Let’s face it, there are a lot of things about dating that are uncomfortable, difficult, and downright embarrassing. Luckily, choosing a place for a first date doesn’t have to be stressful. Through astrology, knowing your own or your partner’s zodiac sign can help you plan the perfect activity that both of you will enjoy, and which will likely lead to love.
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For Aries, the best date is to be physically active. You like to show your fun side and you feel more confident when you do an activity that gets the blood pumping and lets you lean into your competitive side. Consider an afternoon at your local climbing gym, where you and your date can take on the challenge together. And if physique isn’t your cup of tea, going to a sports game is another great idea.
You are a lover of the finer things in life, Taurus. You like to take your time and savor every moment. Your ideal first date lets you sit back, relax, and get to know the person you’re with. As a sign ruled by Venus, the planet of romance, your idea of a great first date includes food and drink, so a wine tasting at your local restaurant or winery is sure to be a hit. impress. Are you looking for a sober alternative? Instead, try whipping up a flight of delicious and colorful mocktails with your date.
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Gemini, you thrive when you’re surrounded by lots of people. As a sign ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication, you’ll want to chat endlessly with your date while having fun. The Trivia evening allows time to get to know each other but also allows you to indulge your competitive side. It’s also a great way to introduce your date to friends and see how they click with the group.
Cancer, you are so much more than just nurturing and gentle. Although you love spending time at home, the hopeless romantic in you wants more from your love life. On a date, don’t hold back the tears and laughter, but instead embrace your soft side with a movie in the park. A cozy outdoor theater will allow you to snuggle up to your date and share your sentimentality with them.
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Dating you is never boring, Leo, as long as your partner can keep up. As the star of the zodiac, you are used to being the center of attention, as it is natural for your warm and radiant personality to attract others. The ideal date for you is a high-energy environment where you can relax and have a good time. A live musical performance is a perfect way to show off your goofy and fun side.
Virgos tend to overthink and have a keen eye for detail. The influence of your planetary ruler Mercury has your mind racing millions of miles per minute. Going to an escape room on a date will not only show your problem-solving skills, but will also test your ability to communicate with your date, which is essential for you in a successful long-term relationship.
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Libra, you are the thinker and diplomat of the zodiac, and the path to your heart often passes through your mind. When you are looking for a partner, you are looking for a strong intellectual connection. However, your Venus planetary ruler also gives you a romantic and artistic side that makes you a lover of art, music, and warm settings. A date at your local art or history museum is the perfect mix of all your interests, and the intimate setting will give you and your date plenty to talk about while you learn to better get to know you between shows.
You’re a little hard to get to know, Scorpio. You are adventurous but also a little reserved until people get to know you. Beneath your cool, calm exterior is a spontaneous flirtation looking to have a good time. And as a lover of the mysterious, you like discovering a new bar, group or attraction. Therefore, your ideal first date is to find a local dive bar or alternative music venue for a night of karaoke. You will be sure to get the adrenaline pumping and show the real you.
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Adventurous and fun-loving, Sagittarius likes to try new places and activities. You’re looking for thrills and something out of the ordinary, then an evening of dinner and drinks won’t be enough. For a date that embraces your inner daredevil, try a day at an amusement park. Between go-kart races and roller coasters, there’s plenty to keep you and your date entertained for hours.
You’re not the most emotionally vulnerable sign, Capricorn, which can make dating difficult. However, when you get out of your head and let down your walls, others see how nice and goofy you are. You prefer a first date spot where you can be alone together and get to know each other. But you also have a competitive side, so ax throwing is a fun way to be active without lots of other people around.
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Aquarius is known for their interest in humanitarian work, so it’s important for you to find a partner who shares your love of giving back. If you or your partner have a cause you care about, consider arranging a volunteer date. There will be plenty to keep you busy and you can learn more about each other as you go along.
Pisces, you are the romantic sign of the zodiac and you tend to have a rosy outlook on the world that carries over into your relationships. This dreamlike energy draws you to places and people that stir up your emotions. Your ideal date is a place where you can see and experience the energy of others, such as an artistic performance, a drag show, or even a burlesque show. The intimacy that comes with live entertainment will help you come out of your protective shell and connect more deeply with your date.
Lauren Ash is a famous St. Louis-based astrologer and entertainment writer. You can follow her on Twitter or subscribe to her blog for monthly horoscopes and cosmic advice.