When I was younger, I loved going out to eat and playing mini-golf on a first date, because it enabled us to TALK to each other. You really can't get to know your date while in a movie theater and hoping he'll hold your hand; that's for date #2.
In my 20's, dating consisted of either a party; going to a bar/nightclub; dinner. And since I married while in my 20's, 'date night' with the hubby meant dinner alone and a movie, or a drive.
Now my idea of a perfect date is still dinner and wine, and conversation that does not include the word 'Mommy' or mention of any kids (unless I bring it up first, heh heh!). Take my to BW3 and see if I can beat you at trivia. Or let's go sing karaoke.
Special dates I hold dear? There are many:
Jan 1: New Year's Day and SIL's b-day
Jan 29th: Special ex-b/f's birthday. Suffice it to say I met him while in college, and he's in my Top 3.
Feb 14-28: The span of time in which our tax money arrives.
March 1: Youngling's birthday
March 5: Another special friend's b-day (and the day the youngling was supposed to arrive)
March 17: 1st love's b-day
March 20: Spouse's b-day
March 31: Day I met my soul mate
April 7: Day I met my AF officer
April 10: Day I fell in love with the SOB AF officer
April 17: Day I realized I was pregnant with my oldest
May 2: Nephew's b-day
May 3: Wedding Anniversary (20 years so far) and another friend's b-day
May 12: Day BFF B and I were 'married' in the hallway between classes!
May 22: BFF #3's b-day
May 23: BFF #1's b-day and the day my soul mate broke my heart
June 16: The day I dreamed of getting married
June 19: The day I dreamed of getting married when I realized the 16th wasn't on a Saturday and the fact my fiancee was horrible with remembering dates! Also, another friend's b-day
June 28: Dad's b-day
July 3: Daughter's b-day and BFF #2's b-day
July 29: BFF in HS's b-day
Aug 1: Mom's b-day
Aug 5: AF Officer's b-day
Aug 6: 'Grandkids' b-day (born same day, one year apart!)
Aug 19: Day I had miscarriage and niece's b-day
Sept 20: Day I met my first serious crush
Sept 23: BFF #1's wedding anniversary
Oct 7: Sister's b-day
Oct 9: Nephew's b-day
Nov 20: Niece/stepdaughter's b-day
Dec 8: Oldest son's b-day and another friend's b-day; the one who introduced me to my spouse.
Dec 19: My b-day
Dec 25: Christmas
Dec 31: New Year's Eve
Now, what would YOU have called this post? LOL!