How to Make a Movie Date Romantic

Create your own drive-in theater with your laptop and a secluded parking spot.Create your own drive-in theater with your laptop and a secluded parking spot.

For lovers of the big and small screen, nothing is more romantic than cuddling up to watch a good movie. Some couples are not quite there yet though, while others need help to rekindle the romance. A movie date might involve going out to the theater or drive-in, creating a drive-in theater experience or staying in to watch a movie. Whatever the venue, movie dates are easily made romantic with a little planning and foresight.

Step 1

Consider what movies both you and your date like. Romance is rooted in shared interests. For example, if you both enjoy horror movies, the romance is created by watching a horror film and clinging to each other during the scary parts.

Step 2

Choose the venue for the movie. Venturing out to the theater or drive-in creates a sense of occasion. This venue also offers a dark and anonymous place, creating a romantic atmosphere. Watching a movie at home offers more intimacy and greater opportunities for snuggling.

Step 3

Bring your date a thoughtful, movie-related gift. For example, if the movie is "Chocolat," bring your date a chocolate treat.

Step 4

Provide snacks for the movie date. Sharing a bag or bowl of popcorn can be unintentionally romantic -- think of Lady and the Tramp sharing the spaghetti noodle. If you are watching a movie at home, consider serving appetizers and a bottle of wine.

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About the Author

Carol Strider is a writer and a post-secondary educator in law and criminal justice, teaching in person and online since 2002. Prior to teaching, Strider was a lawyer at a community law office. Strider holds a Juris Doctor, a Bachelor of Arts, a diploma in adult education and a diploma in animal sciences.

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