Shake things up a bit with these fun first date ideas. Sure, a couple of glasses of wine may make your date funnier or better looking but sitting across from each other at a table for an hour or two is a little…. The success of the entire night is sitting squarely on your shoulders and it can be a heavy load to bear. My suggestion is to think beyond the usual suspects.
Being out and about also ensures you and your date will always have things to talk about. For example, if you go for a walk, you can observe and comment on your ever-changing surroundings. One of the greatest problems I have with first dates is that we tend to have small talk and boring chit chat, which neither inspires or exposes who we really are. Below is a list of ideas that you may wish to consider if you too are tired of dinner or drinks.
Perhaps you both love art or doing outdoorsy activities. Maybe you share a penchant for photography. Or maybe your date is new to the city and keen to explore what it has to offer. Afterwards, you can check out the aviary or wish newlyweds at the Marriage Registry a prosperous and blessed life together. If you are feeling peckish, there is a vegetarian restaurant on site but your best bet is to go into the shopping mall connected to Sha Tin MTR station for more choices.
Tai O Village Tai O village is adorable and feels like you have been transported back in time. You can walk around, take photos, and even take a little boat tour of the neighbourhood. If you take public transit to get to Tai O village, you may wish to keep this for the second or third date because it is far and you could possibly run out of conversation topics. Inspiration Lake makes for a beautiful daytrip. Active Activities If you are both of the sporty sort why not do a yoga class and then grab a smoothie or juice?
You may wish to try biking along the water in Shatin or, of course, hiking is a no brainer. Everyone in Hong Kong except for me loves to hike. I got you covered pun intended. If you are feeling a little competitive, give indoor racing a try or, if either of you are even just a little creative, let your inner artist shine with some art jamming.
Foot massage and then a snack at the nearest dai pai dong is the perfect lazy Sunday date. If one of you is a cinephile, you can catch an independent film at the Hong Kong Film Archive or Broadway Cinematheque and then discuss it over a tea or wine.
Lastly, a wine tasting lets you both get a little tipsy while learning something at the same time. Flying Winemaker organizes events as does Watsons Wine. Evening Ideas Everything is more romantic once the sun goes down. If you rather do something in the evening, why not tour Hong Kong at dusk and take photos together, crash an art gallery opening, or catch some live jazz only on Wednesdays at Le Boudoir.
But, if you must do drinks or dinner for your first date.