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Beat the First Date Jitters with These Fun and Safe Date Ideas

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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Tampa chapter.

We all know going out on a first date is intimidating, especially inviting one over to your home. Here are a few date ideas that are in public and make it safe for you to go home if it is not going too well. These date ideas are general ideas that any area you’re in should have a place like this nearby. 

Going on dates with someone you have met on dating platforms or have heard of from a friend of a friend is nerve-wracking. Going on a first date and meeting a stranger there, there is always a thought that goes through a girl’s head about safety factors. “What if I get trafficked?” “What if he robs me?” On the other hand, we have questions, such as, “What if he is boring?”, “What if he’s not meeting my standards?” and “What if I am just not interested?” Well, it’s a good thing I have a few ideas you could do in public that allow you to leave. No need to meet at a house because that always feels trapping. At the moment, it seems impossible to make those excuses as well. 

  1. Mini-Golf
  2. Movies 
  3. Sunsets at the Beach/Public Park 
  4. Dinner
  5. Nature Walk/Hike 
  6. Picnic
  7. Stargazing
  8. Bowling
  9. Sports Events (Baseball, Hockey, Etc.) 
  10. Escape Room
  11. Seasonal Events (pumpkin patch, apple orchard, farmers market, holiday light shows) 
  12. Amusement Park 
I am a senior at the University of Tampa – Sykes College of Business. I am majoring in Entrepreneurship. My goal is to go into the world of business with starting off a career in management and/or marketing. I want to have one of my business ideas created or in the works by the time I graduate. Career-wise, I am a server, desk assistant, and a marketing intern right now. My other interests include spending my free time with family/friends by playing sports (mostly tennis, soccer, and volleyball), hammocking with a good book in my hand, taking trips to the beach, and traveling when I get the opportunity to.