof in recent years, which makes sense considering that it’s fun and cheap to play. Why not give it a try on your next date? Even better, invite a few of your closest couple friends to join in and make it a group date!

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play tennis

When the weather gets warmer, it’s fun to head outside and get the blood pumping. One outdoor activity that’s particularly great for couples is playing tennis because it’s a game that’s designed for two. Or you could make it a fun double date by playing against another couple. Either way, you’re bound to have a good time!

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grab coffee

Grabbing coffee is an amazing date, in large part because it’s so versatile. Meeting for coffee makes a great first date, giving you the chance to get to know each other without committing a ton of time or money. But getting a cup of coffee is also super enjoyable for couples who’ve been together for years.

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share a milkshake

Want to take that first date to the next level? Well, assuming all went well with dinner, consider closing the meal with dessert. And what better than a milkshake, which is doubly delightful when shared? So, if you’re really diggin' your date, grab a second straw and slurp up the sweetness. It’s good to the last sip!

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get ice cream

Ice cream dates are great! Buy a cone on a first date and we bet you’ll get a second! But the best news is that sundaes and banana splits never grow old. So ice cream makes an awesome date even for couples who’ve been together for 10 years or more. Now all that’s left to do is figure out your sweetie’s favorite flavor!

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