Out of the Ordinary First Date Ideas

First dates don't have to suck

Sure, you could go for a drink, or to a movie, maybe even grab a bite to eat, but that’s typical. However, if you’re looking to do something out of the ordinary, these ideas are for you. Even if the relationship doesn’t work out, it’ll be a date you’ll both remember.


Why not have a complete stranger tell you if there is going to be a date #2? Even though I’m totally afraid of what the future holds for me, I think it’s a fun way to break down some barriers and get comfortable with one another fairly quickly.


Rumour has it, if your relationship can withstand a trip to Ikea, you’ll last the test of time. So, why not get it out of the way immediately? This way, you’re not wasting any of your time trying to find Mr. or Mrs. Right. Plus, that food court is drool-worthy.


Be on the same team! Put your noggins together and try to out-wit other bar folk with your pop culture (or whatever) know-how. Just pick a theme that suits you two the most. Win or lose, you still booze. Here are some great trivia nights in the city.


If you’re too scared to sing on a first date, BUCK UP. You don’t have to be a strong singer to be endearing – just sing something funny! But, for all that is good, do NOT sing “Don’t Stop Believing.” You’re better than that. Try one of these karaoke bars in Toronto.


Make driving fun! It’s semi-fast paced, head-to-head action. Getting competitive on a first date can be a great idea, but not going overboard is key. You want it to be fun, not an embarrassing defeat that you rub in your date’s face. In any case, if conversation goes south later, you can always revitalize it with the not-so-distant memory. “Remember when we went go-karting? Good times.”


There’s a few spots in the city where you can both ping AND pong! Chances are, one of you are less than skilled at one of these things (at least). And, what a nice opportunity it is to be taught by your companion. “What did you do on your first date?” “I learned to become a ping pong champion.” That sounds a lot more interesting than “we went and saw Twilight.”