It has arrived: a new lockdown no one was looking forward to. At Breeze we know that most of you prefer to have their dates at a cozy café or intimate coffee place, unfortunately for you and our partnered locations this won’t be possible for a few weeks. Luckily, we’ve heard many stories of Breeze daters spicing up their Walk & Talks in funny ways and collected SIX TIPS for you. So we can all make the best out of this bad situation!
Let’s start with an open door: bring your favourite (hot) drinks. Impress your date with a thermosflask Glühwein, Hot Chocolate or be a total show-off and bring some of that home-made Chai Latte. It’s relatively low effort and you immediately make your date feel special.
Touristic highlights are highlights for a reason. You probably rarely visit those in the city where you live. If one of the two is local, he/she can be the guide, the other the tourist. Look up some facts (without overdoing it 🤓) and learn to know each other and the city better. 2️⃣🪰 in 1️⃣👏 ! (Dutch expression)
Don’t let a really fun date finish early because you’re feeling cold. Bring your gloves, a cap and an extra pair for your date. If you really want to come prepared, pro-tip: bring a blanket you can share on this cute park bench (while drinking your hot drink from tip 1️⃣)
Choose one snack that you and your date both really enjoy. A Cinnamon Bun, Craft Beers, GTs, Apple Pie, whatever. Now go past 3 take-away places in the city serving that drink or snack and discuss which one was best! Could you also let us know in the helpdesk 😛? Then we know which place to reach out to place future dates.
Some hate it, most love it: games. Our favourite for a Walk & Talk date: bingo. Make a list of specific scenes, people or items you can come across during your date and cross them off together. A cute dog? ❌. Kids throwing a frisbee? ❌. Another couple obviously having a first date? ❌. You get it. This one is great since you’ll still have enough time to talk and are not only playing the game.
We’d advice to not spend too much time on the obvious questions, and definitely prevent your date to feel like he or she is being interviewed ⚠️. Sometimes it helps to have some really original questions lined up. Think of them beforehand or help yourself out by downloading this 36 questions-app we really like. Teasers: “If you could relive one day of your life again, which day would it be?” or “Share the last embarrassing moment you had”.