10 Christian Ideas For Dates
For the Christian single trying to plan creative dates, here are 10 Christian ideas for dates that will take you “out of the box.“ Dating ideas usually come easy for singles planning the first few dates. But Christian couples often find the fourth date and beyond more challenging to plan. These ten ideas for "good, clean fun" will keep your relationship with that potential Christian soul mate fresh and exciting.
- Dinner and a classic radio broadcast. You’re more original that the standard dinner-and-a-movie. Try something more creative, like dinner and a classic radio broadcast. Enjoy a nice meal out with your Christian date, then take a drive in the country as you listen to a classic radio broadcast. Locate a “Mercury Theatre on the Air” program at the library, or download a broadcast as an mp3 file.
- Geocache treasure hunt. If you’re adventurous, consider geocaching--a high-tech game of hide-and-seek designed for adventurers with GPS devices. Players search for hidden treasures (geocaches) outdoors, then share their experiences online. The actual treasure isn’t as exciting as the fun you and your date will have exploring together. And many of the treasures are hidden in the scenic outdoors, the perfect setting for a picnic lunch. To plan your date, visit the official GPS cache hunt website by typing “geocaching” into your favorite search engine.
- Ballroom dancing. Do you want to get close to your Christian date? Try ballroom dancing, or take dance lessons together. While dance lessons make for awkward first dates, it’s great for couples who have been dating for a while and are comfortable with each other. Learn to waltz, polka, tango, or foxtrot your way to many fun evenings together.
- Costume shop. For a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon, take your date to a local costume shop, and be a kid again. Have fun trying on the costumes, wigs, masks, and makeup. Re-enact scenes from your favorite movies, stories, or music videos. Bring a camera, take a lot of pictures, and be prepared to giggle all the way home.
- Bicycle built for two. Are you and your date relaxed types who like to have fun? Plan your date on a bicycle built for two. Visit a local bicycle shop and rent a tandem bike for the day. Then have fun exploring the town together. Stop at a coffee shop, have lunch at a nice café, and just enjoy spending the day together.
- Canoeing on the lake. Warm summer days are great for canoeing. Rent a two-person canoe for unlimited hours so you and your date can enjoy a leisurely ride on the water. Then fill a backpack with snacks and drinks, and don’t forget to bring the sunscreen.
- Bookstore adventure. Wander through a bookstore together. You can learn a lot about your date by the book sections she is drawn to. Find a book that interests both of you, and read it together in a cozy nook. Meander through the travel section and plan a dream vacation together.
- Starry night. For a romantic evening, make it a stargazing date. Who doesn’t like to cuddle together in a dark, secluded place under the stars? Wait for a night that is clear and dark, or plan your date for a night when a meteor shower is forecast. Bring jackets, binoculars, a blanket, and something to drink. Wish upon the shooting stars.
- International dinner. For a twist on the traditional dinner date, try something new. Visit an international restaurant that serves ethnic food--Japanese, Mediterranean, Moroccan, or Thai, for example. Order dishes that neither of you have tried before. Have fun experiencing something new together.
- Dessert date. Plan a dessert date. Ask friends, search the Internet, or read the newspaper for a list of places that serve the best desserts in town. Consider fine restaurants, but don’t overlook bakeries and coffee shops. Choose a dessert together, then head for the chosen location to place your order. Order one dessert, of course, and ask for two spoons.