How to Arrange a Date

Think about your common interests or something that excites her for your date.Think about your common interests or something that excites her for your date.

When arranging a date, you want to keep in mind not only what your interests are, but also the interests of the other person. Before arranging the date, think of an activity that you both will enjoy. If she doesn't like your suggestion, work together to find something that allows both of you to enjoy the date. If you're on a budget, research different activities ahead of time to see which ones are inexpensive but enjoyable.

Step 1

Surprise your date occasionally. For example, if your date has been talking about a certain concert that's coming up but can't afford the tickets, purchase the tickets and tell your date that you have a nice surprise. The surprise element adds excitement to a relationship.

Step 2

Use your days off for dates. Sit down with your date and talk about what ideas you have for the day off. You may want to have lunch at a local restaurant, but your date wants to go swimming and play tennis that day. Compromise by starting the day off with the outdoor activities, then end the date with a nice restaurant meal.

Step 3

Try new activities together. For example, if both of you never took arts and crafts classes and you've been interested in doing so, sign up for a day-long session at the community center. Then take the crafts you made together and use them as decorations in your homes. If the community center is sponsoring a couples' cooking contest for a cash prize, plan what you want to cook for the contest and enter it.

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Thea Theresa English is a freelance writer who lives in New Orleans. She has written articles on career development, maintaining healthy relationships, politics and cultural issues. She is currently a graduate student at Tulane University where she will receive her Master of Liberal Arts degree.

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