“Dating,” Liahona, Oct. 2008, 31
The best group dates are planned yet casual, inexpensive yet fun. Be creative; people enjoy something that offers variety and allows them to get to know others while having a good time. Ask your parents, friends, or youth leaders for ideas for group dates. Here are just a few to get you started:
Take a tour of a local candy factory, cheese factory, or other local spot of interest.
Organize a potluck dinner, and assign people to bring certain dishes or ingredients.
Visit a local park, where you can feed the birds, take a walk, throw a Frisbee, ride bikes, or have a picnic.
Visit a museum, aquarium, or zoo. Check the newspaper or Internet for free or discounted tickets.
Have a service date. Rake a neighbor’s leaves, wash windows, or help with something that needs to be done.
If you’re in the mood for a quieter evening, visit a local library or bookstore and browse through books together.
If you live in a region with a lot of snow, build an elaborate snowman together. If you live near a beach, build a sandcastle. Or build separate ones, and have a competition judged by strangers who pass by.