We humans are creatures of habit and it’s easy to get into ruts.
For example, a Thursday afternoon conversation on the way home from work with my husband might sound something like this:
Me: “So, what do you think about grabbing something while we’re out tonight for dinner?”
CJ: “Sounds good to me.”
Me: “Great—because I didn’t feel like cooking, either. Where do you want to go?”
CJ: “We can go to Lil Tex.”
(It’s about two blocks away, near downtown, and doesn’t take much effort for us to get there.)
Me: “OK. Do you want to stop at the house first, or go straight there?”
CJ: “I’d like to swing by the house before we go.”
Yawn. While I love Lil Tex’s chicken fried steak and downhome Texas atmosphere, after a while we realize we’ve slid into a routine.
If you’re in the mood to try something different when spending time with your sweetheart, a penny date just might be the thing to do.
The instructions are simple enough to follow:
1. Get dressed to go out and grab a penny.
2. Let your partner choose a number between 10 and 20.
3. Head out of your road and begin. Flip the penny. Heads is right, tails is left.
4. Every time you come to a junction, flip the penny and turn in that direction.
5. Once you get to the number, stop and look around. Make a date where you are.
Amy and Dan, two good friends of ours, tried the penny date one day, and they ended up about 58 miles from home, having supper at a Red Lobster. Sounds delicious to me! I would suggest making sure you have enough gas in your vehicle before starting out.
Have you ever tried a penny date with your spouse, fiance’, or boyfriend?
If so, where did you end up?
If not a penny date, what other kind of unique date ideas do you have?