5 Stress-Free Places To Meet For A First Date

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places to meet for a first date

Gone are the days of going to an expensive restaurant on a first date. Do you really want to spend so much time and money on someone you don't even know? What if you don't have a connection? Then, you're out of money and out of luck.

What are the best places to meet for a first date? You should go to an inexpensive spot, get to know your date and see if there's a connection. It usually doesn't take long to see if there's a good vibe and you won't have to spend a lot of time with someone if it doesn't pan out.

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Here are 5 some stress-free and economical places to meet for a first date:

1. Coffee shop

Coffee shops are great place to meet up. You can meet during your lunch hour, the evening or anytime it's convenient for you. Remember, you don't have to spend much time on this date. Just order a cup of Joe talk a little bit and see what happens from there. This should take no longer than 15-30 minutes.

2. The park

This is a great way to meet during a sunny day. You can get some exercise, have pleasant conversation, and the best part? It's free!

3. A bookstore

Bookstores are an excellent place to meet. I'm not talking a mom and pop store, I'm talking about a big chain (like Barnes & Noble). You can talk about what store items interest you or have a seat and get to know each other. It only takes a few minutes to get to know each other.

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4. Have a picnic

Picnics can be fun and romantic. You can have a picnic in the park, on the beach, after a hike, or wherever your heart desires. All you really need is a little wine and cheese, or pick up something from the grocery store (sandwiches, crackers, fruit). Don't forget the music, a blanket and your shades to look cool in.

5. Fun places

I just lumped a bunch of fun places together for this category (playing pool, arcade centers, miniature golf, bowling). This is for the light-hearted and good old-fashioned fun.

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Marshon Thomas is a best-selling author of the book "SuccessOnomics."