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10 Manly Movies Your Girl Will Enjoy Too

Looking for a manly film you can watch together but can't think of any she'll sit through? Try these 10 movies that she'll like almost as much as you.

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10 Romantic Movies Your Guy Won't Mind Watching

Want to watch a romantic movie with your guy but can't find one he'll sit through? Try these 10 movies that guys will like almost as much as you.

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Blackout

Technology's great, but sometimes I think we're bombarded with way too much information every second of the day. Once in a while it's healthy to unplug and just enjoy each other's company without distraction, which may mean a walk in the woods, relaxing at the beach, or even a blackout.

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Make Chocolate from Scratch

Chocolate is super-delicious. This is not news. But what if I said that you can make your own unique chocolate at home in about 5 minutes? No joke. Making chocolate from scratch is a lot easier than you might think.

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Homemade Ice Cream

You love ice cream, right? Of course you do! Everyone loves a bowl of smooth, creamy ice cream on a hot summer day. But have you ever wondered how it's made? Why don't you whip up a batch with your date and find out?

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NYSDM: Western-Style

Howdy partner, this is the Western version of our Not Your Standard Dinner and a Movie date idea. As with all of these movie dates, the plan is to take a cultural theme and dive into it. In other words, you don’t invite someone over for salmon and Slumdog Millionaire, you invite them over for a rack of barbeque ribs and High Noon.

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NYSDM: Japanese

This is the Japanese version of our Not Your Standard Dinner and a Movie date idea. As with all of these movie dates, the plan is to take a cultural theme and really dive into it. In other words, you don't invite someone over for pork chops and The Notebook, you invite them over for sushi and Ninja Scroll.

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A Chocolate Tasting

It may take some arm-twisting, but if you can somehow convince your date to lounge around sampling good chocolate and sipping wine, then a tasting just might be the date for you!

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NYSDM: Do You Kung Fu?

This is another take on our Not Your Standard Dinner and a Movie date idea with a Chinese twist. As with all of these movie dates, the plan is to take a cultural theme and dive into it. In other words, you don’t invite someone over for steak and National Treasure, you invite them over for Chinese take-out and Enter the Dragon!

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NYSDM: That's Italian

This is the Italian version of our Not Your Standard Dinner and a Movie date idea. As with all of these movie dates, the plan is to take a cultural theme and dive into it. In other words, you don't invite someone over for burgers and Transformers, you invite them over for homemade spaghetti and meatballs, and La Dolce Vita!

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Quick Ideas for Home Dates

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