First dates are never easy. There’s small talk, there are expectations, insecurities, and a whole lot of other awkward moments. Once you’ve moved past that, it’s time to have fun, a.k.a. go on a second date. If you want to avoid the cliché of a dinner and a movie, why not switch things up a little? Show the other person that you’re really into them and put the effort to surprise them with something unconventional. Let our suggestions be your cheat sheet. It will be our little secret!
1. Scour Outdoor Flea Markets and Yard Sales
You can always find something fun and quirky at a yard sale, and flea markets are the best for hidden gems and exploring food stands. You can both have fun while maybe finding a good present idea for a friend. Plus, it will give you a good opportunity to see what the other person finds cute, funny, or a no-go.
2. A Date on the Go: Rent Bikes
Whether you’re in the countryside or the city, renting bikes (in case you already don’t have one) is a great way to do a fun activity together without feeling pressured to do a dinner and a movie combo. You can explore a neighborhood, your favorite part of town, or an area not familiar to either of you. Your second date will have a surprise destination for the both of you!
3. Go to an Amusement Park
It may seem like a cheesy way to spend your second date, but there’s a reason amusement parks are so loved — they let you connect with people through shared thrills. Plus, adventure rides are the perfect excuse to get cozy without being obvious about it.
4. Go Indoor Rock Climbing
You know the saying, a couple that sweats together, stays together. What better way to tune into your adventurous side than with a trip to the nearby indoor rock wall climbing center? If you both love to stay active and keep fit, or just like to experiment with new experiences, this one is definitely it!
5. Go to a Jazz Club
Get a little dressed up, enjoy some good soothing jazz, and get cozy in the dimly lit atmosphere. If bike rides and rock climbing aren’t your thing, then going out for cocktails in a jazz bar might be just the thing for you. It’s an awesome excuse to feel fancy and show off one more side of you.