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10 Types of Dates All Lovers and Couples Should Try Out

Antony is a creative romance writer driven by dating and romance trends.

According to the Modern Gentlemen blog, 28 is the average age most people find their spouses. At this age, every party is mature and creative enough to give their date the best relationship experience. Dating maturity comes with a deep interest in sharing life, growing connections, having a family, and valuing others. In addition, being with the same person inspires creative thoughts to keep the relationship lively. Otherwise, if there are no romantic dates, both parties feel things are not as before.

60% of women are not involved in active dating

— Modern Gentlemen

Women are known dates lovers; this astonishing percentage calls out to couples, and lovers to step up and try new dating ideas and environments with more creativity, minimal materialistic effects/needs, a lot of bond-strengthening activities, and ideas that suit them both. Here, we have compiled a list of 5+ dates all lovers and couples should try out this 2022's valentine's season. Couples doing a different kind of date such as a compassion date will make a difference this year!

35% of teenagers (13- and 19-year-olds) have romantic relationships! A very active group that is causing the evolution of the dating scene, online and out in the streets.

— Modern Gentlemen

1. A Picnic Date

The outdoors is always unique and accessible; no one can resist the feeling of nature, especially when accompanied by the one you love. If both of you love nature as much, decide between your preferences and choose a spot. It could be a private, public, or shared space. It doesn’t have to be expensive, far, or even filled with trees. The way you connect with the environment is enough to let you know if a date can work out in that environment or not.

You might choose to walk, drive, pack a minimum list of essential items to light up the date, depending on the experience you want to have. It could be on a lakeside, a river bed, an urban space, a home garden, the upcountry, you name it! The best thing about picnic dates is the tradition of carrying home-cooked meals, fruits, drinks, a portable music player, fantastic outdoor photos, watching the sunset, and the freedom! Spice it up to be a double date, or make it a surprise gift to your loved one.

After an ant has visited your picnic, it lays down a scent as it returns to the nest for the other ants to follow!

— The Picnic Site

2. A Walk Date

Everyone needs a relaxing and fulfilling walk now and then. What if you could share a walk with your lover and turn it into a date? A ‘walk date’! Walking places could be footpaths along the road, a public/private park, a home garden (if you have one), nature walks, and urban spaces. You can even walk around a football pitch and enjoy shouting and hearing the echoes!

You can laugh, hold hands, narrate stories and experiences, share the moment on social media, take photos, video call a person that interests you both and jump shoulder-to-shoulder. You might also race each other, say hi to new people (in a polite way), walk-through new neighborhoods (that are secure,) and maybe say sorry for some wrong done earlier. There is a wide range of things that couples can engage in when having a ‘walk date.’

3.A Dance Date

Music has a way of connecting people.

When a dancing date is done differently with a romantic motive, a loving angle, and positive intentions, the experience amplifies love like no other element. You can find a place that plays music with a romantic theme, somewhere quiet, a little far, and where you will find people like you! Try something out of the ordinary, such as Irish dance, Salsa, Lingala, Afro, Twist, Benga, and Jazz, among others. You should try and locate a place where you will sweat, groove, and get down and dance the romantic evening away.

4. An Impromptu Date

Be spontaneous and drop everything; go to a place as a couple for some quality time together. Make it unplanned and out of the blues.

Imagine you were on a road trip, but your car developed some mechanical issues along the way, forcing you to call for towing services. As you wait, take some snacks, have a walk, and enjoy talking to your special someone. Turn the moment into a romantic scene and let the time fly away as you wait. Some unplanned dates turn out to be the most memorable.

5. A Compassion Date

Compassion is a must-have virtue in my partner (personal opinion) because relationships need a great understanding of each other's experiences and the desire and willingness to show unending support.

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Lovers and couples of any age find places to exercise compassion, such as children’s homes, animal orphanages, elderly homes, and hospitals. You might also go to voluntary work centers, street families help centers, and community people in need and spend time with them if needed, not making donations. Society will bless you, and God will bless your love too!

6. Friends Date

Have a barbecue party, hook up with friends after work, and enjoy the company.

Try to organize something as a couple where your love will be celebrated in the presence of close friends. For example, you might consider having a barbeque party with friends, an evening cocktails meet-up at your house, a weekend party, going camping, visiting your parents, etc.

7. Old Love Date

Don’t be the kind of man that allows romantic experiences and dates to become fewer as your relationship/marriage ages.

Dates are not reserved for young people only; just as love is essential for everyone, dates should be too! Old love is ‘the holy grail’ of happiness and a fulfilling relationship. There is less doubt, more honesty, mature conversations, less conflict, and more understanding as you grow old together. Make good use of this and develop a habit of going out on dates as you age. If you have children, you will be good motivators, role models, and mentors to them and the community. It’s incredible and fulfilling to step out of your daily responsibilities to go on a date, to rekindle and sustain the mutual excitement you two have.

8. Sports Date

Is your regional motorsport competition coming up? Safari rally? Your favorite football/basketball/rugby club playing? Is this the golfers' weekend? OH! It's athletics. Sports provide an opportunity to enjoy energetic moments and explore your potential with romance.

When you identify a sport that is coming up, book tickets early, reserve time for that activity, and go out as a couple dressed in your best-preferred way to cheer, scream and go crazy with the excitement and the energy of the sport. Exerting romantic energy together will connect you more and help each other know the depths of your partner's craziness and wild side.

9. Candle-Light Dinner Date

Candle-light dinner dates are an all-time option when dating. If you have not had one, make time and have as many s. A candle-lit date lights up the world from inside-outside. Candle-light dinner dates are for all types of dates; it could be a picnic at night, a classy and elegant restaurant, outdoor home space, urban rooftops, the dinner table at home, you name it!

A candle-lit dinner date is spiced up with different candle colors and flavors depending on the venue, celebration type, and personal preferences. Some candle flavors that are widely used include, Soft and Romantic Vanilla, Toasty and Earthy Vetiver, Fruity and Energizing Orange, Cool and Invigorating Peppermint, Warm and Sensual Musk Flirty, and Floral Jasmine.

10. A Home Date

A home date is an arrangement where you and your partner decide to stay at home and do what you love. Home dates include doing enjoyable house chores, being creative indoors, watching movies, gardening, and other home-based activities. A couple is more comfortable when they are in their homes. It is also more likely for couples to open up while at home with their partners than when they have other types of dates.

A Date Exists Where You Want It to Be

When love is the ultimate growth driver in a relationship, careers, families, friends, and health thrive. Couples with a deep sense of dating creativity stand a better chance of having memorable dates. Any occasion, venue, environment, place, and extraordinary moment can quickly turn into a date that both of you will enjoy. Treat every moment with your partner/lover as an opportunity and make them feel special (and loved). Express love on the train or the bus on your way home, in the church, at family reunions, while having a drive, at the movies, and any other place you and your partner find yourselves. Happy Valentines!


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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Antony Kinyua

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