3 Casual, Fun First Dates You Should Try

Posted on: 8 July 2015

First dates: the urge to impress the other person can be overwhelming! You want to pick the right venue, and you want everything to be perfect. However, sometimes a more casual approach is better. Here are a few low-key first date ideas that will put both you and your date at ease:

1. "Day Dates"

Daytime dates can be just as much fun as evening dates! They're casual and low-pressure, so you and your sweetie can feel more relaxed and at-ease. Coffee shops are great venues for day dates. They're inexpensive and friendly, a great place for you and your date to get to know one another. In many cases, you can treat your date to a coffee drink for under $5! Many cafes also offer delightful nibbles that you can share, like cupcakes or pastries. After all, there's nothing like dessert to set a sweet mood.

2. Sports Bar

Do you like the sound of a day date but only have free time after work? A great bar might be just the thing for you! Take your sweetheart out to your favorite sports bar and grill like Mugshots Burger N' Brew for a casual evening date. You can watch the game, have a few drinks, and get to know each other with little pressure. Great sports bars often have tasty snacks you can enjoy, so you don't have to worry about leaving for dinner. Try splitting a plate of hot wings or french fries for a light meal that won't leave you feeling weighed down.

3. Food Truck

Sitting down in a fancy restaurant can be intimidating or expensive, but food trucks are the polar opposite of this experience. You can grab some tasty Mexican food from a taco truck for very affordable prices. If the weather is nice, you and your date might enjoy taking a walk as you eat. A walk along the lake or in the park can be delightful, but no matter where you live, there's bound to be a scenic area where you can take in the sights. If you live in a city, you might be able to take a walk along a bridge or enjoy the sights of the skyscrapers downtown. 

Put an end to first date stress! Meeting new people should be fun, and you'll be your best self when you're feeling relaxed. These three casual date ideas are sure to guarantee you a good time... and maybe even a second date!