5 out-of-the-box date ideas

It's time to get creative with your dating game. Taking your beau to the movies is so tired. These five unique dates will have you earning brownie points with your S.O. (Thinkstock.com)

House of Hints

What better way to get to know your new date than to be locked in a room together, solving puzzles with only one hour to finish? House of Hints in Kearny Mesa is the perfect group date where three to six people have to solve a mystery while racing against the clock. This will give you sneak peek into the brain power of your date. Let's face it: an intelligent mind is a sexy one.  5575 Magnatron Blvd., Kearny Mesa. houseofhints.com

K1 Speed

A good competition is a great way to heat things up on a first date. K1 Speed just south of downtown is the perfect place for some go-kart fun. And once you're done lapping your date, walk down to Bub's Bar and Grill and play some one-on-one basketball and shuffleboard. Enjoy a good bet and a beer and call it a night.  1709 Main St., Barrio Logan, k1speed.com  

Beach Bonfire

Although the water is getting cold, the sunsets are still amazing and it's the perfect time to put the moves on your crush. Instead of doing all the work yourself, just hire the "Beach Fire Guy" and he'll set up everything for you, including chairs, tiki torches and s'mores.  beachfireguy.com

Cinema Under the Stars

Going to the movies may not be very out of the box, but going to Cinema Under the Stars definitely is. Choose from single and double zero gravity seats or love seat cabanas. They also have blankets to keep you warm and cozy with plenty of reason to cuddle and get close. 4040 Goldfinch St., Mission Hills. 4040 Goldfinch St., Mission Hills, topspresents.com

Torrey Pines Gliderport

Get your heart pounding by taking your date to the Torrey Pines Gliderport. You can enjoy either tandem paragliding or tandem hang gliding from the cliffs of Torrey Pines. Enjoy the exhilarating experience and then grab a bite to eat at Cliffhanger Cafe with breathtaking views.  2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr., La Jolla, flytorrey.com  
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