If you’re a woman in search of a genuine relationship, you know it isn’t always easy. For instance, maybe you’ve haven’t been treated with the respect you deserve. Some men just can’t commit yet keep wanting to date.  One problem might have been because you’ve met too many jerks at bars. Considering better date locations might be the best step you’ve ever taken on your true love journey.

Take an Art Class

When you go on a first date, you need to be in a location that gives you something to talk about. For example, if you take an art class, you can use your imagination and explore artistic activities together. Pottery painting can be a fabulous idea because you’ll both have something to focus on to avoid any awkwardness that can arise. Plus, you can gain artistic skills and learn about each other in the process.

Try Volunteering

Volunteering for a first date can help you both create meaningful memories together. Of course, helping out at a local animal shelter gives you the opportunity to spend time with adorable animals. Besides this, your date will likely welcome the opportunity to show his charming side by taking care of rescued pets. Other ways to volunteer include planting trees in your neighborhood, attending a beach clean up, putting together care packages for overseas soldiers, reading stories to children or the elderly, and more.

Head to an Amusement Park

There are plenty of ways to entertain yourselves and avoid boredom at an amusement park. You can play games to win prizes, ride thrilling rides, attend a concert, stuff yourselves full of treats or do something else. Another idea is to get your palms read. If one or both of your readings are accurate, you’ll have a memory to share.

Shop at a Thrift Store

While heading to the thrift store may not seem like the most romantic or fun date idea, you might be surprised. In fact, you’ll have a variety of conversation starters to choose from. Browse shelves of used books, pick out a stylish outfit or purchase a cute stuffed animal as a souvenir. In addition, you’ll be helping the environment by choosing used products. This means you’ll both be able to feel like better people.

Play Arcade Games

If you’re looking for a fast-paced environment, the arcade might be right for you. Here, you can exercise your brains with exciting gaming challenges. Another benefit of arcade games is that men have a tendency to become fully engaged in playing. Some modern arcade games you might enjoy playing are Jurassic Park Arcade, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, Marvel Vs. Capcom and others.

Visit a Museum

If you enjoy learning about the world around you, you might want to ask your date to meet you at the museum. You can learn about aviation, fine art, regional history, insects, mining, science or outer space, among other things. Plus, even if your date doesn’t work out, you know you didn’t waste your time, because you gained knowledge.

Explore the Zoo

One of the most exciting ways to spend a first date can be exploring the zoo. This can give you and your date plenty of conversation starters. You’ll also be able to relax, breathe some fresh air, and enjoy the scenery and animals. After you’ve seen the animals, you might want to head to the gift shop and maybe your date will buy you a souvenir.

Play a Board Game

On your first date, taking life too seriously can make every moment less enjoyable. For this reason, it might be best to play a board game like Candy Land. Although Candy Land is for kids, adults can have tons of fun exploring colorful locations like Lollipop Palace, Licorice Lagoon and Peppermint Forest. You can both laugh nonstop at your foolish attempts to reach the castle and win. Other games you might want to try are Jenga, Scrabble, Connect4, Battleship or Checkers.

Next time you meet a man, it’s important to take notice of how he treats you. For one, if he doesn’t open doors for you, he’s not good enough. After all, you’re a human being who deserves to be treated like a princess. If someone doesn’t respect you, find someone who will.