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Strange date ideas

  1. Dec 4, 2005 #1
    Hi everybody. I'm going on a date with a girl tomorrow, I need some Ideas. We agreed that we both wanted something non-traditional, that means no movies.

    What unique ideas can you come up with?
     
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  3. Dec 4, 2005 #2

    DaveC426913

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    Where do you live?
     
  4. Dec 4, 2005 #3

    Moonbear

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    What sorts of things do you like to do? Quiet, intellectual, sports, outdoors, indoors? Without knowing where you live, I don't know what the climate is like there. Do you have places to go ice-skating, or if it's warmer, maybe there's a museum you can go to and then picnic on the lawn outside? If you're into it, are there any of those places that do drive-through Christmas light displays? That would seem nice for a first date if it's in the evening because you can ooh and aah at the lights, but mostly have a lot of time to sit in the car when you can drive very slowly which means you can talk a lot and get to know each other better.

    Or, maybe you can find a place that has a rock-climbing wall and do that together?

    Just tossing out a bunch of ideas...if they aren't your style, tell us what's more your style so we can help with better suggestions.
     
  5. Dec 4, 2005 #4
    Comedy club, or any activity that requires the two of you doing something together at the very least: bowling, pool, miniature golf
     
  6. Dec 4, 2005 #5
    there's a bug zoo in town here, i've always wanted to go to that. maybe there's somethng similar there?
     
  7. Dec 4, 2005 #6

    Lisa!

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    amusement park!
     
  8. Dec 4, 2005 #7
    strip club
     
  9. Dec 4, 2005 #8
    Rent Harold & Maude for some inspiration..

    best dates i ever see on a movie screen.
     
  10. Dec 4, 2005 #9

    Lisa!

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    The only on topic post in this thread!:tongue:
     
  11. Dec 4, 2005 #10
    Someone who hangs out at pf got a date? Ohh man lol, is KingNothing up for the funniest member award, cause with this thread he just got my vote!
     
  12. Dec 4, 2005 #11

    Moonbear

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    It also might be helpful if we had an idea of your age...under 18, between 18 and 21, or over 21. The types of places you can go would depend on whether you're old enough to get into some.

    Is there any place near you with a go-cart track? That would be fun for a bit...race each other, etc. Sure, you can't talk to each other while doing that, but it is good at the beginning of the date when you're both still nervous. You don't have to try to think of things to say right away, and after you've done racing each other (if you do it, I'm going to violate the feminist code and tell you to let her win if she doesn't do it on her own), you'll have something to talk about all night long, especially if she's a little competitive.
     
  13. Dec 4, 2005 #12
    I live in minnesota. I'm 18, she's 17. It's sunday so it's hard to find places that are open.
     
  14. Dec 4, 2005 #13
    go fishing :tongue:

    jk I dunno your interests or if you live in the country or city or whatever. Museums are kool, or perhaps a planetarium.
     
  15. Dec 4, 2005 #14
    Go help out at a soup kitchen - i met a girl that way once
     
  16. Dec 4, 2005 #15
    See that's the thing, it's not a big enough town to have a museum, planetarium, or soup kitchen.
     
  17. Dec 4, 2005 #16

    honestrosewater

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    That's the best idea I've ever heard. A soup kitchen or something similar. There are things you can do outdoors too -- community beautification projects and such. I imagine it would give you plenty to talk about afterwards. I guess it depends on the woman though.
     
  18. Dec 4, 2005 #17

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    It's the holidays. There are no charity events going on anywhere?

    Are there nursing homes? Hospitals? A children's hospital? Go shopping for some toys. Take them to the children's hospital. I'd certainly remember that date. :smile:
     
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  19. Dec 4, 2005 #18

    Danger

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    Rosie, my idea of a strange date is you and me. And since N/W will insist upon being there, you'd better be bi and teach her to be.
     
  20. Dec 4, 2005 #19
    This place gets weirder and weirder!!!
     
  21. Dec 4, 2005 #20

    honestrosewater

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    No video cameras this time, right?
     
  22. Dec 4, 2005 #21

    Danger

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    Agreed... reluctantly.
     
  23. Dec 4, 2005 #22
    I'm probably too late but I think it would be fun to keep this thread going to share ideas. Let's see...

    I once took a girlfriend to the nickle arcade to play House of the Dead. She had a blast but ofcourse she's a big fan of zombie slaying so it worked for her but not likely all ladies are going to be very impressed.

    To go with Moonie's ideas there are placeds out here called Boomers where they have an arcade, miniature golf, gocarts, rock climbing, batting cages, laser tag, ect.. I have no idea if they have places like that where you are....
    Ok apparently Boomers in particular are only in CA FL and NY.

    Here's a place with listings particular to Minnesota...
    http://www.exploreminnesota.com/Attractions.html
    Some of the listings look pretty neat. Boating, biking, skydiving...
    Skydiving is great but probably a bit expensive for a couple of kids your age, and she probably would need to be eighteen to sign the releases and what not.

    I once was going to take a girl I was dating out shooting at a shooting range. She was another odd one and would have loved it. Opportunity never presented itself though.

    I took one of my exs to see a blackbox theatre adaptation of Bram Stokers Dracula. Going to an actual theatre is different enough from going to the movies but not that different really if you're wanting a more active sort of date.
    Dinner and theatre is also another thing that you don't see very often that could be neat. There's only one anywhere near where I live as far as I know though.
     
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  24. Dec 4, 2005 #23
    Am I the only one here who notices that he came to a physics forum for date advice?

    That said, if you're near Minneapolis, go see Triple Espresso. Its a hilarious play (my dad's cousin is actually in the company, though I don't think he's at Minneapolis right now). Dinner and theatre always work well.
     
  25. Dec 4, 2005 #24
    Notice that it's about strange dates. Where else would I go for strange?
     
  26. Dec 4, 2005 #25

    Ah, that explains. Again, though, Triple Espresso. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You stand a decent chance of asphyxiating.
     
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