30 Romantic Date Ideas

Running out of dating venues for you and your partner’s date? No need to worry, here are a few of my romantic date ideas that you and your partner will surely love.

  1. Make dinner together. This is great because even if it sucks, you made that mess together.
  2. Bake together. Baking is harder than it looks, but flour fights could happen so it’s worth trying.
  3. Go whale watching. Can’t see any whales? Oh well. You have each other.
  4. Play Twister. You know how this ends.
  5. Go to karaoke. Making fun of yourself is always a turn-on. And you will definitely do that.
  6. Go antiquing. Who doesn’t love sitting on old chairs and hoping they don’t break?
  7. Go to a zoo. Look at all those cute animals! Sure, they’re also captive and sad but so cute!
  8. Go to the botanical gardens. Gorgeous flowers everywhere make everything smell and look amazing. Nothing is better.
  9. Play board games. Play Clue and stop midway through to figure out who took off your pants in the study.
  10. Go bowling. If you hate bowling, there are always the pitchers of beer.
  11. Play laser tag. Is this for kids? No. Well, yeah, but that doesn’t make it any less fun.
  12. See a drive-in movie. It’s like a regular movie except inside a car.
  13. Ride go-karts. Loser has to give the winner a sensual massage.
  14. Take a hot air balloon ride. It’s like a cramped, romantic picnic in the air.
  15. Go ice skating. Classic.
  16. Go to the roller rink. Like a warm ice skating rink with lots more middle schoolers.
  17. Take a flamenco dancing class. It’s more erotic than square dancing.
  18. Sign up for Tough Mudder. Some people think this is fun.
  19. Go paintballing. Take out some of that pent-up aggression.
  20. Take a horse and buggy ride. This is something classy people do.
  21. Go to a concert. Go see some local band in your town or a giant arena show.
  22. Go on a double date. Take any of these dates and do that with two more people. This list just became 200 date ideas.
  23. Take a falconry class. This is the kind of date the Kennedy family would go on.
  24. Go skeet shooting. Like hunting, but less violent.
  25. Go to a vineyard and try wine tasting. It’s like you’re the guys in Sideways.
  26. Book a dinner cruise. Boats are romantic. Dinners are romantic. This is double romantic.
  27. Go skydiving. If you’ve got a death wish.
  28. Try hangliding. If you’ve got a death wish but only kind of.
  29. Rock climbing. As long as you have the upper-arm and leg strength.
  30. See a comedy show. There’s a 25 percent chance you’ll actually see someone funny and a 100 percent chance you’ll get drunk meeting your drink minimum.


Most of these ideas of mine might be unusual, but don’t hesitate to try, you’ll see that these dating ideas are especially fun.


Developing Intimacy in a Relationship

Intimacy is a sense of closeness or togetherness shared with another person that can take some time and work to establish in a relationship. I for one wanted to improve my relationship with other people, especially to someone I deeply care about. But how can I improve developing my relationship intimacy? It is not an easy work but the first thing that I should know and understand is what intimacy is all about.

What Is Intimacy?

Intimacy is a close personal connection between two people that usually develops over time. Typically, children learn about and develop intimate relationships through interacting with parents and close family members. As we grow older opportunities arise to develop more intimate relationships outside of the home, getting to know people, establishing commitment and trust, building connections through work, play, sexual contact, parenting, etc. The journey towards creating intimate relationships is therefore potentially never ending and everyone’s experience in growing up and learning about intimacy is going to be different.


In seeking to develop more intimate caring relationships, it can be useful to explicitly differentiate sexual intimacy from other forms of intimacy. The following list identifies a number of opportunities for developing intimacy in relationships:


Emotional Intimacy – you are able to share a wide range of both positive and negative feelings without fear of judgement or rejection

Physical Intimacy – The delight in being sensual, playful, and sensitive in sexual intimacy that is joyful and fulfilling for both partners.

Intellectual Intimacy – Sharing ideas or talking about issues or even hotly debating opinions and still respect each other’s beliefs and views

Spiritual Intimacy – discussing how spirituality works in our lives, in such a way that we respect each other’s particular spiritual needs and beliefs

Conflict Intimacy – the ability to work through our differences in a fair way, and reach solutions that are broadly and mutually satisfactory, recognizing that perfect solutions are not part of human life.

Work Intimacy – You are able to agree on ways to share the common loads of tasks in maintaining your home, incomes, and pursuing other mutually agreed goals.

Parenting Intimacy – If you have children, you have developed shared ways of being supportive to each other while enabling our children to grow and become separate individuals.

Crisis Intimacy – You are able to stand together in times of crisis, both external and internal to our relationship and offer support and understanding.

Aesthetic Intimacy – Being delighted in beauty, music art, nature and a whole range of aesthetic experiences and each of us is prepared to support the other’s enjoyment of different aesthetic pleasures.

Play Intimacy – Having fun together, through recreation, relaxation or humour.


Possession of knowledge of your own and your partner’s preferred ways of relating is important. Just as important is letting people know and acting on these preferences in ways and at times when it will build intimacy. With these following list of forms of intimacy, you will be able to learn more each of their differences and be able to improve. I am hoping that with this, your relationship with your partner will improve.

Tell-tale Signs that a Guy Likes You

Have a crush on a guy but not sure if the feeling is mutual? Or maybe you’re curious as to whether that guy checking you out is doing so out of interest in you or he’s just staring at the poster behind your head? How do you know if a guy is interested in you? Just because he hasn’t said those three little words doesn’t mean he isn’t crazy about you, but how can you tell without risking embarrassment of asking?

Here are my tell-tale signs he likes you…


Body Language

  • He looks at me a lot. His eyebrow may even lift as he watches me. He might not even be really conscious he is watching me as much as he is.
  • I notice how much he looks at my face and makes eye contact.
  • He leans towards me a lot. Personal space invasion is a sign of major interest.
  • I check the direction of his hands, feet, legs, toes, etc. If they’re pointed toward me, it’s a subconscious indicator of his interest in me.
  • He starts grooming himself. He pulls at his tie to straighten it or he readjusts the fit of his sweater. Perhaps he runs his hands through his hair in attempt to tidy it or he reaches down to tie his shoelaces. Doing this repeatedly is similar to the actions of a male bird preening up his feathers for a display.
  • I check out how he’s sitting. If I see rather manly gestures, such as sitting with open legs or placing his hands on his hips, he’s trying to impress.
  • If he likes me, I may see that he rarely turns his back to me, often leans towards me, and also looks at me a lot. If he slouches his shoulders when near me, he’s romantic and cares about what I have to say. If he points his shoulders and pelvis towards me while sitting, he is definitely feeling something for me.


Eye Contact

  • A gaze that has him looking left, then sweeping over my face, then looking right is a sign he’s very attracted to me.
  • Be careful not to confuse a shy guy’s darting retreat from eye contact with a guy who is clearly disinterested. A shy guy who is interested will continue to steal glances at me. We should be patient.
  • If I don’t like the guy, it can be uncomfortable to maintain eye contact; I break it off quickly and scan the room myself, as if looking for someone else.
  • When he’s around me and he says or does something funny and everyone around laughs, his eyes will flicker towards me for a second to see if I laughed too, this means he’s keen to make a good impression on me.
  • His pupils may dilate if he likes me, but this is quite hard to pick up on, and I might come across as acting strangely by looking that closely into his eyes. If I’m around him for a long time, it could be easier to pick up on gradually.


Whatever the reason for your need to know, these are the few fairly certain ways of working out that a guy’s definitely interested in you or not.


Why Every Man Needs A Woman’s Advice

In college, you know this problem. Men come to women for two things: either they want to go on a date with them or they want to ask about advice from women. Women often consider these approaches as “of interest” simply because why would men want to talk with them?

Sometimes, it’s also because the two beings can relate. In college, I had this guy who approached me because we had a swell time when we did some school activities together. College is a great time to explore your interests.

This guy and I, well we were basically in the same psychology majors’ classes and we got ourselves into the same group for a project. We made up something really interesting ‘diving into the divide’ between males and females.

I won’t bore you with the project details. Let’s just say from a psychologist or future psychologist’s point of view, that is quite a lot of fun. So we did the project along with our groupmates. It would seem that him and I had the biggest contribution for the project and we got some really great scores.

We celebrated as a group by having a bit of a drink. This guy approached me and asked me about a girl he likes in another class. He said he had a crush on her. Obviously, at that time I had no feelings for this guy.

Until he asked that I give him advice about it.

During that time, I had quite many experiences with guys. From dates to the lewder stuff, I don’t hide them. I told him about things that would make a woman happy. Things like taking her to amusement parks. Taking her to places that aren’t really covered by the usual effort of going to the mall, spending time, talking and all that.

So he told me he plans to take her to go bungee jumping. I told him it was a bit early for that. He should always see if the lady is a ‘game’ type of woman who is adventurous and brave. If she’s the shy type, she has to fold at some point and would probably ask him to stay somewhere near but interesting, like taking her to a park or a hike or something.

The funny side is that he was talking about me. He said I was intellectual and funny. So maybe taking me to a psychology lab was lots of fun. I laughed with him, but I saw in his eyes he meant it. So, we had a date.

So guess where?

We went bungee jumping. I felt I was adventurous. It felt that I could do everything with him.

But why am I talking about this portion of my life? Well, you guys out there, that move by my previous man may have been already been a bit tired, but it worked.

Sometimes, women would just go for you simply because of the way your presence makes them feel. Sometimes, women may feel attracted to you but know you’re dangerous. Some women may feel attracted to you and feel secure. Some women may feel like you’re her brother or something.

Figuring this first step out is important. And a sister like me could help you out through this blog!