Where to go on a first date can depend on how well you have got to know your first date. If you are going on a relatively “blind” date, it is best to arrange a shorter date such as lunch or coffee. It is always good to have something planned after the date so that you have an excuse to leave, just in case conversation isn’t flowing.
If you have already met your date at a party or through friends and you know there is chemistry, then it could be better to plan a longer date. Going for dinner is the top choice for most first dates since it allows for lots of conversation. Be careful to choose somewhere quiet enough to hear each other but with enough of an atmosphere so that you’re not completely on your own.
An activity based first date can also be a good way of finding out about each other and provides focus, if conversation dries up. One of my most imaginative first dates was when an ex-boyfriend invited me to go sailing – quite apt for a sailing instructor and very fun for me!
Don’t plan too adventurous or quirky first dates unless you already know the person fairly well. Like adventurous outfits, they are best kept for when you’ve got to know each other better