Dining at a nice restaurant, grabbing drinks at a cool downtown bar, or catching the newest film release are all tried and true date ideas, but after a while they start coming off a bit blasé.
You certainly won't blow your date's mind by suggesting any of them.
Chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne, anyone? Alexa majored in Journalism at Suffolk University, Boston.
She wrote for Scene Magazine, Santa Cristina Winery in Italy and was Boston Editor of Joonbug.
Since high school, I've always been the friend to go to whenever someone needed date ideas.
Having planned my own first date in New York City, my hopeless romantic side ventured out to find some of the best places that I could take my partner at the time.
You can get some stunning views of the city as you ride away, but also Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Take a stroll along Hudson River Park after and perhaps find a grassy area to people watch. A museum and a library, this spot is perfect for the bookworm in your life.While the whole aphrodisiac thing has mostly been debunked, oyster happy hour is never a bad idea (assuming your date isn't allergic to shellfish...).And the good news is, no matter what neighborhood you're in, there's bound to be a great one nearby.Our wallets, though, aren't entirely thrilled about the idea of dishing out cash to satisfy those glorious summer feels.When you and bae are simply broke AF, the struggle can be all too real.