New Date Night Ideas That Are Actually Fun (Part 2)

In our previous blog, we highlighted some new date night ideas that are fun. Remember these are ideas so feel free to modify, adapt and apply. Use them as a brainstorm starter to create your own magical experiences and memories.

Here is part 2 with 25 more for your enjoyment.

  1. Go to a Midnight Showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Find a local showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, dress-up, and get into it.

  2. Host Your own Walking Tour – 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.

  3. Go for a Hot Air Balloon Ride – A classic date that is hard for anyone to resist.

  4. Eat a Dessert-Only Dinner – Skip to the good stuff, and by good stuff. We mean dessert, ordering a sampling of what’s on the menu.

  5. Bake together – Plan something delicious (cake, pie, cupcakes or brownies). Any activity that also involves eating makes for a great date night and you both learn together. Working together and can making a healthy salad to share while you are waiting for the oven to make your treat.

  6. TED talk inspiration – Go to bed early with an Ipad or laptop and shortlist.  2 – 3 TED Talks each of you are interested in, then take turns to watch them together. You’ll learn more about what each other likes, perhaps discuss points after and being snuggled in bed early can lead to all sorts of fun as well ;-)

  7. Go to the Zoo – Stroll through the local zoo admiring everything from the tigers to penguins while getting to know each other more. For long term couples, sit amongst the animal environment and channel your inner tiger or monkey for when you get home in bed.

  8. Take a Hike – Be one with nature on your next date, taking a hike at your favorite nature preserve or hiking path. The more picturesque the spot you choose, the better.

  9. Play Tourist – 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.

  10. Wake up at 4 a.m. and Watch the Sunrise Together – Not all great dates are at night. Get up early, curl up together, and watch the sunrise.

  11. Have a Friendly Bowling Competition – Dust off those bowling shoes and have a friendly bowling competition slash date.

  12. Host a Decadent Brunch – Go all out for brunch making everything from French toast with flambéed bananas to mimosas.

  13. Binge Watch a Netflix TV Show Together – Pick a show on Netflix that neither have you seen and watch a few more episodes than you probably should.

  14. Create Your own Wine Tasting – You don’t have to go somewhere fancy to do a wine tasting as a date, you can do it at home. Ask for recommendations of some bottles to try at your favorite local wine store and go from there.

  15. Head to the Old Style Drive-In – 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.

  16. Go Birdwatching – Sometimes the most romantic activities involve being outdoors together. Check if your favorite local park offers birdwatching tours, or just hang out in your backyard with binoculars.

  17. Head to a Free Outdoor Concert or Paid Outdoor Movie Night – This is a great way to spend a summer afternoon watching a symphony or Jazz show. Alternatively outdoor movie nights might be more your style. Check online for mid-week deals or coupons if you are on a tight budget and take an extra blanket to snuggle and stay warm.

  18. Read Aloud to Each Other From Your Favorite Books – Each bring a copy of your favorite book and read aloud from the first chapters.

  19. Have a Five Course Dinner at Different Places – Instead of going to one restaurant, select a few different restaurants to enjoy various courses of your dinner date night at.

  20. Play Truth or Dare – Not just for seventh grade parties, an evening of truth or dare makes for a great get-to-know-you date.

  21. Find a Rooftop Pool and Go Swimming – Rooftop pools are popping up everywhere from hotels to sports clubs these days. Luckily, they make for a great date spot.

  22. Go Exploring with Your Cameras – Take a camera, and head to a neighborhood you don’t know well, and start exploring, snapping photos along the way.

  23. Head Ice Skating – You don’t have to an Olympian to have fun on an ice-skating date. Finish off the date with hot chocolate.

  24. Go to the Beach – Head to the beach for a day of laying out in the sun, relaxation, and getting to know someone.

  25. Do Something Neither of you Have Done Before – Sometimes the best dates involve doing something that neither of you have done before. Taking a pottery class, riding in a helicopter, or even just trying a new restaurant for example.

Sometimes the best dates involve doing something that neither of you have done before—taking a pottery class, riding in a helicopter, or even just trying a new restaurant.

So there you have it. We think one of the best ever date nights that leads to more understanding, connection and emotional/physical intimacy is to buy a copy of How Game Are You?™ Intimacy Edition. Plan a night in to talk, laugh, share and connect more with each other. We are biased though having seen the results many couples get.

Enjoy your date night and feel free to share your experiences for other people on our Facebook page.