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2002 Things to Do on a Date Paperback – May, 1992

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About the Author

Cyndi Haynes and Dale Edwards got married shortly after writing 2002 Things to Do on a Date, They are also the authors of 2002 Romantic Ideas, and 2002 Ways To Find, Attract, and Keep a Mate. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 131 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corp (May 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558501312
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558501317
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 4.2 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,627,217 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
Sure, if you are getting as large an amount as 2002 dating tips in one book, you can't expect them all to be gems. But if everything is rubbish, you have a right to say that the authors have done a lousy job.
Here are a few random examples of the fabulous creations of Ms. Haynes's and Mr. Edwrads's geniality:
Flirt only with each other. Whisper sweet nothings. Form a romantic poetry society. Sing Auld Lang Syne at midnight. Sit side by side on a park bench and watch the world go by. Teeter-totter an evening away. Take a taxi around your city to see the sights. Restore an antique car together. Discuss current events. Cure each other of the hiccups.
After browsing this truly amazing "book", I spent two minutes looking around in my room and lo - a dozen super hot dating tips popped into my head: look out of the window together, scratch your noses together, play a computer game together, try to break a pencil in two together, clean up your room together, clean up her room together etc etc.
Wow! I could become a best selling author, too. But why stop with "2002 Things to Do on a Date"? Why not write a dating tips series of, say, ten volumes? That would be a great starting point to move on - to "2002 Things to Do on a Business Lunch", for instance. Discuss what you like about your dish. Discuss what you dislike about your dish. Measure which one of you has a longer middle finger. Try to count each others' hair. Ha! I kill me!
To sum up: If you find ten useful tips in this book, you are very lucky
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Despite the fact I rarely EVER give 1 star ratings on books, I feel like this book deserves every bit of such a pitiful rating. 2002 Things to Do on a Date is FILLED with repetitiveness and redundancy. I'd say there is only about 100 or less things to do. To give an example. Two ideas are "Go hiking on cliffs." and a little later there is something like "Go on an hike together." The ideas are pitiful and can be HIGHLY inappropriate for dates. I've been on many incredible dates and feel that if I took my dates on the ideas within this book I'd quickly loose any potential for a 2nd date. Perhaps 3 or 4 ideas are good ideas, the rest is trash...absolute, definite trash.
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By A Customer on June 6, 2002
Format: Paperback
I would definitely agree with those who wrote that this book appeared to be put together after an all-night brainstorming session. I wouldn't consider "pray together" to be a date.
I think for a date you should read this book with your date and laugh at most of the stupid ideas.
If you are looking for creative and fun date ideas I'd highly recommend going to 300creativedates. com and check out the material there. I loved the ideas.
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so i bought this after watching David "Mr.Show" Cross' comedy special on hbo, and his rant that made fun of this insepid book. "so yeah, i picked up this book 2002 things to do on a date. its for people, you know, who don't know how to date. because sometimes you forget to open your eyes, dress yourself, or speak english".
so how bad is it? you should get it and judge for youself. such things as "pray together". that's a great ice breaker on a first date. "watch mtv and play along with a kazoo", or "have a picnic under the stars and watch for halley's comet". because after all, it only comes around every 76 years.
yeah so this book was made for the socially inept and boring. don't take it seriously at all. i'd be amazed if people actually did.
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By A Customer on September 18, 2001
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A few good ideas that would be obvious to most people with a pulse. I think if it would have so much better if the author had focused on 202 really interesting things to do on dates. Instead it's just a list of things that anyone could do, on a date or not. (Frankly, some of these ideas should not be trotted out early in the dating cycle... "talk about what you think about death...???") This isn't a book - it's the result of a brainstorm session without an editor.

If you want to break out of a rut, I'd suggest picking up a local alternative weekly or newspaper's Friday section and cruising through the stuff to do section. Or peruse the list of classes to a nearby Learning Annex or community college or even thumbing through the yellow pages under 'instruction,' 'restaurants' and so on, you'll find enough ideas to get you going.

If my husband and I ever get to the point that we have to refer to this book, it's probably time for marital counseling.
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I bought this book "a couple of relationships ago" and unearthed it recently. My guy and I are having more fun going through the book, seeing what we've already done, and getting ideas for future dates (e.g., he's going to teach me how to fence ...). The ideas range from the free-of-charge to the grandiose, so there's something for everyone. We have recommended this little volume to numerous friends.
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By A Customer on December 2, 1999
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I found, and still find, 2002 Things to Do on a Date an excellent resource for planning a date. Granted, these may not be some ideas you would want to do for a first, second, or even a third date, but after a while pizza, movies, and putt-putt get old. Many of the ideas in the book cannot and will not fill an entire evening, but they can at least give some ideas to a poor couple stuck in a rut. These ideas are great for a couple who likes spending time together doing cheap, fun adventures that aren't the same old, same old. I find this book great for a long-term dating (or even married) relationship. It's ideas can reduce a sense of staleness that can easily happen in any sort of relationship. Some of the things are a little off-the-wall, but that's what makes them interresting, fun, exciting, and refreshing. Dates can be anything, and this book gives you 2002 excellent examples of anything.
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