First dates are relatively easy to plan -- all you really need to do is arrange to have a meal at a nice restaurant. However, once you've gone on a couple of dates and both parties seem amenable to pursuing further interaction, planning something nice can be a little more complex. Going to a concert or spending the evening in a crowded, noisy club are bad ideas because they don't allow room for conversation, and going out for another upscale dinner will probably be just a repeat of your first two dates. Fortunately, there are happy mediums between spending your third date in a noisy, crowded environment and having a repeat of your first and second dates. Following are three great ideas for third dates that you need to know about:
Have a Picnic in the Park
Outdoor picnics make wonderful third dates. You already know each other well enough to be comfortable in a more casual setting, and al fresco dining in a nice park will provide an excellent balance of privacy and people watching opportunities. Typical picnic fare includes foods that can be eaten with the fingers such as fried chicken and sandwiches as well as side dished that can easily be eaten from paper containers using plastic utensils, such as macaroni or potato salad.
Have Indian Food Delivered
If the weather doesn't permit a picnic in a local park, consider having an Indian food delivery service deliver to your home for that third day. Indian food is spicy and fun, and it's so variable that there's something to please every palette. If the person you are dating is a vegetarian, for instance, you'll be able to easily find appropriate Indian entrees and side dishes. However, meat lovers can also find pleasing menu items on Indian restaurants -- lamb and mutton, for instance, and often used in Indian cuisine. Contact your local Indian restaurant for more information on how Indian food delivery can make that third date special.
Attend an Art Walk
Many communities have art walks these days, often on the first Friday of the month. If yours doesn't have one, it's probably that a nearby larger town or city will -- and these make great third date options because they provide excellent opportunities for conversation, and you'll be able to get to know the other person much better as a result of discussing the various pieces of art that you encounter.