Dating during Halloween season can be a wicked good time. It is the perfect opportunity to try on a new identity (literally) and take some scary chances at love you normally would be too afraid to take.
The best part about dating during Halloween is the adrenaline-fueled chemistry that breeds attraction. If you weren't sure about a potential someone, a Halloween-inspired date night is definitely in order to reveal how you really feel about a person after you've been spooked into each other's arms all night.
Here are some spooktacular date ideas you may want to consider this Halloween season:
1. Costume Parties
I know what you are thinking, "Is that the best you got?" It's been proven that one of the easiest ways to bond with a new potential match is by tapping into your playful side. Being silly, dressing up and going out on a limb with a date can be the glue that adheres you to each other. While wearing matching costumes isn't a must, it's always fun when you have a partner in crime who is willing to dress to the occassion with you.
2. Haunted House Hopping
There is bound to be more than a few haunted houses happening in your neighborhood. Make a night of it and try to see how many haunted houses you can visit in one evening. Again, this taps into your playful side but the long lines gives the two of you a chance to interact and open up about your dreams, hopes and of course fears.
3. Pumpkin Patches
The sparks will fly as the two of your scour the local pumpkin patch for the perfect gourd to adorn your doorways. Take along a picnic lunch and make a day out of taking into the outdoors.
4. Horror Movie Marathons
For a more laid back or intimate evening, take advantage of any number of channels featuring horror movies every night of the week for the entire month. You can also rent or search Netflix for your favorite horror films and watch them back to back cuddled up on the couch. The best way to do a horror movie marathon however would be a local outdoor drive-in or a cemetery if those options are available in your area.
5. Do Treat Duty
Yeah, I know that this may initially not rank high on the spooky fun scale. Handing out candy to pint-size ghouls can be fun and will reveal a different side of your date. How do they interact with other people? Strangers? Children?
The spirit of the season is about injecting a bit of playfulness into the shorter, cooler days of fall. Find things that tickle your fancy while letting your inner child run wild.