For fellow angsty people, you can at least get the date out of the way and then go about your day instead of sweating it until evening.
If you really vibed on the first date and want to have some alone time beyond your neighborhood or city, plan a scenic drive somewhere with #views.
Take a card from your youth playbook by organizing a friendly game of miniature golf.
Stakes will be low and there will be plenty of chances to banter while you recover golf balls from tough nooks and crannies (it's bound to happen). Pacman wasn't part of your childhood, an arcade date playing old-school games is bound to loosen you up and create a fun, interactive atmosphere.
Yes, you *could* play it safe and opt for a traditional dinner.
Whether you're in a city or the countryside, renting bikes is a great way to explore where you live and get exercise at the same time.
If riding the open road isn't your thing, find a trail that provides more shade and requires less planning.
Play some games, eat too much cotton candy, and take a trip on both the ferris wheel Zoos and aquariums are fun options for dates when you want a creative setting—enjoy some light banter under the calming blue lights of an aquarium or trade stories as you take in all of the sights and sounds of the wildlife.
A local dive-bar can provide a lot more entertainment than a stuffy cocktail joint. Or,when that gets old, you can always play a game of foosball or darts.