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So, you've finally worked up the nerve to ask out that guy you've been eyeing in the coffee shop every morning. If you're in need of a little creative kickstart when it comes to the perfect first date ideas, we've got the list for you! And if it goes well, pick a book for him to read and have him pick one for you. Find something to refurbish, and meet later to do it together. Even if you don't follow through on drinks, you'll still have a new '80s windbreaker or pair of mom jeans.
A pickup game is a fun way to get to know someone if you don't mind getting sweaty. Instead of dinner or lunch, get up early for eggs and bacon. Even if you don't collect records, stores are full of conversation starters. Check your calendar for dog competitions and shows, horse shows, and more.
Spend a few hours learning about a brewery, winery, or factory in your area.
Instead of dinner and a movie, do a movie then dinner, or coffee then a movie. See: 8 Netflix Original Series You Need To Watch 30.
Besides being fun and nostalgic, skating will allow you to talk on the go. When you get tired or if conversation wavers, head home. You can improve your 'hood and get to know each other. Bonus points if you take a break at a coffeehouse for lattes and conversation. Okay, maybe you won't be able to make a meal of it, but you can make it a date. Watch a Little League baseball, soccer or football game. Visit the library and ask the librarian a bizarre question. Soup kitchens, food pantries, and animal shelters are all great places to give back and get to know your date. Put your hair back (check out these 18 pigtail hairstyles for grown-ups) and throw on a cap, and you're ready to go.