Need an idea for what
to do on a date? Here's how to go about finding ideas for new and
unusual dates that are enjoyable and memorable.
The three most usual choices for what to do on a date are dinner, a
movie, and a public event such as a sports game or concert. Those
activities often give the couple several hours of time to enjoy each
other's company. But relying on those same activities too often
leads to a loss of the sense of drama and importance of the time
Human nature craves the out-of-the-ordinary. A new experience raises
awareness and often contributes greatly to our ability to enjoy
ourselves. If a couple continues to occasionally find new and
unusual choices for what to do, their time together will be more
Probably the best way to find new ideas for what to do for a date is
to make a point of being on the lookout for possibilities. You never
know when an idea will present itself. You might see something in
the newspaper or in a magazine. Someone you know could share an idea
they have had. Your own hobbies and interests might suggest
something. Something you did, perhaps years ago, could inspire ideas
for a new activity. You might remember some idea you had but never
got around to doing.
You should also actively search for new and unusual things to do. A
great place to look is web sites about things you are interested in.
The local visitors' bureau is a possible source. Look in the
community events section of your newspaper. Look through the
brochures at the Chamber of Commerce. Look in the yellow pages under
headings such as canoes, hiking, and art museums. Check the bulletin
board at the library. Use your imagination to adapt what you see at
those places to your own interests and tastes.
Keep a list of possible activities. Have a place to keep information
such as brochures, maps, and visitors' guides. Set up folders in
your computer for storing information you have found online. Use
Notepad to copy and paste just what is of interest to you.
Be open to any suggestions and preferences your partner has to
offer. Try to be sensitive to his/her tastes and interests. Give
almost as much importance to his/her enjoyment of the date as your
own enjoyment. After all, you probably won't enjoy the date if your
Try to choose activities that give enough opportunities for
communication. Conversation and comments you and your date make to
each other are often the most important part of the date. Couples
who are recent acquaintances need to find out each other's values
and interests. Couples who have been together a long time need
reassurance and the stimulation of each other's ideas.
Pursue your own interests. Being passionate about something makes
you more interesting. Finally, stay informed to stay interesting.
Keep up with current events and issues. Listen to the news and news
commentary programs. One good source I like is the web sites of
National Public Radio.
Alan Detwiler is the author of the ebook Date Ideas: Fun Things To Do
For Couples available on
Amazon.com. He has a web site with a section about fun things to do
for couples at