- Our social interactions add meaning and pleasure to our lives. A romantic relationship can be especially rewarding and enjoyable. Having fun together strengthens the relationship and increases its rewards. And having fun is a worthy goal in itself - everybody wants to have fun.
To help in your quest to experience pleasure and excitement from your particular social involvement, here is a list of books, the accumulated insight of many authors, each of whom has included his or her best ideas for satisfaction and enjoyment from being with a special someone.
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Redbook's 500 Great Dates: Creative, Fun, and Sexy Ways to Spend Time Together
Aurthor: Lisa Sussman
Publisher: Hearst Books
Pub. Date: June 2007
A variety of ways to enjoy time together - laid-back such as a planetarium show,
adventuresome such as a canoe trip on a moonlite night, expensive and elegant such as a spa date, and activities that are basic, inexpensive opportunities to get acquainted or reacquainted. Includes advice for making the relationship resilent and more rewarding.
The Everything Dating Book : How to Meet New People, Where to Go and What to Say--Make the Most of Every Date!
Aurthor: Leah Furman, Elina Furman
Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
Pub. Date: September 1999
How to find romance and have fun in the process. Meeting people, planning the first date, date ideas, methods for maintaining the best attiude, and strategies to maximize dating experiences.
I Can't Believe I'm Buying This Book: A Commonsense Guide to Successful Internet Dating
Aurthor: Evan Marc Katz
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Pub. Date: March 2004
How to successfully post a profile online and maximaize the chances of getting the
results you want. Choosing the best dating website, writing a profile, and what to say in
that first email message, how to manage the first meeting.
How to Date Your Wife
Aurthor: Stan Cronin
Publisher: Horizon Publishers & Distributors, Inc.
Pub. Date: May 2005
How to keep the relationship lively and enjoyable. Ideas for interesting and exciting dates.
Cheap Dates: Fun, Creative, and Romantic Dates That Won't Break Your Budget
Aurthor: Steven C. Smith, Steven C. Smith
Publisher: Random House Inc
Pub. Date: June 2001
Sales Rank: 104,273
Creative and affordable ways to have an entertaining and/or romantic and/or adventurous experience with your
special someone. Among the suggestions are having a cafe-like meal on your patio, front porch or along the side walk of your residence - complete with a table for two, a centerpiece, and a menu. Includes a section of more elaborate dates for special occasions.
Fun & Creative Dates for Married Couples: 52 Ways to Enjoy Life Together
Aurthor: Howard Books
Publisher: Howard Books
Pub. Date: July 2008
Ideas to inspire you to have some fun and to enjoy some romance. Example ideas: a romantic carriage ride, backyard camping, and volunteer time that
uplifts your sense of involvement in making life better.
The It's Just Lunch Guide to Dating in America
Aurthor: Andrea McGinty, Nancy Kirsch, Alana Beyer
Publisher: 10 Finger Press
Pub. Date: December 2004
Lists for every aspect of the dating process such as the ten best places that inspire your dating mood, the ten biggest dating blunders, and the most creative dates. A mini-dating guide for seventy cities.
Includes advice for various aspects of dating. Ideas for things to do on a date.
2002 Things to Do on a Date: From the Fun, Sometimes Silly, Romantic to the Unique
Aurthor: Cyndi Haynes, Dale Edwards, Dale Edwards
Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
Pub. Date: January 1999
A variety of ideas for things to do on a date such as: take a CPR class, rent a moped, or test-drive a luxury sports car. Includes ideas that can be the entire date and other ideas to punctuate your time together with brief but memorable moments.
365 Ways to Date Your Love: A Daily Guide to Creative Romance
Aurthor: Tomima L. Edmark
Publisher: Tapestry Press
Pub. Date: February 1997
How to make romantic and surprising moments happen - to keep your
relationship rewarding and fun.
Fun & Creative Dates for Dating Couples: 52 Ways to Have Fun Together
Aurthor: Howard Books (Created by)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
Pub. Date: July 2008
Ideas for all kinds of dates to celebrate your relationship and enjoy your time together.Some of the dates are romantic, some inspiring, and some challenging (like rock climbing and hot air ballooning). Widely varied in character: from volunteering for a worthy cause to having fun while spending time together and getting to know each other.
Group Dating: 301 Ideas
Aurthor: Blair Tolman, Tristan Tolman
Publisher: Legacy Book Publishing, Incorporated
Pub. Date: October 1999
Double dates, triple dates, and parties for groups of people including teenagers and adults. Ideas for school and church activities, family reunions, and get togethers with friends.
Blair and Tristan Tolman are involved in the lives of young people in church and community organizations.
Creative Dates for Latter-Day Saints
Aurthor: Lindsey Shumway
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/C F I Distribution
Pub. Date: August 2006
Inventive invitations, games, and funny pickup lines. Can be used by teenagers, adults, and married couples. Ideas for dates in categories that include: artistic, intellectual, foreign, outdoor, volunteering, and group dates. Each date has an idea for those who want to give the date an extraordinary character.
Coffee Dates for Couples
Aurthor: FamilyLife Publishing
Publisher: FamilyLife AR
Pub. Date: July 2006
Conversation starters for dates at coffee househouses and creating a coffee house atmosphere at home or anywhere.
How to Date Your Spouse: A Couple's Guide to Falling and Staying in Love
Aurthor: Lindsey K. Rietzch
Publisher: Spring Creek Book Company
Pub. Date: May 2008
Humor and 50 creative date ideas, marriage improvement, and how to stay in love.
Table of Contents
The myth 1
Date your spouse? 5
To be or not to be prepared! 11
Get ready, get set 17
The car ride 23
Old-fashioned (the new fashion) 27
What's the occasion? 35
Mystery isn't history! 39
How to earn interest! 43
Icing on the cake 51
Butter what? 55
50 + best dates ever! 61
Bold, Risky & Adventurous 63
Dates for Budgeters 65
Bonding & Connecting 68
Celebrity Style 71
Unwinding and De-stressing 76
Unusual Yet Fun 78
3 E's (Experiment, Explore, Educate) 84
For the Romantics 88
Themed Dates 91
For Staying Home 98
When You Don't Have a Babysitter 104
Date Ideas: Fun Things To Do For Couples, eBook
Aurthor: Alan Detwiler
100 things to do on a date, many of which are out of the ordinary. Most are simple, inexpensive activities to get to know each other. Where to meet people, how to ask someone to go on a date, and how to make dating and relationships more enjoyable.