3 Alternative Date Ideas that Definitely Aren’t Dinner and Drinks
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Dating is a minefield and sometimes the thought of going out for yet another average Italian just doesn’t inspire romance. There may be no ‘right’ way to make a connection with someone new but if you are looking to make a real bond, the old dating clichés might not be for you.
Whether you get nervous standing at a bar trying not to drink your wine too fast or you need to inject a bit more excitement into a fledgling relationship, here are a few alternative dating ideas that might just set the romance alight.
The Escape Room
Getting locked into a room and solving puzzles to escape isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but there’s a reason that this sort of thing is loved by corporations as a team building exercise. Escape rooms are all about communicating and learning about each other. This is your prime time to show off your skills and compliment your partner on their capabilities too.
The other great benefit of doing an escape room is that you don’t need to start thinking up topics to talk about – the material is all there and you will naturally chat about other stuff while you work towards your freedom.
There are few things in life that bring as much joy as mini golf. You don’t have to be good at it – in fact, the worse you are the more fun you are going to have. There are plenty of mini golf courses around and lots now come with different themed rooms so you can set the tone.
If you want to take things up a notch, try creating challenges for each other like predicting the score for the round or attempting this hole standing backwards. The more ridiculous you make your challenges the funnier it will get. Let your imagination run wild!
Life Drawing Class
Drawing a naked person might not be the best place to chat incessantly but if you are shy then the quiet atmosphere is a good place to do some surreptitious judging of your partner. How they respond to the class and the way that they draw will tell you a lot about each other, even if you are useless and your partner turns out to be the next Leonardo da Vinci.
Taking a class together will also give you a natural topic to discuss later on or on future dates. This is the perfect time to find out how they appreciate the human body and what could be in store later…
Dating should be a fun way to get to know someone new and should never be a chore. If you want to bring out the best side of someone, finding an activity where you can both participate without worrying about having to look nice while eating spaghetti is often the way forward. Pick something you already love doing or go out on a limb and try something new. It’s time to break away from a series of dull dinners and start living life to the full.
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