This date will prove to be fun, spontaneous, and filled with laughter. It takes very little planning but will likely produce memories you’ll talk about for years to come.

Set aside a few hours and make sure you have a coin. If you’re driving, fill your tank with gas. If you’re walking, make sure you’re wearing comfortable walking shoes.

Have your spouse pick a number between 1 and 20. Whatever number they pick is the number of turns you will take. Flip the coin: heads is a right turn and tails is a left.

Every time you stop at an intersection, flip the coin again. On the final flip, take the turn and see where you end up. That’s the location of your date! (Or it might be stop #1 of your date—you can do the same thing over and over again and see where you end up—then explore and enjoy!)

If you’re driving out in the country, you might want to pack a picnic to stop wherever you end up and picnic. If you’re in town, you can eat at a restaurant or get ice cream or dessert closest to where the last flip took you. Or you can take food out of it completely and just explore the area where you end up—strolling along a country road, wandering through an old cemetery you drive by, or going in and out of shops in the city.

There are no expectations with the coin date. It’s spontaneous, you end up where you end up, and you make the absolute best of it. Nobody is disappointed if something doesn’t go as planned…because nothing is planned! It’s a memory-making experience you’ll likely talk about for years to come.

Who knows…it might even become a habit—when you don’t know what to do but you know you need some time as a couple…pull out a coin and see where it takes you!

Print out the date in PDF format: The-Coin-Date.pdf