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Halloween and Romance

The Halloween and Romance creative date idea is a good example of a combination of ideas for one pretty cool date. It can be considered a marathon date because it lasts such a long time. I don’t always advise doing a marathon date unless you know for sure it is going well. Sometimes the girl is really nice and will go along for the ride, even though she doesn’t really want to be there, which is never an ideal situation. Yeah, dating is tough sometimes. Not that I would know from personal experience or anything . . .

For this activity, pick up your date and take them to a haunted house, or woods, or something else Halloween related. Then go to a scary or romantic movie afterward—in other words, more cuddle action— and when your date thinks the night is over, pull over at a local park and take a walk, look at the stars or dance. Or do all of those things!

This works well with a flirty date because there is a lot of physical contact throughout the night. However, your date might just be one of those “overly flirty for their own good” types of people, so be aware. Just because she cuddles with you or holds your hand or your arm doesn’t mean she is interested, confusing right? Normally those are good signs. Unless of course, your date happens to be your spouse or significant other, then I would hope it means they are still interested, haha.

What you need for this Halloween and Romance date:  

Orange Halloween sign made out of lights at a fair.

Like the other Halloween date, make sure that you will be able to actually get into the haunted place. It never hurts to be prepared. Maybe you can have several different locations in mind and let your date pick where you go. Then have a movie picked out beforehand, which is always better than showing up to the theaters and asking your date what she would like to see. Take some initiative and see what you think you both would like. Or instead of going to the theater plan one of these movie date ideas and combine it with this one. Next, if you plan to do something after the movie, such as dancing in the park, have a portable music player or speaker, for your phone, with you, and have some good songs picked out.

My experience with this creative date idea: 

One night many moons ago, I was at a dance party and wound up meeting this girl Courtney. I actually knew her in high school but had never really talked to her. We talked and had a good time dancing there seemed to be a bit of chemistry rather quickly between the two of us. I found out that she really liked haunted houses, so I asked her if she wanted to go to one the next day with me. She said yes. Right away I could tell that she was kinda flirty, so I planned the events for the next night around that knowledge. 

The cool ride

First I picked her up in my parent’s old 1974 Volkswagen Bus. I had another car I could have driven but I knew she loved those old buses. We went to the haunted house and right away there was good physical chemistry. My smile widened every time she hugged me or squeezed my hand. I may have taken a few opportune moments to scare her while walking through the haunted house.

Afterward, I took her to the movies, at her request. That wasn’t really my original plan but since she wanted to do it that is what we did. We saw the movie For the Love of the Game. It was an okay movie, and yes, we actually did watch the movie, despite what you may think.

Something up my sleeve

There was a little cuddle action going on, and I could sense that she wanted me to kiss her, but I didn’t. And yes, this is where I can hear you asking why in the world I didn’t do it.  I guess I wasn’t ready to kiss her, or I was too shy to do it. After the movie, at about 11:00 pm, she asked me,

So what are we going to do next?

Oh, I have something up my sleeve.

She waited anxiously to see what I had planned. You see, I had planned out what I would do if the date went well, and since the date was definitely going well, I decided to proceed with the next phase of operation “woo her.” I pulled the bus over at a local park. Then I got out and let her out of the car. She was confused, but a big smile came to her face when I turned on the radio that I had brought and asked her to dance.

We danced for some time in the park; we got a little kissing action in as well. It sounds like a good date, right? Well, it was, it was a great date, yet in the end, it didn’t work out. But I will always remember that night when I impressed even myself with how to woo a girl.

Do you have experience with this creative date idea? Let me know in the comments how you 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.

Here are other date ideas you might like:

Outdoor Movie

Progressive Dinner

Murder Mystery Dinner Party