As a geek, finding another geek to call my significant other has been quite lovely. So with Valentine’s Day this week, I thought it would be a fun post to share how to geekify your dates, whether with a new prospect or your long term partner.
This post is divided into two sections: going out dates and staying home dates. I find you can geekify both in different ways thus why I have made a distinction. Plus, depending on your relationship or what kind of date you feel like having, you can do one or the other or both.
As a general tip that applies to both, I’d say finding the common geeky ground, as well as the differences, can help generate some fun date ideas. Some dates you can share a common interest and other dates you and your partner can share a particular interest with the other. It will help make dates fun for both of you, learn more about each other, and give you plenty of ideas for future dates.
Find Places that are Geeky AF
Whether it’s a bar that is full fandom fantasy, a cafe that has board games you can play while you eat, or go old school at an arcade, there are plenty of places that embrace the geek side of life. They can lead to finding your new favorite places or at least a fun one time visit that you can tell other geeks about.
Consider Engaging Activities
Escape rooms, arcades, and scavenger hunts are all fun activities that are way more engaging than just sitting in a movie theatre or having dinner. These dates will lead to fun memories
While going out and having adventures can be a lot of fun, sometimes staying in is what you’d rather do. You can still geek these dates up in a variety of ways. Also, these staying in date ideas work well with long distance relationships.
Have a Game Night
Whether you prefer board games or video games, having a game night at home can be a fun date night. I even wrote posts about different board games and video games you can play with your significant other. And if you’re in an LDR, a video game date night is a good, geeky date idea. Not only is this a way to share a mutual love of games if you have it, but you can share the different types of games you enjoy as well.
Have a Marathon
Whether you’re sharing your favorite films with your partner or bingeing a mutual favorite show, a marathon can be a fun date idea that’s perfect for curling up on the couch for some cuddles. My boyfriend and I aren’t the biggest movie or TV watchers, so we watch YouTube videos or Twitch streams together. This can be done long distance as well, using Discord to have a screen share call. Or you can use other services like Rabbit to stream movies and shows at the same time.
In the end, it all really comes down to one thing: Sharing what you love with the person you love.