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Ideas for Fun: Where to Go and What to Do on a Date
Copyright 2004, Alan Detwiler


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

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 spent together.

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 enjoyable.

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 partner doesn't.

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

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.

About the Author:
Alan Detwiler is author of the ebook "Date Ideas: Fun Things To Do For Couples" available at: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0002WYFFC .
He has a web site with a section about things to do for couples at http://www.leisureideas.com/date%20ideas.htm .

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