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When it comes to dating we’ve all become a little complacent. We rely too heavily on that tired old formula of dinner and a movie and overlook the plethora of opportunities that lie just beyond our noses. What’s happened to our sense of adventure? Our curious spirit? There’s nothing quite like that first date feeling; our palms sweaty, our bellies teeming with butterflies as we wonder what the evening will bring. Why waste this on the same boring routine?
That’s why we’ve compiled a list of fantastic, novel first date ideas for Manchester singles that will not only take you out of your comfort zone and ensure you make the most of all the city has to offer but also score you oodles of all-important originality points with your new flame:
Not only the largest park in Greater Manchester but one of the largest municipal commons in Europe, Heaton Park comprises stunning parkland and woodland, ornamental gardens, a boating lake and observatory and is an ideal place to while away a lazy Sunday afternoon with your date. Take advantage of nature and check out the beautiful grounds with a relaxing horse-ride through the park together, before finding a secluded spot to share a picnic. You can partake in any number of quality free dating activities here too, from frisbee to cloud watching, to playing with the dog. Plus, the sleepy laid back atmosphere of the park will give you ample opportunity to relax and chat to one another with ease.
Break the tension of first date jitters with a good old chuckle. Humour builds relationships and helps people relax so take your date along to the city’s premier stand-up comedy night. Wednesday night’s Beat The Frog sees budding amateur comics vying for your approval as they showcase their material to a throng of comedy critics with the power to cut short their performance at the push of a buzzer! Certainly an original date and provides plenty of conversation fodder for a post-show discussion in the venue’s bar.
Show your date what you’re made of by braving the terrifying heights of Aerial Extreme, the thrilling urban high-rope adventure course located just a short walk from the Trafford Centre. Feel the adrenaline pumping as you swing, climb and jump through the air, 46 feet up! What better way to forget about those first-date nerves?
If these don’t tickle your fancy there are ample alternatives; Sipping Whisky Sours before jaw-dropping, panoramic views of the ever changing cityscape at Cloud 23 Bar at the top of Beetham Tower, or maybe a midnight stroll through Chinatown?
There’s nothing quite like that first date feeling, especially when you find someone you really click with! Registering with the eHarmony dating website can lead to more successful first dates, as we've over ten years of making matches based on the basic compatibility between different people, from professional singles to the die-hard romantic. This makes it so much easier for you to find someone with whom you could just keep on going.
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