There’s no better time for a first date than on New Year’s Day! Why? Because this is the one day of the year you can celebrate a brand-new start with a brand-new match. So, as we count down to the year’s end, here are five great date ideas to help you spend some quality time with someone new on New Year’s Day:

1. Honor the Day in Church

Share in your love for the Lord together by attending a church service on New Year’s Day. Or, if you can’t find a service you would like to attend, consider hosting your own two-person Bible study. Choose a book of the Bible, spend an hour or two reading that book and then share what you’ve learned together. You can even discuss it over lunch later in the day.

2. Hit the Gym

Losing weight and getting fit is bound to be a popular New Year’s resolution for many of you, so why not hit the gym together on the first day that your resolution goes into effect. Get there early as there are bound to be many other people with the same idea. Or, if you’re looking for a less crowded workout spot, hit your local park, high school track, or even your own living room for a workout reservation for two!

3. Explore God’s Beautiful Creations

Take time to enjoy this beautiful world God created for us by asking a date to spend the day on a hike, cross-country skiing or ice-skating. These are fun and unique date ideas that you can find in nearly any community, and they’re easy to pull off. You’ll enjoy a romantic day with someone special, while gaining an even greater appreciation for the stunning landscape God created just for us.

4. Clean Up and Clear Out

New Year’s Day is a great time to clear out the clutter and get organized. If you’re the kind of person who is just not good at this, ask that cute match you met online for help! It’s a great way to get to know someone new and tackle a New Year’s resolution all at once. If you’re too embarrassed to show your date how sloppy your desk or closet looks, why not just ask them to help you make a “Clean Up and Clear Out” list? You can do this by simply sitting down together and figuring out what areas of your life you will organize first (closet, desk, pantry, etc.) over a yummy lunch together!

5. Give Your Time

So, you have the entire day off on January 1 and nothing to do? Why not get to know someone new with the help of a senior citizen when you volunteer at an assisted living facility. From calling Bingo to playing cards, there are plenty of ways to volunteer your time, and you can’t help but have fun! Not only will this activity make you feel good, but it will also give you a lot to talk about with your date (and hopefully you’ll keep that conversation going well into 2013)!

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