Whole Foods is a good choice), split off for 10 or 15 minutes and run through the market to pick out goodies for the other person — or for the date. Volunteer to build a house for Habitat for Humanity, collect canned goods for your local food depository or plant tomatoes in a community garden. Go on a brewery tour or wine tasting Learn something together!Give her a new experience The key to a great first date is separating yourself from all the other guys she’s dated in the past. By providing her with a fun experience she’s never had before.Rather than relying on the old “dinner and a movie” date look to shake things up a bit.
An arcade (like Chuck E Cheese or Dave & Busters), a painting class, or even a real-life treasure hunt (check out to learn about that one) are surefire ways to give her a fun, different experience.Instead, get your hands dirty at a local cooking class. To shake things up (and enjoy more cuisines), pick three different places to nosh at. No, we’re not talking about taking a stroll in the nude (though kudos to you if you do). Whether you go for a long bike ride, try outdoor rock climbing (psst, an indoor rock climbing wall is an awesome option too), go for a hike, or take some swings on the golf course, the natural air make the date that much sweeter. No matter where you live and how long you’ve been there, there are likely things on your tourist bucket list.They can be a bit pricey, but deal sites like Gilt and Groupon often offer amazing discounted options. You never know when that purchase (or the subsequent cheese-making skills) is going to come in handy. Use dating as an opportunity to check things off and tread unchartered waters. It seems like the first date is always the same formulaic awkward introductory interview. Spice things up with a cooking class, have fun with a weird workout or learn to Tango even if, between the two of you, you have four left feet.Go to a grocery store (one with clothes, soap, food, etc.