Date Night Ideas

Romance is manly. And every man should know how to plan a great night out for his woman. But, let's face it, sometimes ideas are few and far between. This group is for exchanging ideas about the venerable "Date Night" and other acts of romance.

Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Group Charter: Romance is manly.

This purpose of this group is pretty simple: Encouraging men to take the responsibility of romancing their wife, girlfriend, significant other, or new romantic interest very seriously. It's a fact: Romance takes work. Whether you've been married 40 years or are lost on how to plan a great first date, that's why we're here--to help you keep the "home fires" burning. Therefore, the following guidelines apply:

1) Romance is manly. Think King Leonidas and Queen Gorgo from the movie "300," or Daniel Day-Lewis and Madeleine Stowe in "The Last of the Mohicans." They were warriors, yet they new the importance of romancing their ladies.
2) Romance doesn't cost money. Time is essentially the most expensive ingredient in romantic effort. Of course, now and then, it's entirely appropriate to splurge on a "BIG NIGHT" out. But, whatever the occasion, it takes time to plan a great night out that your lady will really appreciate. With a little effort, you can have an incredibly romantic evening out without paying an exorbitant amount of money.
3) Women like to be pursued. As such, planning romantic dates is primarily the man's responsibility. Women typically like men who take initiative. And often, the element of suspense and anticipation that, "He's up to something romantic," will benefit your relationship greatly. Trust me.
4) Every man can be romantic. You might think, "I'm a lost cause. No lady will ever be interested in me." To which I respond: Hogwash. Every man can and should know how to woo a lady. This group will hopefully help.
5) Keep it clean. Romance is discrete. Offensive or obscene content or postings will lead to dismissal from the group.

Discussion Forum

Winter Date Ideas

Started by Sam Worple. Last reply by Matthew Martino Jan 30. 1 Reply

Hello all, I was hoping you could help me out a little.  I am going to be going on my second date this upcoming week and I'm having a hard time coming up with ideas.  I haven't been on the dating…Continue

Romance her this weekend!

Started by Neill. Last reply by Neill Sep 16, 2013. 7 Replies

To all Gents in this group,what are you plans to Romance your lady this weekend?Continue

The Pirate Date

Started by Brendan P. Last reply by Neill Sep 16, 2013. 2 Replies

So I met this girl and while talking it came about that I had a DVD that she wanted to borrow. I emailed her giving her the choice of cooking me dinner, because who doesn't like a pretty girl cooking…Continue

Pre-Holiday Date Idea!

Started by AdamR. Last reply by AdamR Nov 5, 2012. 2 Replies

This is actually one of the easiest times of the year to come up with date ideas in my opinion especially if you and and your spouse or S/O love Christmas!Go to the store ahead of time, get some Hot…Continue

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Comment by SirBrad on May 18, 2015 at 1:00pm

Any one here? no more romance for you all?

Comment by Michael J. K. on October 23, 2014 at 10:48pm

welcome Brian Freund to the group

Comment by D.J. on March 10, 2012 at 9:37pm


That sounds like an awesome idea. I'll keep it in mind when I get hitched.

Comment by Robert Jenson on March 10, 2012 at 3:08pm

One of the funnest date nights my wife and I do is called "Naked Movie Night".  We go to the store and buy a movie and stuff for dinner.  When we get home I make dinner while my wife relaxes and does her thing.  We have a romantic dinner and then go into the family room to watch the movie.  There we have blankets or sheets.  If we are both feeling up to it we lose the clothes and cuddle under the blankets while watching the movie.  It is very nice to be close and relax after a stressful week.  If "things" happen or not, it is a great way to reconnect.  (We don't have kids so we don't have to worry about little ones walking in.)

Comment by Steve M on May 2, 2011 at 4:03pm

I'm excited about tonight. My wife and I are going to see the Russian Ballet - "Sleeping Beauty".  We have never seen a ballet and are surprised that they chose to come to our fair town in the desert.

Most of you guys are going to say, "ugh!"

I'll tell you more after tonight.


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Leading dancers from across the Russias have forged under Radchenko’s direction an exciting new company staging new productions of timeless classics such as Giselle, Don Quixote, Paquita and Carmen.

Since its inception, the Russian National Ballet Theatre has completed two tours of Europe, with extraordinary receptions in Italy, France, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands. Two tours of the United Kingdom, including capacity audiences at London's famed Coliseum, have resulted in re-engagements during the 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99 and 1999-2000 seasons.

The company has also performed with great success in Turkey at the Istanbul Festival and in Greece at the Athens Festival, and recently completed a two-month tour of Japan, Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong. Under the direction of Sergei Radchenko, the Russian National Ballet Theatre continues to expand its repertoire. In addition to commissioning new works from within Russia and abroad, the company specializes in Twentieth Century full-length ballets such as Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, Legend of Love, Stone Flower and The Golden Age. Mr. Radchenko has researched the original choreography and stage productions of several of Marius Petipa's classic ballets, including new productions in the year 2000 of Don Quixote and Paquita, and a recreation of Jules Perrot's and Jean Coralli's Giselle.

Born in 1944, Sergei Radchenko graduated from the Moscow School of Dance in 1964 and then joined the Bolshoi Ballet, where he worked for 25 years. He danced the entire repertoire at the Bolshoi, but enjoyed a special reputation for Spanish dance, particularly the role of the bullfighter in the Bizet-Shchedrin Carmen Suite. He is the founder and Artistic Director of the Russian National Ballet Theatre and has achieved a remarkable feat in the establishment and development of this young but great Russian ballet company. Mr. Radchenko presents a large number of master-classes, inviting leading teachers from the Bolshoi and Maryinsky theatres to ensure the continuation of the rich traditions of the Russian classical school.

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Comment by Douglas G on March 24, 2011 at 8:02pm
(This is just a stream of conscious about the subject so bare with my rambling and as a prior disclaimer, I am but a mere 20 year old still in the field of battle)

As a general note about the world of Romance. I think a LOT of the "lack of romance" is that (speaking from my own motives) guys think the things that might be romantic are corny or silly and think that they'd be too childish to try, I know I have these incredible ideas that I'm quite frankly rather frozen to try just because at the moment I can't drive her there (lack of a car at the moment) so having her drive us to the area just seems foolish.

When you're a kid (in my context I'm going with teenager) you are still relatively fresh in the world and don't have anything hindering you. As you go through life and either have women harden your heart or you marry a woman and you stagnate because you no longer feel you have to pursue them that part of your mind atrophies.

Just do something silly, don't let age or maturity effect things. If you used to write "I love you" in flower petals, hell do it again.

As a final note I think the main thing is to just put forth the effort, I think that it's a win win, A-she'll appreciate the gesture from you and B-you'll be exercising that muscle putting you well on your way to being a Don Juan all over again champ.
Comment by Jacob M Lee on December 30, 2010 at 5:23pm

Quick Tip:

When you go out, don't dress to meet your own minimum "dressed up" standards, society's imposed standards, or any of that.


Dress to make the other women jealous of your lady.

There's tons of guys out there where too-big shirts, mis-matched clothes, boxy suits. Don't be that guy. Make that guy's girl wish he was you.

Comment by Jacob M Lee on November 21, 2010 at 1:25pm
fake it till you make it.

Do things that you know would be romantic, even if right now they feel trite or silly or what have you. And while doing them, actively try and get into the romantic mindset. It can take a while, but you'll get back to it.

I'm going through a similar thing: having been a hopeless romantic of a teenager, then realizing how that was making me weak, I focused on being 'ok by myself', which is important. But I feel like I don't do the silly, romantic things anymore. And now that I'm in a relationship with the love of my life, I need to, especially because she's not very good at it either. So, I do the sweet silly things for her, and it's been working.
Comment by D. Salandy on November 21, 2010 at 7:14am
Hey there,
I'm very glad this blog exists. I feel as if there's something's wrong with me. I used to be a very romantic fella in my youth. I don't know what has happened in the past twenty years, but somehow I'm not as romantic. Not even a little bit. And my marriage is suffering because of it. What the heck happened? This used to be soooo easy for me. Now, I'm out of ideas. HEEEELP!

Comment by William W. How on September 16, 2010 at 3:56pm
From the first friend:

this weekend, we're going to a festival downtown and we're gonna be in a speed chess challenge. then we're going to opera in the outfield. it's opening day for opera season, and they livecast the performance on the big screen at [the] baseball stadium. you can set up a blanket and picnic in the outfield, lay under the stars and watch the opera.

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