Dating is fun. There, I have said it, it is now out in the open. I let the "cat out of the bag" so to speak. No, really. I am being completely serious. Dating is a tremendous amount of fun. Besides the obvious initial nervousness, there is something so exciting about getting to discover what this other person's life is all about. Do they like kids? Do they own a dog? There is that first initial physical attraction, hopefully, and then it is about two people from different places in their lives getting to know each other in the ultimate goal of a relationship. What makes a date fun? That depends on the two people involved but here are some fun date ideas just in case you are coming up empty on things to do.
Dating is very much akin to having a hobby. Some dates are boring and some are exciting. The whole goal is to make the date fun enough to entice the other person want to go out again. Some fun dates are physical. A few examples are sky diving, bungee jumping, roller skating, or a nice peaceful hike. The key to making a physical date fun is to find out if that person is into that kind of thing. If you look on dating websites, most of the people on there all list some sort of physical activity. Want to know why? Because they don't want you to think they are some sort of lazy couch potato whose idea of exercise to having to hunt for the remote.
If you meet someone like this and you are a bit of a doubting Thomas about their physical prowess...take them on a hike. If they have to sit down a hundred yards into the hike, maybe telling the truth isn't their strong suit.
Let's say that you are dating an intellectual. One of the many fun dates you take them on could be to a local exhibit or museum. Date fun comes in a variety of ways, just ask a few prodding questions to find out what your date is into.
Now that the good date fun is out of the way, let's talk about what is not date fun. No fun date ideas should start with the words "sex, swinger, family reunion, or funeral". Nope. No way. That isn't fun. I once had this date that introduced me to his ex wife on the first date. Yeah, didn't go back.
Another guy wanted me to check out a porn movie with him. If you think that is bad, it gets worse. His roommate was asleep when I arrived and he made me tiptoe through the house so we wouldn't wake him. We also had to whisper. Did I mention that his roommate was his ex-boyfriend? Uh, ya. I left shortly after that. Here is another tip free of charge for those of you out in the dating world. If you ask someone out please do the polite thing and pay for the date. This applies to men and women. Do not ask someone out and then either make them pay or ask them to pay for half. That is crass and vulgar. Men...do NOT expect for her to go home and watch a porno with you. If you are that hard up...stay home and watch it alone. Women... do NOT introduce him to all of your family and friends the very first date. That is probably guaranteed to run him off so that he will never ask you out again.
Here is a tip for both of you: do not drink so much alcohol to render you senseless. Nothing brings that good vibration of a date down as much as having to watch another person puke up dinner.