3. The Stargazing Date
Head to a hilltop at night and stargaze, no telescope required. Take along your smartphone or tablet and a program like the Star Walk app, ($2.99, iTunes Store) and you’ve got everything you need for a romantic evening under the stars. Boot up Sky Walk and point it at the sky, and you and your date can get starry-eyed mapping out the constellations, tracking moving satellites, and even look at skies from nights both past and future.
4. The Photographic Date
Explore your neighborhood in a way you never have before—through pictures. Team up with your date and spend a day wandering into all those little nooks and crannies you’ve never thought to look twice at before. Take as many pictures as you can while you’re at it (hello, Instagram!), and from as many unusual angles as possible: High, low, upside down, anything goes! Then compile your photos into a photo book and have fun applying different filters and effects to them. Don’t forget to take one of the two of you together! Check out these creative couple photos for inspiration.
5. The Scary Movie Date (Revisited)
You know how horror movies make great dates because you end up clutching each other like your lives depend on it? Mix it up and try scaring yourselves silly with a videogame instead. Dim the lights, turn up the volume, and break out the scariest game you can think of: Alan Wake, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, and Eternal Darkness are all great picks. Switch who’s in control of your character when one of you gets too scared. Boo! (Did we scare you?)
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.