The tea room owner will typically lead you in a tea ceremony at an ASMR volume while both of you sip on calming teas and feel zen.
Channel the inner artiste by partaking in an art class of your choice (amping it up with a figure drawing class? You can bond over your lack of painting skills and help each other work on your technique.
But if all the restaurant reservations and silence-filled movie hours of your typical date just ramp up your anxiety, get inspired to think outside the box with a host of other creative options that will set a more inviting mood.
If there's space on the lawn pack a blanket or get up close and personal in the pit.
The length of a 30-minute ferry ride is the perfect bite-sized date option for people who don't want to have to drag things out over dinner or drinks.
It's a good chance to get fresh air, take in some sights, and suss out whether the other person's up to snuff for a post-excursion drink or coffee.
Big holidays like Chinese New Year and annual food festivals are excellent opportunities to sample bites while you get to know someone.