Going on a first date is a time to get to know someone. A first date should be something short where you can also get to know someone a bit--to see if there's chemistry and if you seem to click. The whole purpose of a first date is to see if you want to go on a second date
. Do you have enough chemistry and enough in common to warrant seeing each other again. Here are some great ideas for first dates for lesbians.
1. Tapas or Small Plate DinnerMeeting at a place where you can try new food and share something together can be a good option for a first date. Choosing different menu items can get you started with conversation and you can both learn a bit more about each other's tastes in food. Bonus if the restaurant is LGBT owned.
2. Be a TouristMeet up to do something that is unique to your city that you might not regularly do. Visit a public garden, a museum or take a walk along one of your city's parks or walkways.
3. Visit a Street FairHaving a date at a street fair or festival can be a good first date. Plan to meet somewhere away from the festival so you'll be sure to find each other and walk over. Browse through the different booths, watch some entertainment and eat a bit of food from a food truck. As you wander, look and listen, you'll have interesting things to talk about on your first date.
4. Visit an Art Gallery or MuseumTaking a trip to an art gallery or art museum can be a great first date if you're both into art. Do a little research on the exhibit so you know a bit about the featured artist and impress her with your knowledge. Extra bonus if there's an LGBT artist or exhibit to attend.
A short hike can be a great first date
. Provided you're both in decent physical shape, getting outdoors and walking can create an easy environment to talk and get to know one another better. Try to pick somewhere near your homes and meet at the trailhead, but not some place that is too hard to find or too long of a hike. Walking can calm your nerves and make getting to know one another easier. Stop for some cider or hot chocolate after if things are going well.
6. Share an Activity You Both EnjoyDid you meet on an online dating site and connect over your love of bicycling? Then go for a short ride. Are you each into photography? Plan to meet up and take pictures together. Both like to read? Meet up at an independent book store. Find a way to take your common interests and make them into a first date to remember.
7. Visit a Farmer's MarketCheck out a farmer's market in your area. As you look at all the tasty food, preserves and vegetables, the many different vendors should wake your senses up and get the conversation flowing.
8. BreakfastFirst dates often seem to center around dinner or drinks. Why not do something different and get up early and meet for breakfast. A breakfast date can also be less expensive than a dinner date, so if money is a concern, breakfast can be a good way to share a meal that won't break the bank.
9. Go for a Dog WalkDo you each have a dog? A great first date can be taking them on a walk together at the dog park or at a local park or dog walking area. Or better yet, volunteer to walk dogs at a local animal shelter.
10. Visit a Thrift Store
Hitting up a thrift store, especially around Halloween
can be tons of fun. Even if you're not looking for anything in particular, it can be fun to wander around and find interesting objects to show each other.