Raise your hand if you’ve never been on a perfect date!
The idea of it is subjective. It depends on your personal feelings, preferences, and opinions, really. The most awesome date ever for us–attending a rock band concert, if anyone’s wondering–may not be a cool idea for some. And that’s okay. Different strokes for different folks.
In Noah Centineo’s new rom-com, The Perfect Date, he plays Brooks Rattigan. He’s a smart guy, looking for an Ivy-League worthy extracurricular that can get him accepted and let him earn money at the same time. After posing as the boyfriend of tough girl Celia Lieberman, played by Laura Marano, he finds out he’s good at being the perfect stand-in.
Brooks’s best friend Murph, played by Odiseas Georgiadis, creates the Stand-In app (a nod to the adapted book’s title). It lets users choose the personality and setup of their idea of the perfect date. Business booms. He meets his dream girl, Shelby Pace, in the form of Camila Mendes. He’s close to achieving his life goals. But is Brooks sure of what he wants?
After seeing the movie, well, we’re sure of this: It’s teeming with perfect date ideas for different personalities! The movie showed it best but we’ve added some of our tips. Yeah, we’re extra that way. Check out which one’s perfect for you.
1. For the one who loves culture and art
Visit an art gallery or go around the city, spotting street art. If it’s a new collection you’d like to see, it helps to do a little research about the artist. If you’re planning a mini road trip or walking tour, map out the stops together, making sure there’s a nice cafe nearby to grab a bite.
2. For the sporty type
Watching a game, joining a game, or attending a practice session together can help build your bond. It’s good to get your A-game on, but try not to be too competitive!
3. For the first-timers
First dates are tricky; you’ll want to get to know each other first. Having a decent conversation is key. Find a great place where you can talk about your interests and life in general–a cafe that serves good grub is perfect. Be yourself. Don’t over think about what you think your date would like to talk about just to look cool. Half the fun of going on a date is discovering each other’s common likes.
4. For the partyphile
Going to themed parties are all the rage these days, especially the decade-themed ones like the ’70s, ’80s, and the ’90s. You can have fun dressing up, dancing or singing to the music, or talking about that magical time. If the club scene is your thing, check out the recommended places where the crowds are! It’s not an awesome party if nobody’s dancing.
5. For the chill type
Parks have a natural atmosphere that offers relaxing experiences. You can get to know each other while exploring the grounds. Seeing a different scenery or a random moment creates opportunities for fun, spontaneous talk. Do you know where else you can see refreshing scenery? The boardwalk!
6. For the one who likes an elegant experience
We’ll see your reservations at a fine dining restaurant and raise your tickets to a talk-of-the-town theater show. You can’t go wrong sipping cocktails at a hotel rooftop bar, too. Wear your best shoes and a chic outfit and you’re all set!
Which date idea would you enjoy the most? Let us know by sharing this post and don’t forget to watch The Perfect Date on Netflix this April 12!