We love partners that can cook – along with being funny, it’s one of the most attractive characteristics in a potential partner.
But it’s maybe still a bit soon to invite your date over – making them a picnic is the perfect compromise, particularly in the summertime.
The key to this idea is its simplicity – Botanical Gardens tend to be pretty big, so you’ll have loads of time to wander around and chat, and you don’t exactly have to be an expert to appreciate how gorgeous everything is!
Perfect in the spring/summer, a good winter alternative would be an ice sculpture show.
From old favorites to new and novel ways to impress your potential partner, here are our top 9 second date ideas: The crucial difference between wine tasting and meeting for drinks is that the activity of trying different wines can stimulate the conversation – great when you’re still in the early stages of dating. They say that everyone’s a critic, and there’s something fun about experiencing art – both classic and modern – in company.
Perfect second dates give you the opportunity to get to know each other better and enjoy a shared experience, and wine tasting is great for both these things. It’s one of the better second date ideas for getting to know your potential partner and their taste; whether you love art or loathe it, you can have fun either discussing the virtues of one piece over another, or poking fun at a painting a child could have done.
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Open yourself up to the possibility, and maybe you’ll find a fascinating old building or a kitsch little bar or a great flea market that you’ll both always remember.
Get in touch with your shared sense of adventure and get lost in each other’s company…
READ MORE: See our best date ideas in London, Manchester, Belfast, Glasgow and Edinburgh! ) For some there’s nothing worse than the thought of exercising in front of a person you’re trying to impress.
But there are plenty of scientific studies that support the claim that couples ‘who sweat together, stay together’, and if it happens to be a sport or activity you’re both interested in, it’s the perfect way to foster the bond between you.