Planning a friend-date but you’re out of ideas? We’ll give you tips on great activities for your next friend-date. Have you been chatting with someone in GoFrendly for a while and now you’ve decided to take the next step and meet in real life? Book your next meetup and explore the city together!

Tips for “budget-friendly” friend-dates

Here are some suggestions for those of you living on a tight budget at the moment. Maybe you can’t afford a three-course dinner right now. So what? There’re so many much more wallet-friendly alternatives!

Long walks are a wonderful way to get to know the other person better. Furthermore, conversations usually flow much more freely when you’re out and moving! There is no coincidence that the walk-n-talk is becoming a more popular way of hanging out with potential friends. 

Go for a run! Why not get your weekly dose of exercise whilst getting to know a new friend? Try a new class together och challenge  yourself by signing up for bouldering. 

Discover art and history together! Visit a museum or go to an art exhibition, those are often free of charge! That way you’ll learn something new whilst getting to know your new friend better, without needing to pay for it. Could it be any better? Additionally, the exhibition will probably give you plenty of subject to talk about and fall back to if the conversation is dying. 

You can invite each other home for a cup of tea or coffee. Or grab a take-away and sit in a park nearby? 

Cooking dinner together is also super cozy and much cheaper than eating out. To engage in an activity like cooking also helps to prevent awkward moments where the conversation may come to a halt!

Amazing friendship-dates

Now we’ll share some tips that will come in handy for those of you who don’t worry too much about your budget.

To eat out at a restaurant is always a great experience and makes the first friend-date something special! As a bonus, you create natural conversation starters by talking about the menu, interior of the restaurant and discussing what to order. 

Who doesn’t like going to the cinema? Go and see a movie you both like and share a huge portion of popcorn! 

You can always meet at a bar and enjoy a drink together. This is also a perfect after-work activity if you want to meet on a weekday!

Another great activity is just to meet and take a coffee! Cake and coffee make for a great atmosphere where your conversation is sure to flow effortlessly!

Have a picnic in the park! Many convenience stores sell great packaged meals for take-away that can be quite delicious. Don’t forget dessert! 

If you two are feeling really adventurous, you can try climbing, squash or even go skydiving! That’s sure to break the ice at any friend-date.

Whatever you end up doing, the most important thing is that you dare to take the first step and meet in real life for an activity you both enjoy. We hope that our tips helped to inspire you and that you’ve now got some idea of what to do! Good luck with your friend-date and don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone. 

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