Trying to think of a great idea for a date night can be quite challenging, especially when you’re doing it for the thousandth time. Cinema is banal, and an air balloon flight can be a little over your budget. So what can you do to surprise your significant other and have a unique experience?
Let’s get it straight: the key component in every date is fun. You don’t have to spend all your money to have some quality time together just because it’s something new. Watching a sunset can be as exciting as a Michelin restaurant dinner – all you need is a little creativity.
To help you find something that both you and your partner will like, we’ve prepared a list of the best date night ideas – and tips to make them even more fantastic. Ready to impress your significant other? Read on!
Have a Long-Distance Date
Even if you live together, it can be very beneficial to spend some quality time apart. However, it doesn’t mean that you have to miss each other. If you’ve always thought about going on a separate vacation, don’t hesitate – do it. But try to have at least one virtual date night.
There are thousands of long-distance date ideas out there; you just have to look for something that will be interesting for you two. If you’re into football or hockey, watch sports live stream and dine in front of the camera. Or attend a digital event – there are hundreds of them right now!
Or, now that the cinemas are closed, look for the Disney or Hollywood classics online – there are even special online platforms for watching movies on two computers at the same time.
Have a Picnic
Going to a restaurant often becomes a part of your date routine. And while it may seem classy and traditional, it’s not the best solution when you’re looking for something new. If you want to enjoy a meal together, think about something more exclusive (but not necessarily expensive).
Cook dinner together (you can find a new delicious recipe online), hold a little garden party just for you two, or go on a picnic. If the weather is nice, pack some al fresco food and drinks, find a lovely place, and enjoy this refreshing new experience.
Enjoy a Spa Day
If you both love to stay indoors (or if you have to because of the pandemic), a date night doesn’t have to be boring. To enjoy it fully, take a whole day for your date, and indulge in something pleasurable – for example, spa treatments. Get sheet masks, make a bubble bath, light the candles, and pour some wine.
Offer your significant other a massage, or ask for it yourself. Remember, communication is essential, and if you want something, don’t hint – say it. Read a book together, meditate, write in a journal, or have your beauty sleep. Personalize your spa session, so you both can enjoy it – and relax. You don’t have to do anything – just be there together.
Try Home Improvement Projects
If you’ve always dreamed about changing something at home, it’s probably high time to get to it. Suggest to your partner to start a small home improvement project, and spend some quality time together. Look for ideas online, and figure out what exactly you want to do. Change the wall color, go shopping for new furniture, put up some new shelves – but make it a date.
Of course, not everybody likes remodeling, so that’s entirely your decision. However, if you both enjoy home improvement and can come to an agreement regarding furnishing ideas, it can only strengthen your relationship.
Learn Something New About Each Other
You can, for example, take personality tests together. They may not be accurate, but it’s definitely fun. Whether you’ll learn your partner’s love language or Myers-Briggs score, it can help you learn a lot. For example, if your partner’s love language is touch, you will be able to understand more precisely why they need so much hugging every day. If it is revealed you are an introvert, your partner will finally realize that partying in clubs is not your favorite activity.
If you’re not a fan of tests, hold a Q&A session together. Ask and answer questions about things you might not even think about before, and learn something new about each other.
A Final Note
When you’re together with your partner for a long time, date night can become pretty boring. Restaurants, cafés, walks along the river and movies – all those seemed exciting initially, but now you need something new. And that doesn’t have to be a problem.
Going on an online date, organizing a picnic, indulging in a spa day, taking personality tests together, or remodeling the house – these are just some of the best date night ideas. The key here is to find something that will be exciting for you both, even if it seems a little unromantic.
Remember: a date is about spending some quality time with the person you love. You don’t have to go over budget or find something breathtaking to do. Simply enjoy your time together – and that’s it.
(With inputs from Beata Hardzei)