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It’s Friday, that means date night! I wrote a book entitled 101 Creative Dates: ideas, tips, and personal experiences from the life of a hopeless romantic. I love creative dates. It is fun to come up with a new idea or put a twist on a classic idea and take a girl out and have fun. I had all kinds of ideas and personal experiences with dating, so I made a book about it and recently published in on Amazon. Don’t let “Netflix and Chill” be the default for your dates! Married, dating someone, single, there is something for everyone!
Creative Date #15: Downtown, Where All the Lights are Bright
For a fun and adventurous date, take a drive to the City. For example, if I lived in San Jose, I could take a drive to San Francisco. While there, I might do the awesome touristy things like Pier 39, Alcatraz, or Lombard Street. There’s always so much to do in huge cities that you could spend days there.
This can be especially fun if your date grew up in a small town and doesn’t get to go to big cities that often. When you get hungry, you’re in luck—big cities have everything from street food to fancy places a food snob goes crazy for. Go to the best restaurant in town, or find some old mom and pop restaurant. Afterwards, you could ride the elevator in the tallest skyscraper, or take a tour of one of the historical buildings, like the Empire State Building, Coit Tower, or maybe the Space Needle. Don’t forget to do some people watching while you’re at it; you’re bound to see all sorts of interesting folks downtown (in other words, the crazies).
What you need for this date:
Get the car keys, fill up on gas (depending on how far you have to go), and enjoy. Take pictures with your phone or camera so you can preserve the memories.
My experience with this date:
I’ve taken girls downtown a lot. It’s one of those dates that will never get old. One time, a friend of mine set me up on a blind date with a girl named Jill. I told her we would take a trip downtown and be spontaneous when we were there. I knew she would like the spontaneous bit, because duh, who wouldn’t? Okay . . . maybe my friend told me that Jill would like it. But still, spontaneous is always good.
Blind dates usually aren’t my favorite thing in the world, but I am always open to the idea. I picked up Jill and immediately got more excited—she was super cute and seemed really awesome. We drove downtown and walked around the outdoor mall they had. The mall was incredible, probably one of the best I’ve been to. Jill was being flirty with me so I flirted back; everything was playing out well.
After a lunch of quality Chinese food, she wanted to see a movie, which I don’t usually like to do on a first date. But since things were going so well, I didn’t object. Part of my excitement may have been the prospect of holding hands in the dark. And I was right. We held hands, she flirted, it was great.
But seeing as love is weird, as the date went on, I slowly began to decide she might not be the one for me. By the time we got home, I’d lost interest. Dumb? Maybe. She was cute, smart, fun to be with, and liked a lot of the things I liked. It just happened to be another episode where a cool girl liked me but for some reason I didn’t. I hate it when that happens.
This particular date was a little more expensive than it could have been. However, when you visit downtown you don’t have to spend any money if you don’t want to, maybe very little at all. It all depends on what activities you wind up doing there. Overall it was a very fun experience even though the outcome was not exactly a perfect one.
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Happy Dating everyone! 🙂