Unique First Dates Ideas

I'm getting married to Margaux in 22 days! HOLY COW! This has probably been one of the craziest and most memorable twelve months I have ever had in my life. I got a new job, proposed to the sweetest girl ever and I am just about ready to start a new job. I have no idea where that is yet, but those are minor details! I met Margaux on October 10, 2010. I have no idea how many of you are married, dating or single, but heck, we all need a good date night every now and again, right?

The first time Margaux and I hung out, we went through a corn maze at a local orchard (Treworgy Family Orchards), ate some lunch and then spent the last few hours talking and playing Scrabble. It was simple, fun and pretty inexpensive. I guess I did something right, because now I am marrying her. Now, I don't think you need to do everything I did, but sometimes unique dates are even more memorable then meeting up for dinner or drinks. Here's a few that could ensure a second date...or a marriage!

Mini Golf

Are you and your date competitive people? Go mini golfing! Who doesn't love a rousing game of mini putt putt? I know that one of my most favorite pastimes is going to a mini golf course and making an absolutely fool of myself. Somehow I always end up quoting Happy Gilmore, and most everyone has a good time! It's nice to get some fresh air on a first date, and an innocent game of mini golf is a great way to break the ice.

Homemade Pizza

Let's face it. We all need to eat, and most of the time, dates are focused around eating of some kind. Instead of going out to eat and spending a ton of money, why not make lunch or dinner in house? Homemade pizza is super easy and super cheap. Go to the grocery store, pick out your favorite toppings together and make an epic pizza that is amazingly tasty! You won't even have to tip anyone for cooking. SCORE!

Take a walk in the park

Maybe it's just me, and I love being outside, but walking in the park is free and it's a great way to make small chat. You can talk about the weather, random people walking in the park as well and if you're lucky, there may eve be a swing set! I love swing sets. If you plan it right, you may run into an ice cream truck...instant awesome date!

For a list of other fun date ideas, check out this site. Some of them are nuts (like a whipped cream fight? Sorry, that's not for me on a first date) but there are some great ideas.

What are your unique date ideas?

Seth P.