While the “dinner and a movie” date is classic, we like to change things up. If you’re tired of the same old thing and need some ideas to get out of a dating rut, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to reinvent the dating scene, ladies, by taking a few ideas from movies. The best part? Most of them fit into a collegiette’s budget!
Date Idea #1: Dance on bubble wrap.
We got this idea from a scene in Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, which stars the lovely Natalie Portman as Molly Mahoney and Dustin Hoffman as the eccentric Mr. Magorium. As Mr. Magorium nears the end of his 200-year-long life, Molly tries to cheer him up by taking him through New York City for a day of innocent, childish fun. One of the activities involves dancing on bubble wrap in Central Park.
You’ll need a mat of bubble wrap and plenty of dance music. Place the bubble wrap on the ground or floor. Take off your shoes to feel the popping bubbles tickle your toes! Let your date choose the first song, and dance the night away. Impress him with your bubble wrap breakdancing!
The date is memorable, if only for its strangeness. We like it because really, who doesn’t secretly want to dance on bubble wrap?
Date Idea #2: Eat dinner in the dark.
Remember how much you loved seeing Kristen Bell’s character Beth get chased by all those goofy guys in When In Rome? In one scene, she meets Nicholas (Josh Duhamel) for a date at a dark dining restaurant. The server is a tad creepy, so we’ve come up with a do-it-yourself guide to dining in the dark.
Make sure that your dining area is safe. Clear the floor of anything that you could trip on. Choose reusable plastic plates and dining utensils. You can find fancy plastic flatware at party stores and some grocery stores. Prepare your meal with safety in mind. Meals that require using a knife are a bad idea. Unless you have impressive night vision, avoid serving steak. You can cut the steak into smaller pieces before turning off the lights, though. Realize that you and your date are going to spill food on yourselves, so dress accordingly. Laugh about it! It’s expected and you’re supposed to be having fun! Extra tip? Try dining in black light for a glow-in-the-dark effect.