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9 Inventive Second Date Ideas for Christian Daters
By Nida Sea
So, your first Christian date went well, but there are so many times you can go out for coffee or dinner before it turns dull and predictable. Now comes the next challenge in the dating game: going on a second date that is sure to impress your date, while keeping the experience wholesome, respectful and joyful.
Fortunately, if you’re a Christian looking for faith-friendly date ideas for that second (and hopefully third) date, we have a variety of fun and interesting options available for you both to enjoy. With that in mind, here are 10 diverse Christian date ideas that will help you get to know each other better in the most relaxed way:
1. Do Some Good – Share a Meaningful Experience Together
There is nothing more Christian than helping those in need. For the second date, consider volunteering together for a non-profit organization. Not only will you both feel great about contributing to society, but you will know that you’re dating someone with strong faith in service and desire to help the community. It can be an exciting and meaningful experience that will help strengthen your bond.
2. Party the Christian Way
Enjoy your time together by heading to a local gospel show or Christian rock concert. The shows are always good, clean, faith-filled fun with some adrenaline and prayer intertwined. They both make for an exciting Christian date idea, which also let you honor God by singing in praise. But don’t just end it there, continue your date with a nice dinner or coffee and discuss the great experience you’ve just shared. It’s an easy topic discuss as you’ve already shared a great experience together!
3. Explore their Dating Profile for Ideas
If you met online, you have a distinct advantage that you may not have otherwise: you can scan through your date’s profile to find exactly what they are into, and plan a date based on that hobby or interest. Imagine the surprise and great impression you would cause if you arrange a second date at a cupcake baking class knowing that she loves to bake! The attention to detail can be the catalyst to winning your date’s heart.
4. Learn Together
Head to a religious museum or historical landmark in your region to learn more about your faith and the spiritual past of your local Christian community. You may be surprised by what you learn together. During the date, bring up interesting conversation pieces and pay attention to each other. Truly listen and discover your common interests, your differences and learn about your chemistry.
5. Take Advantage of the Current Season
If it’s snowing, head to the ice skating rink for some light-hearted fun as you skate through the date. You can hold hands through your mitts to catch your balance and skate together, a romantic and sweet gesture to “break the ice" without giving the wrong impression or taking things too far. If it’s summer or spring, organize a picnic at the park. You will impress your partner with your dedication to swoon them, all the while having a fun and wholesome date. Pack some sandwiches, fruit, drinks and a picnic blanket & start up interesting conversation topics to get to know one another.
6. Go Stargazing
There is nothing quite like appreciating God’s artwork and the night sky is one of His most brilliant pieces of art. Stargazing can be one of the most emotionally powerful Christian date night ideas, as you sit alone together under a blanket of stars and pure silence, only to be left with conversation. Using a special stargazing app, you can use your mobile phone to look at the stars, find the constellations and information about them. You can even have some fun toying around with astrology to analyze if you’re a good match.
7. Group Dating
There are numerous benefits to having a group date with fellow Christian friends. The situation can feel less stressful and reduce the anxiety of a one-on-one date, making it easier to have conversations with your date. Group dates are a great way to get to know people in a more natural environment. Also, it is always great to have your close friends meet your date and hear what they think. At the end of the day, sometimes we are blind to see what is obvious to our close friends. Do avoid misunderstandings by ensuring that your date is aware that you’re in a romantic date, rather than a friendly get-together.
8. Movie Night
Heading to the movies can be a fun way to enjoy your time together without the added pressure of having a conversation. When it comes to selecting the movie, make sure to pick a wholesome option that is Christian-friendly. For the most part, that means avoiding movies with nude or sexual scenes that could cause embarrassment to your date and have him/her doubting your intentions.Watching a great comedy is always a great idea! What’s better than enjoying a good laugh together, it will make both of you more relaxed and entertained. You may not learn a whole lot about each other when you’re watching the movie, so make sure to set-up some quality time for conversation before or after the movie.
9. Head to a Fair or Carnival
If there is a local fair or carnival in your region, invite your date to join you. You can enjoy an active time together checking out the stands, crafts, rides and food. Corn mazes can be a lot of fun if the fair features one and they are also affordable second date ideas. The best part about this date is that you can really see how your chemistry flows.
You have the Christian date ideas, but do you have that special someone to enjoy them with? It’s time to learn how online dating can help you meet your soul mate!