The hallmark of a good date is the desire for the night (or day) to never end. Yet, how tricky it can be to come up with something new to offer on these experiences. Keep things fresh by continually changing it up, kicking that dinner and a movie option to the curb. The following unique date nights help jumpstart your plans whether it’s a first date or a 10-year anniversary.
Unique Date Nights to Try This Summer
Let a little competition get the conversation going. Pick an activity neither person is particularly skilled at and see how much fun it can be to teach each other…or not, if you prefer the bring-it-on style banter. Get out of your comfort zone and try a round of putt-putt, tennis or bowling. Many bowling lanes will also provide live entertainment or a themed bowling night, which can be a great conversation starter as well.
If you haven’t been to the arcade lately, they now have incredibly fun dancing games and lots of opportunities for you to impress or be impressed by the skills of your date partner. Just be sure that the activity catches you both off guard. After all, the fun should be in the spontaneous outbursts of confusion, laughter, and sheer enjoyment of the moment.
Take It Outside
Summer weather brings the perfect opportunity to linger outside. Why not take advantage of it? Get outside and enjoy some fresh air together.
Find a farm where you pick you own produce; you can use it to create a dinner together later. Plan a stargazing date, outside the confines of the city, complete with picnic supplies and a book of constellations. And yes, there is an app for that if you can’t get your hands on a book.
Other out of the box options include drive-in theaters and walking tours. A drive-in theater is a great throw back to old school romance, and a walking tour will give you plenty to laugh and talk about later. Do a little research ahead of time and find a tour that plays into his or her likes. History, ghost, and costumed tours can be found in many cities.
Been together for a while or live in a concrete jungle? Surprise your date with an outdoor scavenger hunt in a playground or local park. End it with a wonderful prize, like gelato or tickets to a show that night.
Try A Class
There are classes now for just about everything. Common date ones trend toward cooking or painting classes, but you don’t have to stop there. Spend a little time researching and you may find ceramic or glass blowing classes, which often result in you taking home a keepsake at the end.
For something truly off the beaten path, check your local rock climbing gym. Nothing builds trust quite like holding the line as your date climbs and conquers an indoor rock wall. Let the staff know ahead of time that you’re there on a date, and they’ll often help guide on which activities are best suited for it.
Are you both fitness buffs? If rock climbing isn’t your style, set a date around one of the latest workout trends. Fusion, Crossfit, and Paddle Boarding have been taking off lately. Maybe it’s time to see what all the buzz is about!
Good dates are a mix of planning and spontaneity. Go ahead – get inspired, get creative, and get going on these unique date night suggestions. Once you’ve chosen the venue for your date, relax and enjoy it. Remember, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neal Donald Walsch
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