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Okay, lets hear about the best dates you have had.

(I don't have enough time to write about mine right now.. so I'll be posting again later.)
 

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I bite in ;)

It's with my current SO/BF. It's supposed to be a frugal date. BF took me on a road trip. He was the one introducing me into frugal lifestyle and I learned a lot from him.

So, when we arrive on the destination city, he took me to his favorite restaurant, because he wants me to try the food. I have been curious about it for long.

After we sat, I study the menu and decided to order one meal only, the cheap one which is not the favorite/specialty.

Then..he looked at me..he said "Tonight we want to have a good meal. I have planned for this trip and set aside enough money for a decent, nice experience. I want you to try the favorites, and enjoy the best here. No need to worry about the cost." He knows that I always worry and prefer to put the money into our wedding saving.

I was so happy. I can't wait to be his Mrs :) He introduced me to so many new things and new fresh perspectives. The man knows how to balance it, when to be frugal and also know when to enjoy and indulge with proper planning.
 

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i was kidnapped and taken to clearwater beach. we had a great time there and got matching mood rings
 

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Mine was the first date with DH, January 29, 1954. Blind date, both of us kicking & screaming, but we went as a favor to the friends who introduced us. There was a lot of fresh snow on the ground, but the roads were plowed for the most part. After we got in his car, I must have asked him something that he liked to talk about, because he talked and amazed our friends, who had never heard him really talk to a girl! Went roller skating. I could skate well, but he was wobbly, so I had to hold him up 'til he found his legs. We had a good time skating, although I broke the belt loop on his trousers while holding him up! Afterwards, we went to a soda shop that was up a long hill. On the way back home - flat tire. On the looong hill. The guys dealt with that while us girls stood and froze.
I fell in love that night and have never fallen out!!
 
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Trying to remember - I've been dating a guy for four or five months now and we've had some great ones. We recently went to a local historical farm - 1890s living farm - and just checked it out, then went for a long walk in the snow. Then went for pizza at my fave little mom/pop joint, came back here and watched some TV - I find the simple dates are the best.
 

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This probably doesn't count as 'the best date ever' exactly, but it was very sweet. When my SO and I started to go out he fell pretty ill; his temperature was through the roof, he had constant headaches and felt nauseous.

Despite this, he still came out to meet me as arranged. We sat in a little pub drinking coke and sharing our favourite songs via the jukebox and his iPod. I only realised just how sick he was when, on the way to the cinema, he asked if he could take a seat on the nearest wall just to catch his breath, we must've sat there for about twenty minutes while he tried to feel normal :laugh:.

When I asked him why he wasn't in bed recovering he simply said that he really wanted to see me and it was worth suffering the sickness outdoors.


Another date that comes to mind was the first time he told me that he loved me. He took me up on the Belfast Wheel (no longer here) at night so that we were overlooking the twinkling lights of the city. He waited until we stopped at the very top.
 

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The best date was my first date with my DH.

He arrived at my home with flowers, shook my Father's hand, helped me with my coat, opened the car door for me, all very proper and respectful.

He had decided on a nice restaurant in the city, and an IMAX theater presentation about the rain forest at a museum.

When we arrived at my home, he opened the car door and walked me to the door. He thanked me for a lovely time and leaned in and kissed me quickly. My Father was standing there, all shades of red I was.

What made this date the best ever was that from the moment he picked me up he started to explaining his reason for dating. He was not playing the field, he was in fact looking for a wife. That he would not be wasting my time. That this time was about finding out if we were a good fit for marriage or not. He made it clear that he was not interested in long term dating, that once it was decided that we were a good match that we should marry. His approach was refreshing, albeit a bit nerve wracking. I felt like I was on a job interview, and so nervous that at dinner I couldn't eat, I dropped my fork, spilled my water...LOL! He just kept asking questions about myself as if he didn't even notice. By the time we were in the theater I was much more relaxed.

The next date was equally as nice, it included my son. he was about 3 1/2 years old. He took us to a museum so my son could see the Spiderman exhibit. Spiders everywhere, creeped me out.

He would say the best date was two weeks later. He arrived before daybreak and took my son fishing at a private lake just down the road from us. After a few hours they returned, fish in hand and he went out to the back yard and cleaned the fish.

That day I fried fish and zucchini for hours, he gobbled them up as fast as I could fry. I'm positive that's the day he fell in love with me.

We were married just a few months later.
 

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I have two actually. The first 'date' hubby and I ever had was the day we exchanged phone numbers. I remember after work, I stopped and went tanning. The whole time I was laying in the tanning bed I was thinking, "Just call and ask him out. Call and ask him out." I kept talking myself out of it. I stopped at Blockbuster and rented movies. After I got home, it took me about 30 minutes to work up the nerve to call him. When I did, I invited him over to watch movies and was so excited when said yes. I remember jumping up and down on my bed and calling my mom and telling her that he said yes! Then the call waiting beeped. It was him. My heart just dropped and I told my mom he was probably calling to back out. But he was just calling to see what movies we were watching. So then I had to call her back and say he was coming. Hehehe. We watched that stupid Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake and I remember saying to him, "That girl has no sound and light discipline." because she was lighting a cig. while trying to hide from the killer. He just looked at me...gave me a big smile...and asked if he could kiss me. :)

Our first date proper was around 4/4:30 on a weekday. He wanted to take me to dinner before he left for PLDC (a military school) and I had to work around a recruiting event. We went to a local Italian place and sat in a little booth and had a great conversation and dinner. Well that's now our spot. :)
 

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I have two that are a tie. One was with my ex dh I got to his house and took me into his bedroom, and it was the middle of winter. He had set up a picnic in the room! He had picked that room because it had green carpet (like grass LOL) and he had a blanket, picnic basket, everything. He had even wrote I love you in the mustard on my sandwich! Very sweet for a 16 year old boy!
The other one is my current dh. we had only been married a few months. I came home from work and he stopped me on the porch and told me to take my clothes off and put on my bathrobe (good thing we lived in the country LOL) and when I went in he had rose petals and candles all the way in a trail from the front door in to the bedroom and bathroom. He even had rose petals all over the bed. He had run a bubble bath with candles all over the bathroom and had our wedding song playing on the CD player. I wont tell you about the best parts ;)
 

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I think it was the time DH and I went somewhere (can't remember) and then came back to my apt. and we were hungry (and poor students). All I had to make were liver and onions. (my roommate and her bf had eaten everything else :fuming:) To my surprise he LOVED liver and onions as much as I did. I fried it up and we had a nice meal. And one more thing in common.
 

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The best date was my first date with my DH.

He arrived at my home with flowers, shook my Father's hand, helped me with my coat, opened the car door for me, all very proper and respectful.

He had decided on a nice restaurant in the city, and an IMAX theater presentation about the rain forest at a museum.
Wow - that is really amazing...sweet.
 

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Mine was my first date with my (now) DW. She doesn't consider it a real date, but I do.

We'd gotten to know each other through a hiking club. She didn't have a car, and, since I lived not far from her place, I'd give her rides to the club meetings.

She wanted to go to an outdoor evening concert by a flamenco guitarist that was being held in a downtown park. It wasn't a spectacularly unsafe city, but still, a woman would be prudent to be careful walking alone downtown at night. So, she asked me if I would be interested in going with her as an escort. Naturally, I agreed. ;)

I always used to get tongue-tied on dates before, wondering what I was "supposed" to say or do. This time, I resolved to just be myself and if she didn't like me, too bad. At the intermission, we got to talking about all kinds of deep stuff - our families, being vegetarian/vegan, animal rights, etc., and found that we were in sync on most of them. It was magical.

A couple of years later, we saw the same guitarist at a folk festival and told him the story about how his concert brought us together.
 

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Mine was with Greebo. We closed the restaurant, we closed the local bar, we went to IHOP and closed them at 3am, we walked the neighborhood and chatted (with some kissing) in the back seat of his car till 7am.

He still hadn't gotten my last name or my home phone. :p and he did said he liked a woman of mystery so I jumped out of the car and headed home so I could make it to work on time.

He wasn't able to contact me till I got home from work.

It was the start of something wonderous. :D
 

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Mine was with DH. It wasn't actually a date. He was a nervous wreck, I found out later, but I wasn't. I actually knew him from college from 10 years ago. He, his ex wife and I had actually all worked together at one time. That night, I was just coming to "hang out" with him and maybe get a drink, because we had both been through horrible marriages/divorces. He was just an old buddy. I wasn't envisioning ANYTHING happening at all and I wasn't attracted to him in that way in the slightest - until I saw him.

It knocked the wind out of me, and apparently out of him, too. After getting lost getting to his house, VERY early in the morning, I finally got there. He hopped in my car so we could go get some food and neither one of us could even stand to look at each other. The only thing open was Village Inn. We had so much fun talking but it was so painful at first because we still couldn't look at each other! It was so sweet. Then, since nothing was open and home was 2 hours away, we went to his house and watched one of his DVD's of a band we both really liked. It was just like junior high - first our arms had to eventually touch, then eventually there was hand holding... we were both so nervous. Finally, we stayed up almost all day kissing and talking. When we couldn't keep our eyes open anymore, he gave me his bed and he slept on his couch. It was in the same room, REALLY big bedroom because it was a townhouse. When we woke up it was already dark so we went to hear some live music. That was the most fun. We had so much fun and so much in common and everything was just so easy. That was nearly 4 years ago. I could only come to see him on weekends.

Legally, we're married, but we're still saving for our "wedding". We had a JP marriage because he's already got two children. We are not "phone people", but for 6 months, we did nothing but talk on the phone. Until he finally relocated to be with me. After a year-ish we moved here to be close to the kids; they are wonderful.

I still tease him relentlessly, because back in college, he asked for my number, but he met his ex so he never called me and we never dated. But I knew him first! And now we have a baby. Sometimes I think about all that, and am really amazed.
 

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