Telescope used to find your date and clues

Find Your Date Group Date Idea

I am a huge fan of treasure hunting and scavenger hunt activities, so I thought up this Find Your Date group date idea to go along with my love of adventure. So what is the date? Well, it is an adventure group date that has to do with following clues, which lead to other clues, which lead to the person you are on a date with. It could be your spouse, significant other, etc.

You would plan the group date with let’s say 4 couples. Then you would decide if the girls were going to create the clues and you would search for them or the other way around. Then that group would meet and come up with the clues.

On the day of the date they would drop off the clues where they need to be and the first clue being dropped off at the dates’ houses at the beginning of the night. Just have them all meet at that house. It helps if the girls or guys in the group know each other so that they can communicate well and search together.

Then they set off and start searching. They’ll get a clue, which leads to another clue. The first one might have them “go and look under the nearest big M.” Then they go to McDonald’s and find the next clue, etc. Or something like, “search the nearest place where you bounce balls” which would be the nearest basketball court at a park or something. Or perhaps one of the clues is a treasure map.

Treasure map to find your date

It is up to you how many twists and turns you send them on. It would also be funny to borrow a car that they won’t recognize, follow them around and watch as they try and put the clues together trying to locate where you are.

The tricky part is coming up with the clues. You want them creative but not hard to understand and solve; fun but not too over the top.

It’s not always easy to think of them but I’m sure you can think of something good. When you get to the end of the date meaning when they actually find their dates, the other half of the group, have dinner together and do something fun afterward.

You could make it more interesting by having it be a blind date for one of the couples. That way she/he is anticipating the whole time who their date is going to be at the end. Intrigue is always a good night. And of course, if they get stuck and can’t find the next clue, they can text you for hints.

Just make sure to have the “find my friends” mode turned off on your phone, otherwise that would lead them right to you, skipping all the clues.

What you need for this Find Your Date group date idea: 


In order to make this find your date activity really fun, you will have to think up clues. They can be little notes of paper with riddles on them that lead to the next clue. It could be a picture, a drawing, etc.

If the dates know each other, have them all meet at one of their houses, and that way you can leave the first note at their door. Maybe you can doorbell ditch them and then get out of sight, and when they leave, follow behind to the first clue.

There’s a bunch of different ways you could do it, but just be sure to have something planned at the end. Make it pretty cool, too, because your date might get a little upset if after they reach the end of the clues you say, “Good job on finding us—time to take you home.” 

My commentary on this date: 

This is similar to a scavenger hunt and along the same lines as the Where’s Waldo date idea. Only for this, you aren’t looking for objects, unless of course, your date happens to be the object of your affection. This is something exciting, something new, and something sure to impress.

It is not a date that I have personally done yet with my friends. I just dreamt it up one day, probably after watching the movie National Treasure, haha.

Find Your Date Group Date Idea Video:

Watch the video I made about this group date idea.

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