When it comes to dates, I’m sure you’ve all been to dinner, watched movies, had a cappuccino at the coffee shop and picnicked in the park. If you feel like you’re ready for a challenge and want to spice up your love life, look no further. Here are five unusual date ideas that will add a spark to your relationship.
For the Creative Type
What a better way to bond with your creative date than through art? Go to a one hour class for painting, pottery or other crafts. Art is said to be the ultimate form of expression, so show your partner how you feel with a one of a kind, handmade souvenir.
For the Hopeless Romantic
I find stargazing to be terribly romantic and perhaps your date will as well. Find a spot in the country or desert away from the light pollution of the city, bring a blanket, some wine, and kick back and enjoy the beauty of the night sky. Download a star finding app for your smartphone to help you to identify stars, planets and constellations. If cloud cover or poor weather ruins your plans, check out your local planetarium!
For the Intellectual
Sharpen you smarts with your date! Check out a lecture, poetry slam or museum. Afterward, grab dessert and have a stimulating conversation. Brainy is the new sexy!
For the Competitor
Friendly competition can be a great way to get to know your partner! Play a game of pool, a couple rounds of mini-golf or hit up the bowling alley. If you’re looking for something a little more active, go for laser tag or paintball. Just remember to be a good sport. No one likes a bad winner or a sore loser.
For the Adrenaline Junkie
If you want a date that both of you will never forget, try something truly extreme. Skydiving, bungee jumping, zip-lining or rock climbing are all guaranteed to get your blood pumping. Make sure you go through a certified program with trained professionals. The emergency room is never romantic.
Some things to keep in mind:
- If this is a first date or you don’t know each other well, stick to public places. No secluded areas!
- Know your partner’s interests and limits. Don’t force them into a situation where they’re not comfortable.
- Roll with the changes. If things aren’t going well, feel free to mix it up!
Author Box: A writer and former serial dater, Mary Shroedinger is now happily married. Her favorite date is a night in with her husband, a box of Shari’s Berries and fine wine.
Image credit: photostock