A dinner and a movie is nice. It feels ‘coupley’; is romantic enough; requires a sufficient amount of effort from both parties; and can form the basis of a happy, lasting memory.
It’s also BLAH.
The dating scene has never been so exciting (adventurous?). In the face of new-age dating and such high-tech wooing habits, why on earth are we still stuck in the dinner-and-movies trend of 20 years ago?
It’s time the dating ‘experience’ caught up. There’re greater expectations to live up to.
No, I don’t want to “go for a drink”. Or “catch a movie”. Or “Netflix and chill”.
You can do better than that.
It’s time to revamp the dating experience.
With this in mind, we’ve created a list of unusual dating experiences that have nothing to do with movies and dinner.
Oh, and don’t thank us when you fall in love. You are very welcome.
For a conversation starter that’s about more than the weather or the colour of your eyes, head to an art gallery, zoo, planetarium, museum or aquarium. You’ll be able to walk, talk, and discreetly suss out each other’s tastes.
Art gallery dates are always fun. Just make sure you don’t take it too seriously – Kim, 28.
Visit a theme park; play on the swings at a kid’s playground at night-time; consider laser skirmish; try your hand at ice skating (apparently it’s a good excuse to hold hands). Trampoline parks can be good fun, and go-karting can be a speedy get-to-know-you.
Laser tag as a first date lets you team up and break the touch barrier. It’s an opportunity to have fun and get comfortable around each other, BEFORE going to dinner and drinks – Annie, 32.