6. Cruise Control
The Film: Titanic (1997)
The Date Location: RMS Titanic, middle of the Atlantic Ocean
The Couple: Jack Dawson (Leo DiCaprio), Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet).
One’s a poor lad who won passage on the ill-fated ship. The other’s a rich girl saddled with a controlling fiancé and annoying corsets.
Does It End Well? They start with dancing below decks, and segue to chasing through the ship and nookie in the cargo hold.
But there’s a hitch – the ship sinks and Jack ends up sleeping with the fishes in the freezing water.
How To Recreate It In Blighty: The karaoke lounge on the nearest P&O ferry would work well to start things off.
You might want to make a note of security and alarms if you really want to go the whole way and run through the ship, though.
And a sinking ship in freezing water? Skip that bit– total mood chiller.
7. Flying High
The Film: Superman (1978)
The Date Location: The sky above Metropolis
The Couple: Superman (Christopher Reeve), Louis Lane (Margot Kidder).
A superhero and the lady reporter with a serious crush on him.
Does It End Well? While it’s not technically a date, the pair does take a romantic flight above the city and she’s clearly in love.
Not counting her absolute terror at flying in the beginning, it does. Well, she survives, at least.
How To Recreate It In Blighty: This is a tough one, but you could make a real impression.
If you’ve got the guts (and the dosh), book both of you in for a skydiving session.
Provided you don’t both end up crapping yourselves, the rush should make for a memorable date.