What could be better than sitting close on a rooftop somewhere, talking & laughing & watching the sun come up? Have an extravagant brunch at 8am Get dressed up & do breakfast properly.
Make a big deal out of it, & include fabulous pancakes, decadent waffles, poached eggs & the best hollandaise.
He was among a cadre of young Kenyan men who had been educated in the West in a program supported by Tom Mboya. had conflicts with Kenyan President Jomo Kenyatta, which adversely affected his career.
The silent date In a loud, noisy, overstimulating world, it can be nice to unplug & escape. Jump on a trampoline The hardest part will be finding one, but I have faith in you!
But it can be nice to do that with your new favourite person, too. Make a video & put it on Youtube You could really do anything & make a video of it, but it does at least give you a purpose & a goal. Travel without going anywhere The premise is simple. You both have to do it, by the way, or it doesn’t count. Sneak into a rooftop pool They often have them at hotels, but they are usually only open to guests, so you might have to use your best sweet-talking skills, but it will be totally worth it if you can swing it. Just act as if you’re supposed to be there, & them questioning you is really just a waste of your time. Use sparklers to draw each other pictures & maybe even write “GD MK 4 EVER”. at different places Have an appetiser at one place, soup somewhere else, a main here, a dessert there, & coffee at your favourite cafe. Three-hour make-out session Choose a good location & use a stopwatch if necessary.
The double-Netflix date For those of you not in America, Netflix is an on-demand DVD rental service that the entire country seems to have a subscription to. Maybe you could just make one another a playlist on your i Pod or something… Damn.) Do something neither of you have done before Pottery class? Random restaurant date Search Yelp for restaurants in your area, close your eyes, roll your mouse & point at the screen. When you’re really exhausted or you hit the ocean, it’s time to go back.
Sorry to be so geographically-specific, but “double-Netflix” rolls off the tongue a little better than, “Let’s just each bring a movie & subject one another to our extremely questionable taste”! Either way, sharing & discussing music is one of the world’s great, little-known aphrodisiacs. Just like the mystery band date, you never know how it’ll go — it could be a hidden treasure or a total health hazard, but that’s part of the fun, isn’t it?! Swinging side by side is totally awesome, & you can have a contest as to who can swing higher. Catch a taxi or a bus or something to ease the pain.
Go to an art gallery on a Saturday afternoon You’ll learn a lot about the person you’re standing next to if you go & check out art together. The socially irresponsible date One word: graffiti. Pretend to be tourists Go & do the stuff you’ve never done because, well, you’ve always lived here.
Plus it gives you something so much more stimulating to talk about than the last episode of The Bachelor! Wear a baseball cap, khakis & a bum bag (“fanny pack”) for a feeling of real authenticity, & don’t forget to take plenty of photos!
The generational date Pretend you’re an age that you’re not, then act accordingly.
A senior citizens date might involve going lawn bowling, making apple sauce & watching The Price Is Right.
But even if it’s shocking, it’s definitely a bonding experience, & maybe even something to tell the children, eh? Bring your favourite book & read the first chapter aloud Again, this says a lot about a person. & wouldn’t it be great if you looked at them across the table, sunlight falling across their face, & they smiled at you & you thought, ‘I would like to spend every Sunday this way’? Definitely one of the downsides of maturity.) Tree-climbing date No explanation required, but if you take them to a secret treehouse that no one else knows about, please don’t be surprised if they propose on the spot! Ye olde photobooth hunt Trawl your city for old-school photobooths & take as many strips as you can. Just don’t try to take your ring off by wiping it through your greasy hair & hit your girlfriend in the boob! Go to the beach Take music, towels, a big floppy sun-hat or two & enjoy the day. Walk around to different bars & tell stories about what happened This one is kind of odd, but I was once on a date with a guy where we went to three different bars & as we walked around, he told me about the strange & hilarious memories he had associated with those places.
Video game arcade date This isn’t always a perfect match, especially when it comes to girls in high heels & those weird shoot-em-up zombie games. (How impressed would you be by a drop-dead gorgeous girl kicking immense zombie butt, though? Take props, maybe a silly wig or two, & see how bizarre you can make them. Build sandcastles, put sunscreen lotion on one another, go swimming & then travel home together as the sun is setting, relaxed & happy. It helped that he was cute & a good storyteller, but still, it could work.
The Case Of The Mystery Band Grab a copy of your local newspaper or magazine, close your eyes, run your finger over the “live music” section & choose a band neither of you have ever heard of to go & see. Hot air ballooning Not the cheapest date idea, I’ll admit, but certain to score you points & to impress your lover-to-be. Decorate a Christmas tree together Yes, this one is seasonal, but think how fun it would be! (Hint: if you are younger you will probably win this one. Take a dog for a walk It doesn’t have to be yours, or even hers. They’re adorable & fun & will give you something to talk about if you get stuck. Again, it’s a great way to get to know someone — you’ll instantly know how outgoing they are, how much they like a challenge & what their music taste is like.