5 Date Ideas To Really Get To Know The Other Person...

5 Date Ideas To Really Get To Know The Other Person...

Dates are fun, exciting, and sometimes are little awkward. It can be challenging, to say the least, to put yourself out there and really get to know someone new. If you are dating, you are looking for companionship, romance, and possibly a life partner. 

The first few dates with someone new can be full of fakeness, and false behaviors. The fakeness is often not intentionally deceitful, but we all wear masks, and try to put our best foot forward. But if we are putting our best foot forward, doesn't that mean we are hiding our not so good "club foot" so to speak to make a better impression.

If you are looking for a potential mate, and not just a hook up, then you may want to get to know the other person sooner rather than later, and not waste time dating someone with whom you have no real compatibility.

Date Ideas To Get To Know The Other Person


Bowling is not just for non athletic people. Bowling is a lot fun, and will give you an opportunity to observe your date's skills, coordination, and best of all their level of competitiveness. Take this opportunity to see if your date knows how to loosen up, and not take themselves too seriously.


Hiking is another great way to get to know your date. While walking there is lots of time to chat. You will get to see if they are athletic, if they are a complainer, and depending on the terrain you hike on, are they a team player by offering to assist you if needed.

Wine Tasting

So rule number one of wine tasting on a date, is do not get drunk. It is not cute, just sloppy. A wine tasting is supposed to be chill, so chill out with your date, and try to relax.  Try some wine, get a little tipsy, and see how your mate handles themselves. Remember, you need to keep your wits about you, and be in the moment.

Cooking Class

No skills required, but it is nice to see how your date handles themselves in a kitchen. Cook a nice meal together, enjoy a glass of wine, and chat with others in your class as well. You get to observe how friendly and sociable your date is with new people.

Carnival/Amusement Park

I love an amusement park, but for as much fun as they are, they can be very frustrating and annoying. Chances are you will find yourself dealing with crowds, and long lines. Does your date get irritated and moody with impatience, or do they realize that lines are all part of the experience and take the opportunity joke and have fun? Their reaction will be very telling.

Honestly, there are so many things to do when you are dating to get to know a new romantic interest. These recommendations are meant for the first couple of dates. For that time when you are figuring out if you want to spend more time with them.

We all have deal breakers, but you will not find out most of those relationship "no go's" early on if you are just sitting in a movie theater, or at a noisy bar. So what are your recommendations for first dates? A nice quiet place, or somewhere with lots of excitement? Please share your advice and experience!

There are three possible parts to a date, of which at least two must be offered: entertainment, food, and affection. It is customary to begin a series of dates with a great deal of entertainment, a moderate amount of food, and the merest suggestion of affection. As the amount of affection increases, the entertainment can be reduced proportionately. When the affection IS the entertainment, we no longer call it dating. Under no circumstances can the food be omitted.”  - Judith Martin

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