No matter how much you and your crush have in common — like your hometown, hobbies, and love of dogs — the location and activity of your first date can make or break a potential relationship.
Moreover, choosing the location based solely on Google recommendations has never been a great idea when two of you are going to decide the fate of your love life.
Fortunately, you can turn to the planets for guidance. You and the constellation of your potential boo can not only give you an idea of your compatibility but also help you plan your first date, which should appeal to both parties. Therefore, we have created a list of ideas for the first date based on each zodiac sign.
As a fire sign, Aries are known to be childish, playful, and impulsive. They also tend to be interested in fierce competition, exercise, or at least sport, as Mars, the god of war, rules them. To complement their rivalry, run a new loop through the park, watch their favorite sports team play in real life, or visit a high-energy sports bar together.
Of all the Sun signs, Taureans are the most home-loving, and they’d usually rather hang out and relax at night with Netflix than hit a new bar downtown. Since they’re also huge foodies, the first date might include cooking a cozy meal together or going to their favorite restaurant.
Ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication, Gemini craves intellectual debate, emotional stimulation, and uninterrupted conversation. As talkative and witty people, they enjoy being around people from all disciplines. Group meetings are therefore the perfect outlet. First date ideas like going to a friend’s party, or going to a bar with a few friends, addresses Gemini’s need to be a social butterfly and have a sustainable connection. More stimuli, more people, better for them.
This water sign is as sentimental and family-oriented as it sounds, so don’t be surprised if Cancer wants to bring their crush home to meet their loved ones. Like Taurus, Cancerians love to cook home-cooked meals on dates, but they are also goofy romantics who like to cry from time to time. That’s why first date ideas like seeing an artist who can make them feel all the emotions, or going on a comedy show, can help cheer them up.
The Sun-dominated Leo is dynamic, optimistic, and charismatic at heart and is looking for a way to make sure all eyes are always on them. As such, Leo’s approved first date idea is to take you to a trendy five-star restaurant with an aesthetic ambience and an impressive menu. Leo may like to dance until late at night in one of the most popular clubs in the city, as they are very lively.
Like Gemini, analytical and practical Virgo is ruled by Mercury, so they have a knack for communication and information gathering. As a first date idea, wander through top-rated theater festivals and well-reviewed parks. Visit museum exhibitions, see botanical gardens, and explore local libraries, too.
The first date idea you see on The Bachelor or in nerdy rom-com should stun Libras. Since Venus rules this Air sign, they want to strike up a romance, a valuable partnership, and be shot down secretly (or brazenly). To capture Libra’s heart, take them out for a candlelit dinner, watch the sunset on the beach, spend time with the scenery, or have a picnic in the park with pork and wine. Libra also likes beauty, so attending fashion shows and having personal style and makeovers can help bond.
Known as intense, magnetic, private, and emotional, Scorpio is jointly ruled by the planet of action, Mars, and the planet of transformation and rebirth, Pluto. That’s why when it comes to dating, they tend to look for transformative connections that are emotionally challenging. As a first-date idea, we suggest sharing a meal in a quiet, intimate setting or listening to your favorite albums and artists together. Both create opportunities for deep conversation. If you’re near a lake, ocean, or river, consider booking a boat ride or sunset sail. Scorpio is a water sign that likes to hang out around the water.
Dominated by Jupiter, a planet of luck and wealth, Sagittarians have a “go big or go home” attitude that affects all aspects of their life, including relationships. They are natural artists, and adventurers, plagued by dromomania, and will do just about anything to broaden their horizons. To win Sagittarius’s heart, embrace your inner Daredevil and white water rafting, ATV rides, or other activities that lead to exciting Instagram Stories.
Practical, hard-working, and disciplined, Capricorns constantly strive to achieve their goals, and once achieved, they’re not afraid to sing the praises. They’re eager to be recognized and respected, so they might want to show off on the first date, or just feel like they’re with someone who helps them show off. This Earth sign generally enjoys walks. Another great first-date idea is to hike or navigate particularly challenging trails that will give you bragging rights later.
Dominated by Uranus, the planet of rebellion and revolution, this Water Bearer is not afraid to deviate from the status quo. They are typically quirky, offbeat, and science-oriented. That’s why we’ve got you covered with first-date ideas like wandering through the science museum, checking out a comic, or visiting a local planetarium. Air signs also tend to be quite humane, so they might enjoy working at a soup kitchen or cleaning up the beach on a date.
Pisces peeps always keep their head in the clouds, fantasize and escape from the real world. Neptune, the ruling planet of the water sign, obscures rational thoughts, so they are often dreamy, creative, and emotionally attuned. As a result, they can also see life through rose-colored glasses. For first date ideas, how about seeing a museum, an immersive Instagram-worthy experience, or having a picnic by the water.