When it comes to being single, I am so relieved to be a woman.
Don't get me wrong, dating as a female has its own set of challenges. So many questions constantly swirling, the pressure of balancing your standards and not setting any expectations, and now not being able to go for drinks or eat on said dates throws yet another wrench in the mix. HOWEVER, I wouldn't trade it all to be the man - as it's usually the guy who is responsible for coming up with the first date activity.
And according to a recent infographic published by mobile dating app Clover, top first-date hot spots in the US are a bit embarrassing. As a girl who has gone on her fair share of Starbucks first-dates (who wants to commit to dinner if we can't stand each other after the first 5 minutes?!), but correct me if I'm wrong - love at first 2 for $20 at Applebees doesn't spell romance to this girl.
Here is the complete list as published by Clover:
I personally love the idea of being active on a date. It gets the blood flowing, let's you invade each others personal space (if sparks are flying) and let's you see the other person in action. Romantic dinners and endless lunches at Chiptole are definitely great once you're dating/in a relationship, but why not bring some level of creativity to the sacred first date?
This whole idea sparked my curiosity and I've put pen to paper: If I were a man, which types of dates would I plan?! (Disclaimer: some might work well for a first date, others might be date numero dos or tres)
Pack a picnic and hit a local park - how fun to kick off your shoes and share a blanket on a sunny day!
Ride a ferris wheel (if sparks are flying, I wouldn't hate a kiss at the top!)
Check out a music festival
Take a hike - get those endorphins pumping!
Catch a sunset after work
Go for a bike ride
Play bocce ball
Mini golfing- why not break out your inner-childish self
Tubing - you get to see each other in a swimsuit!
Rock climb - you get a view of my butt! #winning
See a baseball game
Try archery - queue the cheesy "you hit the bulls eye" jokes
Go to the zoo
Watch a sunrise - make to-go cups of coffee and head out somewhere peaceful and quiet
What about you? Any creative first date ideas that have burned a hole (good or bad!) in your memory?