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How to make the date memorable?

We all can get stuck in the dinner and a movie rut. It’s just an easy go-to date plan that can quickly become boring. The great thing about dating is you get to explore new experiences while you are exploring a relationship!

So how do you make that journey a little more memorable? Dates can have their own unique style: daring, romantic, sexy…well, you get the idea. When you think back on your best dates, what makes them so memorable? Was it the things you did? Was it the way you felt?

How do you find a way the date stand out in someone’s memory? What style of dates do you like the most?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

198 comments Add your comment

Optimus Prime

October 26th, 2011
8:34 am

Nice dinner, laughing, conversation, holding hands, a litle making out. When we get home, I pour some wine while she disappears. When she reappears, she’s in thigh high, stilleto boots…period. She then informs me that she’s had a stressful week, needs release and she’ll let me know when she’s done with me.

That should cover it.

Optimus Prime

October 26th, 2011
8:35 am

Oh yeah, when she reappears in her thigh high, stilleto boots, she’s looking at me like a Mountain Lion looks at a deer. Can’t forget that….

Lady~

October 26th, 2011
8:57 am

Morning! The mystery dinner dates are fun…..lot of teamwork and critical thinking skills……it gives you another perspective of the person……it also gives an assessment of social skills……..

Leggs

October 26th, 2011
9:33 am

Good morning.

I like the mystery dinner date. Have to remember that one.

Button

October 26th, 2011
9:45 am

Good morning, I like the interactive dates such as:
karaoke
medival times
sip n’ stroke
open mic night

Although somehow we always default back to dinner as the ultimate date night, it’s fun to throw in those described above from time to time.

thewindwhistler

October 26th, 2011
9:49 am

That is a great question. I really like it. What made this date memorable, I took her to a restaurant that could only be reached by boat, then we had dinner and watched the 800 ft. ships go by on the seaway in the 1000 islands, it was enchanting. Then the boat took us back to the harbor. Got in my new car my gramma gave me and went home, on the way a cop pulled me over for going through the stop sign. She said she knew him and sometime later they got married. I never really got over it, I made an investment and somebody else got the dividends, over the years I have brought a lot of couples back together, I am just that way.

Button

October 26th, 2011
9:50 am

Oh I forgot about horseback riding. An afternoon in the country horsebacking riding is pretty spectaular.

Kimmy

October 26th, 2011
9:59 am

My and a guy I just started dating went on a zip line canopy tour on our first date. It took an hour drive to get there which gave up plenty of time to talk, laugh, and go through the songs on his ipod (I can’t sing LOL), We had fun on the canopy tour and for months after that he kept bringing it up. It was a great memory to make.

Purple Reign

October 26th, 2011
10:09 am

What makes it memorable is the connection between the two involved.

damon

October 26th, 2011
10:09 am

holding hands as we walked up the trail to Unicoi park waterfall and hearing the sound of the water and bright fall colors were breathless

Leggs

October 26th, 2011
10:22 am

@Button ~ I saw an episode of Millionaire Matchmaker where her date took her to Medival Times and she wasn’t too pleased. She said the food was good, but the clothes made her scratch (lol).

@wind ~ you invested in dinner that evening. Did you propose that evening. Prob night. She sought other pastures. You win some, you lose some.

I love the sound of water.

Lady~

October 26th, 2011
10:23 am

yes I want to do sip n stroke and horse back riding as a 1st date! One day………

Lady~

October 26th, 2011
10:23 am

Purple your 10:09 is the truth!

NY2GA

October 26th, 2011
10:32 am

How to make the date memorable… You both wake up in the morning, thoroughly satisfied… Now that’s a memory not too soon forgotten!!!

NY2GA

October 26th, 2011
10:32 am

On a more serious note, I also co-sign Purp’s 10:09. That’s very important, everything else will fall into place.

i'm swiss™

October 26th, 2011
10:33 am

Speaking of the mystery dinner theater…

I took a date to Agatha’s back in the day. Funny story: I don’t know if it’s like this at all of those places but at this place, the restaurant patrons also played roles in the production. So, at each table setting, there is a little script that describes your character & also has your lines for the evening. At one point in my character’s lines, I was supposed to shout, “Hey, why so pushy???” to one of the actual actors who was playing the detective. Of course, when it came time for me to actually deliver my line, the word “pushy” didn’t quite come out right. :lol: It probably wouldn’t have been that noticeable, if not for the fact that I was really getting into character & shouting at the top of my lungs, “HEY, WHY SO PU.$$Y??????” :lol:

disco

October 26th, 2011
10:34 am

good morning all. I’m also in agreement with purple. you can do something fabulous and exciting with a person who just doesn’t mesh with you and not really have a good time. flip side, you can sit on the porch eating now and laters and chit chatting with someone you really like and it will be a blast. five stars don’t always a good date make. I think of the old blues song by mel waiters – hole in the wall. “I had my best times y’all, at the hole in the wall”

Button

October 26th, 2011
10:34 am

Leggs, I love me some Patti! she is a hoot!

Lady~

October 26th, 2011
10:36 am

swiss your are nut literally and figuratively lolololol!!!! Also gwinnett has some mystery dinner date spots…..

kimmie

October 26th, 2011
10:37 am

Morning All!

Leggs – I saw that episode of MM. The whole evening seemed kind of cheesy. We went to Medival Times down in Orlando with the kids. It was fun, but I don’t really see it as a date place, not a first anyway.

I think any date can be made memorable when you are with someone special that is open to new things and experiences. Even if you do just go to dinner, if it’s somewhere you both have never been but want to try, it’s all good.

Some of my memorable dates: Agatha’s Mystery dinner theatre, Ray’s on the River and their great jazz band they had that night, spanish tapas and salsa dancing, picnic dinners at Chastain concerts.

kimmie

October 26th, 2011
10:42 am

swiss – That was priceless!!

NY2GA

October 26th, 2011
10:43 am

To be more specific, start the date early and try to do a lot of different things. Hit a lounge or some place with outdoor seating (weather permitting), enjoy some good convo and getting to know each other, hit some other places and keep it lively. Don’t put the pressure on you and the date to just be at dinner and expect a homerun …

I keep seeing this mystery dinner business, what exactly is that? You don’t know what’s on the menu?

disco

October 26th, 2011
10:43 am

medieval keeps coming up. I went on a date once to a restaurant called magic time machine in san Antonio. at the time, I hadn’t experienced anything like that so I thought it was cool and gave old boy points for taking me there. the food was good and the whole evening was pretty fun.

Leggs

October 26th, 2011
10:44 am

Yes, I wouldn’t want to do that on the first date either, kimmie. I put that right up there with going fishing on the first date.

Lady~

October 26th, 2011
10:46 am

Leggs I would love to go fishing on the 1st date……..silence and enjoying nature……..I like fishing though……

Lady~

October 26th, 2011
10:46 am

Heck going boating period…..some may view that as too much of an investment so early on but I will take the risk…..lol

Leggs

October 26th, 2011
10:49 am

@NY2 ~ it’s a whodunit type dinner…you know Agatha Christy type dinner.

Leggs

October 26th, 2011
10:52 am

@Lady ~ I started to clarify my post saying fishing on the first date would be good for those who like fishing.

Celisea

October 26th, 2011
10:52 am

It’s not the venue it’s the person that makes it memorable…at least for me. The venue is an added when the “like-him-meter” registers pretty high….

Morning lovelies!

SexyCool

October 26th, 2011
10:54 am

Yep…what Cel said…

Lady~

October 26th, 2011
10:56 am

cool leggs…..

Celisea

October 26th, 2011
10:58 am

thewindwhistler – You actually had me there until the cop part…bummer :(

disco

October 26th, 2011
10:59 am

one really memorable date (good) I had was a guy whisking me off to LA for my bday weekend. it was mostly exciting because it was my first trip to LA. It was a working weekend for him but I still had a blast.

another memorable date (bad) was at a zoo/botanical garden. I love zoos and was impressed that the guy was willing to go to the zoo (this was a first date with a guy who was the cousin of a co-worker). thing is I had no idea he was a freaking dr. dolittle. he literally made animal sounds at practically every exhibit. I mean monkeys, seals, birds. he had calls for all of them. I had words with my co-worker the following Monday. she could have given me a heads up.

Button

October 26th, 2011
10:59 am

I’m with you lady @fishing – Leggs, fishing would be a great first date, nothing is off limits as a first date for me except….well you know :wink:

Celisea

October 26th, 2011
11:01 am

I will add too, the most memorable aside from REALLY LIKING HIM, for me is doing stuff like taking a day here or there to just hang out and letting the day unfold. Not even all mushy but just hanging and talking and grabbing lunch and window/shopping. Quality time, no dropping the kid off at mom’s…nothing. Open and all day to just hang out :)

Leggs

October 26th, 2011
11:03 am

How did I know that fishing statement would get comments.

I concur, Celisea. The venue is an added bonus to the phyiscal, mental, emotional level I’m already experiencing.

Celisea

October 26th, 2011
11:04 am

We have a four hour meeting starting at 1:00….great….glad to have a job though…for real.

My manager will be here Friday….another “just great”….still glad to have a job

:) :)

Lady~

October 26th, 2011
11:05 am

SexyCool

October 26th, 2011
11:06 am

I’m watching a friend go through some relationship issues. And more and more, it becomes clearer to me that just because you are emotionally tied to a person does not mean that this is the person that you are suppose do to be with.

And that you probably should untie those emotions.

kimmie

October 26th, 2011
11:09 am

Celisea – I agree, it’s the person. All of the memorable dates I mentioned were with guys I really liked and had been seeing awhile, with the exception of the tapas date. That was a try at a 2nd date for us. There was no chemistry we realized, but we made the best of the date. The venue was a blast though and we enjoyed ourselves.

I left yesterday before I could respond to your posts about friends whose boyfriends/husbands made passes & my response. I mentioned those situations because I was not buying all the innocence and honor being proclaimed by the men. As for how I responded when those actions occurred, that really was not the point. I handled each on a case-by-case basis, not cut and dried across the board, but thinking back, always the right thing. My conscience is clear.

Exiled!

October 26th, 2011
11:09 am

U don’t wanna go fishing on a first date Lady,what if he’s a nutcase?

I like NY2GA’s idea on 10:43!

Pple watching,sipping some coffee,nibbling and just casual chatter.
No big pressure to impress although u pick up hints of the person in a subtle way.

Then if she’s worth ur company u plan a more elaborate date to woo and impress further.

Button

October 26th, 2011
11:09 am

LOL @ Leggs you’re a hoot

Button

October 26th, 2011
11:11 am

Exile what if he’s a nutcase at dinner? Nutcases all around not just at the fishing pond/lake/pier

Celisea

October 26th, 2011
11:12 am

Kimmie – Gotcha :)

Celisea

October 26th, 2011
11:15 am

Leggs – Yep

Exiled!

October 26th, 2011
11:15 am

At Dinner u got folks around u to rescue u.

At the dam,unless it’s a crowded fishing place,its ur water bubbles on the surface and u six feet under,gasping and drowning!

Into the Light

October 26th, 2011
11:15 am

Morning, all! :)

you can do something fabulous and exciting with a person who just doesn’t mesh with you and not really have a good time. flip side, you can sit on the porch eating now and laters and chit chatting with someone you really like and it will be a blast. five stars don’t always a good date make.

Ek-zachery!!! Especially if I can swap out the now and laters for laffy taffy – then it gets 6 stars!

Leggs

October 26th, 2011
11:16 am

@SexyC ~ essentially, that was the gist of the Strawberry Letter. That woman was clearly stupid! I wanted to punch her in the face myself.

@Ex ~ I was thinking along those lines too…too much water. You may throw me over. Well, guess that would be along the lines of a blind date. Most people know each other a little before that first date.

Celisea~ atleast you are not locked in the office with the ball player.

October 26th, 2011
11:17 am

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Celisea

October 26th, 2011
11:18 am

OMGosh….THAT WAS NOT ME!!!