Best Gay Dates Ideas for First Dates

First dates are tricky, and when it comes to date ideas for guys, it's hard not to stress about making the right impression or finding something you'll both love!
  • Don't put loads of pressure on yourself; why not ask your new date what they're into or what food they like to make it easier?
  • Meet up for a coffee, or head out to your favorite lunch spot. It's less 'high stakes' than a traditional dinner date and creates a relaxed and chilled-out vibe to understand each other better.
  • Choose somewhere outdoors - like a walk in the park, a trip to the lake, or a casual stroll. Being cooped up indoors can make the situation tense. If it's a nice day, the sunlight will provide an excellent backdrop for romance to blossom. It's also budget-friendly and won't result in any awkwardness about who pays the bill!
  • Do something, you both loves. Adrenaline junkies? Theme park! Foodies? Tasting course lunch! Dog lovers? Take your pets to the dog park. Keep it simple.

Remember that whatever you choose to do, this guy has decided he'd like to go on a date with you, so you're already starting off on the right foot!

If you're in any doubt as to the best date ideas for guys on a first date, you can always send a message or have a quick chat to make sure you're both as excited as each other about your plans.

Our advice is to avoid a packed club or seeing a movie - you want something a little quieter, so you have a chance to make conversation.

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Cute Things Gay Couples Do on Date Nigh

Dates for established couples are a little different. Perhaps you want to inject some romance and passion into your relationship, or think or something special for a long-term partner to use date night as a way to show your appreciation!

Here are some of our most popular date ideas for guys in a relationship:

  • Hook up with another couple to make it a proper social occasion. If you're sticking at home, cooking something special, cracking open a bottle of something tasty, or ordering in your favorite take-out can make an ordinary evening feel like something a little outside of the norm.
  • Learn something! Take an evening class together and enjoy a new experience as a couple. You could choose anything from pottery to cooking, fine art to a new language.
  • Take a road trip. This is one of our favorite dates. Choose a town, lake, hiking trail, or landmark, pack some snacks, and hit up your favorite play list. A road trip doesn't have rules, deadlines, or boundaries, so you can explore new places, take your time, and relax in each other's company without any pressure.

Take the time to dress up, put on your best kicks, and make an effort for your partner - and maybe pack a little surprise gift or treat to make it a date to remember!

Great Gay Date Ideas on a Budget

We've all been there; you want to do something different but are strapped until payday. Not to worry, there's always a way to make your guy feel special without spending a fortune!

Try these out for size - with varying levels of dirtiness depending on where your mind is at!

  • Have a movie night at home. Blankets, hot chocolate, marshmallows, and a great film - sit back and chill out with your favorite person.
  • Surprise them! There are a million ways to do this; cook something unusual, run a hot soapy bath with some petals or oils - the idea is to make your man feel special, rather than having to venture out or purchase anything expensive.
  • Go for a hike. The fresh air and endorphin rush at the peak will be well worth the effort!