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First date ideas bound to impress your date

So, you’ve gotten over the first dating hurdle: asking someone out. Now it’s time to impress. Time to start filming a crossbar challenge video and editing it so it looks like you’ve smashed it first time or doing some press-ups.

Yeah, maybe not.

Knowing how to have a good first date can be tricky, so here are some great first date ideas to inspire you.

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Think cushions and blankets on the floor, maybe some candles, maybe a fire extinguisher is nearby too…


  1. Make a TikTok. If you want to know how to impress a girl on a first date, then why not try making a TikTok together? Not only is this a great way to break the ice but you can show off your Woah and your Captain Hook (she doesn’t need to know you spent hours watching YouTube tutorials to get them right).
  2. (Virtual) dinner date. Whether you’re able to have an in-person dinner date or forced to have it over Zoom, there are lots of little things you can do to make it special – think cushions and blankets on the floor, maybe some candles, maybe a fire extinguisher is nearby too… It’s cheap, easy, and it’s more chill than going to an actual restaurant, which will help to take the pressure. Plus, it solves the problem of knowing where to take a girl on a first date and choosing a place – the best place is Casa De [insert your name here]! *chef’s kiss*
  3. Ready Player One. Whether you’re long-distance-lovers or able to see each other more easily, playing games together online is a fun way to spend a date. Plus, it feels casual which can help to lighten things up. You’ll know if they’re the one if they’ll drop into Verdansk with you. Plus, that’s not your only option – maybe suggest something a bit more chilled, like racing each other on Mario Kart, fishing together in Animal Crossing, or chasing each other around on Fall Guys. 
  4. Challenge each other. Not sure what to do on a first date with a girl or guy? Why not bring out your competitive sides by challenging each other – it can be something as simple as drawing while blind-folded or playing heads up or, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you could do sporting challenges… (yeah we know, we weren’t convinced by that one either but ya know, each to their own). 
  5. Netflix and chill. It’s getting bait but sometimes it’s the right thing to do. Plus, with Netflix Party, you don’t need to be in the same place (or city, or even country) for your date. For more tips on how to nail Netflix and Chill (even a socially-distanced one!), check out this article on How to Netflix and Chill.


  • Look the part. Wondering how to impress a woman on a first date? Put your best foot forward and make sure you’ve made a bit of an effort with your look. Looks aren’t everything, but simple things – take a shower, get changed out of that t-shirt you’ve been wearing since March – will go a long way. Use some Lynx Natural Look Styling Clay to make sure your hair – and your look – is on point. 
  • Don’t sweat it. First-date nerves can be pretty intense. Make sure you’re prepared to have your pulse racing by using Lynx Africa Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Stick, so you’ve got one less thing to worry about.
  • Enjoy yourself! You’re going on a date with this person for a reason: you like them. They’ve agreed to go out with you for a reason: they probably like you too. Don’t overthink it too much and just have fun.