Welcome to 31 Days of Date Nights. My plan is to give you a simple date night idea, (mostly frugal ones) every day for the month of October. You can access all posts in this series here.
This can be done on a date night that you stay at home, or if you go out for dinner/coffee.
Find out something new about your mate by asking each other questions. It can be questions you come up with on your own, questions from a book, questions you find online etc. Surely there are things you and your mate don’t know about each other. For example, I recently found out that DH has an emergency survival kit packed and ready to go. I had no idea! Until we had the possibility of a flood a couple of weeks ago, which is what brought up the subject.
Here are a few question-filled books that I own. Some of the questions are funny, others are serious and thought-provoking.
“Would You Rather” by Doug Fields
“Have you Ever?” by Les Christie
“The Book of Questions” by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.
I was introduced to the first two books way back when I was in youth group. And I promptly bought copies of my own. I have used them on dates and with friends. When DD gets older, I imagine we’ll go through the books together.
One of my friends and I used to go out to lunch weekly and we made our way through most of each book. I can’t recall the exact question, I think it was “Would you rather be bald or have no toes?” that made us break out into hysterical laughter. We were at a restaurant and I imagine anyone that saw us must have thought we had had one to many. On the contrary, neither of us had had a drip of alcohol to drink. We just found the question funny for some reason. And then we wondered if someone could walk without toes? See, if you are a thinker, you can really get into some long discussions with these questions.
Here are a couple of sample questions from “Have you Ever?”
“Have you ever had your friends tell you that you look like a movie or television star? Who? How did that make you feel? Do you agree?”
My answer to the above question is yes. I had two people (one patient where I worked and one cashier at the grocery store) tell me in the space of a week or so that I looked like Darryl Hannah! Since nobody else has told me that, I assume I do not usually look like her. And I don’t think I do. Though I loved the movie Splash and wouldn’t mind being a mermaid.
“Have you ever wondered how lead is put inside a pencil? How do you think it’s done? Do you really care?”
No, I haven’t ever wondered, but now I am curious. I won’t bother saying how I think it’s done, because I am sure I can find the real answer online in a matter of seconds.
The following are from “The book of Questions.”
“You are given $1,000,000 to donate anonymously to a charity or a stranger. How would you dispose of it?”
“If you were to discover that your closest friend was a heroin dealer, what would you do?”
Yeah, I didn’t answer those last two questions because they are just hard ones! But see, this can be really fun to think about and discuss with your significant other.