Date Ideas to Feed Your Relationship

Couple date field


I thought it’d be fun to come up with a comprehensive list of date ideas, ranging anywhere from memorable to elaborate to inexpensive. Enjoy!


  1. Bake a cake together.
  2. Have a picnic at a park.
  3. Check out your local museum and count how many paintings or artifacts start with the first letter of your first name.
  4. Try your luck at a carnival game.
  5. Show off your karaoke skills.
  6. Bring hot chocolate in a thermos and take it to a snow-laden lakeside view.
  7. Go for a hike at a nearby mountain range.
  8. Check out a matinee movie. Sometimes it’s fun to avoid the night crowd.
  9. Take a pottery or painting class together. Bonus points if you create a romantic image.
  10. Go either roller or ice staking, depending on the season. Try to fall into each other’s arms.
  11. Follow a recipe and have dinner in tonight, but make sure you both participate in the cooking.
  12. Hit up an arcade, but go for the games you can play together.
  13. Visit the gym together and give each other motivation.
  14. Binge watch a movie franchise with that special someone. If you like, make it a drinking game if a character says a particular word or phrase.
  15. Visit a spa (definitely include a massage).
  16. Go on a long walk through your neighborhood.
  17. Try out a wine tasting and discover your new favorite.
  18. Give a renaissance fair a try (turkey legs are a plus).
  19. Do some dreaming by visiting open houses just above your normal price range.
  20. Watch the sunset in a spot you’ve never been to in your hometown.
  21. Brave a haunted house and see who flinches first.
  22. Go bowling (and plate bets on who can get the highest score).
  23. Spend the day going to a farmer’s market. Bonus points if you buy ingredients for dinner that night.
  24. Get a psychic reading, even if you don’t believe in it. It can still hold entertainment value. Maybe ask the psychic if you both should go on a second date.
  25. Wander around a hardware store and make as many dirty puns as you can (nails and screws are a good start).
  26. Hop on a road trip. If you’re feeling adventurous, pick a place blindly on a map of your area.
  27. Enjoy a weekend camping trip.
  28. Cheer on your favorite sports team together at a game.
  29. Go to a play or theater show.
  30. Take a trapeze class together. More cities have it than you might think.
  31. Take on an escape room.
  32. Attend a wedding. Either one of you can be the “plus one.”
  33. Have some friends over and play board games. Make it a group date.
  34. Visit an art exhibit.
  35. Go on a biking date.
  36. Fly kites. Sometimes it’s fun to do something old fashioned.
  37. Take a mixology class together and loosen up a little.
  38. Speaking of classes, try taking a yoga, cardio, or kickboxing class together and work up a sweat.
  39. Test drive an expensive car. It could be fun to pretend you two are already an established couple with endless finances.
  40. Ever heard of a trampoline park? You have now. Give it a try.
  41. Take a paddleboat out on the lake and don’t come back for a while.
  42. Hit up garage sales. You can learn a lot about someone by what they buy.
  43. If you’re feeling saucy, play strip poker.
  44. Trivia night–you might even win a prize.
  45. Visit an animal shelter and spend your time petting the animals.
  46. Go to a jazz club.
  47. Volunteer in your community together.
  48. Create a scavenger hunt for each other.
  49. Make a time capsule.
  50. Learn about your family trees together.
  51. Take swing classes.
  52. Take music lessons together.
  53. Complete a puzzle (if you have the patience).
  54. Take online relationship tests. You two might learn something new about each other.
  55. When in season, go ice skating
  56. If you’re of that persuasion, meditate or pray together
  57. Try to break a record. Check out a record book and try to break one! Even if you can’t, it’s fun to try.
  58. Play billiards and go bar hopping.
  59. Train for a marathon together.
  60. Head to a driving range.
  61. Give each other haircuts (if you dare).
  62. Watch the worst movies you can think of and make fun of all of them.
  63. Go bird watching.
  64. Take a brewery tour.
  65. Take a DJ class.
  66. Spend the night by the fireplace.
  67. Go mushroom hunting (just don’t eat any that you can’t identify).
  68. Try lingerie shopping.
  69. Create a fancy, international cheese lineup.
  70. Go skydiving.
  71. Watch an opera.
  72. Stargaze together.
  73. Write a love song to each other.
  74. Learn a new language (or try to).
  75. Plan your dream vacation (even if you can’t afford it right now).
  76. Attend a film festival.
  77. People watch and give commentary while you do it.
  78. Go thrifting. See how much you each can buy with $20.
  79. Spend your day horseback writing.
  80. Interview each other.
  81. Eat breakfast for dinner.
  82. Visit the place where your relationship began.
  83. Look up some nerdy science experiments and try one.
  84. Buy the seeds of a unique flower and plant them all over town. Visit them again later to see which have sprouted.
  85. Play bingo at a bingo house.
  86. Visit a local fundraising event.
  87. Take a dance lesson.
  88. Plot out all the photo booths in your area and take pictures in each of them.
  89. Go ziplining.
  90. Perform a charity cookoff where the two of you cook dinner for friends and family. They pay for the meal and all proceeds go to charity.
  91. Fill out coloring books together.
  92. Check out a local band.
  93. Go to a rodeo if you have any in your area.
  94. Visit a car show.
  95. Write a short story together.
  96. Visit all the zoos within a few hours of your home town/city.
  97. Play putt-putt.
  98. Go paintballing.
  99. Take an afternoon and go rockclimbing.
  100. Find a beach and spend the day making sandcastles.
  101. Go on a fruit picking date.
  102. Build a campfire and make smores. Yum!
  103. Try go kart racing.
  104. Play laser tag together.
  105. Find a chain of your favorite restaurant in your country and plan out how to eventually visit and eat at each one. Even just the planning is fun, whether you ever accomplish it or not.


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