Hopefully everyone will experience that
one incredible date. Whether it lasts all day long and is simply romantic,
or is just the most random and exciting adventure, we all want that one special
date with the perfect person for us. Our Date Ideas give you the tools to
create that memorable date.
An Athletic Date
Invite someone to go on an athletic date with you. It is a very
different date, but you will work out and have fun at the same time. One good
way to make it a little interesting, is to let your date choose the sport.
You make up a list of possible athletic dates and let your date chose the
one that sounds more excitig. Some examples of cool sports that you can do
are: bowling, roller bladding at the park, hiking, horse back riding, tennis,
etc. Find out what sports are avaialble around your area so both of you can
enjoy a day of sports and lovin'.
An educational date
Go somewhere where you can have a good time and also learn something
new. Historical sites, like museums, can be interesting if you are into historical
things. You might be surprised by how many historical attractions there are
once you start looking. If you're not interested in histroy, go to the zoo
to check out the wild life.
Take a factory tour
There are lots of factories that offer really interesting factory
tours. For example, Ben and Jerry's ice cream offers a great factory tour
if you happen to live in Vermont. If you live near Napa Valley in California,
most wineries offer really interesting tours. Look in your area and see what
you can find, or check out this list of great factory tours
Rent a hotel room for the evening
You have two options here. For pure fun and the thrill of doing
something naughty, rent a room that is available by the hour, has a coin-operated
bed, and or a hot tub in the room. You'll enjoy the sleaze factor immensely.
You can also rent a room at the new posh hotel downtown. This will set you
back a little bit but there is nothing like sipping champagne, dressed in
nothing but a comfy robe to get the romance flowing. Hang out, watch movies,
order room service and spend the whole day in bed. Get yourself the Kama Sutra
Weekender Kit and you'll be set!
Get really good tickets to a sporting event
Splurge and get those second row seats. Do it early enough and
they won't demand your first born as repayment. Seriously though, plan ahead
and you should be able to get good seats for not too much money. This is the
perfect activity for two avid sports fans. Remember, the nosebleed section
is okay if you are with your buddies, but the point here is to be remembered.
Nothing says "I think you're cool" like seats on the 50-yard line.
Look at Christmas lights together
Make yourself a warm drink (peppermint schnapps and hot cocoa
comes to mind) and jump on a horse drawn carriage through the prettiest area
in your town. Many towns have a Christmas light parade, so tag along and don't
forget to keep your date warm. Even if you don't celebrate Christmas, the
lights are pretty so you should go check them out.
Plan a picnic in the park
Grab a good bottle of wine and have lunch in the park. You can
make it as fancy as you want (sandwiches or a fully catered meal) just don't
forget a blanket and a small bottle of bug spray.
Seek out a local art opening and schmooze
Look in the weekend guide for local art openings. Go explore
and learn about the artist and his work. You never know when you may come
upon something you really like and want to add it to your collection. Plus,
art openings are free and usually offer hors d'oeuvres and wine, so it's a
good place to start the night out.
Go to the arboretum or botanic garden
Make sure that the weather will be nice and allow yourself plenty
of time for strolling through the gardens. Check the internet for the location
of the gardens in your town.
Look at the stars onboard a moonlit sail
If you live near a lake or ocean plan a moonlit sail; with the
stars above and nothing but the two of you on the water how can you resist
a kiss? If neither of you know how to sail, charter a boat and a skipper and
enjoy the ride.
If you're a City Girl/Guy escape to the country for
Drive through the open plains and take deep breaths of fresh
country air. Spend the day in the city if you are living on the farm from
day to day. Stop at a local diner for dinner and a taste of the town.
Go to your local airport and watch planes land and take
Lay back on the hood of your car and cuddle up next to your
sweetie. This date idea doesn't cost anything and is quite romantic.
Plan a weekend away
Nothing says I love you like a romantic weekend getaway. Check
out our Vacation Auction for the perfect trip.
Feed each other dinner
Fondue is back and is the perfect way to spend the evening with
your honey. Feed strawberries dipped in chocolate or bread smothered in cheese
to your sweetie; you pick, just be prepared for some smoochin!
Spend the day at the aquarium and go out for seafood
Going to the aquarium is much different than just looking in
your neighbors fish tank. You can check out the great whites and the penguins
at the aquarium and then the lobsters at your favorite seafood restaurant.
Or order seafood online and have it delivered fresh for your gourmet dinner!
Nothing says "I Love You" like looking at fishies all day, and then
eating them at night! The same goes for the zoo...
Charter a helicopter and take a tour of the city at
Check out your local yellow pages or search the Internet for
tour operators. If you live in a major city it shouldn't be a problem tracking
this information down. Helicopter tours run about $400 for an hour on a specified
tour. Some companies offer their helicopters for charters. This will run you
about $500 per flight hour.
Rent 4x4's and go riding through sand dunes
Sand Dunes are usually found near coasts but there are even
some in the Midwest. Rent a couple of 4x4's and go on an adventure for the
afternoon. Bring a picnic along and have dinner by the beach at the end of
Enroll in ballroom dancing classes together
Set aside one night a week where the two of you take dancing
classes just for fun. Make sure you are not commenting on your partners skills
but emphasize that it is something fun for you to do to