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Creative Date Ideas and Unique
is a lot of fun, but sometimes it's challenging to
break the routine
of "dinner and a movie". I've had a lot
of fun, in my dating experiences, trying to think
of new creative date ideas that my date would never
glad to be able to share some of those with you.
creative date ideas to
life, here are a few great unique dating concepts
by Joe Tracy, publisher of Online
Creative Date Idea #1: Drive
in Movie with a Twist
Move your TV and pedestal into your garage. Set it
up with a VHS or DVD player and insert your partner's
favorite movie into the player. Pull your car into
the garage (if it isn't already there)
make sure you can view the TV great from both seats.
Now hook up speakers, making sure each is perfectly
aligned with both car windows so that the sound will
into the windows when playing. Test the setup. To really
go out, rent an old-fashioned popcorn
it up in the garage along with candy (make sure your
partner's favorite is there) and some pop.
Now call your date and tell her (or him)
that you are going to take her to see to see a drive
in movie. Pick her up at her house and drive her to
your house. Open the garage and drive right in. Park,
shut off the engine, the close the garage door. Have
the remote already in your car and use it to turn on
the movie. Ask your date if she'd like some popcorn,
pop, and candy then get it for her. Enjoy the movie!
to drink ocean water on a photo date. Commented
I was thirsty and pointing to the ocean, my date
said, "there's lots of water," making
Be creative and entertaining. The more fun
the photos, the more enjoyable they will be to
look back upon.
Creative Date Idea #2: Picture
The concept behind this creative date
is simple, yet a lot of fun. For this date, you arrange
hike, or beach experience and each of you brings
along a digital camera.
Spend time finding interesting (and fun) things to
take pictures of. Make sure your partner is in several
of the pictures (and hopefully vice versa). If there
are other people around, have them take some pictures
of the two of you.
The more creative places you go
(or things you have to
will be. Take lots of pictures then go back home
and jointly decide which ones you like the best.
Now digitally print out those pictures or use an
online digital photo printing service like Kodak
Prints. You may even want to build, through
a 12 month calendar using your 12 best photos.
In addition, you could create a special
scrapbook to forever remember your creative date
of photo fun!
Creative Date Idea #3: New Beetle
One of the most fun and creative dates I've taken someone
on was when I was a member of the Southern California
Beetle Club. About three times a year they would
do a bugavan (caravan) where all the members would
get together in their New Beetles and meet at a location
around 8:00 in the morning and spend the entire day
driving around historic areas, towns, a cities. So
for one of these I invited the girl I was dating
to ride with me in my New Beetle (see picture below)
and we had an absolute blast. Here were 50 New Beetle
in a line
and waving at the caravan. We were able to view a
lot of great scenery and visit a lot of historic places
with a group of fun Beetle lovers.
Now, if you don't own a New Beetle, this could be a
rather expensive date!
In all seriousness, though, many
large cities have car clubs - active groups of members
who own a particular vehicle. It's not unusual for
some of the clubs of the more creative-type cars
(Beetles, Mini Coopers, PT Cruisers, etc.) to arrange
fun caravan outings. If you live in a big city, you
can find car clubs by going to Google and
typing in (with quotes), "New Beetle Club" or "Mini
Cooper Club" etc. If you don't find a club and
are passionate about clubs and meeting other car
starting your own.
Creative Date Idea #4: Glow Sticks
at the Beach
If you live by a beach, this is a really fun creative
date idea. First, go to a party store and buy two
glow in the dark sticks and one frisbee that lights
up when you throw it. Now plan a night-time date
to the beach with your partner. When you arrive,
pull out your glow sticks and frisbee. Give your
partner one of the glow sticks and have him/her activate
it. Now go to the beach, spread apart, and throw
them at each other, trying to catch them. It's a
lot of fun and creates a great "night glow" display.
You can also throw the glow sticks as far as you
can into the ocean. The waves will bring them back
to you! And the glow they make in the water is also
cool to watch.
Activate your light-up frisbee
and enjoy throwing it to each other and watching
it as it lights up the night in a multi-color display.
When you're done with this night-time adventure, be
sure to properly dispose of the glow
And make sure you bring a flashlight to remember
where you put your shoes. One of my dates and I
spent 20 minutes looking for her shoes when I didn't
a flashlight. There was no moon that night!
Creative Date Idea #5: These are a Few
of My Favorite Things...
One thing that makes relationships endearing is when
your partner knows that you pay attention when he/she
speaks. When you ask your partner questions, be sure
to keep a list of things you discover are his/her favorite.
For example, if you're looking for a movie together
and you come across one where he/she says, "I
absolutely love this movie - it's one of my favorites" then
take a mental note and write it down. If your partner
at your shirt and says, "that is my favorite color
on you," take note. Learn what his/her favorites
are - food, color, musical, activity, drink, etc.
take the time to creatively plan an entire date around
your partner's favorite things! Wear his/her favorite
color and take your date to have his/her favorite dish
at their favorite restaurant. Go to an activity he/she
enjoys and when
return home have his/her favorite candy/drink/snack
waiting along with a DVD of his/her favorite movie
to watch! Treat her like a queen or him like a king
and make it a night of "favorites" that your
partner will always cherish.
The key to putting together
a unique date is the thought and planning you put into
pulling it off. The woman (or man) will quickly recognize
extra effort you put into creating the experience and
that will raise his/her opinion of the relationship.
Take some time to put serious creative thought into
and unique dates are likely to always
your partner's mind forever, even if you eventually
part ways. It shows you as a fun, creative, and thoughtful
person and soon you may find your partner inviting
you on a creative date!
Share Your Experience
If you are the type of person that enjoys doing creative
dates and you have done one that has worked especially
well, then email
me a detailed write-up of your creative
date idea, along with your name. I will take these
and publish them in a future Online Dating Magazine
feature article, fully crediting you with the idea.
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