Casual meet up
Additionally, a little friendly competition can be a fun way to get to know someone.
Bowling is also less isolated than, say, rock climbing or golfing, if you’re looking for a date idea that’s both safe and active.
If you’re looking for a daytime date idea, why not go for coffee.
A cafe has all the makings of a safe first date meeting point: it’s a mutual public space, there will be plenty of people around, and you likely won’t be leaving in the dark. Again, finding a popular, public place to meet up is one of the easiest ways to ensure your safety.
And as for Tinder, sure, it can be used for swiftly finding a one-night stand, but there are If your life is too busy to squeeze in the time-consuming intricacies of a longer-term relationship, or you're just looking for a little low-stakes fun tonight, you need a quick, surefire way to find a quality fling.
Dance clubs and dive bars may have worked in the '90s, but now, even if you’re out, your phone is a much easier way to find someone to "watch Netflix and chill" with (especially someone you won’t regret tomorrow).
Maybe familiarize yourself with Apple’s emergency SOS call feature or download one of these safe dating apps.
Whatever your mood of the moment, there's definitely an app for that.
Instead, check out your local barcade or hang out at a coffee shop that has a stash of board games on hand.
If you aren’t sure about committing to sitting down for an entire meal, just meet up for dessert. You’ll feel less pressure stay longer than you’re comfortable since no one takes that long to eat a cookie, right?
Though it may seem like overkill, it is unfortunately necessary to keep your guard up a little.
(Anyone with internet access and a mother has likely heard the dating app horror stories.) Just be smart: let a friend know where you’re going to be, meet in a public place, and drive yourself to/from the date.