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The Stupidest Idea We’ve Had Yet

Well, this is exciting. Denis and I have been challenging our users to a 4-week Date Night Challenge for awhile now. The idea is that you create an account over on $30 Date Night and save your four favorite date ideas from our list of amazing ideas and print them off. Then you and your sweetie take it in turns to take each other on dates alternately for four weeks. We have funny date ideas, creative date ideas, cheesy date ideas, romantic date ideas and just plain stupid date ideas to choose from…

Which brings me to the point of this post. The stupid date ideas.

Now, we are not responsible for all the date ideas posted on the site. Many of our users contribute these and you may or may not know that there is a rating system for our users to vote whether they love or hate the date. We publish our Top 5 and our Worst 5 on a dynamic basis.

Denis and I are going to lead you by example, dear readers. We figure if we can do our own four week date challenge using the Worst Dates and still have a good time, that has to be incentive enough for you guys to pick some of the more decent date ideas and go have your own month of dating together!

4-week Worst Date Challenge

As it stands right now on the front of the site, the Worst 5 overall are:
1. Borrow a Kid
2. Swimming at the Local Y
3. Joint Manicures
4. Cut Each Other’s Hair
5. Nudist Beach

Thank God it’s a four week challenge. This means we get to drop one of those off the list. There’s no way in hell I’m letting Den near my hair, so…. yup. There’s going to be a Nudist Beach run at some point!

We begin next week, dear readers. We will of course, be documenting our adventures here on the blog for your viewing pleasure. Wish us luck.

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And if anyone has any other dismal date ideas, feel free to suggest them here. There’s still time to swap them in above! What’s the worst date you ever went on?

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8 comments for “The Stupidest Idea We’ve Had Yet”

  1. Posted by april | October 28, 2009, 8:34 pm

    Worst date – hmmm – see it was always the person, not the place – but maybe one would be the colonial tramcar restaurant – mind you a bit expensive…Ooh – rmembered one – grocery shopping.For the week. At a market. At a butcher. I’m vegetarian. I was not living with him. That sucked.

  2. Posted by Denis | October 29, 2009, 2:03 am

    Ya, I’m not sure if I’m totally comfortable with…

    a) borrowing a friends kid! I bet this date lasts all of 5 mins!!!

    b) manicure… pfft!

    c) ha… nudist beach! we’ll see…

  3. Posted by Pattie | November 1, 2009, 11:22 am

    lol! I cut my boyfriends hair once, and it came out really great, he got a lot of compliments, and no one knew I did it. (He was really surprised)

    But yea…borrowing a child sounds awkward, “excuse me, may we borrow your child for our date?”
    I wouldn’t let you lol

    Have fun with all of that :)

  4. Posted by Worst Date Challenge: Date #1 Coming Tomorrow | $30 date night | Date Ideas, Marriage & Romance Blog | November 4, 2009, 8:53 pm

    [...] Tomorrow By Emma ⋅ November 4, 2009 ⋅ Post a comment So, tomorrow is Date #1 of our Four Week Worst Dates Challenge. We’re starting with the least offensive date – Joint Manicures. And not just any manicures. [...]

  5. Posted by Date Night Review: Joint Manicures | $30 date night | Date Ideas, Marriage & Romance Blog | November 9, 2009, 12:47 am

    [...] started with the most benign of the four worst dates: getting joint manicures. Not a bad one, especially from a female perspective. I don’t mind a [...]

  6. Posted by Worst Date #2: Swimming at the Local Pool | $30 date night | Date Ideas, Marriage & Romance Blog | November 18, 2009, 7:46 pm

    [...] Swimming at the Local Pool By Emma ⋅ November 18, 2009 ⋅ Post a comment Well, we did Worst Date #2 yesterday… and I’m very happy to report that it wasn’t so bad at all! Swimming at the Local Y [...]

  7. Posted by You Make My Date | November 20, 2009, 6:13 pm

    Haha I’ve written quite a few dating disaster stories – although admittedly, it wasn’t the date idea that was bad…it was the date himself!

    This was probably my best (and by that I mean worst) one: http://youmakemydate.blogspot.com/2009/10/suckarsebye.html

  8. Posted by paying dating site | June 22, 2014, 6:00 am

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    However I am experiencing issues with your RSS.
    I don’t know why I cannot subscribe to it. Is there anyone else getting similar RSS problems?

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