a. At school or work.
b. Through mutual friends.
c. On a dating website.
d. At a concert.
IF YOU ANSWERED MOSTLY A'S, YOUR PERSONALITY IS:
True Traditional. Dinner and a movie. Date night, done. Harrison’s advice for the guys: Pay attention to the little things. “If you have kids, make sure the kids are taken care of well ahead of time so she can get ready.
While she’s getting ready, go get some flowers, and when you return, actually go to the door and ring the bell.” His advice for women is the same. If your man is rushing home from work, don’t rush him back out the door.
Give each other time to dress and freshen up. This way, once you’re on the date, you’re both arriving completely relaxed, and can focus on each other. Hint: Put the phones away. No texting, tweeting, updating or emailing.
IF YOU ANSWERED MOSTLY B'S, YOUR PERSONALITY IS:
Harmonious Homebody. There’s nothing like cuddling up with your cutie on a Saturday night, and enjoying some takeout while binge-watching season one of Orange Is the New Black. But, there are ways to elevate the experience.
Leave the TV for later and plan a romantic meal to enjoy before the show. Clean up the kitchen, tidy up the family room and set the dining room table. Then call your spouse down for a candlelit dinner. “It doesn’t have to be extravagant,” says Harrison.
“Not all of us can hire a country band, a la The Bachelor, but anyone can cue up Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert on their iPods.” Who knows, you may forget all about your Netflix plans.
IF YOU ANSWERED MOSTLY C'S, YOUR PERSONALITY IS:
Adventure Seeker. Stand up paddle-boarding and dinner on the beach? Absolutely. You love putting yourself right in the center of the action, whether that’s flying trapeze lessons, zip-lining, or enrolling in a motorcycle course.
If your other half is not much of an adventurous type, agree on something that neither of you would normally do, says Harrison. “Something that’s really different will get both of you out of your comfort zones,” he says. And guess what? Maybe you’ll hate it, but he promises that it will force you to try something different, and have a different conversation.
“It always works on our show and people wonder why we always do those dates. It’s so we can see a different side of people. They can’t be so guarded when they’re scared to death.”
IF YOU ANSWERED MOSTLY D'S, YOUR PERSONALITY IS:
Crowd-Loving Cutie. You love being out in the world, experiencing concerts, sporting events, heck, even monster truck pulls—with you, your spouse, your friends and possibly thousands of other spectators. “You can include others, but I think the same rules apply,” Harrison says.
Special events usually need advanced tickets, and thus planning, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be spontaneous. If you travel in couples, get together with your girlfriends and make it special for the guys. Or vice versa. Whether the surprise is the tickets themselves (so, yeah, you’re really not into monster trucks, or Justin Timberlake, but whatever), or a pre show tailgating spread, when you surprise your significant other by taking an interest in what they do, instead of just complaining about it all the time, Harrison says it makes an even bigger impact. And that’s what makes a memorable date.