If you want to breeze through an hour or two on a date while getting some shopping in, invite your date to a flea market with enough activities so you'll never get bored. For those with a short attention span and an adventurous spirit, get to know your date over an adrenaline-racing round of arcade games.
Today, nearly half of the public knows someone who uses online dating or who has met a spouse or partner via online dating – and attitudes toward online dating have grown progressively more positive.
To be sure, many people remain puzzled that someone would want to find a romantic partner online – 23% of Americans agree with the statement that “people who use online dating sites are desperate” – but in general it is much more culturally acceptable than it was a decade ago.
Whether you're a true art buff or are just along for the ride, this one's a great quiet place for both of you to gauge each other's interests and conversational skills.
Choose a fun, exciting gallery or photo exhibit that's not too obscure if you're anxious about not having enough to talk about.
Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.