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Keep a list of possible activities. Have a place to keep information such as brochures, maps, and visitors' guides. Set up folders in your computer for storing information you have found online. Use Notepad to copy and paste just what is of interest to you. The File menu of most web browsers has a Save As command that can be used to save an entire web page.
Be open to any suggestions and preferences your partner has to offer. Try to be sensitive to his/her tastes and interests. Give almost as much importance to his/her enjoyment of date as your own enjoyment. After all, you probably won't enjoy date if your partner doesn't.
Try to choose activities that give enough opportunities for communication. Conversation and comments you and your date make to each other are often most important part of date. Couples need to find out each other's values and interests. Couples need reassurance and stimulation of each other's ideas. Pursue your own interests. Being passionate about something makes you more interesting. Revive an old dream lurking in your memory. Or pursue a recent fantasy. What you do and where you go on a date is not so critical if person you are spending time with is interesting and caring. Finally, stay informed to stay interesting. Keep up with current events and issues. Listen to news and news commentary programs. One good source I like is web sites of National Public Radio.
Alan Detwiler is the author of the ebook Date Ideas: Fun Things To Do For Couples available at www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0002WYFFC/leisureideas-20. He has a web site with a section about fun things to do for couples at Date Ideas.