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First date ideas

TIPS AND TRICKS  |  SEP 29, 2018

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First impressions count. This is why first dates are so important. It's your chance to get to know someone and see if they are the right type of person for you. Who knows, it could the start of a romance you'll never forget and may even turn into a long-term relationship. Your first date with a potential future partner should be carefully considered and planned. Winging it on the very first date isn't as romantic as you might think it is. It's far better to know where you'll be and what you'll be doing so that you can dress appropriately and bring anything you may need along with you.  

So, to get you started, here are some first date ideas in and around Canal Walk Shopping Centre in Cape Town. 

Choose a nice restaurant 

First dates are all about talking to one another, asking questions and answering their questions. You can't do this if you're in a noisy bar or nightclub. Instead, take your date out for a delicious meal. When it comes to restaurants in Milnerton, you can't go wrong with choosing a place to eat at Canal Walk or the surrounding Century City. There are so many options to choose from that you'll be spoiled for choice. 

You could have a light and healthy lunch at Kauai or a romantic dinner at La Rocca, it's all up to you and your date and what you enjoy. Speaking of which, if you're going to plan a meal out as a date, you should ask your date what their food preferences are and if they have any specific dietary requirements. You don't want to end up taking them to a place where they can't eat anything on the menu.  

Restaurants give you an opportunity to talk and get to know each other properly. However, you should also add an activity to your date, so you can discuss your experience together. 

Watch a movie

Watching a good movie, or even a bad movie, is a great way to have something to talk about over dinner or lunch. Try something a little different and perhaps go see a movie in the morning followed by a late lunch. Or watch one of the latest Nu Metro Movies before going to dinner. First dates can be a little awkward in the beginning, so it's always good to have a conversation topic at the ready. 

If you enjoy excitement as well as a good movie, booking tickets for the Nu Metro Scene Xtreme movies theatre is the perfect choice. You can watch the latest releases on a screen that's three storeys high and with 360-degree surround sound.  

Visit a market

There is something special about walking around a market on a Sunday with the sun shining down on you. You can eat delicious food and find topics of conversation in the things you see around you.  The Century City Naturals Goods Market is a lovely way to spend time outdoors on a first date. You can pick up some fresh produce and wander around to your heart's content. It happens on the first Sunday of every month and is open from 9am to 3pm. Can you think of a better way to spend the end of the weekend than walking through a market in the fresh air and sunshine?

Combine these three first date ideas for a wonderful day out. You and your date will surely hit it off if you plan the above activities. Just remember to book tickets for the movie and reserve a table at the restaurant of your choice. You don't want to leave anything to chance.  

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