First dates can often be nerve-wracking. You are usually filled with a mix of excitement and anticipation, your date may be feeling the same as well. If you’re an overthinker, you may even be trying to map out conversation starters in advance just in case of any awkward silences. The last thing you want is your date to think you’re boring.

Instead of being full of anxiety and thinking of any and all worst-case scenarios, try an easier approach to the first date. Incorporating some entertaining games that will open the two of you up to each other might be your best bet. Whether you’re looking to bring out your competitive side, reveal hidden talents, or simply have a good laugh together, these fun games are the perfect addition to your first date itinerary.

Having Fun On The First Date

Playing games on a first date is a fun way to get to know someone without continuously asking many questions. Some people prefer a “slow burn” and having to answer several questions may just feel more of an interrogation than something enjoyable.

We’re Not Really Strangers

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We’re Not Really Strangers is made specifically for meeting new people. The game helps you learn more about someone you don’t really know, which in turn, makes you realize that you and this person are “not really strangers.” The questions don’t get too deep, but they definitely make you think harder than just what your favorite color is or what foods you enjoyed as a child.

Two Truths and a Lie

This is a classic icebreaker that never goes out of style. Two Truths and a Lie offers a chance for you and your date to share intriguing snippets from your lives. Take turns sharing three different statements. One should be a lie and two should be truthful. Then your date has to guess which statement is the lie. This game not only sparks conversation but also lets you show a bit of your creative side.

Let’s Get Deep

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Let’s Get Deep is a great game to get to help you get to know your date. But these aren’t surface-level questions. This game gives you some prompts that make you think harder about certain aspects of your life. Not only can you learn more about your date, you may walk away learning more about yourself!

Word Association

This game is a great way to understand your date’s imagination. You take turns saying a word, and let the conversation evolve organically based on the connections between the words. This game can lead to unexpected insights and a deeper understanding of each other’s thought processes.

Talk, Flirt, Dare

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Talk Flirt Dare is a special three-in-one game. What makes it unique is that you can choose the level of closeness you want to partake in with your date. The talk deck is meant to help you and your date ease into conversation. The flirt cards are meant to help you get a little more intimate. The dare cards allow for some fun things to do IRL and see how far one of you will go to have a good time.