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It’s Friday, that means it’s date night. In this episode, I have another creative date idea for you from my book 101 Creative Dates: Ideas, tips, and personal experiences from the life of a hopeless romantic. Up next is creative date idea #50 Candlelight Dinner On Top of an Overpass Footbridge. Do you struggle to come up with fun different date ideas? Always revert back to dinner and a movie or “Netflix and Chill” as your date idea? Maybe you are looking for romantic things to do for your wife, girlfriend, boyfriend, etc.? I compiled a list of 101 different date ideas to help up your dating game. Whether you are married or single, there is something for everyone.
That brings us to this date idea #50 Candlelight Dinner on top of an Overpass Footbridge
Yeah, I know, it’s another candlelight dinner. So what? Can you blame me for being romantic? It’s not my fault that candles add an irresistible glow to absolutely everything. I’d be doing dating a disservice if I didn’t include candles in dates. Anyways, excuse my rant. Moving on . . .
A wonderfully creative place to set up a candlelight dinner is on top of an overpass. Hundreds of cars will pass underneath, allowing you to show the world that you aren’t afraid if everyone knows how much you dig the person that you’re with. Do it near sunset to heighten the romance. Make sure to have a friend dress up and be the waiter. You could buy the food or cook it yourself, depending on what your date likes. When creating a romantic dinner, always make sure you are making or buying food that you know your date will love. This is another one of those little things that let them know you’re paying attention to what they say. This date really should only be done with someone that likes you a lot or loves you; you could possibly use this as the “I like you more than a friend” date, but make sure it isn’t your first date.
What you need for this date:
First, you need to find an overpass that has easy access so you can set up the table and food. Second, make sure there’s good weather, as this date really doesn’t work in the rain or snow. A nice sunset would work perfectly. Bring an mp3 player or use your phone so you can have mood music, as well. Have one of your friends be the waiter or waitress. It wouldn’t hurt to blindfold your date as you lead her to your destination, either.
I am telling you, girls really like this type of thing. I was talking to a friend of mine and she said that girls really love flowers, creative dates, and other things that let them know the guy is thinking about them. The more effort you put into being unique, the more it communicates you’re different than just any other date out there.
My commentary on this date:
When I was a young lad, my second oldest brother did something truly spectacular, crazy, off the wall, and totally awesome for his girlfriend. He set up a candlelight dinner on one of the catwalk overpasses that you take on foot from one side of the freeway to the park on the other side. It was so cool. The only problem was that it was really windy that day, so the food quickly got cold.
But it was fun—people driving underneath honked their horns. Some guy stopped on the side of the road and took a picture; I think he was from a newspaper or something. At the time, I didn’t truly understand the importance of such a creative romantic gesture; I just thought my bro was funny and did funny silly things for his girlfriend.
As I grew up, I began to understand women, at least somewhat, and it was then I realized that my brother totally had it figured out. He knew how to create that excitement in his relationships. He knew how to keep the girls coming back for more.
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