Look up the word awkward in the dictionary, and next to it you'll find a photo of a couple frozen in the throes of a first date. From the bailout phone call to the bungling lean in, it's hard to imagine anything but weirdness in those first few hours alone with a prospective partner.
Luckily, there are lots of ways to get to know someone, and sometimes, a little discomfort isn't the worst way to ferret out personality traits in a potential mate. After all, you need to know how they react under pressure, if they have a fear of loud noises, and if they're gonna stick around when things get gross. As Wayne Campbell once said, "If you blow chunks and she comes back, she's yours. But if you spew and she bolts, then it was never meant to be."
Luckily, you're in the wacky wonderland that is Miami, surrounded by ways to get a little weird, wild, or just plain silly on a first date. So forget boring coffee meet-ups or dinner-and-a-movie dates, and try a little creativity. We'll get you started.