Creative date ideas...


MizzRobin
on Mar 29, 2007 @ 11:24 pm

Anyone know of any creative date ideas for a new relationship? Some of my friends have new men in their lives and have been asking for ideas of things to do in the city that are not so 'run of the mill'. So far we have come up with: going to see the new exhibit at the ROM, rockclimbing, sailing, etc. Any ideas out there of hidden gems and things to do and see in general or in Toronto?
 

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Ali de Bold
Dance lessons? on Mar 30, 2007 @ 12:43 pm

Sign up for a couple's dance class. Alex and I took tango lessons together at the Spanish Center. It's one class per week for 5 or 8 weeks (I can't remember), and it's so much fun. It is also the perfect way to see how compatible you are since you'll find out very quickly how patient you both are.

Generally the guy is supposed to lead you but he forgets the steps. The woman remembers the steps but isn't supposed to lead the guy. It's fun, sexy and also a great way to see how you both handle that situation. Then when you go out and you can pull out one of your numbers it is the coolest thing ever.

The Spanish Center offers tango, salsa and a bunch of other classes. I really recommend it!
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spotty
watch whales on Mar 30, 2007 @ 05:08 pm

If you live in a coastal area you could go on a several hour whale watching trip! Right now, on the west coast, they're migrating for the mating season ... how romantic!
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artist
IDEAS!!!! on Mar 30, 2007 @ 05:50 pm

If they are artsy and snobby.. art galleries and museums are always nice, lol... jks. I'm an artist and I fall into this catagory, but I don't always drag my man with me, because he's not the artsy-ist of folk.

I like the zoo in the summer. I know, it's a bit childish and you reallly have to love smelly animals for this one.

A really good idea is cooking lessons! You can sign up for couples cooking lessons. I think it is the best way to see if you have the right chemistry (no pun intended). They can be specialized classes, like in Italian, sushi, dessert...

Walk around Distillery District. Kensington Market... going to events together like fairs, shows example (one of a kind show in toronto) I like visiting those places. It's different, and you get to both experience new things.

A nice picnic at the Harbourfront lake shore is always romantic and fun.

That is all I can think of for now...
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artist
T.O Islands on Mar 30, 2007 @ 05:52 pm

Toronto Islands can be fun too, if they are the active type, they can go cycling, rollarblading and picnic after! But this is also better in the summer.
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youreyesopen1986
Baseball! on Mar 30, 2007 @ 08:49 pm

I think one of my best dates ever was going to see the Blue Jays. It was a gorgeous day out, so the roof was open, and I found it really nice to just be able to sit back and talk with my date, while enjoying the gorgeous weather at the same time. I always find baseball games really relaxing, plus if you don't care about where you sit you can buy tickets for super cheap.
Also, I completely agree with artist about the Harbourfront and the Islands...done both, and loved it.
The beach is another good idea, you can spend the day there and there's a lot of restaurants and stuff in that area if you get hungry later.
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MizzRobin
Wowee ladies... on Apr 02, 2007 @ 07:03 pm

Lots of great suggestions! Thanks!
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adebold
Sponaneous Take-out on Apr 09, 2007 @ 10:00 pm

Order take-out but instead of coming home go to the beach or a local park.

Ali and I have done the wine and cheese thing in the park which is super nice. We've never been able to combine that with Shakespeare in the park.

Okay, a new super cool feature of FireFox2. It has a built in spell checker and is saving my bacon here.

Oh. Re:Tango classes. You'll definitely find out how compatible you are. If you want to fake your way just head to a local salsa bar (Babaloo's in Yorkville here in TO). Never go to a mass class.
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MizzRobin
Ooo sounds like a plan! on Apr 11, 2007 @ 11:50 am

You and Ali have great ideas...I will be doing the takeout to a park thing as soon as the ground thaws and dries from all the crappy weather! :o) I like the dance class ideas as well...good point on the don't take a mass class. I would have not thought to avoid that but now I will! Thanks!
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RachelLeRoy
tango on Sep 13, 2007 @ 01:56 pm

my brother was taking tango with his girlfriend.
Then they got married.
after the ceremony, when they were "announced" and came back in the room for the reception, they did a long choreographed tango. it was magnificent!! sexy, mature, loving, in sync...so nice!
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Ali de Bold
Tango on Sep 13, 2007 @ 10:54 pm

That is exactly what we did for our wedding!! It's a lot of work and it's hard b/c the woman typically remembers the steps but the man is supposed to lead, which can lead to bickering, but it is so fun in the end and so worth it!
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