A lot of news these days is pretty negative, so why not lighten your day up with some warm fuzzy stories that can help you believe that true love is really out there? Or even if you’re already seeing someone, these first-date stories will just make you say awwwwwwww and put a smile on your face 🙂
Without further ado, here are six first-date stories that are simply too good to be true:
1) We Have Liftoff
“I went on a Bumble date and met the guy at a restaurant where you could see small airplanes take off and land as you eat. I knew the guy was a pilot, but had no idea that later that night he would teach me to fly the airplane! I took off, and he flew me over the city of Chicago at sunset, flew over my home town, and gave me the best first date I’d ever been on!” -Meredith (Source #1)
2) Quite The Adventure
“It was with a guy named Dan—it was our first date, and he planned a litany of fun activities. We took a ferry ride, with ice cream, to a local beach that I’d never been to, where we drank margaritas in the sand. Later, we went to a bar he knew of with Ping-Pong tables, where we challenged each other to a contest, ate pizza and laughed. He later walked me home and kissed me on my doorstep. A-plus date all around—great company and conversation, and we tried something new.” (Source 2)
3) Lights, Cameras, Action
“What he didn’t tell me was that his mate needed the restaurant to be full because MasterChef Australia was filming there. It was obviously too late to back out once we’d been seated so our casual drinks date turned into a 3-course dinner on camera. It was probably the most awkward date I’ve ever been on, especially because the producer came over as we were eating our starters and asked if it was our first date – she then proceeded to ask if he’d take me on a second date on camera!” (Source #3)
4) The Perfect Combo: Alpacas and Taco Bell
“Our first date: I took her to an alpaca farm after she said thought they were the cutest thangsss. After sweet talking the farm owner, he let us walk into the barn where all the lil guys overcame their initial trepidation and then surrounded us in the most adorable way possible. After nuzzling with them for an hour, we went to Taco Bell. I burned myself horribly on an apple empanada, but it got her to laugh so I’ll chalk that one up as a win. I was 18, the whole date cost about $7, and I got her to smile a bunch, so yeah, that was great.” (Source #4)
5) The Dried Up Lake
“He drove us to a lake (the lake was unfortunately dried up which he didn’t realize but it was the though that counts), then we went up to the manor and explored the historical building before driving me to a fountain to make a wish. Then we had dinner where he proceeded to give me his undivided attention (a little disconcerting) as he leaned in, resting his face on his hands studying me and staring at my face, then proceeded to try and give me good night kiss that was more of a peck than a kiss and it happened so quickly that I was stunned.” -Regina (Source #5)
6) Back Stage Passes + Dogs?
With the guy I’m currently dating. His parents both work in media, and every year he goes to the Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden and finds his way backstage through a combination of walking with a purpose and flashing media credentials his parents help with. Talk about impressing a first date! We then bought wine which they served out of sippy cups and made a drinking game out of the dog show (take a drink every time a dog jumps when it’s not supposed to, and so on)
If you’re not romantically inspired now then I dunno what else to do. Hopefully these first-date stories put a smile on your face or made you want to try coming up with a creative, unique experience? If you’re looking to that through an app, Element is the only one that can allow that! Our platform will keep you get in your element by allowing you to post creative experiences and more easily do things you love with likeminded people. Launching fall 2018!