November 05, 2015

11 Totally Illegal Cleveland Date Ideas We Definitely Don't Condone

There's a specific adrenaline-inducing thrill that comes with breaking the law. Though it may increase the libido and add a spark to a lover's eye, we don't think anyone should break the law on a date. Here, we've listed some date ideas to re-ignite the flame of a relationship while committing misdemeanors. But we would never do any of these things, would you?

There's a specific adrenaline-inducing thrill that comes with breaking the law. Though it may increase the libido and add a spark to a lover's eye, we don't think anyone should break the law on a date. Here, we've listed some date ideas to re-ignite the flame of a relationship while committing misdemeanors. But we would never do any of these things, would you?

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Drink Your Favorite Cocktail in the Open
This one’s a classic. Prepare a favorite cocktail and find a harmless, non-alcoholic lookalike to switch it out with. For instance, get a Coca-Cola bottle, pour out half the Coke and replace it with whiskey. It breaks the state’s open container laws, and we would turn you in if we caught you, regardless of how relaxing it is to drink with your significant other in the park. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @frontrowjoe20)
Drink Your Favorite Cocktail in the Open

This one’s a classic. Prepare a favorite cocktail and find a harmless, non-alcoholic lookalike to switch it out with. For instance, get a Coca-Cola bottle, pour out half the Coke and replace it with whiskey. It breaks the state’s open container laws, and we would turn you in if we caught you, regardless of how relaxing it is to drink with your significant other in the park. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @frontrowjoe20)

Do Donuts in the West Side Market Parking Lot
It may bald your tires and land you in county jail, but doing donuts in the West Side Market lot after dark sure does look like a roaring good time. Definitely don’t rev up your engines and hold your lover tight, because we aren’t saying this is a good idea. This enticing stunt could land a local with a hefty fine or even jail time. (Photo courtesy of West Side Market's Instagram)
Do Donuts in the West Side Market Parking Lot

It may bald your tires and land you in county jail, but doing donuts in the West Side Market lot after dark sure does look like a roaring good time. Definitely don’t rev up your engines and hold your lover tight, because we aren’t saying this is a good idea. This enticing stunt could land a local with a hefty fine or even jail time. (Photo courtesy of West Side Market's Instagram)

Swim in the War Memorial Fountain
It’s been in at least a dozen chick flicks. The guy and girl see each other across the way and begin rushing towards each other, arms outstretched. Instead of walking around the large fountain in their way, the couple’s passion sends them splashing through the landmark, meeting to kiss in the middle. Re-enacting movie moments is a rare opportunity. And though Cleveland’s been blessed with the lovely War Memorial Fountain, this isn’t one of these opportunities. While high-kneeing through the foot-deep water towards a lover is certainly a passionate display of affection, this P.D.A. moment is definitely a misdemeanor, and we think it’s super uncool. (Photo from Wikipedia)
Swim in the War Memorial Fountain

It’s been in at least a dozen chick flicks. The guy and girl see each other across the way and begin rushing towards each other, arms outstretched. Instead of walking around the large fountain in their way, the couple’s passion sends them splashing through the landmark, meeting to kiss in the middle. Re-enacting movie moments is a rare opportunity. And though Cleveland’s been blessed with the lovely War Memorial Fountain, this isn’t one of these opportunities. While high-kneeing through the foot-deep water towards a lover is certainly a passionate display of affection, this P.D.A. moment is definitely a misdemeanor, and we think it’s super uncool. (Photo from Wikipedia)

Going Green at Cedar Point
It may not be legal in Ohio yet, but that doesn’t stop smoking up before riding the Valravn any less intense of an experience. We so totally don’t advise breaking the law with your sweetheart and riding high at Cedar Point; but if you do, maybe try to sneak in some snacks too, because without them, having the munchies in the land of $10 popcorn could really hurt your wallet. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @roller_coaster_ride)
Going Green at Cedar Point

It may not be legal in Ohio yet, but that doesn’t stop smoking up before riding the Valravn any less intense of an experience. We so totally don’t advise breaking the law with your sweetheart and riding high at Cedar Point; but if you do, maybe try to sneak in some snacks too, because without them, having the munchies in the land of $10 popcorn could really hurt your wallet. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @roller_coaster_ride)

Get Your Banksy On 
Posting on street signs, telephone poles and building facades is, that’s right, illegal. And honestly, we’ll probably call your mom if you try to do it. But gathering up blank stickers or Post-Its to fill up with romantic messages and clever drawings is a date idea out of a Zoe Deschanel rom-com, and anyone attempting it is bound to score major relationship points. But again, it’s a very bad idea.  (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @hippostreetart)
Get Your Banksy On

Posting on street signs, telephone poles and building facades is, that’s right, illegal. And honestly, we’ll probably call your mom if you try to do it. But gathering up blank stickers or Post-Its to fill up with romantic messages and clever drawings is a date idea out of a Zoe Deschanel rom-com, and anyone attempting it is bound to score major relationship points. But again, it’s a very bad idea. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @hippostreetart)

Relive Childhood at a Playground After Dark
Every community has one, most having specific closing times when kids and parents need to go home for dinner. Sneaking into one after dark is pretty illegal. And although we’re pleading with you to just Netflix and chill instead, holding hands on the swings at any age is pretty adorable. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @gwoster)
Relive Childhood at a Playground After Dark

Every community has one, most having specific closing times when kids and parents need to go home for dinner. Sneaking into one after dark is pretty illegal. And although we’re pleading with you to just Netflix and chill instead, holding hands on the swings at any age is pretty adorable. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @gwoster)

Late-Night Skinny Dip at Edgewater Beach
Whether nudism sparks interest or seeing a loved one stark naked sparks something else, skinny dipping after midnight can definitely ignite a flame between a couple. It’s for sure illegal, and we by no means thinks it’s a good idea. But Edgewater Beach’s sprawling sand bar sure does look enticing. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @alicewrate)
Late-Night Skinny Dip at Edgewater Beach

Whether nudism sparks interest or seeing a loved one stark naked sparks something else, skinny dipping after midnight can definitely ignite a flame between a couple. It’s for sure illegal, and we by no means thinks it’s a good idea. But Edgewater Beach’s sprawling sand bar sure does look enticing. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @alicewrate)

Get Amorous at One of the Metroparks 
We’re definitely not encouraging voyeurism, and baby-making in public has some real legal consequences. But if you must get down in the woods, the Cleveland’s Metroparks are pretty picturesque. If public sex is a risk a local is willing to take, we don’t support you, but we will caution against rolling around near poison ivy patches. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @ashgrams)
Get Amorous at One of the Metroparks

We’re definitely not encouraging voyeurism, and baby-making in public has some real legal consequences. But if you must get down in the woods, the Cleveland’s Metroparks are pretty picturesque. If public sex is a risk a local is willing to take, we don’t support you, but we will caution against rolling around near poison ivy patches. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @ashgrams)

Scale Cleveland’s Bridges
This one’s about as dangerous as a date can get. Serious climbers and hikers may have always wantonly looked up at the Innerbelt Bridge and thought fondly of climbing it. Now you can. Not legally, obviously, and we can’t emphasize enough how much we’d like you to avoid this. But, climbers in the past have successfully scaled Cleveland’s finest bridges and regaled Scene staff with their tales of triumph. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @edrost88)
Scale Cleveland’s Bridges

This one’s about as dangerous as a date can get. Serious climbers and hikers may have always wantonly looked up at the Innerbelt Bridge and thought fondly of climbing it. Now you can. Not legally, obviously, and we can’t emphasize enough how much we’d like you to avoid this. But, climbers in the past have successfully scaled Cleveland’s finest bridges and regaled Scene staff with their tales of triumph. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @edrost88)

Movie Hop at the Cedar Lee
Relive young adult years with this for sure illegal date that we don’t recommend. Plan a movie marathon by checking movie times online, making sure each film ends just as another begins. Then, buy a ticket to the first movie in the lineup and, once you’re through the usher, hop throughout the night to the rest of the films on the list. It’s so not legal, and we would never go for it. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @ryan1pls1)
Movie Hop at the Cedar Lee

Relive young adult years with this for sure illegal date that we don’t recommend. Plan a movie marathon by checking movie times online, making sure each film ends just as another begins. Then, buy a ticket to the first movie in the lineup and, once you’re through the usher, hop throughout the night to the rest of the films on the list. It’s so not legal, and we would never go for it. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user @ryan1pls1)