Fun & Flirty Date Ideas In D.C.

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Sometimes we all get stuck in a rut. We do the same things over and over till they lose their special something they make us feel. They become so much of a norm and a routine that they become boring. Same goes for dating…dinner, movies, coffee, yawn. With the rebirth that comes with spring, let’s revamp your date ideas. Think of things both you and your honey would love to do, things you would like to try, things you might enjoy, things that are new for both of you.

These are a few of the things you might want to try:

Take cooking classes. Whether at your local restaurant that offers lessons or you have someone come to your home to teach you, it is fun and you can make fun of each other’s cooking skills and lack there of (but in a good way). And there is nothing as romantic and hilarious as seeing your babe spastically moving around the kitchen trying not to burn the boiling water.

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Go wine tasting. And in Virginia, there are plenty places to go to. Its fresh, romantic, you can pretend you are in the South of France while flirting and chasing each other in the vineyards while talking in fake french accents. Make an ordinary day at a hoity toity vineyard a fun day!

Take dance lessons. It doesn’t matter if you have two left feet, can only turn left and you make a duck face when you dance. Just enjoy the newness of it all. No need to have an anxiety attack because  it’s “step step back and step step front” and not “step back and step step OUCH!” You have your date in your arms, just focus on that. And by the end of your tango you might be passo doble-ing out with each other’s heart.

If you are daring enough to do something that will have your adrenaline pumping and your hearts double up faster than when you look into each other’s eyes, go skydiving or bungee jumping or parasailing. Yes, it is scary. Yes, you will think you are about to die (but you won’t). Yes, you will remember that date and each other, because of it, for the rest of your lives.

Go kayaking or canoeing on the Potomac. Just FYI, don’t make sharp sudden turn with your body while in the kayak or you will find yourself and your date IN the Potomac rather than ON it. Not good…or is it? The days are getting warmer so this will be a perfect date outing.

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Go fly a kite, no really, go actually fly an actual kite (I know we are in DC, so no double entendre indended). It’s perfectly windy this time of the year and you have the entire span of the National Mall to run around in. Bring out the kid in you and in each other. While in that whole “inner child mode” go to an arcade. Flirt, tease each other, compete, and enjoy each other’s company.

Go to DC Improv. Couple who laugh together stay together right? Right! Enough said.

The point is, have fun. Make going on a date more than just an obligation or somthing you must do because you are together. Dating is suppose to be fun and happy and flirty and something you both enjoy while you discover or rediscover each other. We would know, we have been facilitating the whole asking on date, preparing for a date, thanking for a date thing for a long long long time…you should see some of the fun flirty card messages our customers send with their flowers. So you got someone you want to ask on a date and you are not a words person? We got you back, we can help you become a flowers person. Choose any of these.

 

 

 

Top Ten Romantic Date Ideas for Summer

Need some romantic ideas for this summer?  While a bottle of wine and a nice bouquet of flowers might set the mood, most women want a bit more for a romantic date.  Here are ten great romantic plans for this summer.

 

For the traditionalist, never underestimate the power of a romantic dinner.  Even though it’s a date in instead of a date out, cooking (or having delivered) a great dinner, setting the mood with candles and music, and then watching a romantic movie can make for an amazing evening.

 

Another traditional type of date is to go on a picnic.  There are many different parks in the area that make for great date settings.  Just pack a nice picnic lunch, grab a blanket, and head off for a nice day outdoors.  Just check the weather report first—you don’t want to get rained out!

 

If you don’t like heading outdoors, dealing with bugs, or facing bad weather, you can always have a romantic picnic indoors.  Clear away your living room furniture or push your bed out of the way and spread your blanket out right there.  Pour some wine, set out the sandwiches, and enjoy your own private picnic in the comfort of your own home.

 

Going out and watching the sun set is also a very romantic way of spending the evening.  You can watch it from your own backyard, from a park, or from just about anywhere.  If you drive out of the city, you can even enjoy watching the stars come out after the sun sets. 

 

Go out on a boat.  If you live near a lake or the ocean, you can most likely find a company that will allow you to rent a sailboat or other type of craft.  Some places even offer dinner cruises on larger ships.  This can be a very different kind of date that adds some excitement to the romance.

 

Going horseback riding can also be a very romantic date that is different and exciting.  However, if your significant other doesn’t like going outdoors or animals, this might not be the best type of date!

 

Another idea for high school or college sweethearts is to head back to your alma mater for a sporting event.  Take in a game, maybe spend some time wandering around campus, and relive old memories.  It can be nostalgic and romantic to remember how your relationship was back then.

 

Take a hot air balloon ride.  If you’ve never seen the world from the sky, imagine how much fun it can be to do so with your sweetheart.  The two of you can soar above the land while cuddling together.

 

If the two of you enjoy dancing, head out to a club.  While it may not be the most romantic type of date, it can be a lot of fun, especially if you enjoy slow dancing.

 

Finally, relive your first date.  Go to the same restaurant, do a similar activity, and recreate all of the same emotions you felt back then.  Afterwards, you may even want to cuddle in bed and talk about how your relationship has grown and changed since then.

How to Have a Tropical Date Night at Home

This weekend, try to recreate a wonderful island vacation or enjoy a taste of the tropics at home!  It’s fun to create a romantic date night using your imagination and ingenuity to arouse the senses with beautiful sights, sounds, flavors and aromas. 

Sights

Set the patio or dining room with colorful beach chairs and beach towels.  Buy a couple of coconut “glasses”.   Throw in a tiki torch, a hammock, and straw hats!  Light candles and place sand around the bases.  Light the fireplace to create a warm ambiance.

Sounds

Play soft, romantic music.  Choose your favorties among calypso, reggae or Hawaiian music.  If possible, add another layer of sound with an ocean waves soundscape CD.

Flavors

Plan and prepare a simple, elegant meal, or pick up good quality take-out. Try to find out beforehand which foods your date particularly enjoys and serve them.  Slice a pineapple into wedges and add kiwis and strawberries.  Serve drinks with lime wedges.

Aromas

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Flowers are a staple of romance – feel free to use them liberally.  We have great tropical flowers – take a look at a couple of our favorites.

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For an Evening Outdoors
  • Coordinate your plans with the weather or natural events such as a sunset or a full moon.  Be sure to check the weather forecast and have an alternate plan in mind, just in case.
  • Build a fire if your location allows, or bring along some candles or torches to provide light and warmth. Citronella candles might be advisable for warding off insects.

The List

In summary, remember these items:

  • Candles and/or Citronella Candles
  • Flowers
  • Pineapple and Strawberries (And maybe kiwi!)
  • Corona & Lime, Pina Coladas in Coconut Containers, Soda or Wine
  • Fine China and Flatware or Colorful, Tropical Paper and Plasticware
  • Tablecloth (or clean sheet)
  • Romantic Music
  • Tropical Decorations on Hand.   Sand, seashells, driftwood, pebbles…

Some tips taken from eHow.