I find it quite common among my friends to go out on a date for coffee or for a movie or a walk in the beach and they say they were impressed with the other from that single meeting and after sometime I hear them complaint he/she is not like they thought and that they dislike the others character. I told them how can you find the character of the other person over a coffee? A lot can happen over a coffee, but the same lot can be concealed over a coffee too. Unless otherwise you are an expert body language reader, you can never tell when the partner is on guard or off guard. So, I always advice them do something were you can get your partner off guard and can actually get his/her real character. Here are few ideas for such off guard dates:
DISCLAIMER: I am not liable for any mishap like baby formation, marriage, divorce, beatings with cheppals & broomsticks if things go wrong. As the results might vary from individual to individual try this out at your own risk
Play some indoor games: It can be anything like Poker, Monopoly, Cards, Paramaptham, Dhayam, Pallanguzhi, Gilli, Pamparam, Kalla Manna, Ice boy, Current Current Box, Police Thirudan and so on; Kindle the child within you and your partner then your partner can never be on guard;
Play some outdoor games: Its better to take up some game which is one to one like Tennis, Badminton etc, If you are not much of a sports person then try playing football with a water bottle with your partner, trust me the results are amazing;
Swimming: Swimming in beach or in a swimming pool is always a fun and you can take some balls or floats to play in there, it also takes the person of the guard as the water has some effect on the human body;
Rides in rain: Better if its made with a bike (but make sure you are insured and drive slow, I am not responsible if you speed and slip down into a ditch), its advisable to wear helmets and jerkins to avoid getting cold, and a nice hug from the pillion rider will do the rest after the ride the rider and pillion rider will confess everything to each other for sure; If you want something safe then go for a drive in a car with romantic music and a nice chat all the way along and a road side chai, the three roses effect will come into your love life as well Manam, Suvaai, Thidam.
Trekking: For those who are advanced in their relationship, go for trekking that increases the TRUST in the relationship, which is inseparable from a relationship.
Good luck with your love life.