Date Night Ideas Please!

posted 2 months ago in Married Life
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Mini golf?

We like running together or what about a drive somewhere to explore.

My city is having a culture night so that’s next Friday date night sorted. Look up online to see if there’s anything on locally – shows or entertainment 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Mini golfing yes! We love making a home-cooked date night dinner. We’ll buy flowers, wine, and a nice steak or something and cook the entire meal together. It’s a lot of fun! We also go for walks, I really love getting the time to get out of the house and just talk about everything. 

Another one of our favorites is this local restaurant – it has 4 rotating ‘mini restaurants’ in it, and live music on the outdoor patio. We’ll grab something to eat and then go outside and listen to the music. This past weekend we made a “date day.” We went ring shopping in the morning, grabbed brunch at this cheap local place, then went fall decor shopping! Not a traditional date, but still was fun!

Post # 4
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Helper bee

Bowling/arcade! Mini golf is a good one, or do a tour of factories (we have a cheese factory and an ice cream factory near us that give tours and samples) Sometimes we do a day date movie matinee. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

We keep a running list of things to do/restaurants to try/movies to watch.  So whenever one of us says “Oh, I’ve been wanting to try that place” or something we add it to the list.  Then we have a neverending source of date ideas all the time.  I just keep it on my phone and we add to it whenever someone thinks of something new.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

Art Gallery or Museum? See if there are any festivals or night markets in town? 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

My husband and I aren’t so big on doing activities for date nights, but we will occasionally go out for a night on the town, like get dressed up and go to a symphony show and then dinner and drinks at a nice place afterwards (that makes for a late night though!).

Mostly though, we make ourselves nice dinners and enjoy them with wine and candles.  This is probably a good chunk of the reason that when we were house hunting, one of our must-have requirements was an elegant formal dining room.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

sarathemermaid :  My city has a calendar of events so sometimes when I don’t want to do the usual dinner and drinks as a date night I check that out. Maybe see if your city has something like that to give you some out of the box ideas? For instance there’s a Greek Festival and a Fisherman’s Festival in my city this week, not necessarily things I would seek out or go to regularly but would be fun to go and see something different!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Farm

sarathemermaid :  Sometimes we make it a date date and go to the zoo. We will go to jazz festivals. Maybe you could do an escape room or a dinner mystery show. We are thinking about doing the dinner mystery it sounds like fun.  

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

Museums, gallery events, musical or other performances, speaking engagements, improve or comedians, etc.  Long bike ride together.  For date night in, take on a fun cooking challenge together like home made ravioli or tortellini noodles, etc. I also love drive-in night.  We load the pups up in the car and go to a drive in movie once or twice a year.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

sarathemermaid :  we do stuff like prepare a fancier meal together or have a ‘dessert off’ where we both get in the kitchen and prepare a dessert each and give eachother a score. It always involves lots of laughter and trying to be secretive and faux sabotage!

A picnic on the beach watching the sunset is a good one we do often or we go for a walk together, go bowling, hire a tennis court, play some board games. My city does walking pub crawls and night ghost tours which are fun and fairly inexpensive. Some apps also exist where you can do a treasure hunt in your city using a map. Museums and art galleries also have frequent night openings on weekends. A lot of places do a bring a blanket and picnic and listen to free classical music type events too.

 

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