Let's see...The girl/guy you like finally agrees on a date and you suggest going to a MOVIE like some kind of rookie.

Or worse, grab a coffee near where she/he lives.
Up your odds of a second date by trying one of these baller first date ideas. Here's a list of 10 creative and romantic things that will impress the man/woman you're trying to bag.
Side note to y'all – it's Chinese Valentine's Day next Saturday.
Treat Yo'selves to a Couples Spa

Discover the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) or experience the pure pleasure of a massage at the famous Langham at Xintiandi! This three-hour pampering spa allows you to choose from a selection of signature massages, scrubs or facials from the extensive Chuan Spa treatment menu that caters to both men and women.

The Langham, Xintiandi
From ¥2488 for 2 people (50% off regular price)
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Do Some LOLz with Ron Josol

There's no better way to break the ice than going to a comedy show! Giggle merchant Ron Josol, with his modish comedy style and commanding stage presence, is one of the funniest guys around so even if the date is a dud, you'll come away with a smile on your face.

Kung Fu Komedy
August 17 - 18
From ¥100 Early Bird
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Go Bar Hopping with the VIP Summer Card

If you like free things, and you like beer, then this card will have paid for itself in an evening. Head to JZ Club, The Wooden Box, Taste & See, Beer Plus, The Pearl, Tap House, Logan’s Punch, Kommune & more to claim one free brewski and 20% off your bill. Nothing says 'I like you' more than getting a discount on your check, right?!

Until October 30
From ¥99
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Drink at the Shanghai Craft Beer Festival

Hosted by Boxing Cat Brewery, the annual Shanghai Craft Beer Festival is returning for its eighth year! What started in 2011 as a small celebration of craft beer at Boxing Cat Brewery’s Sinan Mansions has come a long way, so head on over, and have some brewskis and a smashing afternoon with your future spouse.

Lujiazui Harbour City
August 18 - 19
From ¥50 Early Bird
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Go Wine Tasting

Taking your date to a professional wine tasting is a great way to show off how damn classy and knowledable you are, plus you'll get a lil tipsy and everything will be great cuz WINE.

The Isles
August 11
Free For Summer Card Holders/ From ¥110
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This wine tasting is FREE with the VIP
1. Introduce Your Business in One Sentence in Chinese
WeWork (Nanjing Xi Lu)
August 10
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2. Learn Best WingChun like IP Man
Ju Yong Town
August 13
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Enjoy a Weekend Brunch At Bellagio Shanghai

Award-winning chef Julian Serrano, regarded as one of the finest culinary talents across America, is bringing his Italian restaurant LAGO from Las Vegas to Shanghai. With a huge outdoor terrace, you can soak up some summer rays, chill 'n' chat about your future children. Or if sweating a super gross amount isn't your ideal asthetic, you can also sit indoors.

Bellagio Shanghai – LAGO by Julian Serrano
Ongoing
From ¥268
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Go Raving at Transmission Festival

European festival Transmission is coming to Shanghai for the first time ever! Here to spread the spirit and culture of Trance, it's one of the top 10 indoor festivals in the world. Its theme-related narrative and spectacular laser light show truly set it apart. And this year “The Spirit of The Warrior”, promises to ignite the city and bring everyone to “a state of trance”. The killer lineup includes Aly & Fila, BT, Driftmoon, and Purple Haze, just to name a few!

National Exhibition and Convention Center
August 18
From ¥480 GA Pre-Sale
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Get Messy on a Night Out at Arkham

MONXX is an electronic music producer from the UK. Although he is known for his Riddim sound, he also dives into other sub-genres in his music including dubstep, drum & bass, hip hop, and grime. Expect to hear tracks like XO RIDDIM Llif3, Turbo Dab, THE BOOGIE MONSTA, and Giant Squiddim.

Arkham
August 17
From ¥98 Early Bird
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Disc Jockey pres. Caius

With inspiration from Daft Punk, FKJ and Cherokee, Caius' music is the perfect soundtrack for a hazy summer’s day. He uses R&B vocal samples, and jazzy sounding keyboards and it's just a total delight.

Arkham
August 18
From ¥120 Pre-Sale
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Watch A National Theatre Live Screening

If you missed The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time when it was in Shanghai, don't fret! The National Theatre Live is taking over the Huangpu Theatre to bring it on back. Come see one of the 4 screenings of this inventive literary adaptation, in a beautiful story illustrating the journey of an autistic child determined to solve a murder mystery.

Huangpu Theatre
August 12
From ¥100
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See A Ballet Performance

Matthew Bourne's interpretation of the classic fairy tale Cinderella is a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, which is just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz.

Shanghai Culture Square
August 16 - 25
From ¥180
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Catch the Klimt Exhibition

This is Gustav Klimt like you've never seen him before - this artist's work is taken to new heights through VR tech and larger than life screens. Here you'll be able to enter into his paintings and immerse yourself fully in over 300 pieces - if this baby doesn't scream future then we don't know what does.

Through October 13
Hongqiao Art Center
From ¥120 (Packages Available)
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