Plus, there is something so nostalgic and wonderful about heading to a local fair or amusement park on a date. Get dressed up, go to a fancy bar hotel bars are an easy choice , and try something off the exotic cocktails list. Berry picking is a fun activity, and also one that allows for a lot of talking and getting to know each other time. Take your date on a walking tour of the neighborhood where you grew up showing off your elementary school and local haunts along the way.
Or cupcakes, or brownies, or cookies! Any activity that also involves eating makes for a great date. Get out your favorite old-time board game Clue, Monopoly, you name it , and have an old-fashioned game night date.
Stroll through the local zoo admiring everything from the tigers to penguins while getting to know each other. Be one with nature on your next date, taking a hike at your favorite nature preserve or hiking path.
Luckily, they make for a great date spot. Pick a destination about an hour from where you live—it could be anything from a flea market to a restaurant off the beaten path—and just drive. There is a reason the drive-in date has gone down in history as one of the sexiest dates of all time. Take our fun Style Quiz and we'll pull together a custom wedding vision that's perfect for you. Small bites that you can feed each other will only add to the romantic evening.
The more picturesque the spot you choose, the better. Decide to play tourist for the day in your hometown—going everywhere from the museum, to the major landmark, to the most famous restaurant in town. Ask for recommendations of some bottles to try at your favorite local wine store, and go from there.
Take some inspiration from Grease and seek out a drive-in it sure will beat that traditional movie date.
Get some popcorn, lean back in your car, and enjoy. Not exactly fine dining, but an evening at Medieval Times will definitely be unexpected, and seriously fun. A great way to spend a summer afternoon, seek out a free outdoor concert, everything from the symphony to an indie band, and enjoy. Instead of going to one restaurant, pick a bunch of different restaurants to enjoy various courses of your dinner date at.
Not just for seventh grade parties, an evening of truth or dare makes for a great get-to-know-you date. You can get competitive and play each other or make friends by playing as a team against other couples. Just pack a blanket and hey, maybe a secret bottle of wine and the whole night is set. If either of you is interested in photography, spend the day walking around a nearby town or city, trading the camera back and forth and see who comes out with the best shots.
Make and bottle a batch of salsa together. Figure out who likes it spicy and who likes it with corn added. Come up with a name for it. Go to a nature center on a day when they are doing some kind of guided tour. Buy the ingredients for you to both make variations of the same dish and have a cooking competition. Buy two lottery tickets. Go to bingo night somewhere.
Go through each others phones or computers and share pictures of memorable trips or events from your life. Tell stories about what is important to you. Indulge in a seasonal activity: This could be from a scenic overlook in your car or just heading up to the roof of your apartment building. Buy a few different cheeses, some grapes, and some three-buck Chuck and have a mini wine and cheese party at home, just the two of you. Give these out-of-the-box date ideas a try for a new twist on the same old date.
Double dates can be really fun, but make sure you choose to go on one with a couple with whom you both get along. When you're planning an anniversary date, think of doing something special and celebratory—and reflecting on your relationship a bit.
The good new is: As the weather heats up, the date idea options increase. That is, if you live in a climate with bitter cold winters. For summer date ideas, you can get outdoors, get moving and get romantic. And just because you're not out in the sunshine doesn't mean your date has to be boring. These elements are foundational to any quality relationship, be it dating or marriage. When you are consistent about having date night together, you are reminding each other that your relationship is a priority no matter how busy life gets.
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