It can be intimidating making new friends. Here are 20 ideas for your first friend date- no matter how you met, or what your common interest is.
Classic Friend Date
Movies and dinner is a classic for a reason.
Zoo friend date
Go to the zoo. Gush over how cute the baby animals are.
Educational Friend Date
Go to the museum. See something fascinating. Learn something new.
Coffee & Cake
Go to a café. Talk. Get to know each other- that’s the whole point of a friend date, after all!
Go fruit picking. Bake something delicious to share with your new friend.
Have a little scavenger hunt- best bargain, weirdest doo-hickey
Friend Date Picnic
Take your new friend to the park, or the beach, or somewhere else laid back and relaxed, chill out and eat something delicious- maybe left-over roast chicken sandwiches?
Perfect for a friend date! And remember- sharing each dish, means you get to try twice as many!
If you’re boring, you could go for wine, but why don’t you try to find something a little different- chocolate, cheese, cupcake- the world is your oyster!
If you and your new friend bonded over food, take them on tour! You could organise it yourself and bring them ‘round all your fave places – esp if they’re new to town! Or you could book yourselves on a themed tour.
Find some ingredients neither of you has used before and
Try something new
Why don’t you try something new for your first friend date? Take a dance class together, rent a paddle board, learn to surf- try something that you’ve always wanted to attempt, or something you’ve only just heard of.
Brunch! What better way to start the day, than delicious food and great company?!?
Hit the arcade!
Prepare yourselves for a retro flashback, and test your skills at your local video game arcade
Go roller skating- head out to a roller rink and get retro with your new bestie!
Go to the roller derby
for some kick-ass girl power, take your new friend to the roller derby for your first friend date
Go on a tour of a cool factory
– A lot of factories offer tours nowadays, so pick one you’ll both enjoy, and find out how stuff’s made!
Head to an indoor bouncing park
Experience the fun of trampolining, foam pits… and whatever else cool things they have at a bouncing park- all with a new friend!
Embrace your inner speed demon, and head to a Go-Kart track- Slide your way through sweeping curves, overpasses and underpasses, blowing off steam and gunning for first place.
Check out the planetarium
Planetariums have a range of shows, including everything from educational displays of planets and constellations visible in the night sky to artsy light shows