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post #1 of 15
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I am about to ask my husband out on a date (we do this every now and then, to keep things fresh) and I'm nervous. I don't know where to take him. Do I do the standard dinner and a movie, or do I plan something different? I really need some romantic ideas!
post #2 of 15
Aww, that is sooo sweet Does he enjoy being outdoors?? Maybe an evening picnic followed by a drive to do some stargazing. OR you could pretend it's a first date & go to a casual dinnerhouse followed by the customary "place for drinks" and a walk afterwards, around the city. I'm sure that some much better ideas will appear when the others here get off work. Please let us know what you decide!
post #3 of 15
Are you in the city/suburbs or more rural?

If suburbs/city, check to see if there's a local comedy club going on, any plays or concerts, or anything else happening around town!

That's so cute!
post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by lunasmom
Are you in the city/suburbs or more rural?

If suburbs/city, check to see if there's a local comedy club going on, any plays or concerts, or anything else happening around town!

That's so cute!
We are in a suburb area but have access to both rual and city. They are both equal distance from us. I was thinking about taking him to a lighhouse in the area. I also just looked into taking him to the botanical gardens. My only concern is that I don't know if he wants to spend a day looking at flowers.
post #5 of 15
I would take him on a picnic! Make his favorite sandwhiches and bring potato salad or chip or something and then play frisbee in the park or just take a walk and talk!
post #6 of 15
I like the lighthouse idea, along with a later evening picnic. (pack some romantic candles, a blanket and music if you have a cd player than can run on batteries.) Then you can lay out on the blanket and look at the stars. That sounds romantic!

Eta: I think that it is beautiful that you and your husband ask eachother out on dates and you are still nervous about it. My Dh and I try to do the same thing, but we love movies, so we normally just catch a flick at the drive in movie theatre.
post #7 of 15
Picnics are sooo cute, you should do that for part of the date for sure!
post #8 of 15
Take him to dinner and go play some miniature golf!!

Or take him go-carting!
post #9 of 15
You should do something neither of you has done before. I don't know what that would be, but for me it would be something like a salsa dancing lesson or scuba diving.
post #10 of 15
When we go out for a 'date' sans children, it's generally a dinner and perhaps a movie or a trip down memory lane. One night we went into DC and walked through some of the monuments, another night we drove to our old house in MD and took our old walk around the park.

I'm not sure....after a couple years suggestions start just dripping out and leaving my mind.

I can't hardly think of any truly good ideas these days.
post #11 of 15
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I've decided to take him to the Science Center. We are going to see an I-Max movie and run around and touch everything. I'm packing lunch so we can go eat down by the lake.
post #12 of 15
I was going to suggest the picnic idea too. Take a bottle of wine and a blanket and snuggle!
post #13 of 15
Book a nice hotel room, bring along some candles and a bottle of champagne (or sparkling cider if you're non-drinkers). Add a decadent dessert and you've got a lovely evening.
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by lookingglass
I am about to ask my husband out on a date (we do this every now and then, to keep things fresh) and I'm nervous. I don't know where to take him. Do I do the standard dinner and a movie, or do I plan something different? I really need some romantic ideas!
Definately do something different if you can!

What about:

Play/ballet/opera?

Picnic in the park (nicest one you can get to of course) or a beach? If budget extends maybe include some lux foods like lobster or smoked salmon or cavier or whatever.

Is there a public garden or botantical garden near you? These can be very cool, romantic and cheap. An arborium would also work.

A museum trip?

Maybe no cinema trip and add the price of tickets/popcorn etc to your budget for dinner and go to a more expensive place than you would usually try?

If you don't have kids, or can send them to their grandparents/aunts/whatever, maybe don't go out, and spend the date budget on the best champagne and nibbles you can afford and have an at home candlelit picnic. If the budget extends far enough, maybe buy new sheets and a sexy neglige?

Ok, those are the ideas off the top of my head...
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by lookingglass
I've decided to take him to the Science Center. We are going to see an I-Max movie and run around and touch everything. I'm packing lunch so we can go eat down by the lake.
Ok, my bad - I didn't read the whole thread, I got too excited by the first post!

Your decision sounds like a great idea.

Re: botanical garden - I think he might like it more than he realises. The first time I went, it was to humour a friends - I found it interesting, calming, educational and geniunely enjoyable. If you're really not sure, maybe just make sure it isn't the whole date. For future reference I guess.

I guess this thread can be a generic date ideas thread now - I think a few people might my mistake and post their ideas in a flurry of romantic thought.
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