The initial dating phase is the most exciting time of a relationship. It is the time when you get to know each other, as you discuss the long forgotten details of your respective lives with each other. A date should be interesting, participative, and interactive. No matter who initiates the date, it must have equal participation from both the sides. Thus a little planning is required to bring out that element of participation. Here are a few date ideas that require little imagination and creative thinking to make some beautiful memories.
Dinner and Dance
Movies, a romantic dinner, or a dance. The idea of taking your date out for a movie is the safest bet if it's the first date. This is can be followed by a dinner, which will give you a good chance to discuss the movie and other things. First date night is never complete without a dance. It might absolutely be a 'teen love' thing to do, but it is never too late to relive the good old days!
Late Night Rides
Small outings such as a late night bike ride for an ice cream, spending a day at a bowling alley, roller skating on a mundane evening, ice skating and tripping with every slide just to hold each others' hand, amusement parks, and concerts are great date ideas too. If you are running low on budget, these are some of the ideas you ought to explore.
Take an Interest
Sharing interests or taking an interest in the things that your date likes to do will give you some ideas. For instance, if your date is an athlete or holds interests in sports, then horse back riding, bike riding, tennis, golf, skiing, water skiing, playing billiards or pool, trekking, camping, and white water rafting are brilliant ways of spending time together. If you don't agree with these options, find out what are your date's interests and figure out a way of doing them together.
OK! You've done what your date likes to do. Now it's time your date does what you like. Parties, clubbing, shopping, romantic strolls in public gardens, visiting historical sites, taking one day classes together, day trips, star gazing, cooking together, walking on a silver sand beach as the cold water recedes below, picnic, paint ball, meeting mutual friends together, reading together, boat rides or going to a club event as each others' date...the choice is yours! This way you will know whether both of you share common interests or are polar opposites of each other.
Knowing each other is supremely important to avoid mishaps of heartbreak and heartache, arising out of misunderstandings. Dates do not have to be romantic every time. They can be fun, adventurous, and can spell complete madness depending on what mood you pick. This time you spend together is supposed to bring you closer as friends and permit you to see each other in a different light.