43 Date-Night Ideas
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Spend the day at a weird and wild festival: mashed potato wrestling,
a chicken plucking competition, a cardboard boat race, or a watermelon seed
spitting contest. For an overview of bizarre goings on nationwide, check out
Pull an all nighter and check into a high end hotel. Even if it's
less than a mile from your own bed, you'll still feel transported to luxury
land, where the only thing you need to concentrate on is each other. For one
thing, there's a great big bed. For another, there is a "Do Not
Disturb" sign that actually works. Lounge in the fluffy white robes, order
room service and feed each other in bed, get hot in the steam room, have a
randy romp in the hot tub (preferably in your room!), and sleep until
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Rock on, baby. Catch your favorite classic rock band on its reunion
tour. Or check out a local cover band that plays music from the days when you
were dating. "Every August I score tickets to an outdoor concert," says
one woman. "I don a concert Tshirt from our dating days and dance wildly,
just like I did on our first date."
Hit a local dive bar, preferably one with a pool table or dartboard,
and enjoy a little healthy competition. A few tips: You don't need a lot of
force to make the break in pool; just hit that first ball where it counts.
"The biggest mistake people make is aiming for the center of the ball,"
says Larry (a.k.a. "Fast Larry") Guninger, holder of the record for
sinking the most balls in one break (eight, for you sportstrivia wonks).
Instead, he advises, aim for the dot of light on the first ball (caused by the
overhead light). As for throwing a dart, it's like throwing a ball: You aim,
pull your arm backward, push your arm forward, let go, and follow through.
Take a really cool class. Discovering something new together adds a
layer of emotional connection to your relationship that will last long after
the last lesson. Try scuba lessons, and dream about running off for a getaway
at a remote tropical island; or learn a new foreign language and start planning
a romantic vacation to the country where it's spoken!