You might not think of Veterans Day as a romantic holiday, since it’s a day when we honor those who have sacrificed to protect—let’s be honest—the greatest country in the world. (Actually, since it was originally Armistice Day to celebrate the end of World War I, it also honors the British, French, and other nations involved in that conflict.) So it may not seem like a good theme for a date … but enjoy your hard-earned freedom by having a bit of fun with these suggestions for a great date during Veterans Day week.
I know this sounds crazy, but read on.
Why might going to your local pub and shooting darts be considered a relevant Veterans Day date activity? Several reasons:
The main reason to spend part of your date throwing sharp objects at the wall is that it’s lots of fun, allows for friendly (even romantic) competition, and there’s alcohol and food. WIN.
Paratroopers have played an important role in war since the development of modern aircraft. There are also other good reasons to spend a date jumping out of a perfectly good airplane:
“Thanks, the troops!”
Always a popular date activity, dining can be made something special during Veterans Day week. How about going on a “restaurant crawl” to commemorate:
Also, veterans are heroes, so maybe a hero sandwich? Or if you want to honor the Navy in particular, a sub? Surf ‘n’ Turf for the Marines might be a good choice.
By my calculations, this is the most patriotic image in existence.
This may not seem like much of a first date activity, but for any time you want to spend with a special someone, helping out at places that assist actual veterans is the best way to honor their service and sacrifice. Something many people may not think about is how much it means to an servicemen and women for someone to just sit and listen to their stories. Remember, their war stories are stories about why we have a free republic. Romantic? Maybe not in the usual way, but you’ll show your date or significant other what a sensitive and just generally kind person you are. And who doesn’t need those points?
No matter what you do, feel free to get creative and have fun honoring our nation’s veterans in your own quirky way. Great dating is what America’s all about.