September 13, 2018 1:36 pm

Planning your first date is no easy task, you must make sure you select the perfect location with the right activities to sweep your date off his/her feet. Here are a few amazing first date ideas you could use to make your day extra special.

A candlelit dinner by the beach

A candlelit dinner by one of the beautiful beaches across the island might sound cliché, but it is every girls dream to have that perfect candlelit dinner. The island is filled with great restaurants by the beach to help you plan the perfect date.


Explore the colonial city of Galle

Galle was known as the ‘Old worlds romantic city’ which owed its fame to its beautiful harbor. You can enjoy long walks down the streets of Galle Fort while trying to decide on which restaurant you’ll want to eat from. You can also spend time on the beach and enjoy the breath-taking view.  


Take a boat ride on Madu River

Everyone knows how romantic a boat ride can be, a ride on the Madu river can be an entirely exciting and romantic experience. So, immerse yourself in the beauty of flora and fauna and enjoy your romantic ride in the calm waters of the Madu river.


Take a surfing lesson together

If your date is up for the adventure this would be a great idea. Head over to Weligama and with the help of an instructor learn to surf your way through, what’s more, romantic than falling off the surfboard with your date and then laughing about it, while making a lot of memories.


Head to the Mountains

If you and your date want to escape the rush life and hot weather of Colombo, Kandy and Nuwara Eliya are great spots in the hill county to spend time with your loved one amidst the lush green mountains and cold climate.


Cooking together

If you and your date don’t fancy restaurant food that much, cooking your dinner is a great idea. You ’ll shop for groceries together to start off your date and then enjoy great conversation and get to know each other while cooking.


Ride Bikes

A bike Ride in the park is a great way to add an element of fun to a boring picnic date. You and your date can enjoy some fresh air and great conversation before you sit down to enjoy your snacks.


Play a game

There are many places you could book around Colombo to enjoy some sport on your first date, be it indoor or out. If your date isn’t into sports, it’s a great way to teach her while spending time and getting to know each other.

Escape room

If you and your date are excited about conquering any task given, going to the escape room or escape Colombo would be so much fun. you’ll have lots of fun solving the brain-teasing puzzles while getting to know each other.  




Taking your date for Go karting will make it an extra fun date, she is sure to have fun. It’s a great way to leave behind your busy life while on the track, after all the key to any great date is to make sure she had fun so head down to Battaramulla or Bandaragama to make your day extra special. 




About the author

- Ruqaiyah Shabeen

I feel the same way about clothes and lipsticks, as others do about food!