Geocaching and dating

These coordinates, along with other details of the location, are posted on a listing site (see list of some sites below).

Other geocachers obtain the coordinates from that listing site and seek out the cache using their GPS handheld receivers.

For instance, if you both love photography, why not try to ensure your date takes you to as many great views or interesting natural features as possible?

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A romantic geocache can easily focus on what is hidden in the cache.

If you’re hiding things for your date deliberately, don’t use publicly known caches.

Bring along some cards, balls or a frisbee to play with just to keep it interesting – and plan something in a location you know is great for later that day in case things go awry. You can plan your date to involve a little adventure, some romantic locations, a fabulous meal, a few romantic geocaches and some pre-planned thing to do which you will find along the way. Why not plan a treasure hunt with a picnic, or hide a picnic basket as your geocache?

Perhaps a kite could be hidden in a geocache nearby to your picnic?

Almost everybody has a smartphone with a GPS these days, but they’re still sorely underused when it comes to creative days out of the house.

If you’re a geek looking to impress a date with your creativity, passion for life and cool tools, then using your GPS to liven things up could be the answer.

The first documented placement of a GPS-located cache took place on May 3, 2000, by Dave Ulmer of Beavercreek, Oregon..

By May 6, 2000, it had been found twice and logged once (by Mike Teague of Vancouver, Washington).

Make your own caches and note the locations in your favourite application (e.g. Maybe confuse your date by searching for a combination of public geocaches and your own prepared caches.

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