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5 Retro First Date Ideas In Sydney Sure To Impress

When it comes to planning a first date, often we are stumped with a creative way to impress. Sure you can head out for the civilised coffee, or to a fancy bar for a few cocktails, but why not think outside of the box. Turn back the clock on your dating life, and go a little old school. You’ll be gifted the element of surprise that’ll have your Tinder match or even the random you met on a night out the week before, begging for more.

#1 Head To An Ice Cream Parlour

Not for the lactose allergen, nor for the weight watcher, but this date idea certain for a rendezvous on the sweet side. Ben & Jerry’s is sure to be the number one pick, with an abundance of ice-cream flavours that are sure to get you feeling nostalgic. Eat away at some cereal-flavoured ice cream whilst bonding over some of your fave childhood memories. Inner child released, you’re sure certified for a second date.

#2 Fun Park Madness

Unleash your competitive side and take your date on a day they surely won’t forget. Luna Park is the ultimate location, harbour side views and a multitude of competitive games, which will allow you to show off all your skills. Old school snacks and a heap of fun rides will get the mood in full swing. Be sure to get a little downtime on the Ferris wheel (assuring romantic moments since it’s invention).

#3 Bowlarama

Nothing quite says retro like a trip to the bowling alley. If you want to ramp it up from PG rated, head to the Standard Bowl in Darlinghurst. This bowling alley is perfectly situated above Middle Bar, so be sure to sneak in a couple of bevvys before moving upstairs to score a few strikes and boogy on down to some live tunes. What more could you ask for on a first date?

#4 In Full Swing

Mini golf. A beloved childhood activity that you loved to hate, equally frustrating and hilarious. Head to Holey Moley Golf and Cocktail bar in Newtown, where you are certain to sink at least a few balls. The course is designed with some well interesting holes that are sure stimulate some great first date convo, everything from music to politics.

#5 Head To The Drive In

This affordable, yet romantic activity will set you above the rest in terms of a memorable first date. Head out to the Drive In at Blacktown to watch the best in both international and local cinema, and gaze out at the stars (if you’re lucky enough to have a sun roof). Be sure to deck out the car with a heap of snacks (you could even combine date idea one here), and busk in the intimacy that you wouldn’t otherwise get at a regular cinema.

Image Source: Event Connect, Daily Telegraph, Fashion Gone Rogue.

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Alex is a 20-something beer drinker and sporting fanatic (mainly because he posses no actual physical skill.) Football (not "soccer") is life, does not mind a bowtie.

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