Looking for fun Halloween date ideas that will give you a spook? Whether you’ve just started dating or have been dating for years, Halloween has a lovely way of bringing out the natural chemistry between two wondering souls. The magic of All Hallow’s Eve is the fear-induced adrenaline that pumps through your veins and awakens your senses, creating an almost instant attraction between two people sharing the thrill. Embrace the spirit of Halloween to face a few fears and strengthen the attraction between you and your partner.
Enjoy a picnic at a graveyard.
The Hollywood Forever Cemetery is an ideal place to enjoy a picnic. This historical landmark is an integral part of the Hollywood culture, serving as the resting place for some of Hollywood’s greatest movie star legends like Rudolph Valentino and many others.
Dine in the dark with Opaque Los Angeles.
This idea comes straight from the movie “When in Rome” with Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel in the Night Vision Dinner scene when they have dinner in pitch black darkness. A great place to test your fear of the dark is at V Lounge in Santa Monica. Meal sets run about $100 each for an appetizer, entree and dessert, but the multi-sensual experience is said to be worth it.
Visit a local haunted attraction.
It may be a cliche idea, but it’s one that never gets old with so many haunted attractions in Los Angeles. One of the most talked about Halloween haunt in town is the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride located at the Griffith Park Old Zoo. Another haunted attraction worth checking out is the ominous prison-themed Hell Break LA located in Hollywood.
Attend a murder mystery dinner show.
For something a little less frightening but just as thrilling, an interactive murder mystery dinner might be the way to go. Share a few laughs while solving a murder as you and your date enjoy a gourmet meal at a special Halloween showing of LA’s earliest murder mystery dinners at Matteo’s Restaurant in West LA. The show starts at 7 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m.
Practice your zombie-killing skills at a shooting range.
There’s a funny e-card floating around the Web that recommends asking yourself whether someone would make a good killing partner during a zombie apocalypse before you decide to marry each other. That not entirely a far-fetched idea. A great place to go is the Los Angeles Gun Club in downtown LA. They’re open seven days a week and have a lot of positive Yelp reviews.
Cuddle up with the right horror flick to help set the mood.
Horror movie recommendations include “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “House of Wax” because anything with Paris Hilton or Jessica Biel can’t possibly be that scary. Other scary fun options: “Scream”, “I Know What You Did Last Summer”, “House on Haunted Hill”, “The Ring”, “The Grudge”, “Shaun of the Dead”, “The Amityville Horror” and “Zombieland”.
Whatever you decide to do, just be safe about it. That means absolutely no first dates with suicidal med students you met via Craigslist…May you and your lucky partner in crime experience less tricks and more treats this year. Happy Halloween.