HELP! Once again I’m revealing my lack of experience to the entire world. Jay and I want to get together tomorrow afternoon / night but neither of us can think of something to do. This’ll be our third date. We saw a movie last time.
So, um, any ideas? I’m not quite ready to bring him to my place.
Museum? Cheesy tourist attraction that you’ve never been to where you live? Local music festival? Dinner theater? Any close points of interest that could be combined into a short road trip? Sometimes our city parks have things going on… Symphony Under the Stars, Alive at 5 kinda get togethers and whatnot.
Does your area have a newspaper that is dedicated to the local entertainment scene?
As for my feline friend (the OP), I like the idea of a picnic, as suggested upthread. Is frisbee an option? Even if you’re as uncoordinated as me, you don’t have to worry about looking dorky - it’s impossible to look cool playing frisbee.
What geekeries do you two have in common? I know you like comics; perhaps the two of you can browse a hole-in-the-wall comic shop, or even an old record store. Stuff like that is always fun, and you might just pick up something really cool as an extra bonus to remind you of your date.
An old favorite of my husband’s is to go to the thrift store and pick out the wildest, most outandish outfits you can find, and then wear them to the bowling alley. Being able to laugh at/with each other is good for the soul.
If you’re still considering the museum idea, here’s a link to the Museum of Ventura County - free admission. Currently in a new storefront location. Current exhibits: historic photos of Ventura County, and a glass mosaics show http://www.venturamuseum.org
Every time I am in Ojai, I see a ton of horses, so that is likely a good place for horseback riding. Also, Ojai has my favorite bookstore, Bart’s. If you are not close to Ojai, I would still try to go up there some Saturday. Bart’s alone is worth it.
My wife and I went fruit picking not to long ago here in Phoenix. That was real fun. That reminds me, I gotta use up that peach salsa. This website might help you find a place if you are interested.
Besides that I would echo what others have said about picnics and walks on the beach.
How about a nature hike? Of course, if you’re too old or too out of shape for that, it may seem more like work than anything else. If that’s not the case, then it’s the perfect environment to see something new, have nothing to do but talk, and not have anyone else around. As an added bonus, talking isn’t forced. If possible, dress in some comfortable but tight shorts and shirt…if you want, of course.
It’s a trifle far for you for an after-work date, but a picnic in Griffith Park is an awesome summer date. I like the Old Zoo picnic grounds - you get to explore the old deserted animal cages! Creepy fun.
Also, the LA county fair hits in a couple weeks (sept. 5), and that us an awesome date thing.