This is it. This is the moment. You’ve found the potential partner sent to you by the heavens and now the question is: What do you do for the first date? Now that people are more interested and aware of their star signs, it might be best to have a couple of first date ideas for every zodiac in your back pocket. If the Fates led you to the person of your dreams, maybe the stars can be relied upon to help you plan the perfect first date that will lead you to your happily ever after.
We’ve made a list of first date ideas based on the specific traits and characteristics you’re going to want to cater to so that your plans impress them. If you have no clue about star signs and what it all means – Fear not! We’ve got your back with this list to nudge you in the right direction.
Aries (March 21 – April 19) – Competitive Date
Fiery and fearless are the two words that first come to mind when describing this sign. The Aries love getting physical and catering to their competitive nature will make the first date fun for both of you. Go on a hike to enjoy the beautiful mountain views and fresh air. Maybe they have a need for speed and go-karting will get both of your adrenaline pumping. You could even enroll in private classes to learn a new competitive sport together – boxing, fencing, even grappling. Best thing? No matter how tiring your daytime activities may get, an Aries will always have more energy for spicier activities in the bedroom.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20) – Fancy Night In
While the Taurus is the biggest homebody of all the signs, they’re also one of the most luxury-loving. These earth signs enjoy romance and like discovering things about themselves and the person they’re with – especially on the first date. Have a night in and prepare a luxurious dinner for two. It gives you the opportunity to communicate and make use of all of your senses. Take advantage of having to work around each other and drop little touches here and there – a light pressure on the small of their back as you guide them out of the oil splash zone, ask them to teach you to chop onions so that they can place their hand on yours. The possibilities are endless. You can enjoy dinner at the table or maybe a little picnic set up in front of the tv for an easy transition into cozying up while you both enjoy your favorite romantic movies.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20) – Constant Conversations
Get ready for spirited debates and lively conversations! Your Gemini is known to be the life of the party. This is the chance to see them in action. Bring them to a night out with your buddies, throw back some beers or cocktails and watch them charm your friends. You’ll constantly be on your toes as Geminis love a spirited debate as well as deep conversations. If you want to keep them to yourself and tuck yourselves away in a tiny corner of a cafe to pick each other’s brains, they’ll be more than excited for that as well. Do your research and get to know their likes and hobbies before the date so you can sweep them off their feet.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22) – Sun, Sand, and Sentimentality
This water sign values family, so don’t be surprised if they want to bring you home to meet some of their loved ones on the first date. However, if you’re not ready for that step, Cancers thrive at the beach. They enjoy the sun and surf. Just like the crab, people born under this sign are tough on the outside but softies on the inside. Ending the night laughing at your favorite comedy specials or singing along to your favorite songs will make them feel all the feels and give you both something to bond over. Want to take it a step further? Poetry writing or reading will bring out both of your creative sides and will let your date see your sentimental side. First date ideas for Cancers will require a balance of publicity and privacy.
Leo (July 23 – August 22) – Go Big or Go Home
Ever heard of the saying ‘Less is more’? This does not apply to the first date with your Leo. Leos are theatrical and luxuriate in the big and bold. They want to have the best possible time and want you to have just as much fun as they are. They can be hard to dazzle so dress to impress, come to the date with a lot of energy, and shine the spotlight on them. Ask them about their accomplishments and dreams in life, but don’t shower them with false praise. Leos value honesty, so be genuine with them. Don’t forget to show them what you’re capable of because they want an equal partnership in their relationship.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22) – Preparation is the Key to Success
Preparation is key to impressing the Virgo. Make sure that you’re taking them to the best-rated restaurants and best-looking exhibits. They love to research everything and will leave no stone unturned. It might even work in your favor to plan the date together because they absolutely love to plan things. Make yourself even more impressive by preparing the backup date should anything come up. They’ll admire the fact that you can take care of yourself and them (even if they’re strong, independent, and won’t really rely on you for most things).
Libra (September 23 – October 22) – Bring a RomCom to Life
Make this air sign swoon. All those cheesy dates you thought only happened in the movies? Bring those to life. Libras are hopeless romantics and have an ‘old-school’ view on romance and relationships. Candle-lit dinners, long walks by the beach, or laying on a blanket as you gaze at the stars. They love beauty and art. Pottery painting or even pottery making is a fun activity for you both, and you’ll have a souvenir from your first date that you can show off in the future. Bring those fantasy dates to life for this Libra, and the odds will be in your favor.
Scorpio ( October 23 – November 21) – Salsa Dancing and the Slow Burn
Getting to know a Scorpio will take time and patience. Just like the scorpion that represents this sign, they can seem a bit hard to approach. Take it slow, and respect their privacy. While first date ideas for every zodiac will benefit from having real conversations and showing them that you have a genuine interest in them as a person and not in what you can get from them, it’s especially true for Scorpios. A night of salsa dancing will allow you to form a connection without forcing a conversation. Figuring out an escape room will cater to their penchant for mystery. They thrive under pressure, so the time limit will add to their excitement.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) – Amusement Parks and Exotic Dinners
Archers are the symbol of the Sagittarius so the best way to their heart? Give them a target. They’re seeking adventure and a thrill. Bring them to an amusement park or the local carnival for some wild rides and dart tossing at balloons. An exotic dinner date with cuisines she’s never tried before, or exploring parts of the city you’ve never been to. Be prepared to roll with the punches and not let a hitch in the plans derail your date. The star sign you’re choosing to be with loves their independence so show them that you can respect that, but still be able to match their wit. Introduce them to new activities and take an interest in theirs, and be okay with looking like a fool when you fail. It’ll work like a charm.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) – Weekend Getaway
Highly disciplined and organized, Capricorns are always grinding to achieve their goals. It would definitely score you some brownie points if you showed them that you’re put together. Recognition and respect are their biggest desires in life and would enjoy being with someone that shows them off. Traditional first dates like dinner and a movie will warm their heart – so will whisking them away somewhere they can forget about their busy lives. A spa day or a wine-tasting weekend are great ideas so they can focus on your date instead of things that stress them out.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18) – Out of the Box Dates
In a turn of events that are true to their rebellious nature, contrary to popular belief, the Aquarius is actually an air sign. They love the strange and eccentric and your date ideas better be out of the box to impress them. They have an interest in science and all things unconventional. Visiting local science museums in the daytime and hanging out at the observatory at night as you point out constellations is a great way to spend the day with your potential partner. Heading over to comic conventions or joining watch parties and marathoning their favorite movie and series franchises will show them that you made an effort to know what they’re interested in. Finding out what causes they’re passionate about and seeing if you can volunteer for them together will appeal to their humanitarian side. Not only will you earn points with your date, but with the people you helped out as well. First date ideas that involve= outreach activities and helping out the community will never be a bad thing, so don’t be afraid to get down and dirty when you’re saving the world with your date.
Pisces ( February 19 – March 20) – Letting Your Guard Down at Art Shows
Creativity and vulnerability will lure your potential Pisces lover in. They view the world through rose-colored glasses and anything you do they will appreciate. Being open and honest about your feelings isn’t easy for everyone and they’ll understand that as long as you’re upfront about it. Every bit of information you share with them thus becomes even more precious. Bring your dreamer to art shows and immersive experiences so you can both indulge in a little bit of the fantastic.
1How long before the date do I ask them out?
Anywhere from 2 days to 10 days before the ideal date day is a good amount of time between your asking and the actual event. Anything more than 10 days and you can run the risk of forgetting or having life come up (i.e. work or family events). Anything less than 2 days before the date gives neither of you time to prepare, and the first date is usually something people like to prepare for. Although being caught up in the moment and just asking them go on a date right there and then can be charming, as well. It all depends on who you’re asking. Besides, if they aren’t up for an impromptu date, they’ll just ask you to reschedule.
2Who pays on the first date?
A good rule of thumb you can go by here is that the person that asked the other to go out on a date pays since they planned with (most likely) a budget in mind. However, it is completely acceptable to split the bill if that’s what you and your potential partner agreed upon. Splitting the bill puts lets financial stress on both of you and you both leave the date without feeling indebted to each other.
3My date isn’t having fun. What do I do?
This can be disheartening. Especially if you spent a long time planning the date. If the person you’re out with is worth foregoing your plans, asking them what they’d prefer to be doing and cater to that instead. It’ll show them that you’re attentive to their needs and are willing to compromise.
4First date was a success! How soon can I ask them for another date?
Ask them within a week of your first date. It shows them that you’re genuinely interested and excited to spend more time with them. If the date went really well you could even ask them out for the second date at the end of the night!
We’ve given you first date ideas for every zodiac, but remember that you know your date best. You know what they’ll enjoy or have a vague idea of what interests them. If you really don’t, and you aren’t quite ready to put the outcome of your date in the stars’ hands, ask them what they would like to do and take it from there. It’s the most straightforward and foolproof way to make sure they enjoy the first date with you.