If you’re nervous about a first date, don’t worry, you aren’t the first and you won’t be the last. Chances are, your date is also nervous to meet you too! If you’re having some first date nerves, consider these first date ideas to mitigate awkwardness or nerves, and to maximize a good time.
Paint and Sip
Paint-and-sip usually involves some painting instruction while sipping some wine. Art is not only a calming and therapeutic practice, but it will also keep you in the moment and not focusing on your nerves. The wine, if you choose to drink it, will also sooth nerves and allow you to get to know the person while you engage in a creative activity together.
Dave and Busters
Dave and Busters is an arcade for adults, involving a full-fledged bar and fun arcade games. Having a drink can be a great way to loosen nerves, and arcade games can bring out a flirty and competitive spirit in the date, that may make it more exciting than a typical coffee date.
If the weather allows it, outdoor/physical activities such a walk in the park or a bike ride through a beautiful park, can be a soothing experience that will allow you to talk to the person and get a gauge for their athletic prowess.