In a world where we can swipe to find our ideal dates, it's getting harder and harder to make a good first impression. Luckily for you, Edmonton is full of fun activities and places that will make your first "rendez-vous" one to remember with these unique ideas:
We all know it's true—dates are awkward. If you've got something to do like a board game or a puzzle, it'll be easier to make conversation in between moves. There's lots to talk about and before you know it you'll be in the competitive spirit. Remember to keep things friendly!
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The Rec Room seriously has everything. You can't go wrong by bringing a date here. There's food, there's craft beer, there's...bowling! Seriously, there are endless options. The time will fly by! Pick your date wisely, 'cause you're going to want to come back here with them.
3. Edmonton Food Tours
Food is a great way to break the ice! You can talk about what you like and don't like, what you've never tried before, what kind of freaks you out a little. Plus you get to try dozens of delicious foods!
Going to a comedy show is a litmus test for whether or not your date is going to work out. Don't waste your time with someone who has no sense of humour! The Comic Strip is one endless laugh, so you won't have to worry about being the one to tell the jokes. Plus, the food is outstanding!
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I know this is a "classic," but hear me out. A gallery date has become such a cliche that people are afraid to suggest it! Put down your phones and browse some art together. It'll spark some conversation and you'll have a great old fashioned date. In 2017, that's unique!
Catch the Rapid Fire improv group during one of their shows at Citadel Theatre. Improv is always so impressive to watch and you and your date can have a laugh for your first date.
In the mood for skating? City Hall offers a cute outdoor skating rink that you and your date can enjoy.
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Ready for an Insta-moment? The Ice Castles on Groat Road make for an ideal date spot and are totally picture-perfect.
Who's up for some problem-solving? If you both want to feel challenged on your first date, then try out one of Edmonton's very popular escape rooms.
Enjoy a four-course meal while listening to some of Edmonton's most impressive talents. Your breath will be taken away with their musical abilities and delicious food.