Not all of the date ideas that I share with you will be incredibly creative. However, they will be something that you probably don’t do all the time. For example, this next idea is a good change of pace from seeing a movie. It’s similar to the symphony date, but instead, you could go to a play. Plays are normally more expensive than movies but some people enjoy them much more.
You could go and see probably the most famous play ever, Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Maybe you are in the mood for some laughs, you could take your date and see Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Is it near Christmas? Go and see a showing of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, this is probably one of my favorite plays. A friend of mine that I play basketball with each week plays Scrooge every year at the local theater. Whatever the play you decide on, it is sure to be an amazing evening, something out of the ordinary.
What you need for this date:
Similar to going to a symphony, if you need to get tickets in advance then do it, otherwise you might get stuck with terrible seats or not being able to get in at all. A Christmas Carol that goes on every year at the Silver Star Theater, near me, always sells out in advance. Normally you can check online to find if certain plays are playing near you. Or you can just do a general search and see what is playing and see if any of those are interesting.
If you are in college you can check the information desk in your fine arts building to find out when their plays are being held, or they will probably have a website set up for special events and such. While college performances are not quite as polished as the professional ones they are usually still awesome and worth attending. Also, the tickets tend to be cheaper, in case you are light on funds.
My experience with going to plays for dates:
I have actually gone on several dates to plays and on all those occasions I didn’t once regret going; it was really fun each time. One time I took a girl on Halloween to an outdoor castle theater, and we watched the play Sweeney Todd—it was incredible. I guess technically it is musical, but we won’t split hairs, will we?
Sweeney Todd is about a man who runs a barbershop but winds up killing his patrons and then baking them in pies. This happened to be our second date; I knew the girl liked me and I liked her as well. We had blankets and cuddled together during the play. After a very enjoyable evening, I kissed her goodnight and we started dating. But . . . then I got that unlucky feeling again in the pit of my stomach screaming to be free, which meant one thing: no more dating her. A gut is a funny thing, I tell you. One minute it’s buzzing with butterflies, the next there’s a pit there. Love is crazy.
Do you have experience with this creative date idea? Let me know in the comments how it went and if your date, spouse, significant other liked it. You can buy a copy of the book 101 Creative Dates: ideas, tips, and personal experiences from the life of a hopeless romantic here or visit the shop.
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