That first date: there’s only one thing every “first date” should involve, and that’s spending the time in getting to know one another. Nothing else. First dates ideas should put forth some creative thought, yet refrain from being over the top.
Considering a “first date“, it’s the first time you are either meeting in person, or it’s the first time you are exclusively spending time together (one-on-one) in exploring possible further romantic interest. And depending on your beliefs in dating, a date is defined with the intent to exploring a possible romantic and emotional connection.
And with that, many people still have traditional beliefs of courtship and romanticism – while modern dating focuses more on simply two people sharing their time together without expectations. But, we still live in a world filled with closet romantics, or helplessly romantic daters.
And this is OK, because no matter what there are always going to be helpless romantics in this world – and we desperately need them, and continue to embrace the traditional roles of Romanticism. The part we tend to confuse with Romanticism is that: being “romantic” isn’t just spelled out with a dozen roses, candlelit dinners, champagne and feeding each other chocolate covered strawberries.
Being romantic, or a hopeless romantic is an expression – whether having “gentlemen” characteristics, creating and sharing sentimental value in dating and relationships, or having a traditional, selfless and idealist outlook on Love.
But unfortunately, a terrible date is still a terrible date, even if it’s at a 5-star dinner with the most expensive bottle of champagne. And the hopeless romantic isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, especially right off the bat. Here are 23 date ideas for the hopeless romantic that help in creating a romantic environment without going over the top – especially on the first date.
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