Well, as they say…”spring has [finally] sprung”. Here are some date ideas for both singles and couples. If you have any unique ideas you’d like to share, we’d love to hear them via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Idea # 1:
Grab a frisbee and hit a park. Unless you’re part of an Ultimate Frisbee league, chances are the last time you threw around a Frisbee was as a kid. It’s a great way to enjoy a nice day while getting to know someone over a casual activity to break the ice or as a family/couple activity. The last time I played Frisbee, I was in my early 20s. I was visiting some friends at McMaster University (my brief alma mater) in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and was taken to this paradise on earth (Webster’s Falls) that I had never known existed so close to the urban centers it’s hidden among.
Idea # 2:
Go ziplining. You don’t need to be on a cruise or in Costa Rica to enjoy the adrenaline rush and sense of adventure ziplining provides. If you do some research you should be able to find a location closer to you than you might’ve thought.
Idea # 3:
Patio hop, on foot or by public transportation. Each of you pick two patios you’ve never been to, write them on individual pieces of paper, fold them up, put them in your pocket/purse and select one new destination every hour (or every drink or whenever the mood strikes). It keeps the date unpredictable and ensures a degree of spontaneity.
Idea # 4:
When was the last time you picked up a racquet? Borrow one from a friend or dust off your own and hit a public tennis court (or your country club if you’re a member). Sharing a physical activity with a date is another great way to break the ice and if the activity is not your forté, it can elevate the entertainment value (because, if you’re like me – a little clumsy, and don’t take yourself too seriously – you may provide some comedic relief).
Idea # 5:
Go on a hike. If one or both of you have pets, children or both, it’s a great group activity that gives you the opportunity to explore your own environment, get some exercise, breathe in the great outdoors while still being able to engage in conversation (assuming the hike is moderate enough that you can climb and still talk at the same time).
It’s almost time for amusement parks to open up for their season. Great date spot. Go on a rollercoaster ride. Apparently anything that gets the adrenaline going helps to create sexual chemistry. Give it a try!