Great Date Ideas - Fun Dates
This is the general principle:
Make it memorable!!! AND Unique!!!
Just to be sure it's memorable -
Record your date
Especially if it's a walk in the park or your date's first time bowling.
For example: take photos with your phone.
Leave the person you're dating with a memento or special reminder of your unique date (they'll think of you every time they see it) or text or email
photos later ...
(Not at the time -- but later gives you an excuse for more contact and conversation)
Get together huge sheets of paper and pens, or charcoal, or crayons or watercolors.
Take your date to an art museum or art gallery or art festival.
After, return home (or go to a park with a picnic table or other location) and create your own artwork.
Lickey Sticky Date
Go for a simple walk in the outdoors or along the beach. Build a fire and roast and share sticky, gooey, messy, s'mores.
Lick your fingers or whatever else it takes to get cleaned up...
Floras Notta Bora
A botanical garden, arboretum or a community garden can be a great place to visit, especially in the spring. Take a camera/phone, snap pictures of each other frolicking through the foliage.
The next day - a Beautiful Bouquet
Try out local, small theaters, not just movies every time. Sometimes the plays are excellent and some are just plain entertaining.
Whip Up a Banana Split
Chocolate syrup, bananas, strawberry syrup, ice cream - build a banana split and apply whipping cream as appropriate ...
The Big Laugh
Find your local comedy club and laugh yourselves silly.
Factories and manufacturers offer interesting factory tours.
Type into your search engine: "Factory tour" "Your town name"
and find your local tours.
Back to Nature
Drive to the country, or a park and hunt for 4-leaf clover...
The next day send a
Cheerful Reminder of
your nature excursion ...
Check out your local museums - there are history museums or nature museums or aeronautical or sports museums tucked away in an area near you.
For a History museum date
You can pick one era upon which to concentrate while you're at the museum.
Then find a video or movie set in the same time-frame to watch after your museum tour.
Civil War - "Gone with the Wind"
First World War - "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
Take sailing lessons together.
Can't decide - tape a newspaper on a wall (or somewhere that you don't mind holes in the wall - like the inside of a garage door).
Open the newspaper to the movie/entertainment page and ask your date to throw one or more darts to select the movie... Bingo. Or limit the number of choices by taping up a limited number of movies and toss away.
The Fat Lady Sings
Try an opera - sit in the nosebleed section if need be (for the economy-minded) and take binoculars...
(If you don't think this is hot, watch the movie "Moon Struck.")
Jazz It Up
Find local jazz - check out coffee houses or jazz festivals.
Check out local historical sites
Often there are walking tours of historical areas in your town...often self-guided.
Hit the arcade get an ice cream cone, then go bowling...
Go to an Art Museum - afterward use ideas from the art-fest date -
OR buy clay or other materials for creating your own sculptures - or paper mache or paper, fabric, photos for collage.
As an alternative to regular movies - animation festivals, documentary presentations, foreign and limited-run films can be a blast. Do a little research and check your newspaper's entertainment section. Even museums sometimes run specialty films.
Extra points for Guys
Give her flowers (and bring a special one for her mother) ++++
OR send her a bouquet that reminds her of your date...
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