03D60812 copyFirst dates are a big deal. We all know this. If the date goes well, there will be second date and possibly a long term relationship. If the first date goes horribly wrong, odds are you missed your chance with that person. With the possibility of a relationship hanging in the balance, choosing what to do on a first date can be a big cause of stress.

In an effort to make your life a little easier, and your first date go a little smoother, today we are going to share with you some of the best first date ideas for the Ottawa area.

Planning the Perfect First Date

1. Music and Drinks at ByWard Market District

ByWard Market transforms from a marketplace during the day time, to a lively night life hang out. With live music, bars, lounges and more, this could be a wonderful option for a first date. However, because not every person enjoys this type of setting, be sure to check if your date does before planning this evening.

2. Museum or Gallery

Dating someone with an interested in history or art? Walking around a museum or gallery is the perfect first date. The art and historical pieces will break the ice and give you something to talk about while you enjoy a lovely morning, afternoon or evening together.

3. Parks

A day at the park is the type of date that can be appreciated by pretty much any type of person. There are a couple of ways to swing this date to make it a little bit more fun and interesting for the two of you. Plan a picnic! Bring a blanket and a few simple foods like crisps or veggies and dip, and get to know your date a little better. You could also bring bicycles and spend the day biking around a park together. This is great option if your date is a little more on the sporty side.

4. Grab Some Coffee

Coffee dates are classic and always lead to something else like a stroll around the neighbourhood. Kettleman’s Bagel Co. is the perfect coffee spot, as you and your date can enjoy freshly made bagels, a warm cosy environment, and a great conversation. Kettleman’s will work for a date at any time of day, as they are a 24/7 establishment. Stop in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and enjoy delicious foods.

Kettleman’s Bagel Co.

Kettleman’s Bagel Co. is the best Ottawa catering company. Stop in any time of day and enjoy fresh foods and warm coffee.

Are you going to be hosting a party any time soon? Let Kettleman’s cater your event. We serve a wide range of foods that fit the needs of any get together. Desert, lunch, veggies, fruits, we do it all! View our menu online and contact Kettleman’s today to place your catering order in advance!