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Limo for a Night

Rent a limo for the night and spend the evening around town in style. Bring along some champagne and enjoy the romance. Make a stop at a romantic restaurant for dinner, then continue the romance in the limo. If you're feeling adventurous, spend the after-dinner ride getting a little frisky.


Canopy Lights

Set up a canopy outside and fill it flickering candles, twinkling white lights, and a radio playing your favorite love songs softly in the background. Have his/her favorite drink chilling and a romantic meal prepared. After dinner, dance together under the lights or take a planned walk lit up with luminaries that leads to a blanket full of rose petals where you can lay together and look up at the stars.


Puzzle It

Spend the evening piecing together a puzzle. It's something completely different that allows you work together with a challenging puzzle, but also have an incredibly fun time.


Cemetery Picnic

Go to an old cemetery to watch the sun set/rise or for a picnic and try to contact the dead for fun (if you're into spooky stuff).


Midnight Dancing

Pull over and dance off to the side of the road under moonlight.


Have a bonfire

Take a hike and have a bonfire on a little known trail complete with a sunset and "s'mores".


Watch a Meteor Shower

Make a date of it either in your backyard or at a local park. Bring along a blanket, a bottle of wine and a few decadent treats to enjoy while you lay on the blanket and watch the show together.


Hot Air Balloon Ride

Take a hot air balloon ride together, especially at sunrise or sunset for an incredibly romantic and inspiring experience.


Take a Sunset Boat Ride

Whether you have your own boat or make reservations for a dinner cruise, take her out on a sunset ride. Standing close together watching the sun setting over the water is incredibly romantic.


Pizza Picnic

Get pizza from your local favorite and have a picnic in the park.


Carriage Ride Through A Quaint Town

You don't have to be in New York City to enjoy a romantic carriage ride. Many smaller towns offer smaller carriage tours that are just as romantic.


Take a Carriage Ride

Many cities from Charleston, SC to New York City, NY offer carriage rides through their downtown areas under the moon and stars. Grab a blanket and go for a romantic nighttime carriage ride.


Watch Trains Go By

Lunch in a secluded pasture near a train track and watch the trains go whizzing by as you lay looking at the clouds and talking.


Cook Together

Choose a recipe that neither of you has tried. Shop together for the ingredients and then slave away together in the kitchen. Be sure to sit down to a romantically set table including candles.


Play Board Games

Get a few games such as Scrabble or Monopoly, a bowl of popcorn, and a few treats and settle in for a fun night at home together.


Play Card Games

Grab a deck of cards and settle in for an evening of Gin Rummy and Hearts. Up the ante with a few little friendly bets. If you're really adventurous, you could even try strip poker.


Sunbathe Together

Whether it's in your backyard, at a local pool, or at the beach, grab a couple of towels and spend the afternoon sunbathing together and talking.


Catch Fire Flies

Grab a Ball jar and waste away the night time hours catching fire flies like you did when you were children. Bring along a blanket and when you're done, just lay together looking up at the night sky.


Go for a Country Drive

Bring along a few snacks and spend a Sunday afternoon just driving through the country roads.


Go Stargazing

Whether in your backyard, a secluded pasture, or the beach, lay down a blanket and stargaze together. Get a star chart ahead of time and you can identify the various stars and constellations together.


Rent a Movie

Head to your local video store and pick out a movie (and yummy treats to go along with it) to watch that night while cuddled together on the couch.


Home Picnic

Put down a blanket in your living room and have a romantic picnic at home together.


Watch TV Together

Watch your favourite TV programs together just to spend more time together. Spend the commercials making out.


Feed Ducks at a Pond

Bring a picnic lunch and some day old bread for the ducks. Spend the afternoon eating, feeding the ducks, and lounging on your picnic blanket together.


Go on a Hayride

Though often found in October during fall/harvest time, you could find hayrides at other times if you look hard.


Give Each Other Backrubs

Get some massage oils and spend the evening giving each other back rubs and body massages. This often leads to more bedroom fun. ;)


Go for a Sunset Walk

Take a walk, hand in hand, as the sun goes down. Need we say more?


Cook Dinner for Each Other

This is actually a two part date idea. On Friday night, cook dinner for your partner and then have them cook for you the next night.


Make Dinner Together

Plan a gourmet dinner and cook it together in the kitchen.


Build Ice Cream Sundaes

Get all of the ingredients and make banana splits or ice cream sundaes together while watching a flick.


Color in Coloring Books

Pick up a couple of coloring books and crayons and snuggle up down on the floor to color the pictures like you did when you were kids.


Play With Play Dough

Want to really play like a kid again? Get out the play dough and create romantic figures that describe your partner's feelings for you.


Park and Star Watch

This works best if you have a convertible or a sun roof. If not, bring along a blanket and spend the evening identifying stars together.


Rent a Limo for the Evening

It doesn't matter if you're heading out for a 5-course gourmet meal or to fast feel.


Walk on the Beach at Midnight

Take a walk on the beach, with the romantic sound of the waves gently crashing on the shore.


Roast Marshmallows Over a Campfire

If you went camping together, roasting marshmallows is a given. For everyone else, build a mall fire in your back yard and roast marshmellows together or even make "s'mores"!


Finger Paint

Get back to your childhood roots with finger paints! Create a print that describes your love for your partner.


Snuggle up in Front of the Fireplace

Snuggling in front of the fireplace. Need we say more?


Coffee Break

Go out to a local coffee shop for some great java, conversation, and people watching. This makes a great first date because it's in a non-committal setting -- meaning you're not stuck if it's not going well. Plus, it's a great date for really talking and getting to know another person.


Cruise in a Convertible

Rent a convertible for a day and take your date out for a drive.


Listen to Music

Visit a local pub for some live music, go to a concert, or even listen to music at home while you talk and just enjoy being together.


Take a Bubble Bath

For those that have been dating for awhile... or possibly for the end of the date? Set the mood with bubbles and candles.


Relax in a Hot Tub

If you've ever watched ABC's 'The Bachelor' you know that the hot tub is an excellent end to any date.


Laptop Movies

Pick a romantic movie together at your local video store, then watch it together on a laptop under the stars while laying on a blanket.


Make Your Own Video

Set up the video camera and make your own fun videos.


Pick Apples at an Orchard

Pick apples together at a local orchard, then bake an apple pie (or other apple dessert) together when you get home.


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