You want a first date activity that is fun and allows time for you to talk and get to know each other. Does playing pool qualify? Perhaps. It may be more important to figure out if your date thinks playing pool is a good idea. Also consider if a pool hall is the environment you want to create for your first date. And since we often recommend a daytime activity for your first date, will playing pool go over well at lunch time? Again, you decide based on information you can glean on your date. If you both think pool is a great first date activity, then rack 'em up!