0120 – 9 Ways You Can Create Innovative Dates


We’re talking about ways to spice up your dates!

By the end of this episode:

  • you’ll learn 9 amazing tips for creating innovative dates (whether your relationship is new or not)

Describe the problem

…Dinner and a movie. Out to the bar. Movie night at home. While all these dates are great, they aren’t always terribly creative. So what sorts of things can you do to spice up your date life without breaking the bank? Find out in Episode 120: Innovative Dates.

Segment #1

  1. Take dance lessons…especially if you’re both not-so-good, but enjoy it. It’ll get you both out of your element, you can learn something new together, and you can both laugh at just how ridiculous you look learning your first 8-count in modern jazz.
  2. See an improv show! This one is near and dear to our hearts…but there’s something so fun about experiencing something spontaneous, new, and never-to-be-seen again from a local comedy group. Bonus? These shows are often interactive, and can be a way for the audience to get involved with the show.
  3. Take a brewery tour–local breweries or distilleries often offer tours of their facilities. Bonus? Booze. Oh, and learning something new!
  4. Wander a bookstore. You know, books? Those paper thingies with words in/on them. Take your time in the sexuality and health section. Orrrrr, play a game where you pick a number, open a random book to that page and see what this little bit of roulette reveals.

Segment #2

  1. Be a little cheesy (or a little wine-y, chocolate-y, oily, etc): find a shop in your area that offers tastings. Lots of places offer a hybrid of tasting + education, and you may have something in your area that’s unique, like an olive oil bar.
  2. Play strangers: pretend like you’re a tourist in your own town, and you happen to run into a cute “stranger” who wants to explore the city with you. You may find some hidden gems that aren’t too far from your usual haunts, plus, flirting with each other like you’re new can be exciting and sexy.
  3. See–and discuss–a rom com: okay, I know it sounds weird, but a recent study showed that the divorce rate was lower with couples who discussed how relationships were portrayed in movies (really!)
  4. Mini road trip!–pick a destination 1-2 hours away and go explore. Have dinner, walk the town, see a show, then spend the ride home in anticipation of what you’re going to explore when you get home.


Final Thoughts:

#1 Create and experience something new together.

  • Elijah’s Thoughts
  • Sarah’s Thoughts


In Closing

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Until we meet again, keep striving to make every relationship you have the best it can possibly be, including (and especially) the one with yourself. We’ll talk soon.

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