(Closed) What do you and your SO/FI/DH do for date night?

posted 11 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 47
5407 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

We’re both turning 20 next month and we don’t go to bars at all. We’re always too tired and we prefer to stay in. I don’t know if that makes us boring or not haha. Anyways we have a fancy date night once a month where we go out for supper and to a movie if there’s something we really want to see. This is the biggest/hardest change since we’ve become university/college students. In highschool we went to a movie 2 or 3 times a week for like 6 or 7 months.

Other than that we sporadically rent movies, go for walks, have a game night(Scattergories, Mastermind, & Clue are our favourites), bake something together, go window shopping, etc. Now that we’re past the “dating” phase of our relationship things are more planned out. We make sure we have extra money to spend, or that we don’t have class early the next morning, or assignments, or reading, etc. It’s still nice though, I’m glad Fiance doesn’t always want to go out and that he’s happy just relaxing in our condo together (:

ETA: I amost forgot that in the winter we go swimming once a month at the YMCA/YWCA and in the summer/fall we tend to go on a lot of picnics (:

Post # 48
2545 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We make sushi together at home! mmmmmm, and put on japanese music, warm up some sake, and have a good old time. Or make home made pizza! We have a son, so normally we do at home dinner nights with a theme. Its fun!

Post # 49
1844 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  For us, we are in a LDR, so that does make things a bit different. We actually joined these groups on Facebook, they’re called “365 things to do in (insert city name here)”. We joined one for his town and my town. If you live close enough to a big town, I would recommend joining one of those. They post some really neat things, and we’ve gotten great ideas from those.

  We like to go out to dinner, catch a movie, see what’s going on around town. We also really like to cook, so we’ll plan a meal, go to the grocery store (this is one of my favorite things to do with him–kinda lame, I know, but since we’re in a LDR, it’s one of those mundane things that makes me feel like we’re always living in the same town), and cook it together. We like trying different types of wine. I agree with the PP who said go to a Comedy Club. Laughter is the best medicine! 🙂

Post # 50
5278 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

We do alot of day dates, esp when the weather is nice.

We ALWAYS go to art shows, free concerts, resturant tastings; basically any type of festival that is outside b/c we love taking the dog.

When its cold, we do alot of nights in with frozen mudslides in our hot tub, go out to eat, or we are still bar buddies so there are lots of happy hours for this couple 🙂 

Post # 51
713 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We like going to movies. Going out for a nice dinner is also a treat. Sometimes the best night out is going over to a friend’s place. Fiance is a little older and he has close friends with kids – so we’ll go hang out with them and their kids.

Post # 52
59 posts
Worker bee

We almost always see a movie and get Bdubs. Same routine, and probably not something new and different, but we enjoy it and look forward to it every week!

Post # 53
1766 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

This is a really great thread!

There is a HUGE park in our area, and when it’s nice outside we always go walk around the trails and go “exploring,” lol. We even have a place that we refer to as “our spot,” which is this enormous flat rock in the middle of a river right next to a waterfall. It’s the PERFECT picnik spot!

We also really like cooking for each other, but it’s hard to do that since we don’t have our own place yet. But one day, not so long from now… we WILL have cook-off action movie nights!

Post # 54
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We do a variety of things, usually we cook dinner together, and watch a movie at home (sounds like a normal night to some people, but with our schedules it is a treat!), less often we will go to dinner or a movie at the theater. When we lived in a bigger city we used to go to plays and musicals a few times a year too, which was great.

Post # 55
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I have a son so Fiance and I have to have “date nights” now… We generally will do dinner and then something where we can really spend time together…

If we see a movie it’s not at the cinema rather a movie AT his place, usually that we’ve seen before, so we aren’t “zoned” out on that… and still fill free to chat without possibly missing something

Couple times we did NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! which with the munchkin usually around is a GREAT date night every now and again. lol

Post # 56
419 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

three words………….. self serve froyo! i have to get my weekly fix.

Post # 57
915 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We really don’t have many proper date nights anymore. We sorta fell into a routine where we’ll eat dinner, and then watch a movie or two afterward while cuddling up on the couch. Sometimes we go out to eat or order in. We are avid sushi lovers.

As the weather gets warmer, I’m sure we’ll go outside and do more then. There’s this new thing where I’d like to try to go out on a date at least 1-2 times per month (and I want it to be some place we’ve never been to or to a restaurant we’ve never tried). I think that will keep things more exciting. We have a few ideas of stuff to do in the coming months (wine-tasting, visiting the zoo, and a few museums), but we’re in the process of moving now so that has been taking up a lot of our time.


Post # 58
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@symphony: That’s just awesome.

Mr. BrassBand and I were planning a “date night” last Friday…I was so excited.  We were gonna go somewhere nice, and then go see a movie, and we really don’t go out on dates often (read: ever, cause we’re poor as hell) so I was stoked.

We wound up watching the Brewers game at Bdubs, and it. was. fantastic.  I think when it comes down to it, we simply aren’t fancy date people.  Or we’re lazy…whatever. 🙂

BB likes to do what he refers to as “meandering”.  This translates to walking very slowly down the street, hand in hand, and wandering into whatever shop strikes our fancy.  A couple weeks ago it was bookstores and cigar shops.  Our best times seem to come when we plan the least!

Post # 59
4605 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We don’t go out a whole lot. We both don’t like bars, and we’re 21, and we don’t have a whole lot of options in my small town. That, and we’re poor. Usually we go out to eat, usually Italian or sushi and then come home and watch a movie. I cook all the time, so our date nights are few and far between.

I’m sure when we move to a bigger city we’ll do more.

Post # 60
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We do date night once a week. Sometimes we miss it for logical reasons but they keep us close and happy.

Usually it’s casual dinner and movies but once a month we might go somewhere fancier and go for drinks at nice place and chat.

Other times, we do brunch dates or art gallery or something a little different.

Post # 61
7691 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Sometimes we do date nights and sometimes we do date days. A lot of times we will go out to dinner at a place we have never been before. Our last date day was actually a surprise date for my husband. I took him into DC to go to 2 record stores to pick out some records. Then we got pizza from what is supposed to be the best NY pizza in town. Other times we go to the movies or go out for just dessert.

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