Do you find dating stressful? Do you wish the process of trying to find ‘the one’ was a little more fun? If so, you’ve come to the right place! If you’re keen to take the hassle out of meeting new people, it may be time to switch up those tried and tested activities and locations and go for something a bit different. Here are some ideas to get you thinking.
Excuse the pun, but what better way to break the ice than whirling around a glistening surface with twinkling lights for company? Ice skating is wonderfully romantic, but it’s also fun. It doesn’t matter if you’re not a champion figure skater and you spend most of your time clambering up off the ground. What matters is that you have fun, you enjoy each other’s company, and you’re not struggling to fill those awkward silences. At this time of year, this is the perfect laid-back, stress-free date.
Getting dressed up for a fancy meal can be exciting, but fine dining isn’t everyone’s idea of fun. If you feel like you’ve got to dress a certain way or you’re focusing on which set of cutlery to use first, you may not actually take full advantage of the time you have to get to know your date. If you love food, but you prefer a relaxed atmosphere, informal eating could be the way forward. If you’re used to the surroundings, this will make you feel calmer, and hopefully, the conversation will flow. Take a look at menus for places like Lona’s Lil Eats online and don’t be afraid to hang out in spots you frequent with friends or family members. People tend to be more open and forthcoming when they’re relaxed.
If you’re a fan of the great outdoors and you’re looking for an alternative to cocktails, dinner or a trip to the movies, why not make a day of it and go hiking, climbing, cycling or even fishing? Studies show that fresh air can make us happier and less anxious. Research potential locations and choose an activity that you enjoy and that gives you a chance to talk, get to know more about each other and take in the views.
You may not be the next Tiger Woods or Michelle Wie, but that doesn’t really matter. With this kind of date, the aim isn’t necessarily to impress your date with your incredible golfing skills. Being able to laugh, engage in conversation and enjoy the experience of meeting a new person is much more important than getting a hole-in-one. You don’t have to be sporty to enjoy yourself and find a spark with somebody. Something informal that is designed purely for fun is a great option because it’ll put both parties at ease and take the pressure off the situation.
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If you find dating stressful, and you tend to get very anxious or nervous before a first date, it may be worth adopting a new approach to dating. Try these fun options, and hopefully, they will lead you to your lobster.