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Five Unique Date Ideas Your Geek Will Love

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On the lookout for some unique date ideas to spice up outings with your partner? While there are movies, and museums, art galleries, and popular restaurants, I was curious to find some fun alternative places to go to enjoy date-night with your Geek. This past Valentine’s Day, Jay and I didn’t plan ahead this year to do much, other than catch up with a movie or two, but it still made me wonder what our city has to offer for its nerdish demographic. Here are five geek-love themed date ideas I found that you can do any time of the year, especially if you live in Toronto, (and if you don’t, I highly encourage to use Google to find local counterparts for these activities.)

One of the movies Jay and I watched over Valentine’s Day was Deadpool, because he loves me and knows explosions and violence is the way to my heart and Oh Mah Gerd, I want to go see it again! SO MANY inside jokes to appease the Deadpool comic lovers, while still being amazing for those who just want MCU movies. #SkullPoopL was truly an epic romantic comedy, which may be the first one I’ve ever enjoyed (RomComs tend to give me hives.)

For the other movie, we took our nephew Kit to go watch Kung Fu Panda 3. It’s as hilarious as promised, and just might be my fave out of the franchise so far (I HOPE there will be a fourth!)

As much as I love to go see these movies for our date nights, here are some alternative ways to enjoy your time with your Geek.

Five Unique Date Ideas Your Geek Will Love

Here are five Geek date ideas to find some fun and bonus points with your Geek, not in any particular order, ’cause I couldn’t choose which event outranked the rest. (Though #5 is quickly becoming my #1 choice!)

  1. Take a Walk Back in Time

    There are quite a few tours you could create on your own, or head to Google and find a tour company with the right schedule to take you around. Want to find out where exactly some of your favourite movies were filmed? Add a bit of scary fantasy by learning about local ghost haunts? Check out the best architecture your city has to offer? Or enjoy the local urban street art. You might be surprised by what you find, and love your city a little bit more once the tour is done. If you’re in Toronto and want to enjoy a truly unique tour, check out Distillery District’s Segway Ghost Tour. Yep, rent a Segway and roll around this beautiful historic location, to learn all its deep, dark secrets.

  2. LEGOLAND: Adult Only Nights

    Despite a growing cultural renewed love of LEGO by adults, LEGOLAND tends to be pretty strick about when adults can visit. Essentially, if you don’t have a child with you, you can’t get in, except for on Adult Only Nights. Once a month, LEGOLAND opens its doors for their adult fans, with some exciting events to attend. If you don’t have a LEGOLAND close to home, google “AFOL” (Adult Fans of LEGO) and your hometown to see what’s on offer.

  3. Game Store/Comic Book Shop

    If its a simple date night, I am in full confidence that your Geek would love to hit up a game store or comic book shop. Bonus points for finding a key location that they haven’t gone to before. If its a special ocassion, like a birthday, surprise your Geek with a gift card to that store, and watch them morph into that glee-filled uber-geek on a mission. I’m not well versed in gaming shops in particular (other than EB Games/Best Buy/ebay) but there are a whole bunch of comic book shops in North America that I would LOVE to visit, even just once. If Jay and I ever make it to New Jersey, he knows that we’ll need to make a stop at The Secret Stash (Owned by Jay and Silent Bob), ’cause that is almost like a mecca for me. If you watch AMC, these guys have a podcast/TV Show known as The Comic Book Men that my Jay and I LOVE to watch. Comic Book Men’s new season actually started February 14th at midnight, which was a fun way to end our evening.

    Some comic shops even have launch parties for upcoming comics, so keep an eye out at your fave store for awesome events to take your Geek to.

    And if you want to go a bit retro for your date, find an arcade that still has Donkey Kong!

  4. Geek Themed Pub/Cafe

    Wanting to simply chill for your date-night, find a geek-inspired pub or cafe. If you’re in Toronto, try one of these awesome places:

    • The Lockhart

      A Harry Potter themed cocktail and tapas bar, complete with “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butterbeer”! Cast a spell on your date by bringing them to the Lockhart. Play trivia on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.

    • See-Scape

      A cafe with incredible sci-fi themed decor. Tons of video and board games to enjoy, or even check out their cosplay events.

    • Snakes & Lattes

      If you want to get your geek on with board games, this is the place to be. They honestly have it all, and enough caffeine to play it all!

      https://www.instagram.com/p/-hbLMbPxUL

  5. Locked In, Break Out

    Nothing like finding out if you and your date can keep it calm under pressure together, and figure out how to escape some cray-cray situations. Look up “Escape Room” games in your area for some unique fun. Turns out Toronto has a whole bunch of them, including:

    • De Code Adventures

      If brain teasers are your thing, their escape room scenarios should be right up your alley. Wanna be like Indiana Jones? Check out De Code the Ancient Mystery! If Mission Impossible is more your bag, then De Scientific Code sounds like a must do (humming the Mission Impossible theme song is optional.)

    • Mystery Room

      If this geek date is also a birthday celebration, the birthday geek gets to play free! Just bring ID. The “Escape Zones” sound wild, such as “Assassins Code“, “Space Odyssey“, “Tomb Explorer“, and “Vampire’s Story“.

    • Great Escape

      Probably has one of the creepiest, and possibly hardest escape rooms you’ll find in Toronto. The Dollhouse. Did you get a chill just thinking about it? Apparently this one includes handcuffs, and has 2.5% success rate. Are you and your partner part of the 2.5 that succeeds in not becoming part of the super creepy doll collection? They have three other rooms to work up to the master Dollhouse level as well.

What are your favourite things to do with your Geek for date night? I would love some new ideas for Jay and I to enjoy! <3

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Living in Superman’s Metropolis (aka Toronto, Canada), Aeryn Lynne found a way to entirely over-share everything she loves, and make a career out of it! Ultimately a geek, she waxes poetically over technology, squees over comic art, hunts down the nerdiest places to visit and literally sparkles, thanks to her makeup addiction.

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22 Comments on “Five Unique Date Ideas Your Geek Will Love

Dogvills
February 15, 2016 at 9:24 pm

These are fun ideas. My geek loves visiting the game store and the comic book shops.

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Toughcookiemommy
February 15, 2016 at 9:57 pm

These are some perfect ideas for geek dates. I always say, the geeks of today are the millionaires of tomorrow.

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Susanna
February 16, 2016 at 9:13 am

These are great ideas. I love geeks and geeky outings, so this is right up my alley!

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Heather Johnson
February 16, 2016 at 9:57 am

My family and I had a great time at Legoland a few weeks ago. I would also add some museums to this list.

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maria @ close to home
February 16, 2016 at 11:20 am

I don’t have a geek of a husband but these are some great suggestions anyway. Hope you had a lovely V-day.

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Vera Sweeney
February 16, 2016 at 4:54 pm

Love these ideas! My husband and I both are geeks so these would be perfect ideas for our date nights that we do

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Neely (@Neelykins)
February 16, 2016 at 5:47 pm

We love going on walks together!

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Liz Mays
February 16, 2016 at 7:17 pm

The comic book shop made me chuckle because I definitely have been there more than a few times! These are great ideas!

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Sarah Harris
February 17, 2016 at 12:46 pm

Great suggestions – I never knew Legoland did adults only evenings! We have one near me in California.

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Lisa (Panning The Globe)
February 17, 2016 at 2:16 pm

Aeryn I love your ideas. I definitely love Geek nights out with my husband and Geek nights in too. Walks are the best whether they have a cultural component or not – the dog really appreciated them too! Dinner and then a stroll to a good book store for an hour or so of browsing is also one of my favorites.

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LaNeshe
February 17, 2016 at 3:51 pm

My husband and I did Escape Room in Philly, it was so much fun.

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Ickle Pickle
February 18, 2016 at 3:06 pm

Brilliant ideas – my teen son would love to see Deadpool – he is his favourite character, and he’d love to visit a comic book shop too! Kaz x

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Kerrie
February 18, 2016 at 3:07 pm

I had no idea Legoland had adult only nights! That would be super fun – love that idea.
And love this roundup of fun date nights for the geeky in all of us!

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Jenn
February 18, 2016 at 3:25 pm

I’ve been dying to see Deadpool! I heard it wasn’t very good, but now after your review i want to see it!! These are great Geek Dates!1 Have you ever been to Lego Adult night? I wonder what they do??

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Aeryn Lynne
February 23, 2016 at 12:10 am

I haven’t been to a LEGOLand Adult Only event yet, but they eventually list activities for each event before it happens, like the next one coming up in a couple days: https://www.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca/toronto/news-events/event/10389/adults-only-night-around-the-world.aspx

It sounds like they have different challenges and installations to admire. 🙂 I really want to go to the Wizarding World one in March!

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DeBalino
February 18, 2016 at 10:39 pm

These are all amazing ideas for my geek hubby and I am excited to report we will be watching Deadpool this weekend! I’m so glad to hear your quick review on it. My husband didn’t think I would watch it with him – but i like to surprise him sometimes :). The trailers look hilarious. Comic book shop after a long walk is one of our absolute faves too.

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Monica
February 22, 2016 at 11:27 am

Love these ideas! Adult only Legoland would be so much fun! We actually just had a Locked In, Break Out open in a nearby city and I would love to try it! Great suggestions for a fun date night.

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Paula Schuck
February 22, 2016 at 12:55 pm

OH MY GOSH!!! I love this post. Just pinned it too. I am so far behind on movies. Sad panda. I need to go see both of these. I heard Deadpool is pretty good and I also heart that Ryan Reynolds smartly was all over Facebook letting people know DO NOT TAKE YOUR KIDS to my movie. It’s not for kids. How much do I love that he did that? Smart guy. Anyways I also have not seen KF panda 3 yet. Man. I need a Geek date or a Geek family date soon.

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Aeryn Lynne
February 23, 2016 at 12:02 am

Reynolds has totally embraced the roll of Deadpool in his movie, and I <3 him for it!! 🙂 You know, there were *kids* still in the theatre, despite all the warnings?? The parents seemed to finally buy a clue and took their children out about half-way through the movie, but OMG I wanted to speak up and ask them how are they so nuts to think this is appropriate. They even purchased the more expensive seats for their kids. Doh. Honestly, well and truly, NOT a movie for kids. The sexual content alone would make Deadpool a big no-no.

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Hillary
February 24, 2016 at 9:44 pm

These are awesome suggestions! My boyfriend was super pumped to learn about Adults Only Nights at LEGOLand. We’ll definitely check it out in March!

Walks are always a good go-to. I can also second your De Code Adventures recommendation; we tried De Triad Code with a large group and it was great!

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Debonita @elegantlyfashionable
March 1, 2016 at 12:48 pm

Love these geek date ideas, my partner is a geek so will definitely try to make this ideas work for him x

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Brianne
March 1, 2016 at 4:32 pm

Great round-up. Love all the suggestions. 🙂

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