15 First Dates That Don’t Include Dinner and a Movie

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Let’s be honest: first dates can be awkward, uncomfortable and just downright awful. While it’s nice to hope that you and your potential partner will hit it off right away, it’s never a bad idea to plan an awesome first date that will save the day if things go awry.

Dinner and a movie will forever be considered a classic first date activity, but if you don’t know the other person well, the setting can be a little bit too intimate. Instead, try one of these off-the-beaten-path date night ideas t

o make the whole ordeal just a little less awkward:

1

Do some water sports

If you live near a lake or the ocean and the weather permits, doing some water sports like kayaking, canoeing, boating, or even surfing can make for an adorable and active date. Never surfed before? Even better—your date can show you the ropes, making for the ideal bonding activity.

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