by Amy Gretenstein
Recently I was discussing first date ideas with a friend of mine. He is really into this girl who just moved to the Triangle, and we were brainstorming things for them to do other than the typical dinner and a movie (there’s nothing wrong with that, but creativity goes a long way, guys!)
One of our ideas was an active or interactive date. Frankie’s Fun Park encompasses that nicely. Between go-karts, miniature golf and laser tag, you can really have some competitive fun. The only downside would be that Saturdays are typically full of birthday party grade school kids, but their competitive edge may just remind you how to be a kid again yourself.
Since my friend’s date interest is new to the area, we also discussed some touristy type things. Mordecai Historic Park and Raleigh Trolley would make an educational and fun date. The trolley is a modern replica of a historic trolley (but has air conditioning!) which circles the downtown neighborhoods for more than an hour of a guided tour. Not only will he be able to show her around downtown, but they can spend their time discussing where to get lunch after!
And with spring in full bloom, a picnic in the park can make a great afternoon date. If you’re not sure what to pack on your picnic, why not head over to Beasley’s Berries to pick your own strawberry snacks?
What sort of non-traditional dates have you been on? Any tips for my friend?