Spend $5 on each other at DI, Savers or other thrift store

Posted on August 13th, 2008 by admin
Filed under Simple | 1 Comment

It can be pretty comical (and impressive) to see what kind of clothes you can get at a thrift store for $5. Pick out outfits for each other (or for yourself) using no more than a pre-set budget ($5 is plenty), then wear the outfits to do one of the other date ideas (bowling, ice skating, etc)

Walk around a beautiful building

Posted on July 31st, 2008 by admin
Filed under Religious, Romantic | No Comments

LDS temples, cathedrals and other impressive buildings can make for a great place to walk around or to sit and talk (at night, they are often very well lit). It’s great for having conversation and talking about things that really matter.

Play with a remote control airplane (or watch others)

Posted on July 31st, 2008 by admin
Filed under Adventurous | No Comments

If you don’t have access to a remote control airplane (I know I wouldn’t let you fly mine if you didn’t already know how!) you can go to mini-airports where enthusiasts gather all of the time to fly these things. It’s a pretty big hobby for some people, so it’s cool to see what they’ve done with it.

Sneak in to a ritzy hotel to go swimming in their pool

Posted on July 31st, 2008 by admin
Filed under Adventurous | No Comments

Most places don’t care as long as you’re quiet. It’s pretty easy to stroll in and park as if you are checking in and then sneaking back to the pool area. Have your swimsuit on under your clothes, then just strip down and hop in! Many “ritzy” resort style hotels have some really sweet pools.

Rent a paddle boat on a small pond or lake

Posted on July 31st, 2008 by admin
Filed under Romantic | No Comments

These aren’t too expensive (usually $10-15) to rent for an hour. If you find one that’s open late, you can enjoy a sunset talking and floating around the lake.

Carve a pumpkin

Posted on July 31st, 2008 by admin
Filed under Simple | No Comments

Obviously this is for halloween time, but carving a pumpkin can be great fun. Definitely invest in a “pumpkin carving kit” at a local grocery store because they are cheap and have lots of tools that make it MUCH easier than using your kitchen knife. You can also look on the internet for jack-o-lantern patterns that will make you a pro that can win any design contest!

Make home made ice cream

Posted on July 31st, 2008 by admin
Filed under Simple | No Comments

Home made ice cream is actually really simple to make. You can make some recipes without an ice cream machine — I remember my sister and I roll a can back and forth to mix it up and freeze it. Check out this site for great ice cream recipes.

Go to a skate park or roller rink

Posted on July 31st, 2008 by admin
Filed under Simple | No Comments

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

Posted on July 31st, 2008 by admin
Filed under Simple | No Comments

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

Posted on July 31st, 2008 by admin
Filed under Romantic, Simple | 1 Comment

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.