Halloween may not necessarily summon the most romantic images in your mind, but ghastly ghouls aside, this time of year is one of the best for singles! From pumpkin picking to haunted hayrides, Halloween simply screams fun for you and your date. Read on to discover our top ten favorite Halloween date ideas – and why one of these ideas just may help you unmask “The One!”
1. Hit Up a Haunted House
Haunted houses aren’t for those who are easily spooked, but if your date has an adventurous side, you can’t miss this opportunity to be scared straight into each other’s arms. Just think, every time a masked man with a chainsaw jumps out at you, you get to jump into each other’s arms.
2. Make Caramel Apples
Nothing says Halloween like candy corn, black and orange sugar cookies, and caramel apples! Ask your date to stay in and make caramel apples with you. It’s a great way to get to know someone without having to spend a lot of money. Plus, the end result is so sweet.
3. Carve Jack-O-Lanterns
Go pumpkin picking and feel like a kid again as you and your date wander around the pumpkin patch, looking for the perfect pumpkin. Then, head home to create your Jack-O-Lantern and see if the two of you can’t carve out something special.
4. Pick Out Halloween Costumes
Ask someone cute on JDate® to help you pick out your Halloween costume. You can try on a few wigs, play with pirate swords and laugh at all this year’s funny pop culture references (we’re certain there are quite a few people preparing their “Gangnam Style” getup already)!
5. Find a Spooky Pub Crawl
Getting dressed up in costume and wandering from bar to bar to show off your creative garb is only half the fun. The other half? You get a fun and flirty way to spend the day with someone special. Can’t find a Halloween-themed pub crawl? Plan one on your own with a handful of friends!
6. Build a Bonfire
Host a bonfire in your backyard and ask a few friends to come over and share ghost stories. Include a date in the mix and you’ll find this is a low-pressure way to get to know someone new thanks to the group atmosphere.
7. Hand Out Halloween Candy
Not into drinking or partying on All Hallows Eve? Find someone who prefers the quiet comfort of home and ask them if they’d like to stay in with you and hand out Halloween candy to trick-or-treaters on this spooky night!
8. Throw a Party
You don’t even need a date lined up for this date idea! Simply throw a costume party (or a black and orange-themed party), invite a few friends and tell your friends to bring whomever they like. Who knows who will show up, but your Beshert could be hiding beneath a cute hippie costume.
9. Plan a Halloween Cookie Tasting Tour
As soon as October hits, every bakery, pastry shop and confectionary in your area will be offering some version of black and orange treats. Got a crush on someone with a sweet tooth? Take them on a sugary tour of your city’s best Halloween sweets.
10. Hold a Scary Movie Night
Plan a movie marathon night featuring the most terrifying films you can think of, or just some of your favorite cheesy horror flicks. Invite a cute JDater® to join you, pop some popcorn and get ready for a night full of gasping, jumping and, ultimately, cozying up to each other when your frightened imagination gets the better of you.