Go hiking

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You probably thought of this one without our list, but here it is anyway. Here in Arizona there are lots of little hills and mountains nearby that can make for a decent 2-3 hour hike

Watch a spring training baseball game

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Only in places like Arizona, but spring training baseball games happen for about a month in March and are cheap and fun sporting events!

Watch a little known sports event (lacrosse, cricket, hockey)

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I know some of you are probably offended by my calling these “little known” sports, but every region has them. Around here, not much Lacrosse is played so it’s fun to go and watch (you can sit really close to the field) and cheer (there aren’t usually a lot of other fans) and you get to see some people who are very passionate about what they do (they have to be! nobody else cares!)

Go to a sports event

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This goes without saying but it’s one of my favorites. If your date is boring or if the conversation sucks, you can just watch the game! But it’s usually the perfect length where you can decide whether to go out to eat after or to drop them off early!

Go ice skating

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A quick search on Google will show the nearby ice rinks (we even have one in Phoenix!) Skates are always available for rent. Just make sure you aren’t trying to go during kiddie-skate night or anything (Ice rinks tend to have a lot of events) and make sure you dress in layers because you’ll be cold at first and THEN hot. If you pick the right place, this can also be a very romantic date.

Go to a skate park or roller rink

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This is a step up from the previous date idea. Skate parks or roller rinks sometimes have an admission (although some are free) and it’s a better/safer environment than a park or the street.

Go roller blading/skating

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This can be a lot of fun. Studies show that exercise gets things moving in your brain and actually (1) give you more confidence and (2) make your date respond better to your … advances! It’s a great way to break the ice.

Go for a bike ride

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Go for a ride, but make sure you pick a trail that’s pretty easy (aka flat). You don’t want to embarrass anyone, and you don’t want to ruin a chance to get to know them.

Play Laser Tag

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This was actually our first date! It’s not good if it’s the “only” thing you do all night (you don’t get to talk much while you’re running around in the dark), but it will help break the ice and give a good lead in to something else.

Fly a kite

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Pretty self explanatory. The idea here is not to go “all out” but to create some time to laugh and play together. Make sure it’s windy (and if it’s not, you could watch the movie The Kite Runner)