Favorite Date Ideas

Winning at the game

We just attended the Passionate Intimacy Workshop 2 weeks ago and my husband was responsible for planning the first fun date. He did such a great job, considering it revolved around sports (not my favorite thing Wink )!

He arranged the babysitting for all day so we could drive from Charlotte to Raleigh to see his favorite basketball team. He had printed out "25 Couples' Conversation Starter Questions" he found online. This helped pass the time in the car and brough up some great stories we had never told each other!

We arrived in Raleigh early and he had already researched a specialty linen shop since I really wanted new bedding...very thoughtful.

The best part was the activity he planned for during the basketball game! He gave me a list of 10 different scenarios that could possibly happen during the game (for example: State wins, this player scores more than 13 points, that player has at least 2 rebounds, etc.). On the bottom of the page, he had created a list of 14 things (some with customizable fill-in-the-blanks) that he thought I might enjoy as prizes. I got to assign one prize to each possible scenario, and if it happened I got the reward! He even had the players' stats printed on the next page so I could understand my odds! This was so creative..and you better believe I watched every second of that game!

We both had an excellent time and I won the following: He will powerwash the outside of the house, come home early one day so I can get a massage, make my favorite dinner on any night I choose, and when we participate in the zip line/ropes course on our upcoming vacation, he is not allowed to complain!

This was the best date we have had in a LONG time! Thanks so much!

Fore a Surprise

My husband likes to play golf...I do not play. I decided one evening to surprise him so I asked him to be ready for our date at 5:30 PM and I layed out a pair of shorts and golf shirt for him to wear. I called the par three course close to us and reserved a time for 6:00 PM. I loaded his golf clubs ahead of time so he did not know they were in the car. I drove and kept him guessing all the way. First he thought we were going to our favorite pizza spot. When we were nearly there I turned and took another road. Then he thought we were going to the lake. This continued on for several guesses until we arrived at the par three course and I played a round of par three with him. It was a stretch for both of us as he likes to play the "big" courses and I don't play at all. We had MUCH fun together. I then took him to eat at a little restaurant close to the course. (Par three is $10 at 6:00 PM and I am now on their list to receive several $10 coupons every month!) We have been back once or twice since then.

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