Tension, anxiety, armpits moistened more than normal. A distinct fear arrives on the eve of every first date.
“How’s the hair?”
“Is my throat sore? Dammit, it’s sore. I know I’m sick. I should cancel.”
“Parachute pants could be a decent ice-breaker…”
Oftentimes, this pre-date anxiety arises from horrific first date flashbacks. The time in college you skipped through the quad singing Christmas carols only to find out your date’s Jewish. What about the time your nervousness led you to an hour long lecture about Dostoevsky?
Don’t worry. There’s a solution. First, it’s always a good idea to lotion your nostrils. Second, stand out by proposing an activity date! These aren’t your childhood activities like playing Clue over a couple PB&J’s—although a brilliant date idea if accompanied by a blanket fort. These activities placate the adult-child within every adult: Chocolate Tour, pizza-making, BYOB painting lesson, jazz lounge, trapeze (?!).
Not only is more dopamine released during new activities than a dinner, but the experiences create great anecdotes for you to build upon with each subsequent date!
With an NYC dating pool of about, like, 40% of NYC adults being single, shouldn’t your goal be to stand out and provoke excitement? Here’s a list of great date activities you can reserve instantly on Vimbly.com. By the way, all Sparkologists will receive $10 off of any Vimbly purchase. Just enter the code SPARKME-VBY upon your booking.
Wine and cheese tasting: Not only will you both indulge in a classy evening, but also you’ll probably learn interesting facts about wine pairings and tastings. It’s a perfect way to loosen up, chat, and enjoy a night out.
Comedy Show: Fun, relaxed environment. With cheap drinks featured at most comedy clubs, an improv show provides laughter and a great conversation piece after the performance.
Pizza Making: Honestly, what’s better than pizza?? Oh, that’d be making your own pizza. No need for explanation here.
BYOB Painting Class: Indulge in a bottle of wine and tune your inner Picasso. Again, this date ensures a relaxed atmosphere and instant conversation. It’s especially perfect if neither of you know how to paint. “That lily pad looks like a broken pencil on an elephant!”