Three Great Ideas For That All-Important Third Date

If you're like most people currently active in the dating scene, you don't struggle much with figuring out activities for a first date — it's almost coffee, a cocktail, or a casual meal. Second dates often involve meals in more upscale venues. But by the time the third date rolls around, it can be tough to figure out something creative and different to do. After all, if you've made it to the third date mark, you both undoubtedly are interested enough to want to learn more about each other. Personalities and preferences on both sides definitely dictate activity preferences, so be sure to choose an activity that appeals to both of you. Whatever you decide to do for your third date, the object should be to get to know each other better.

Paint and Sip Class 

Paint and sip classes are generally held by municipal art associations or private galleries. They're a fun way for those on dates to explore their creative sides in a relaxing, fun environment. Participants enjoy their favorite beverages — usually wine, beer, or soft drinks — while creating a painting under the direction of a skilled art instructor. You and your date will be able to take your creations home with you, providing each of you with a memento of the date. Who knows, even if the relationship doesn't work out in the end, it could be the start of an exciting and fulfilling new hobby.


Another great way to learn about a potential romantic partner is to participate together in a volunteer opportunity. For instance, you could agree to spend the day together helping to prepare and serve meals at a local homeless shelter, volunteer to help clean up a local park, help care for animals at a local animal shelter, or offer your services to a political campaign — volunteer  opportunities are almost endless in most communities, so there's bound to be something that appeals to both of you. 

Astrologer Consultations

For most people, astrology is simply a novelty that provides a fun experience on occasion, but nonetheless, it can still be a good way to gain insight into the other person even if neither of you take it seriously because it provides excellent material for future conversations. Even if you aren't a believer, evidence exists that there may be more to astrology than many people think, so perhaps it's not a bad idea to approach an astrological consultation with an open mind.