Do you struggle to think of something for a (first) date? I can imagine, as there are so many different options to choose from. Maybe you’ve been thinking about going bowling on your (first) date, which I think is a good choice. In this blog, I explain why.
Here’s why bowling is a good choice for a date:
Read on if you want more information about the above points, as I will discuss these in more detail. In addition, this blog also talks about, among other things, why bowling is more suitable for a first date as opposed to going to the cinema or restaurant.
You don’t have to be a pro at bowling to enjoy it. In fact, if you’re both not very good, you can probably just have a laugh about it.
If you are good at the game, but your date is not so much, it is an excellent opportunity to lend a hand. Give tips and, above all, encourage one another.
During a game of bowling, there are plenty of opportunities to flirt with your date. If your date throws a strike, you probably know to say something fitting.
If you both are not so good, it gives you a reason to ask him or her out on a second date.
When you go bowling as a couple, there are plenty of moments to talk to each other. Don’t worry about not getting to know your date.
It takes about 10 minutes per person to bowl for a whole round. Renting a lane for an hour gives you plenty of time to talk, have a drink, and bowl.
You don’t have to dress up when bowling. It is useful to wear casual clothing because it is much easier to throw the ball that way.
In addition, there is quite a possibility that people will give you strange looks when you walk into the bowling center in a tight dress or 3-piece suit, for example.
There are plenty of reasons why bowling is the ideal icebreaker. You definitely have fewer awkward situations than when you go out to dinner on your first date.
You do not have to look at each other constantly, you do not have to worry about food getting stuck between your teeth, you can easily joke about your bowling skills, and if the conversation is going a bit stiff, you can escape from the situation by quickly throwing two balls.
If you do not want to spend too much money on your first date, bowling is an ideal solution. Renting a lane for an hour costs anywhere between $16 and $30.
In addition, you only have to spend a couple of bucks on some drinks. On average, you pay between $2 and $3.50 for a drink.
What is more fun than an activity where you are active and getting some exercise? These are the extra positives when you choose to go bowling with your date.
A game of bowling gives you the opportunity to analyze whether your date is competitive or not. This often says a lot about a person.
In addition, you will find out whether or not your date can handle their loss (if you win).
Before, during, and after bowling, you can enjoy snacks and drinks. Especially if the date goes well, it is nice to hang out a while longer once the bowling game is over.
However, make sure that you never reserve a lane an hour before closing time, because then you no longer have the opportunity to do so.
It is also enjoyable to go for a duo date with another couple, especially if it is not your first date.
For example, you can challenge the other couple and see which duo is the best. Another advantage is that you won’t spend as much money with the four of you.
One thing is for sure; you will have a great time if you choose to go bowling with your date.
You do not have to be good at all, and you do not necessarily have to win either. It is mainly about getting to know each other better and having fun together.
If it is your first date, bowling is definitely more suitable than going to the cinema. It can be hard to get to know each other during a movie, which is one important factor.
As you have read in this blog, bowling gives you plenty of time to talk to each other.
If things are hitting off, you can always stay and have a drink in the bowling center with your date afterward.
Going out for dinner is very suitable for a date, but I recommend bowling for a first date. Bowling only takes an hour, whereas eating out often takes longer and is usually more expensive.
If the date is not going smoothly, there could be painful silences.
During bowling, you do not constantly have to talk to each other because you also spend time throwing the bowling ball.
And that’s it, all 11 reasons why bowling is suitable for a (first) date. Have these convinced you to go bowling with your date? I certainly hope so.
Most importantly, don’t forget that you do not have to be good at bowling for you both to have a good time.
If you are bad at the game, it could be even more fun as you laughed about it. If that is the case, you will experience a smooth date!