Creative Date Ideas

There are lots of ways to plan that special date with someone you really want to get to know better. Sadly, some of the most "conventional" dates don't help you with that goal of really becoming friends and laying the groundwork for becoming much more than friends. While dinner and a movie is safe and probably a surefire date that you cant screw up, sitting next to your sweetheart in a dark theater doesn't give you much of a chance to interact with her other than that occasional hug.

That is why the best creative date ideas are ones that are active and have both of you getting involved up to your elbows in the date. These are also the dates that are the most fun and the ones that she will remember lots longer than yet another meal and then a Hollywood movie that is just like all the rest.

So start looking for creative date ideas that have both of you jumping into some artistic or hands on activity that results in something new at least as an experience for both of you. A great is example is a trip to the pet store. You can announce at the beginning of the date that you both are going to buy you a new pet.

Then go to the pet store and have the best time picking out a new aquarium or even a new puppy or kitten. Just think of how much love she will express when you get that cute creature home and name it together. She will want to come over often and help nurture the little pet along and each time she comes over, that romance gets deeper.

You can take that otherwise bland event of going to a restaurant for a meal and turn it into a fun event that can fill the entire evening. It's always fun for your date when you cook for her. But what about if you cook for each other? This is a great and creative date idea that you can plan ahead for and each of you come up with parts of the meal that you excel at. Then start the date out at the grocery store picking out all the ingredients. Don't forget to stop and get a nice bottle of wine to celebrate the successful event together.

That time in the kitchen will be full of laughter, kisses and the fun of making something. And if you make a mess, who cares? The important thing is you are doing this together and you will enjoy the meal together. And by getting up to your elbows in the food, it will be one of the best meals you ever shared with a date. And just leave the dishes for later so you can cuddle in the living room letting your food settle with that nice wine you bought and maybe a bit of romance.

Once you start thinking of new creative date ideas that are active, the ideas will come fast and furious. You can get involved in Habitat for Humanity and spend the day helping to build a house for an underprivileged family. You can carve pumpkins at Halloween time or make Christmas goodies and then go caroling in your neighborhood or at local elder centers. You can visit the children's hospital and take them presents you made yourself and then get the whole ward involved in a rousing card game to get everybody, even those sick kids, laughing.

These active dates will help you and your sweetheart bond with each new experience. And the memories will be around all the time in the form of the things you made, pictures you took on an outing or that cute pet you adopted together. And that is the kind of date that stays with you both in your minds and in your shared memories as you grow closer and even fall in love getting up to your elbows in your dates.

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Dating Tip #1

Be Prepared - Some great dates are the ones that are spontaneous, but if you make every date spontaneous then things are bound to go wrong! Take the time to think through your date, plan for any problems like taking an umbrella with you if it is a long walk to the car and the sky looks bleak, or make sure that the restaurant you are going to does not have a hen night on when you are going for a quiet romantic meal...

Dating Tip #2

Chivalry Is A Must - If you are a man then you should be chivalrous and hold the door for your date, let her order first, pull out her chair - be a gentleman! If you are a woman then you have to let him! It is no wonder that the old fashioned manners and politeness are dying out when people are so stubborn they think it is wrong to let others hold the door or pay the bill!

Dating Tip #3

Make Eye Contact - Although some people feel uncomfortable with making eye contact, it is eye contact that shows you are interested in your date. People tend to keep eye contact when listening but not when talking to someone, try to make eye contact whenever possible (if you are interested in them that is!). See more fun date ideas