Carnivals are one of those timeless traditions that feel just as exciting on screen as they do in real life.
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.
Buuuut it always pays to think outside the box and take risks: a new shared experience can draw out details about your date you wouldn't discover, say, chatting over a three-course meal.
Plus, the surrounding photos and art will provide instant conversation cues to transcend basic small talk.
You don't have to go to an all-out amusement park with roller coasters to have fun.
You don't have to Netflix-and-chill on Date #2, but you can set up a cozy movie night that guarantees you some privacy.
Settle on a film or a couple episodes of a television series (if you're scrambling for options, a comedy will lighten the mood) and order in some pizza.
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.