10 Date Ideas That Are Even Better When You Do 'Em Alone

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10 Date Ideas That Are Even BETTER When You Do 'Em Alone

People are impressed if you travel to Africa on your own, but if your solo adventuring is a tad less exotic, they tend to look down on it. It is considered “bizarre” to enjoy typical date night ideas on your own.

But I am here to teach disbelievers otherwise. I actually like flying solo and having "me time," so keep your pity and learn some independence.

Here are ten of my favorite date ideas and adventures... to enjoy on my own! All of these adventures are fun with a partner, too — I am just pointing out the benefits of doing them by yourself.

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1. Orgasms

Sex is great. The sweaty, body-on-body companionship is irreplaceable. However, when it comes to the actual orgasm, my vibrator cannot be beat.

2. Movies

Your choice of flick. Your choice of time. Your choice of seat (no need to crane your neck in the front row because your date forgot his glasses). And best of all, you can pick the quantity of butter on the popcorn.

3. Sleeping

Sleeping in the same bed as someone is nice. Sweaty, sticky, single-beds are not. Every once in a while it is refreshing to sprawl across the mattress like a cat on Valium.

4. Restaurants

Feel free to sop up entire bowls of pasta with a piece of bread. Challenge yourself by not bringing a book, computer or newspaper. Enjoy staring at strangers. Watch the child at the next table rub mashed potatos on the walls and be happy you are not responsible of clean up.

5. Watching TV

You can Keep Up with the Kardashians and the rest in the world of bad television without being berated about how you should be watching something important or educational or artsy instead.

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6. Road trips

Find your own path while singing Now 6 at the top of your lungs. Best of all, you can take pee breaks every 20 minutes without worrying that you are derailing someone else’s adventure.

7. Drinking wine

It might sound sad (or alcoholic), but a glass (or bottle) on your own is good for the soul. At least, every now and then.

8. Weddings

As much as I enjoy having a plus 1, being on your own at a wedding gives you time to catch up with crazy drunken family members on a personal level.

9. Biking

It is not a competition if you’re by yourself. (And you don’t have to worry about how your butt looks in your mom’s old neon-pink gym shorts.)

10. Showering

Okay, I understand that this is not (necessarily) a first date activity. But it happens.

Let me tell you: showering by yourself is a luxury. You control temperature, water pressure, and which crevices the bar of soap is allowed to explore. In addition, showers can be small. Slips happen. The idea of getting it on in the shower is appealing, but it doesn’t logistically work unless you enjoy the pain of a sprained ankle.

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This article was originally published at Em & Lo. Reprinted with permission from the author.