At Canoodle, there are thousands of people waiting for you to get in touch
and maybe meet for a date. But sometimes it’s
hard to find something original to do. To get you started,
we’ve given you a few ideas below. See what you
There’s nothing wrong with doing something on
your first date that costs nothing or next to nothing.
Your date will appreciate the extra thought all the
same. Here are some excellent free first dates:
Picnic by the lake - if you don’t live near a
lake then a park is just as romantic. This date is a
really easy, cheap way of getting to know your date
better because the only means of entertainment is conversation,
so make sure you have a list of topics planned in your
head. It is best to keep things light on your first
date so avoid subjects such as ex boyfriends and family
history instead talk about work, life ambitions and
all the things you're both interested in.
A Walk in the Country - this again is a free first
date and an excellent one at that. You can walk wherever
you wish and like the picnic you can talk about whatever
you like and if you get hungry why not offer to buy
her/him lunch as a surprise.
Take Me To The Beach – if the weather permits
(and you live near the coast!) why not go to the beach.
You can sunbathe, chat, frolic in the sea, walk hand
in hand in the surf and if you're lucky you might to
get to rub sun cream on each other. At the very worst
you get to see a bit more of each other, so to speak.
Go shopping - We don’t mean go shopping and spend
your savings on things you don’t need. Instead,
walk round the shops and look in the windows. Window
shopping is an excellent date as you can chat about
subjects like fashion and money which you might not
necessarily get to talk about if you went to somewhere
like the movies. It's also the perfect chance to get
ideas for gifts in the future if the relationship develops.
Go to a concert - why not indulge in a bit of music?
Take her to see a free concert in a park or other venue.
It's free, it gives you the chance to talk about each
other's musical interests and talents and also means
Low cost dates
Here are some great ides of fun and interesting things
to do on your first date that won't leave your bank
manager pulling their hair out:
Go to a movie - everyone likes the movies and this
is an extremely popular first date choice. Although
it doesn’t allow much time for actual conversation
it will give you something to talk about later on and
is a good way to spend time together. Be careful though,
if you have made yourself out to be a daredevil then
suggesting the movies may not be the best idea.
Take them to lunch - lunch is a great way to get to
know someone and you’ll earn extra brownie points
if you insist on paying. During lunch you get time to
talk and you can get to know each other's eating habits
and a bit more about what he/she does with their day.
Go to a comedy club – these are always good for
breaking the ice and getting you both laughing, and
you can chat and have a drink in between the laughs.