Sexponent: cheap fall date ideas

Autumn is here and school is well under way. The leaves are turning a lovely shade of orange and there is a slight chill in the air. There is also romance. Ladies and gentlemen now is the perfect time to find a snuggle-buddy for the winter. The best way to do that is with a few fun filled and easy-on-the-expenses dates.

Halloween is coming up soon as we all know. One of the best things you can do with a potential snuggle-buddy is to do something fun for the holiday. You could always go to a Halloween party or marathon horror movies. Those old standbys are great, but they aren’t the only things you can do.

Let’s be honest, most of us haven’t been trick-or-treating in years, but we all love costume season and the idea of dressing up as someone or something fun. Why not go trick-or-treating again? It is a fun and great way to get to know each other and have a few laughs. You can even pair your costumes together or simply surprise each other. It would certainly be a conversation starter and you can always save those costumes for later use perhaps to spice things up in the bedroom.

If that’s not your thing or you just aren’t up to trick-or-treating then how about a corn maze? There are several corn mazes opening up now that October has hit. Some even offer more than just a maze like hayrides and pumpkin patches. Hay rides provide a great chance to cuddle in the chilly weather while enjoying the scenery. Picking pumpkins together provides a two-fold purpose. Picking pumpkins is fun in and of itself and provides you the chance for some friendly competition. Who can find the biggest, the most round, the most awkwardly shaped pumpkin or any combination thereof? It will also almost always guarantee a second date. You are going to have to carve the pumpkins sometime, after all. In fact, it can even be turned into a three part date were you to decide to make real pumpkin pie from scratch. You’ll have plenty of pumpkin guts to work with for sure!

If festive dates aren’t your thing then how about a cheap one? Say, the cost of a penny? It’ll actually be a little more expensive than that, but it does require a penny at least. The idea behind this date is simple. All you have to do is follow directions.

The first thing you need to do is get your snuggle-buddy. You two (or more if this is a group date or you are polyamorous) get dressed in nice clothes. You don’t need to wear an evening gown or a tux — just think date clothes, but remember to dress for the weather! Next you need to assign a direction to each side of the penny. Heads is left, tails is right, or vice versa if you so desire. Then the two (or more) of you need to decide on a number of flips. If you don’t want to do that then just flip till you want to stop.

Now that you’ve decided all of that you can hop in the car and start your adventure. The idea here is that once you are in the car you can start flipping right away or at a specified destination. Each time you come to a crossroads you flip the coin. The coin and your assigned sides will tell you whether to turn left or right. You may also decide to simply go straight if you like.  Whenever you decide to stop wherever you find yourself is your date destination. This may seem problematic if you wind up outside of city limits, but it is designed to be played in town so make your choices accordingly. Most importantly remember to be yourself, be respectful and have fun!