The following is a list of ideas for SingleStroll guides to create a great experience for guests. There should be a vision or theme for the dating tour. Your guests show up with the intention of having a great experience, so be prepared to deliver!
Here are a list of activities you can choose or use for inspirtion:
1. Speed Dating
Choose between 5 and 10 questions from this list(link to the list of questions from Vogue’s 73 questions) and give them to randomly paired guests. These ice-breaker questions can spark lively conversations between the guests. Don’t like the questions on the list? Feel free to add your own! Let each dating pair ask each other the questions for between 5 - 10 minutes.
2. Plan a Picnic
Whether you’re taking your tour to a park or an open meadow, put down blankets for each guest pair. You may bring your personal blankets or tell guests to bring their own. In your tour profile ask each guest to bring a snack or beverage and randomly pair them. Rotate the pairings every 5 to 10 minutes. Afterwards ask guests to provide feedback on the website. Positive feedback will increase the attractiveness of your future tours.
Check out the following link for additional information on planning and packing the perfect picnic:
3. Visit a Museum and See Something Unexpected
Going to a museum is a great date idea. Different perceptions of art pieces are great conversation starters!
Read more about museum dates here:
4. Meet for Drinks at a Local Landmark
From the Eiffel Tower, to the Empire State Building, to the Top of the Space Needle— head to a local landmark and admire the view, while allowing your guests to create their own movie worthy moment. You can choose landmarks that you have visited yourself or google ‘Local Landmarks’.
The following link will take you directly to Google’s Local Landmark search:
It’s a bit of a cliché, but very relaxing and cathartic—who could resist a group date that involves stargazing? To get started download The Night Sky app so you actually know what you are looking at.
Check out Forbes’ list of recommended Star Gazing apps.
6. Break a Sweat
This type of date is ideal for Zumba instructors who either have their own studio or easy have access to a local studio. Guests can mingle before or after the workout session. A good cardio workout never hurt anyone :).
7. Camping Tour
Take clues from these videos on the equipment guests should bring. Activities can include star gazing, campfire skits or plays and making s’mores over an open fire. It is just awesome to completely unplug from technology for a bit.
The following video shows recommended camping gear. Use it to make suggestions to your guests on what items to bring.
8. Amusement Park
Who doesn’t want to feel like a kid again? Let the rides do the legwork. You can choose to have guests walk to different attractions as a group or in pairs. Not only does time fly when your’e having fun; ice breaks faster too if you catch my drift..
Check out the following link for 10 reasons your guests could have a great time on an Amusement Park dating tour:
9. Go to a Fancy Hotel Bar and Dress Up
Tell Guests to get dressed up and have a group date at a hotel. You can have the same date pair setup as #2 on this list: ‘Plan a Picnic’.
10. Go to a Concert or Play
Find a local performing arts center dress-up, and get into it. When you arrange this tour, make sure to factor the ticket price into your tour price.
11. Host a Walking Tour
Take guests on a stroll through your local downtown area. Get lost in the hustle and bustle and possibly discover places you’ve never seen before. If you’re in a rural area, why not take guests on an evening stroll down a quiet neighborhood street or a quiet park.
12. Go to the Zoo
Stroll through the local zoo admiring everything from the tigers to penguins while allowing your guests the space and comfort to get to know each other.
13. Host a Friendly Bowling Experience
Give guests the option to bring their own bowling shoes and ball. Otherwise they can get them from the Bowling destination. Friendly competition along with good old fashion mingling never hurt anyone.
14. Head to a Free Outdoor Concert
A great way to spend a summer afternoon, seek out a free outdoor concert, everything from jazz to an indie band. Who doesn’t like music? Let the jams do the work.
15. Read Aloud to Each Other From Your Favorite Books
Tell your guests to bring a copy of their favorite book, and have them read aloud from either the first few chapters or from their favorite chapters. Hey, without the sharing of ideas, democracy wouldn’t exist. Mulling over a quote or passage gets the mental reflexes going. Knowledge is sexy!
16. Have a Five Course Dinner at Different Places
Take guests on a restaurant-hopping tour. Instead of going to one restaurant, pick a bunch of different restaurants for guests to enjoy various meal courses. Anything can happen at these spate of mini-dinner dates.
17. Find a Rooftop Pool and Go Swimming
Rooftop pools are popping up everywhere from hotels to sports clubs these days. Luckily, they make for a great spot to have fun in the sun
18. Go Exploring With Your Cameras
Ask guests to bring their own camera or just their smartphone, and head to a public place. start exploring, snapping photos along the way.
19. Go Roller-Blading or Ice Skating
Your guests don’t have to be Olympians to have fun on an ice skating or roller-blading experience. Going to a small bakery after for desert can be the cherry to top off the perfect evening.
20. Go to the Beach
Take the guests out to the beach for a day of laying out in the sun, relaxation, and get- to-know-each-other chit-chat.
21. Themed Trivia Night at a Bar
Many bars and pubs have themed trivia night. This allows guests to display their knowledge of current and historical events in a playfully competitive way.
22. Group Art Class
Let your guests exercise their right brain in a fun group art class activity . Painting together allows for good conversation of combined expressions.
23. Group Cooking Class
A cooking class offers a safe shared space for newcomer & veteran chefs to discuss palette choices and discover delicious new recipes. Most of all, it’s fun!
Check out the following link for 8 reasons a Cooking Experience is a great idea:
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