8 Of The Best First Date Ideas To Try This Weekend, According To Your Personality Type

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No matter who you are or what your personality type is, when it comes to dating, relationships and falling in love, coming up with good first date ideas can feel more stressful than it does fun. Making a good first impression is crucial at point, but knowing that sometimes only makes you feel even less certain what to do or where to go.

One easy way to simply your decision is by choosing a great dating idea tailored to your dominant personality traits.


According to David Cruz from Bravo's The Millionaire Matchmaker, "If you don't stand out and compete with other possible suitors, you're just wasting your time. Share a bit of your world with someone on a first date by incorporating things that you like into it. This allows you to be the most authentic and it will give your date a window into your heart!"

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When you come up with ideas based on who you really are, you make it far more likely you'll feel relaxed and authentic while getting to know your potential next girlfriend or boyfriend, which is the whole point of any first date when you think about it.

Below is a list of 8 of the best really good first date options to choose from in order to find something to do while you're (hopefully) falling in love, according to your dominant personality traits.

If you tend to be ...

1. Athletic

If you’re athletic and looking for someone who’s either at your physical speed or ahead of it, go hiking! Search your local area for some classic trails and enjoy the stunning views together.


If the weather doesn't allow for time outdoors, head to a fitness class together instead. After all, they those couples who sweat together, stay together!

2. Romantic

Are you the romantic type? There's nothing wrong, and pretty much everything right, with taking your date out to a nice dinner.

When it comes to choosing a place, you don't have to go fancy or expensive. Ambiance is everything. Ask around or check online to find out which place is known for having the prettiest patio, best outdoor dining, or being the "best date restaurant" in your town. You want to find a place where not only is the food great, but where you can both feel relaxed and intimate without feeling intimidated or overly romantic.

A delicious meal in a quiet, cozy location where the two of you can get to know each while remaining blissfully unaware of the city beyond the garden walls is an ideal first idea for just about anyone.


3. Outdoorsy

If you love the outdoors but aren't particularly athletic, think sunbather or gym membership procrastinator, whale watching is great. It’s a way to have romantic, outdoorsy date without breaking a sweat, and after an hour or two at sea, you should have a good idea if this is someone you want to go out with again.

You’ll have plenty of time to talk in a romantic setting while sharing your sense of adventure.

4. Animal loving

If you're an animal lover, try to either take your date horseback riding or head out to a safe haven and place of recovery for abused farm animals. The warmth of the animals is sure to calm any first date nerves, and if you want to see if your date is kind and gentle-hearted with a love of children and animals, there can be no better place to find out.


After only a few minutes, you'll ditch the same old, boring questions, forget all about being awkward with your date, and soon find yourselves smiling, laughing, and having a blast in the barnyard.

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5. Urban adventurer

Are you an urban adventurer who love to explore? Head downtown in your area and explore the local art district, cultural attractions and under-the-radar gems together. Find a place where you can sit outside and enjoy afternoon tea, great coffee, and pastries while talking about art and finding out what you have in common.

6. Casual

Those who want an upscale cinema experience, but still want to maintain the casual dinner-and-a-movie format can head over to an independent theater and enjoy the kind of films most people miss out on.


It's one of the best, most affordable "luxury" experiences two people can share.

7. Travel enthusiast

Do you enjoy traveling and want to feel like you are traveling on your first date? Find a vintage cocktail bar near your local airport. There are several out there that provide a part classy, part kitsch environment in a first-class lounge experience without having to commit to an actual plane ticket (yet!).


8. Dessert lover

Enjoying a night-time walk and cap it off at cafe or restaurant specializing in top-notch desserts. You don't need to commit to a full meal before sharing an extra sweet experience with a potential new love interest!

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Jarone Ashekenazi is a freelance contributing writer covering restaurants, bars, travel, dating/relationships and other lifestyle topics. His work has been featured on numerous sites, including Fast Company, Just Luxe, Elite Daily, CBS LA, and Ask Men, among others.