Creative Date Ideas

10 Creative Movie Dates

If you're looking for a new slant on the standard dinner and a movie date, look no further, we have 10 creative movie dates for you!

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In the Dark

Have you heard about this idea out of Europe where blind waiters serve food to patrons in complete darkness? No foolin'. It's called dark dining and customers cannot see a single thing while they eat - not their food, their date, nothing.

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Decisions Decisions

Take any old date idea, add this twist, and watch your date's interest skyrocket as they try to figure out what you’re up to! So what's the twist? It's pretty simple really: you're going to let them make all the decisions for your next date together, and they'll have absolutely no idea what to expect!

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Classic Radio Broadcast

You're original, right? So why not plan a more creative date than dinner and a movie - like dinner and an old radio show! Enjoy a nice meal with your date and then drive somewhere with a view of outer space and flip on The War of the Worlds. Or go to a dark, secluded spot, lay down a blanket, and get creeped-out listening to Dracula on a shared iPod.

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You may not know it but there's hidden treasure all around you! It's true, and the only thing you need to find it is a GPS and a spirit for adventure.

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Treasure Hunt

Who doesn't enjoy the thrill of the hunt, the mystery of a good puzzle, and the excitement of finding hidden treasure? Only a lunatic! Not only are treasure hunts fun but coming up with a good one demonstrates creativity and promises more than an endless string of TV shows on the couch for your date.

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Now I Know My ABCs

Are you imaginative? Great! You'll need to be as you work your way through 26 spontaneous, fun, and silly activities all on one date! Why 26, you ask? Well, that's the number of letters in the alphabet and your job is to figure out something to do for each one!

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Custom T-Shirts

Spend the afternoon exploring your creative side and making something completely unique. One of the best things about this date idea is that whatever pattern you create, be it an image of a famous person, you and your date’s handprints, or just a block of text that has special meaning, you are making a shirt that no one else in the world will have.

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Mystery Date

Ok, so this date idea doesn’t really have anything to do with solving a mystery, it’s more about providing your date with a fun and unique path to find you. In essence, you will creatively lead them to a few items that hint at what you will be doing that evening, with a bottle of wine and dessert, before they find you to enjoy the sunset together.

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Trapeze School

Ever wonder what it's like to fly through the air like the circus acrobats you saw as a kid? Well here's your chance, real live trapeze school!

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I think just about all of us have done a paint-by-numbers at some point, but if you haven't, you’re really missing out! Invented in the 1950’s, this fun pastime gives you plenty to talk about with your date while spending time creating a masterpiece together.

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Paint Ceramics

It's time to dust off your creative side and make something special for your date. That's right, actually make it with your own two hands and a little imagination. There are these little ceramics shops all over the country where you can pick a blank bowl, plate, or mug and spend a few hours together painting them exactly how you want.

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The Story that Never Was

The main purpose of this date is to provide a creative way for you to go out and take a bunch of pictures together. The basic idea is to make up a story, any story, and take photos of yourselves as if you were actually living it, then write up descriptions as if the story actually happened.

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Why not give a little something back to the community while having a great time on your date? Volunteering offers the opportunity to not only do some good, but also see your date in a different, more serious light at the same time.

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Quick Ideas for Creative Dates

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The Best Creative Date Ideas

People often become bored of the same old dating routine, like the basic dinner and a movie. Creative date ideas can help you switch things up and add some excitement to your relationship. They create opportunities to try new things and learn more about your date.

When looking for new activities, we're the best source for creative dating tips. Try things like geocaching, making custom t-shirts, volunteering, or watching a foreign film together. These simple activities can become experiences you and your dating partner will remember for years to come.

Once you find an idea that sounds fun, you won't have to waste hours figuring out how to pull it off - our dates have plenty of practical advice to make them easy to plan! And if you don't have time to go browsing through the more in-depth dates, we also have plenty of quick date ideas that you can grab and go. These are also rated by our users to help you find the more popular choices.

We know that most dating ideas don't work for everyone. The right choice depends upon your personality, interests, abilities and location. That's why our website provides more than 40 creative date ideas - there's something for everyone.

To get started, scroll thru the list until you find some interesting ideas. If one sounds right for you and your date, click the link to learn more.