Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Revive the Romance Date Idea Link-Up

Sometimes it's hard to come up with fresh, fun dates, so here's the date idea link-up I promised to help with the monotony.  Remember, this link-up only works if you contribute your own ideas as well.  Please link up your best date ideas and peruse the ideas below when you find yourself needing a relationship refresher. 


  • 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 (see 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 (please do!).  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 a 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.
  • This isn't a requirement; however, if you do use one of these date ideas, please comment on the post where you found it!  I'm sure the person who wrote the post would love to hear that you used his/her idea and how the date turned out!

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. 


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.


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Now link-up your date post below! I can't wait to read all your date ideas and put them into action!


  1. Great ideas, Mandi! I always love doing things with a strong theme--I think it's all those years of Girl Scout camping weekends with themes--so eating the food to go along with the movie is right up my alley!

  2. Can't wait to see all the ideas!

  3. Elizabeth TeixeiraAugust 8, 2012 at 8:49 AM

    Woohoo! So excited !

  4. This is such a fun link up! I am looking forward to seeing other people's ideas!

  5. This is a great idea...please link up your link up in the Catholic Linkup Directory here:
    It would fit perfectly in the cool CathoLinkies!
    Looking forward to checking out all the ideas!

  6. Thanks for hosting - this is a WONDERFUL idea for a link up!!


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