You sifted through all the horrors of Tinder and actually found a decent date, so why not take them somewhere a little more original and fun. Trivia night at a restaurant is a great option. It's a fun way of getting to know someone, and how much they know about 13th century Roman generals.
These are few and far between these days, unfortunately. But if you can find an arcade in your area it's absolutely perfect fun to have with someone new. Play some games, win some tickets and pick out a prize.
Get your heart racing, work together and take out the opposition. Nothing better than the thrill of victory with a partner in crime. Plus, it's always nice to know if that potential special someone has good aim with projectiles so you don't piss them off.
Why stay cooped up indoors if the weather is nice outside? Take a walk through a beautiful garden and get some fresh air. Maybe even pick a flower if no one's looking for some extra romance and thrills.
This is similar to the botanical garden in that you get to go for a nice walk in an interesting locale. You never know what treasures you might find at one of these. Even if the date sucks, you can at least leave with a sweet new bead bracelet.
Have fun with a little friendly competition. Maybe make the loser buy the winner a milkshake. Bonus points playing "The Floor Is Lava" mini-golf, where you try to putt while not standing anywhere on the green. Good luck!
First dates already feel kind of like an escape room, so take it to the next level. You get to work together and communicate in a meaningful fashion right off the bat. Communication is key in love, and also for exiting a mad scientist's laboratory.
Who doesn't love to laugh? Live theater is great because every show is different. Plus, you get to have a fun story to tell if the comic asks how long you guys have been dating, and see the hilarity and awkwardness unfold from there.
Yes, this sounds essentially just like Netflix and chill. But actually watch a show together. Take the roller coaster ride of emotions a full season of television can give you together. And, if you should happen to start making out, all the better.