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!
Go & listen to jazz Aka, pretend to be sophisticated. Take cameras & explore an abandoned place An excellent opportunity to be artsy-fartsy, or if you like to be on the other side of the camera, get them to take photos of you pulling your most beautifulest face!
Medieval Times Oh geez, does this need any explanation? Eating with your hands, handsome knights, silly hats? “First date” night This one works best if it’s not your actual first date.
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.
It could be amazing; it could be completely hellish — you won’t know until you go! It’ll cheer up your (or their) apartment, give you a visual reminder of them (assuming the date goes well), & maybe you could even go ice-skating afterwards. The Sunday New York Times crossword date Bonus: intellectual stimulation, nerd points & you get to find out how clever they really are, all in one fell swoop. Older people, I have learned, sometimes feel motion sick on swings. A drive-in movie I admit, this one seems ultra-cool to me just because I’ve never done it & I am in love with Danny Zucco from here until eternity. Plus, people will come up to you & say, “Cute dog”, & you can beam at each other like proud parents. Plus, usually in my experience, a day-glo private room & weird drinks are part of the package. Collaborative art date Get a canvas or even just a big piece of paper, some paint, pencils or pastels, & go nuts.
Obama first worked for an oil company, before beginning work as an economist with the Kenyan Ministry of Transport.
He gained a promotion to senior economic analyst in the Ministry of Finance.
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.
Hold hands & read books on a wharf & occasionally look adoringly at one another. Plus, later on you have a record of what went on — & a slew of idiotic comments to wade through. Liveblog your date Upload pictures, tweet it, even give it a hash-tag. Choose something difficult for extra hilarity points, like Scottish or South African. Write letters to one another & post them Maybe if you were on a date with a contender for Macho Man Of The Year this wouldn’t work, but I think it is almost the cutest idea ever. Dye each other’s hair There’s nothing like a radical change to make life more exciting. (Take photos.) Ice-cream parlour Get a really, really, really big sundae & split it. Then, when you’re done, find somewhere to lie down & talk about how sick you feel. Sounds like a good way to spend an afternoon to me!
– 24 November 1982) was a Kenyan senior governmental economist and the father of Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States.
He is a central figure of his son's memoir, Dreams from My Father (1995).