by: Brinley Roubinet
Teenagers nowadays do not go on a lot of dates anymore, simply because they are baffled on ideas of what to do beyond just watching Netflix. If this sounds familiar, and you are one of the many who do not have any date ideas, here are a few suggestions and pointers for you.
First, get to know your date before you take them on an actual “date.” What are their interests/hobbies? Try something new, it might actually help you get to know that person a little bit better. Be yourself, dating does not have to break the bank. There are many affordable, fun things you can do. You just have to be creative and think outside the box.
Most teenagers do not have a big budget when it comes to spending money on themselves plus one, so here are a few date ideas that are within your budget. Senior Hampton Bouwhuis suggested to go to the Christmas Village lights down in Ogden on 25th street. He also said to “do a lot of hand holding and hugs, those are the best and they are free!” After spending the evening walking around looking at the lights, you can go down the street and find something to eat. There are many cheap options.
If you aren’t wanting to go on a boring, typical date, and want to get more involved with the cold weather, here are some hints for you. Senior Jillian Hanchett has been on both great and bad dates. She said, “Freaking bowling and Lucky Slice, that’s the worst date iI’ve been on, and I have been on it maybe 50 times.” She also said “I once went sledding on a date at Rohmer pPark, and it was one of the funnest dates I’ve been on.”
Sledding is not the only thing you can do outdoors, going on a scenic hike, ice skating, and even ice fishing are fun activities.
Now, if you are looking for date ideas to do that do not involve the cold weather, Senior Tyson Volpi has some advice for you. He said “I like going to a funny movie, or going to a cool art museum, then getting some good grub after.” He also said “I think making cookies, or gingerbread houses are fun. You get to know your date very well if you work together.”
Now for the question everyone has been wondering, Netflix. Do you consider it a date or not? Junior Skye Luke said “I watch Netflix a lot on my own time,; I don’t think it is considered a date if I just have someone else there watching it with me.” But, if you are one who thinks that Netflix is a date, make sure you pick a good movie/show to watch, and make sure to include some very good snacks. Choosing whether or not Netflix is considered a date or not is an opinionated question, if you are having this “date” every weekend, it’s time to change things up a bit.
There are many date ideas for teenagers that are affordable and fun! Now stop making excuses and go ask a lucky someone to have a good time with you.