Saturday, July 28, 2012

It's a Date!

A date link-up, that is!  On Wednesday, August 8th, I will be hosting a date idea link-up.  Several of the women I know have expressed a need for some unique date ideas to bring a little more excitement to their relationships and I can't think of anyone better to go to than all my blogging friends!

Some guidelines:
  • Each blog post should be a complete "ready-to-go" date, meaning that if you suggest making something for the date you include a tutorial (if a craft of some kind) or recipe (if food) or a link to those sources.  The idea is that someone who is looking for a date can open your post and have a great date night preplanned for him/her. 
  • Each post should be only one date.  If you have numerous ideas, that's great!  Just write each one as a separate post and link each one individually. 
  • Link your post back to the link-up and include the link-up button (grab the code below).  
  • All date ideas need to be "Christian friendly".  No, I don't mean you need to have a built in prayer time or religious focus.  And if you are not a Christian, that certainly doesn't mean that you can't contribute.  It just means that dates shouldn't have any built-in aspects that would be contrary to Christian teaching.  In order for all the ideas to be usable to both married and non-married couples, you should refrain from including activities that are applicable to the married couple's bedroom.  In addition, dates shouldn't include illegal activities.  And yes, cow tipping is an illegal activity, so cross that off your list of potential dates to write about.

Other than that, you are free to do what you like. Be creative.  Be romantic.  Be genuine.  If it's a date you would enjoy, don't worry about whether you think others would enjoy it.  Each person has his/her own tastes and interests, but I'm sure there are several others out there that would love it just as much as you would, so get your idea out there.

FAQ:

Does it need to be romantic? No!  It can be adventurous, silly, fun, intellectual, crazy, weird.  Most likely if you and your significant other are enjoying yourselves, there will be an element of romance, but romance doesn't have to be the main objective.  If every date was dripping in romance, romance would lose it's luster.

Do I have to have gone on the date? No! You can write about your dream date, a date you are currently planning, the date you would love if you could just convince your stick-in-the-mud significant other to go along with it, etc.  Or it can be one you've done a thousand times and loved each time.

Do I need to be in a relationship?  No!  Single ladies and gentlemen, you are welcome to write about a date you would like to go on or a date you have liked in the past.

Any other questions? Leave them in the comments.

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I can't wait to read all your date ideas and put them into action!

4 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I would to know how it goes.

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  3. Thank you! You'll have to come back on the eighth to check them out!

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