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It’s Friday, that means it’s date night. In this episode I have another creative date idea for you from my book 101 Creative Dates: Ideas, tips, and personal experiences from the life of a hopeless romantic. Up next is creative date idea #47 The Fantasy Date of a Lifetime. Do you struggle to come up with fun different date ideas? Always revert back to dinner and a movie or “Netflix and Chill” as your date idea? I compiled a list of 101 different date ideas to help up your dating game. Whether you are married or single, there is something for everyone.
That brings us to this date idea #47 The Fantasy Date of a Lifetime
The bulk of this idea comes from the movies with a little mixture of my own creativity as well. This date idea is definitely for couples or spouses, and you will see why in a moment.
First, you need to have access to a lake where you can use a rowboat. Ideally, there is a floating platform out in the water, or maybe you could use a pier, which might be easier to locate. Even if you wind up using the pier, still use the boat to get to it instead of just walking. What you do is you pick up your date, tell her that you are going to a nice restaurant, and then take her to the lake. A blindfold on the way adds another level of suspense, but that’s up to you.
After you arrive at the lake, you get into the boat and row your way out to the floating platform or the end of the wooden pier. Set up for you is a candlelight dinner. Bring a Bluetooth speaker and have music playing to paint the perfect mood. After you are finished eating, ask her to dance.
This next part is kinda tricky on how it will work: you need to have some kind of signal for your friend who is hiding on the shore. Once they see it, they’ll launch off some bottle rockets (if legal where you are). In my mind, time the fireworks for when you go in and kiss your date, maybe while you’re dancing.
Boom. Doesn’t this sound like a movie? It’ll take work and planning, but will be incredibly romantic. This would work well as a proposal date—you’d put all other fiancés to shame. Mark my words, if you recorded this proposal, it would go viral. And you don’t have to follow these guidelines exactly; modify it as you choose to make it your own. Your date, spouse, or girlfriend will absolutely adore you for it, especially when they see all of the hard work and effort that was put into it.
What you need for this date:
There are a lot of things that you need for this date to work. You need a lake, a rowboat, a platform or pier, a table to set up for the dinner, and bottle rockets. You may not be able to get bottle rockets, but imagine the spectacle if you did. You will need a blindfold if you are planning to use one. You need the food that you will be eating, as well as a speaker for the mood music; the small ones that you can connect to your phone or ipod will work perfectly. You will need to have your friend hiding nearby where he can see well enough to launch off the bottle rockets at the right time. A video camera of some kind would be essential if you want to record the night as a keepsake.
Unlike the movies, where you can do multiple takes of a scene to get it right, you only get one chance at this date to do it right. But it’s worth it. How do I know? Because I know everything. Okay, in all seriousness, I’ve told a few girls about this date and they totally loved the idea; in fact, they almost melted right there.
My commentary on this date:
I just dreamed this date up one day. I was thinking about movies and romantic scenes in them. Then I started thinking about lakes and fireworks, put them all together with my candlelight dinner and dancing idea, and presto, the romantic date of the century. I will probably do this with the girl that I plan on marrying. I am not sure if I would use this date idea as my proposal date, but possibly. If the person you are in love with is fascinated with movies and sappy chick flicks and can’t get enough romance in their life, do something like this date. It will take their breath away and leave you being the king/queen of romance.
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