That is an age-old question. Cave gentlemen had it made. They firmly believed in kidnapping and taking their sweetheart to a filthy cave out in the middle of nowhere. Those were what was known as the good old days. Now days first courtship destinations and plans are a little trickier. First let’s cover where NOT to go on a first period of courtship.

The old standby of dinner and a movie is a really poor choice for a first period of courtship. How will you get to know the lady if you are sitting in a darkened theater with a movie being shown? If you choose the movie, there is probably going to be a lot of frantic car chases and a lot of blood involved. Neither are conducive to creating a memorable evening.

Also, don’t take your sweetheart to your parent’s house! She will know right away that you are a mama’s boy and you will never see her again.

Don’t take your sweetheart to a sleazy bar with a motel out back. You will scare the poor lady to death. She will jump out of the car and hitchhike back to town believing that she would be safer with a burly truck driver than with you.
Now, some good first courtship ideas are:

Begin with a simple lunch or coffee date. You want to keep the period of courtship casual so suggesting meeting up for lunch or coffee can be a good start. This way, if the period of courtship didn’t go so well, you can end the period of courtship there but if you enjoy each other company, you have the rest of the day to spend getting to know each other better.

Here are some ideas of where to go if the lunch or coffee date tells you’re there is some good chemistry happening:

If it is the season, an amusement park or a theme park is a good first courtship idea. It doesn’t matter how old you are, we can all be big kids at heart. There’re so much you can do at amusement parks and theme parks that most likely you will forget about the courting pressure and just have fun.

Most well populated areas have an array of museums covering many different subjects. Visiting one that is dedicated to something that you have in common with the lady is another good first courtship idea.