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Does anyone have any creative or fun date ideas besides the usual dinner and a movie?

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PsychStudent said:
Does anyone have any creative or fun date ideas besides the usual dinner and a movie?

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Depends on what you're interested in and what they're interested in. Trips to the art museum, hikes, bike rides are all great for me and my husband. Making an elaborate dinner at home is also romantic.
 

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I took a date to a minor league hockey game. lots of violence, beer, and townies. but she had a good time and put out.
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PsychStudent said:
Does anyone have any creative or fun date ideas besides the usual dinner and a movie?

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Well, is this a first date with someone or a non-first date?

For a different kind of first date you could invite them to a dinner party with some of your friends, or basically any kind of small group activity, like playing ultimate frisbee with your friends. This kind of stuff would be good for a first date because on a first date you may not know the person well enough to not be thinking of safety issues related to being alone together, and also, if you two don't hit it off group activities make it easy to turn things into more of a friends vibe.

For a non-first date you could do a picnic, time at the beach, basically anything outdoors. Museums, and if you live near a university, interesting lectures and documentaries, are also options.

Have fun! :)
 
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Sohalia, I'm specifically thinking about non-first date activities since I'm already in a relationship. Thanks for all the ideas thus far.
 

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PsychStudent said:
Sohalia, I'm specifically thinking about non-first date activities since I'm already in a relationship. Thanks for all the ideas thus far.
For fun dates

Go to a karaoke bar or attend concerts or live theater/musical productions. Cook dinner together. Go to a comedy club, the zoo or an aquarium. Go to the arboretum or botanical garden.

Since it's winter, you can build snowmen, make snow angels and have a snowball fight. Go toboganning.

Be kids again and go to the local playground and push each other on the swings.

If you and your date are into physical activity you could do the following:
roller bladding, play tennis, ice skating, bowling, horseback riding and dancing.

or extreme activities:

bunjee-jumping, canooing, go-carting, white-water rafting, sky-diving, scuba (snorkle) diving or even take a romantic air balloon trip or amusement (water) parks.

For romantic dates :love:

Do some stargazing and discuss the constellations.

Take a ride in a rowboat around sunset time . If you are not near a lake, go to areas (a mountain or hills) in your city with nice viewing/lookout spots of the city.

Take a romantic stroll barefoot along the beach. Take a radio with you and play romantic songs and dance to them underneath the starlit sky.

Plan to do something spontaneous- like plan a trip to a town you have never been to before.

Ok, that pretty much exhausts my bank of ideas. Although, with a little more time, I could think of some more ideas (crazy/far fetched ones ;) :laugh: )
 

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Sohalia said:
Well, is this a first date with someone or a non-first date?

For a different kind of first date you could invite them to a dinner party with some of your friends, or basically any kind of small group activity, like playing ultimate frisbee with your friends. This kind of stuff would be good for a first date because on a first date you may not know the person well enough to not be thinking of safety issues related to being alone together, and also, if you two don't hit it off group activities make it easy to turn things into more of a friends vibe.

For a non-first date you could do a picnic, time at the beach, basically anything outdoors. Museums, and if you live near a university, interesting lectures and documentaries, are also options.

Have fun! :)
For the love of god please do not take a date to a lecture. I don't know anybody who likes to sit through lectures.

I have to vote for cooking an elaborate dinner together. In my situation (being the husband) I recommend letting the woman be in charge of the cooking, ie telling you what to do and volunteer to do the dishes. My wife and I always have a great time doing this.
 

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For the love of god please do not take a date to a lecture. I don't know anybody who likes to sit through lectures.

I have to vote for cooking an elaborate dinner together. In my situation (being the husband) I recommend letting the woman be in charge of the cooking, ie telling you what to do and volunteer to do the dishes. My wife and I always have a great time doing this.
No argument from me. I definitely don't think attending a lecture is a good date idea (especially if it is a new relationship). You would want to plan something interactive, that is, something that involves conversation or physical activity which is fun. However, I can see it being fun depending on the type of lecture and I suppose if you are both scientists/doctors, it could be interesting to attend a lecture/conference together which would provide inspiration for a conversation over a coffee/lunch/supper afterward.

Cooking can be a lot of fun . An ex-boyfriend and I used to enjoy cooking together. I suppose it depends on your man. And feeding each other as you cook your meal is kind of cute and romantic, "Hey honey, what do you think of this sauce? Too spicy? Want to have a taste ?" or "Hey hon, what do you think of these noodles? Too hard ?" , "Hey honey, want to taste the cookie dough?" LOL ! You can have a lot of fun cooking together and maybe even get into a food fight LOL !

Another ex-boyfriend of mine who was of Italian origin always knew how to whip up a good meal. He used a family recipe book which was passed down through several generations. He said the secret to nearly all the Italian dishes was the type and amount of alcohol/wines used. As for desert, his brother knew how to whip up a really good cake and added certain liquors. With this fellow, you just enjoyed watching him cook and he insisted that you, the woman, take on a passive role. LOL! *sigh* hard to meet a fellow who enjoys cooking and isn't ashamed to admit so.
 

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For the love of god please do not take a date to a lecture. I don't know anybody who likes to sit through lectures.
I totally disagree. Buying tickets to the Stephen Hawking lecture a couple years ago was one of the sweetest things my husband has ever done for me. Yeah, it turned out to be the night before an exam and he couldn't go because he was studying, but he hooked me up with another med student who escorted me. ;)

I guess it boils down to know thy date and/or know thyself. If you're still getting to know someone, do stuff that YOU enjoy so you can find out if THEY enjoy that stuff too (like my artist friend who takes his dates to the art museum). Or, if you know them pretty well, show them how well you know them by doing stuff that THEY enjoy -- even if it's not quite up your alley. :) It melts me when my husband offers to take me to the farmer's market or the garden store.
 

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I totally disagree. Buying tickets to the Stephen Hawking lecture a couple years ago was one of the sweetest things my husband has ever done for me. Yeah, it turned out to be the night before an exam and he couldn't go because he was studying, but he hooked me up with another med student who escorted me. ;)

I guess it boils down to know thy date and/or know thyself. If you're still getting to know someone, do stuff that YOU enjoy so you can find out if THEY enjoy that stuff too (like my artist friend who takes his dates to the art museum). Or, if you know them pretty well, show them how well you know them by doing stuff that THEY enjoy -- even if it's not quite up your alley. :) It melts me when my husband offers to take me to the farmer's market or the garden store.

Good ideas in that latter paragraph,but I must say, Alison, I don't think there are many women who would be flattered to see a fellow with motor neuron disease discuss the beginning and end of the universe, black holes etc. via his speech synthesizer. I think one of the few people in my entourage who would be fascinated would be my dad and one of my brothers. I personally find it interesting but am not as big a fan as my bro and dad. Not many women I know are physics/astronomy/mathematics majors LOL!
 

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Good ideas in that latter paragraph,but I must say, Alison, I don't think there are many women who would be flattered to see a fellow with motor neuron disease discuss the beginning and end of the universe, black holes etc. via his speech synthesizer. I think one of the few people in my entourage who would be fascinated would be my dad and one of my brothers. I personally find it interesting but am not as big a fan as my bro and dad. Not many women I know are physics/astronomy/mathematics majors LOL!
WTF?

I can't believe I'd missed this. You define the contribution of Stephen Hawking by his DISEASE? You criticize the concept of taking someone you fancy to such a once in a lifetime event, someone you KNOW enjoys the subject matter and admires the speaker, because YOU wouldn't be enthralled by brane theory?

I suppose you'd consider Kurt Vonnegut a snore too, after all he's older and white-haired!

And God forbid one make the time to join a sweetheart at Nobel laureate Richard Smalley's discussion of the energy problem! Not nearly ROMANTIC enough!

Augh!
 

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WTF?

I can't believe I'd missed this. You define the contribution of Stephen Hawking by his DISEASE? You criticize the concept of taking someone you fancy to such a once in a lifetime event, someone you KNOW enjoys the subject matter and admires the speaker, because YOU wouldn't be enthralled by brane theory?

I suppose you'd consider Kurt Vonnegut a snore too, after all he's older and white-haired!

And God forbid one make the time to join a sweetheart at Nobel laureate Richard Smalley's discussion of the energy problem! Not nearly ROMANTIC enough!

Augh!
I don't feel that Hawking deserves any less respect because of his physical handicap (ALS). His story is actually quite remarkable. And not only that but my uncle died from the same disease that Hawking suffers from so it personally touches my life in a way.

Sure, it is a nice idea for someone who really loves the subject matter. I was simply generalizing and saying that most women would not find it romantic. Not many women are physics majors like you Alison. :rolleyes:
 

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Good ideas in that latter paragraph,but I must say, Alison, I don't think there are many women who would be flattered to see a fellow with motor neuron disease discuss the beginning and end of the universe, black holes etc. via his speech synthesizer. I think one of the few people in my entourage who would be fascinated would be my dad and one of my brothers. I personally find it interesting but am not as big a fan as my bro and dad. Not many women I know are physics/astronomy/mathematics majors LOL!
A guy who took me to see Stephen Hawking would have to duct-tape me to something to keep me from marrying him.

The date, that is, not Hawking, who is already married.