Special dating ideas
Bring half an evening One person organises the food, & the other organises a movie, or one person organises tickets to an amusement park, & the other plans a walking tour. You get the opportunity to impress your crush with your superior taste while also finding out more about them. “My old neighbourhood” date Walk around the area you used to live, & tell your date about where you used to ride your bike, what happened on that one lawn, which house was best to hit up on hallowe’en & who the really creepy neighbours were.You don’t have to meet at someone’s house, either — a park bench, good picnic spot or even town square could work too. Who knows, but it’s nice to share an experience that is new to both of you! The really long one-way walk No rules except that you just have to walk for a really long time in one direction & not turn around.
Sorry to be so geographically-specific, but “double-Netflix” rolls off the tongue a little better than, “Let’s just each bring a movie & subject one another to our extremely questionable taste”! Either way, sharing & discussing music is one of the world’s great, little-known aphrodisiacs. Just like the mystery band date, you never know how it’ll go — it could be a hidden treasure or a total health hazard, but that’s part of the fun, isn’t it?! Swinging side by side is totally awesome, & you can have a contest as to who can swing higher. Catch a taxi or a bus or something to ease the pain.But here’s the kicker — dinner & a movie is totally played out.You’re interesting, they’re interesting — surely that’s not the best you can come up with!Go to an art gallery on a Saturday afternoon You’ll learn a lot about the person you’re standing next to if you go & check out art together. The socially irresponsible date One word: graffiti. Pretend to be tourists Go & do the stuff you’ve never done because, well, you’ve always lived here.Plus it gives you something so much more stimulating to talk about than the last episode of The Bachelor! Wear a baseball cap, khakis & a bum bag (“fanny pack”) for a feeling of real authenticity, & don’t forget to take plenty of photos!The silent date In a loud, noisy, overstimulating world, it can be nice to unplug & escape. Jump on a trampoline The hardest part will be finding one, but I have faith in you!
But it can be nice to do that with your new favourite person, too. Make a video & put it on Youtube You could really do anything & make a video of it, but it does at least give you a purpose & a goal. Travel without going anywhere The premise is simple. You both have to do it, by the way, or it doesn’t count. Sneak into a rooftop pool They often have them at hotels, but they are usually only open to guests, so you might have to use your best sweet-talking skills, but it will be totally worth it if you can swing it. Just act as if you’re supposed to be there, & them questioning you is really just a waste of your time. Use sparklers to draw each other pictures & maybe even write “GD MK 4 EVER”. at different places Have an appetiser at one place, soup somewhere else, a main here, a dessert there, & coffee at your favourite cafe. Three-hour make-out session Choose a good location & use a stopwatch if necessary.
What could be better than sitting close on a rooftop somewhere, talking & laughing & watching the sun come up? Have an extravagant brunch at 8am Get dressed up & do breakfast properly.
Make a big deal out of it, & include fabulous pancakes, decadent waffles, poached eggs & the best hollandaise.
Like, for example, you’ve been together for 3 years & live in the same house.
Get dressed separately, meet somewhere strange & a bit awkward, & pretend you don’t know one another. Ask all those banal questions you’re supposed to ask (“So, what do you do? Then at the end of the night, rejoice that you’re in a relationship & not dating any more!
A teenager date might involve roller-skating, making out in public & drinking vodka in an alley-way. The recession date Triple B’s: eat at Burger King, take the bus to get there, then go & play bingo.