Nervous about not having enough to talk about on a first date?
Cheering on the home team will give you plenty of conversation fodder.
And as for Tinder, sure, it can be used for swiftly finding a one-night stand, but there are If your life is too busy to squeeze in the time-consuming intricacies of a longer-term relationship, or you're just looking for a little low-stakes fun tonight, you need a quick, surefire way to find a quality fling.
Dance clubs and dive bars may have worked in the '90s, but now, even if you’re out, your phone is a much easier way to find someone to "watch Netflix and chill" with (especially someone you won’t regret tomorrow).
If you’re looking for a daytime date idea, why not go for coffee.
A cafe has all the makings of a safe first date meeting point: it’s a mutual public space, there will be plenty of people around, and you likely won’t be leaving in the dark. Again, finding a popular, public place to meet up is one of the easiest ways to ensure your safety.
Though it may seem like overkill, it is unfortunately necessary to keep your guard up a little.
(Anyone with internet access and a mother has likely heard the dating app horror stories.) Just be smart: let a friend know where you’re going to be, meet in a public place, and drive yourself to/from the date.
And if you’re worried about having to come up with a clever first date idea on top of all of that? Here are nine safe first date ideas for you and person you swiped right on.Happy hour is doubly perfect since you know there will be plenty of people around should you not feel safe one-on-one.Dinner at your favorite local restaurant is also a great option if you’re looking for public date places and want to limit how much you’re drinking.Instead, check out your local barcade or hang out at a coffee shop that has a stash of board games on hand.If you aren’t sure about committing to sitting down for an entire meal, just meet up for dessert. You’ll feel less pressure stay longer than you’re comfortable since no one takes that long to eat a cookie, right?Sometimes you want to be on a dating app to find a longer-term sweetie, and sometimes you just wanna find someone for 20 minute from now that you can have temporary fun with.Whatever your mood of the moment, there's definitely an app for that.No need to disguise yourself entirely (It’s kind of necessary for the other person to know what you look like).But maybe wait until you’ve been a few dates before adding them on Facebook or letting them know your apartment number.Additionally, a little friendly competition can be a fun way to get to know someone.Bowling is also less isolated than, say, rock climbing or golfing, if you’re looking for a date idea that’s both safe and active.