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7 First Dates: Date Night Ideas From Jive Hippo

So you’ve done the hard part and secured a date with the object of your affections, but now you need a killer date night idea that’s sure to impress.

Sometimes a quiet drink does the job, but if you want to do something a little more special, Jive Hippo Club have come up with some great date night ideas to ensure that, by the end of the night, there’s love in the air.

  • Bowling

It’s a classic. Two or three rounds of ten-pin and, so long as you don’t let your competitive streak get the better of you, are guaranteed to deliver a few laughs. Afterwards, you can seal the deal by winning a cuddly toy from the grabbing machines.

  • Jazz Club

Jazz clubs offer the perfect atmosphere for a first date.

Dim lighting, smooth music, classic cocktails. You’ll feel like Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn as you chat away over martinis. Maybe you’ll even pluck up the courage to share a dance before the end of the night.

  • Ghost Walk

Mix things up with something they’ll never expect. A ghost walk can be a great way of sharing something new.

Whether you end up screaming or giggling, it’s sure to bring you closer together. Just try not to seem too fascinated by the more gruesome parts of the tour.

Date Night Ideas from Jive Hippo Club

  • Live Music

Get tickets to a gig, stick on your converse and prepare for a night of dancing, swaying and singing.

Gig tickets can cost anything from £5-£100, so there’s something for every budget. There’s something about the shared experience of music that breaks down barriers and brings people closer.  This is a good one for those who worry about there being any awkward silences.

Date Night Ideas from Jive Hippo Club

  • Dinner and a Show

If you’re a good talker and not too shy, dinner and a show cannot be beaten as far as date night ideas go.

If you really want to push the boat out, get online and book some West End tickets. The glamour and the glitz make for an unforgettable night, then, at dinner, the two of you can brainstorm your very own musical idea and draw attention to yourselves as you belt out your closing number.

  • Skating

Ahhh, skating. Whether it’s on wheels or ice, skating is a great way of getting to know each other without taking it too seriously. It’s also a great excuse to hold hands for the first time. Good old-fashioned fun all round.

  • Picnic

Embrace a sunny day and head to the park or the countryside with a hamper bursting with goodies.

A bottle of wine, some iPod speakers and a frisbee can result in hours of sunshine fun, or if that sounds too energetic then you can just lay next to each other and find shapes in the clouds.

Date Night Ideas from Jive Hippo Club

A first date can be a nerve-wracking experience, but that’s the point. You’re meant to be nervous because nervous is exciting. As a member of the Jive Hippo Club, you can implement any of these date night ideas for much less than you would think thanks to great discounts at thousands of venues and retailers.