(Closed) Any Date Ideas?

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
7310 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I’m useless. Our “dates” typically consist of trips to the bookstore, garden center, hardware store, etc. If he really wants to romance me, antiquing is the way to my heart. LOL And if I want to seduce him, I suggest a trip to one of the shooting ranges that we frequent. We are so mundane. πŸ™‚

Is there a hobby that you both enjoy? Or maybe something that you’ve always wanted to try? Even a new to you restaurant/cuisine could be fun. Get a little out of your comfort zone. Go to an Ethiopian restaurant where you eat with your hands. Take a pottery or glass blowing class together. Go play a round of put put golf or play frisbee in the park. Discover a new hiking trail or check out an art museum in the city. Etc.

Post # 4
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think depends on what you guys are into  and how much you want to spend. Here are some ideas that we have done in the past:

 1. Check out your local restaurants or culinary school for couple’s cooking nights they tend to cost anywhere from 75-100 dollars a night,

 2. If you guys liked museums or art exhibits would be a good time to check them out, Some of the ones in my town like to do events once or twice a month.

 3. Go see a local play, ballet, dance show.

 4. Get couples spa package, was two hundred something dollars. 

 Then there are typical easy dates:

 1. Dinner and movie

 2. Bowling/Pool

 3. Going for drinks and dancing(although we sometimes go to latin clubs to salsa)

 4. Going to dinner and trying out a new place

 Fun adventurous dates (ones that my outdoorsy Fi dragged me too lol)

1. We did indoor sky diving (don’t remember how much it was)

 2. Went to night ski, and tubing

 3. Went for hike( we wanted to go camping I said hell no lol)

 Easy low key cheap dates

 1.One of our favorite things to do get coffee or ice cream and just spend a few hours wandering around walking

 2. Game night sometimes spiced up a bit, use your imagination

 3. My favorite thing that I hope we make monthly once we get married. We stay in, turn off internet, tv, cellphones, and the lights. Light candles, cook a simple dinner(I burnt it once and had to order pizza in lol) and we just talk sometimes about ourselves, sometimes  random conversation. I really like it because I think sometimes when you get into a relationship we have some much conversation centered around bills, life, and other things and no more of those probing deep analytical debates we used to have when we started first dating. This is corny and so not me because I didn’t use to be the romantic type, we will turn on the music and just dance.  We also done bubble baths. Basically just stay in and pamper ourselves. 


Haha I didn’t mean to write so much. It actually reminded me of some good things, Fi and I need some date time soon!

Post # 5
72 posts
Worker bee

I try to keep mental (or sometimes physical) notes when we’re out and he says “Oh, we should try that sometime!” -whether it’s an activity or a place to eat or a store that’s only open certain hours. Makes planning more fun.

I’d like to second a quiet simple evening. (You have no idea what a few candles can do to a dining/living room!)

But if you want something a little crazier, check out if your city has any “tours” – I know here, the first Saturday of each month is gallery hop, but other days they do a “beer tour” where you get to try beers from different parts of the world at different bars/pubs. OR OOH! It could be really fun to do a “food tour” – get an appetizer at one place, an entree at another, dessert at another? I dunno.

Something else you might try is to check out any comedy clubs near you – I LOVE standup, and it’s usually a good time.

OR have a picnic at a local park or conservatory? Maybe find a place that’s a little fancier that you’ve never been to. 

Post # 7
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I did a cooking class with my husband and it was SO fun!  Bowling and mini golf are always a good time. 

Post # 8
2580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

The other day Darling Husband googled something like “Fun things to do in Dallas” and we want to work our way through the list! Maybe google for interesting ideas in your area. Some of the things we want to do: eat at food trucks, local burlesque show, picnic at the Arboretum,  Farmer’s Market, art fairs, jazz club, etc. If you live near a city there are always fun (and inexpensive) things going on if you look for them! I also look on Groupon and Living Social a lot for deals on interesting things to do.

We are also going to take scuba diving lessons! It’s not really a date, haha, but it is a fun thing we will be able to do together.

Post # 10
2195 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Do you have any wineries near you? πŸ™‚ They usually have cheap/free tastings, great ambiance and some of the bigger ones even have dinner menu’s.

I love your idea though!!!!

Post # 12
72 posts
Worker bee

Oh! So, after having been inspired by this post, the boy and I were planning to go out for date night… But then the weather got gross, so we had a night in – made dinner together and ate it by candlelight, then made a nest of pillows and blankets and watched movies on the floor. So simple, and yet, so wonderful!

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