Whether you finally agreed to get drinks with Steve from advertising (and, after hearing about CrossFit for 30 minutes, are now regretting the moment you flirtatiously asked him if he worked out) or dinner with Maggie turned into a buffet of human oatmeal, it's natural to wonder how to make a boring date fun. If you really like your date and know that there's a connection there or you're just dedicated to having a fun night — salvaging a boring date can be easier than you may think.
Though people may tell you that dating is "supposed to be fun," going out with new people can be totally nerve-racking. It's OK to need time to warm up to somebody new or to feel a little awkward as you're getting to know someone better. Don't be fooled by rom-coms: Sometimes, it takes a lot of slow and steady to eventually get to the hot and heavy. Feeling bored on a date doesn't mean that you or your date are boring, but it could mean it's time to mix it up.
When you're feeling totally bored on a date, here are 12 ways to make your own fun.