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Alphabet Dating

Well, we felt we needed even more structure than usual this year – and to be honest, a new dating challenge. When we have SO MANY date ideas to choose from on our little date night generator, it can get a bit hard to decide what to do next.

The ABC Dating trend has been bandied around for awhile now. We’ve heard of couples that have done it themselves, it’s been written about in the media and now?

ABC Dating

Denis and I are going to attempt it.

So on top of our usual date night parameters (Being a $30 Budget, taking it in turns to organise the date nights and making sure we date once a week) we are now Alphabet Dating.

It’s pretty straightforward – we start with a date that starts with A (i.e. Going to an Art Gallery) and work our way through B, C and the rest until we get to Z (Which will undoubtedly be a trip a Zoo of some sort).

It starts tonight… stay tuned for the update on where we’re going and the review. I’ll also be listing great date ideas by letter for the next 6 months as we go!

We’re looking forward to it. And hey – if you feel like your love life needs a metaphorical Berocca, why don’t you join us in our ABC Adventures?

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30 comments for “Alphabet Dating”

  1. Posted by Year on the Grill | March 10, 2010, 10:33 pm

    Zipper starts with Z also…

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  3. Posted by Mike | June 20, 2010, 1:00 am

    seems interesting, where would you go for X?

  4. Posted by Eric | August 23, 2010, 6:35 am

    I cannot find any ideas for the letter I (No Ice-skating please).

  5. Posted by Emma | August 23, 2010, 12:30 pm

    @Eric – we just put up the ‘I’ post this week actually! Good timing! Here it is:


  6. Posted by Eric | August 30, 2010, 6:24 am

    anyone has any suggestions for letter J
    Thank you

  7. Posted by Emma | August 30, 2010, 1:38 pm

    Hey Eric, J just went up this week too. If you go to the home page of the blog you’ll find it there. K, L and M all to follow in coming weeks too! :-)

  8. Posted by Tom and Debi Walter - The Romantic Vineyard | August 30, 2010, 2:15 pm

    We love this idea, in fact we featured Alphabet Date night ideas last year. It was a fun challenge, and we thought we’d share it with you to add to your excellent ideas. Blessings!

  9. Posted by Poruke | December 10, 2010, 7:31 pm

    this is so interesting!! love the idea so much! I am waiting for S, have a lot of ideas…

  10. Posted by Laren Galloway | December 11, 2010, 7:28 pm

    great idea, I found this blog today… very much interesting things!

  11. Posted by Emma | December 12, 2010, 12:23 am

    Thanks @Poruke and @Laren for your comments… we’re about to pick up where we left off a month or so ago when we went to the USA… so we’ll get to S really soon!

    @Tom & Debi – thanks for that… it’s definitely a fun way to go about dating!

  12. Posted by Poruke | January 3, 2011, 11:51 pm

    Thanks Emma for answer! You are really the best! Did you think about making a book one day?

  13. Posted by David | January 18, 2011, 2:47 pm

    Thanks for the ideas Emma, great blog! My fiancée and I are doing the same thing every two weeks heading into our wedding in November. We’re having with it!

  14. Posted by Garage Door Repair Tempe | January 27, 2011, 12:59 pm

    This makes me come up with a creative dating idea. To play scrabble while on picnic and then forming words that would eventually make her fall for you. What do you think?

  15. Posted by Joe | July 6, 2011, 5:05 am

    That sounds like fun! But what about the letter “X” or “Z”? I know you said going to a Zoo, but there has to be something more. I say, take a trip to Zanzabar. Very exotic.

  16. Posted by Kenon | October 13, 2011, 10:51 pm

    need something for t :) abc dating is fun but i guess this is cheating by not improvising ideas and asking for quick ones :D

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    Hey Emma, Really very nice AB..Z dating ideas! Whether it’s yoga, sky diving, skiing, visiting a health retreat, travel to a new destination,dancing with partner or improving skills in the kitchen,, Whatever tickles the fancy, we should go for it.

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