Sunday, 14 April 2013

The "Perfect" Date

Everybody has an idea of their perfect date. Usually these ideas blossom from our favourite movie, TV shows or books.  The long walk on the beach, the good conversation and the perfectly placed kiss at sunset, dressing to the nines and going for a fancy dinner, or just getting cozy by the fire on a warm summer night.  Each of these dates will of course have the perfect music playing in the background at just the right moments and everything will just seem too perfect for it to be reality.  That’s because it is!  Life is completely unscripted and ideas of perfection based on movies will almost always be impossible to recreate.

I am not saying I don’t have my own ideas about that perfect date.  Truth be told I have more than a few ideas floating around but none of them are planned to a tee for 2 reasons
(1) Avoiding disappointment.  I have been on a few dates where things didn’t go as smoothly as they had been planned and someone was left disappointed.   Disappointment then lead to a serious mood killer and well, it didn’t end well. 
(2) Planning is LAME! I like to make things up as I go.  It’s way more fun that way.  It’s also an indication of whether the person you are with is on the same page as you are.  Opposites attract.. but not polar opposites.  Also if they aren’t up to going with the flow every once in a while, they are probably no fun.

My ideas of the perfect date are simple. They have a location and events that make each one just as unique and fun as the last.
The Perfect Date:
~ An evening with ice cream and a walk along a riverbank and through the forest. Finding a spot along the river to look at the stars, laugh and dance.
~ An afternoon on the road with music to sing along to.  A small town to stop for lunch. Exploring the town and the surrounding areas.
~ An evening in with a home cooked meal flowed by movies and popcorn
~ At a theme park going on the biggest roller coasters and every other ride. Eating cotton candy and playing fair games.
~ Hiking to the top of a mountain with a picnic lunch.
~ A night downtown taking in the beauty of the city lights.

The one thing almost everyone wants out of the perfect date is the perfect kiss.  It may come at the beginning of the date, at the end of the date or at any point in between.

Some of my ideas are more planned out than others but none of them are specific.  Once in a  while a it's nice to have a reservation and a plan as something to look forward to.  On any date I want to face challenges with laughter and I don't want to worry about the time.  I want it to be fun and adventurous.

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