DATE NIGHT IDEAS!

This page is here to dig you out of your date night rut! Beyond our Married Up Date Night you need to be having regular weekly date nights! They can be simple and free, but but they are important to sustain your marriage! Dating made you want to get married, and to keep that feeling alive – you continue!

In order to keep the dating sparks flying our list of 130+ date ideas (many with twists!) might help you find something to do you’ve not done or not done in a long time!

They start in random order, but will begin to sort and filter as you click on the categories below!

Let these jump-start ideas get the juices flowing to think up your own! Have fun, kids!

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Multiple categories highlighted at the same time is like saying “and” to both. (ie: “free” and “spicy”) 

Yoga or Meditation Session
Yoga Session 
Yoga or Meditation Session

Yoga Session 

Going to a yoga class together will help you relax and feel better. There are lessons for all skill levels at many studios, so you can find one that works for you. In a calm place, focus on breathing, stretching. After class, you can talk about how you felt and how the practice helped you.

Going to a yoga class together will help you relax... (cont'd)

Strip Poker Married Date Night
STRIP POKER
Strip Poker Married Date Night

STRIP POKER

Yes, we said it! This is for the married folks of course! But the old classic might put the spark back into a simple deck of cards. If you’ve forgotten the standard poker hands a simple Google search will remind you of the hands. Then, you can see how long you’ll keep your hands to yourselves!

Yes, we said it! This is for the married folks... (cont'd)

Go on an Ice Cream Crawl
Go on an Ice Cream Crawl
Go on an Ice Cream Crawl

Go on an Ice Cream Crawl

Go on an ice cream crawl with your date for a fun summer night out. Go to several ice cream shops and try a lot of different tastes. As you and your spouse find your favorite creamy treats, it’s a sweet adventure that adds a fun twist to your evening.

Go on an ice cream crawl with your date for... (cont'd)

CANOEING Kayaking Date Day Trip
KAYAKING
CANOEING Kayaking Date Day Trip

KAYAKING

If this is outside of your normal, it can be exhilarating and fun. Depending on where you live, finding a place you can rent a kayak or canoe might not be that hard, or it could require a day trip. (So combine it with a picnic!) The teamwork required for a shared vessel will ‘force’ you to work together!

If this is outside of your normal, it can be... (cont'd)

Role Play Date Night Idea
Role Play
Role Play Date Night Idea

Role Play

Here’s a spicy one for the married couples! Plan a date night where you role play. What exactly that can mean is up to you two and what you both find attractive and interesting. You could be your younger selves reliving past moments but slightly differently… Or, if you’re comfortable, you could each pretend to be someone else… Perhaps plan to meet up somewhere like it’s a blind date. Within the confines of what you both feel good about this can a new level of spice!

Here’s a spicy one for the married couples! Plan a... (cont'd)

Pretty Woman with Water Gun
STRIP NERF
Pretty Woman with Water Gun

STRIP NERF

Here’s how it works (married folks). You’re home alone together. You both get nerf guns and start on opposite sides of the house. It’s pretty simple… Wherever you are hit with a nerf bullet, that article of clothing has to come off! You can wear multiple layers to start, but it won’t be long before you’re missing some clothing… You can do with that what you will.

Here’s how it works (married folks). You’re home alone together.... (cont'd)

candlelight date night
CUT THE POWER
candlelight date night

CUT THE POWER

Why not try an evening at home as if the power went out. Nothing electronic, including phones allowed. Candlelight only… find something to do… a card or board game, sit and talk… Taking away the electricity we’re so used to could be enough of a switcharoo to spark something fresh in the new circumstances.

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ROCK CLIMBING

ROCK CLIMBING

Many cities have a gym where you can try a climb together. Why not race up the wall? It’s a fun and safe way to exert some energy together!

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Couple in Museum
MUSEUM
Couple in Museum

MUSEUM

From various forms of Art, to History there are bound to be multiple museums near where you live. Many are likely free! You can make a trip to any museum interesting by keeping a sense of humor, people watching, or making it into a scavenger hunt for weird sights, words or subjects. It’s a change of pace and will be what you make it!

From various forms of Art, to History there are bound... (cont'd)

Have a Pillow Fight
Have a Pillow Fight
Have a Pillow Fight

Have a Pillow Fight

Let’s loose and have some fun with a pillow fight. Feel like a kid again, enjoy the rush of energy, and make memories that will last a lifetime without leaving your house. Chase each other around, laugh so hard you can’t stop, and enjoy the fun of happy times with each other.

Let’s loose and have some fun with a pillow fight.... (cont'd)

Rock Paper Scissors date night idea
Rock Paper Scissors
Rock Paper Scissors date night idea

Rock Paper Scissors

You’re about to go out on a multi-stop dinner date extravaganza. But where?? Well, hop in the car… There, you’ll play “a rousing game “Rock, Paper, Scissors” together (best out of 3 maybe?) and the winner chooses where you’re going for appetizers. Hop back in the car and do another round to see who gets to decide on the new location for the main course, and after that, once more for which of you gets to decide on the dessert location!

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Skydiving date night idea
SKYDIVING
Skydiving date night idea

SKYDIVING

It doesn’t get a whole lot wilder than this one! We know a couple who do this all the time together! Usually you can be jumping tandem after a short lesson. Not your grandma’s date night, but one that’s sure to increase dopamine and adrenaline and keep things exciting! You’ll either have a blast together or “till death do us part” will come a little sooner! (JK)

It doesn’t get a whole lot wilder than this one!... (cont'd)

Make Hot Chocolate
Make Hot Chocolate 
Make Hot Chocolate

Make Hot Chocolate 

Together It’s possible to have a sweet and easy date night. Making hot chocolate from scratch is a great way to spend time with your partner. Add cocoa powder to hot milk and top with marshmallows for extra comfort. It’s a cute way to spend time with each other and enjoy a nice treat. Find recipes to try with a simple search online!

Together It’s possible to have a sweet and easy date... (cont'd)

Foreign Language Dinner Date
Foreign Language Dinner Date
Foreign Language Dinner Date

Foreign Language Dinner Date

Pick a foreign language that you both want to learn and only talk in that language at dinner. While having a themed meal related to the language’s cuisine, work on your pronunciation, vocabulary, and understanding of the culture. Deepening your connection through shared learning and cultural exploration, this immersive experience is both fun and informative.

Pick a foreign language that you both want to learn... (cont'd)

Hot tub date night idea
Hiring a Hot Tub
Hot tub date night idea

Hiring a Hot Tub

A hot tub rental can be a fancy and relaxing way to spend a special event or a date night at home. If you can set it up outside, like in your backyard, it’s a great way to relax and spend time with your partner. Relax in the warm water and bubbles while looking at the stars or having a private chat or cuddle.

A hot tub rental can be a fancy and relaxing... (cont'd)

Couple Dancing Class
DANCING
Couple Dancing Class

DANCING

Did you and your spouse like to dance once upon a time? If not, how about a dance class? Maybe you’ll find you love something new together? Or maybe you’ll die laughing about how brutal you were at it! Search out somewhere nearby where dancing is happening and get your groove on! OR, why not set the mood, out on some music and dance at home where no eyes are on you?

Did you and your spouse like to dance once upon... (cont'd)

Farmers Market
FARMERS MARKET
Farmers Market

FARMERS MARKET

Depending on your town’s farmers market, the can be interesting or even fun. Why not try something you’ve never tried? Sample a few wares… grab a bite or a drink from a food truck… Maybe pick up a few things to bring home and cook a meal together.

Depending on your town’s farmers market, the can be interesting... (cont'd)

Flower Picking & Picnic in Spring
Flower Picking & Picnic in Spring

Flower Picking & Picnic in Spring

We are now in a new season! Dive deep into a flower field that is full of life. Not only should you bring a beautiful flower and a delicious picnic lunch, but you should also look for a lovely spot to lay out your blanket. Experience the allure of springtime by enjoying a romantic lunch while being surrounded by the beauty of nature.

We are now in a new season! Dive deep into... (cont'd)

Face Painting date night idea
Face Paint Each Other
Face Painting date night idea

Face Paint Each Other

Here’s a fun one! Get a simple face paint kit like this one and have a night where you stay in and paint each other’s face. Take turns giving each other a wild look. See if they can guess what you’re painting on them why what they feel and what colors they see you using. Have some laughs and maybe a “photoshoot” together afterwards!

Here’s a fun one! Get a simple face paint kit... (cont'd)

Explore a New Neighborhood
Explore a New Neighborhood 
Explore a New Neighborhood

Explore a New Neighborhood 

Take a day to check out a new area of your city or a nearby town. Walk around the neighborhood, check out the shops and cafes, and look for secret gems. Try new foods, look at the street art, and learn about the history and culture of the place. This spontaneous and exciting date will help you see your surroundings in a new way and make new memories.

Take a day to check out a new area of... (cont'd)

Food Truck Festival
Food Truck Festival
Food Truck Festival

Food Truck Festival

To savor a range of cuisines and tastes, head to a food truck festival or food park. Wander from one truck to another tasting many foods and sharing your favorites. It’s a laid-back and pleasant dating choice because of the informal and energetic environment. Take advantage of live music, entertainment, and shared opportunity to taste new foods. Foodies will find ideal fit for this gastronomic journey, which provides a distinctive dining experience outside of conventional restaurant environment.

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Couple at Sports game on a date night
Sporting Event 
Couple at Sports game on a date night

Sporting Event 

Do something fun like go to a live football, basketball, or baseball game or watch a game at a sports bar. You can cheer for your favorite team, enjoy the crowd, and eat traditional snacks for games. The lively mood and shared love of the sport make it a fun and exciting place to go on a date. Being at a live event can be exciting and unique even if you’re not a die-hard fan.

Do something fun like go to a live football, basketball,... (cont'd)

Couples Tattoo date night idea
COUPLES TATTOO
Couples Tattoo date night idea

COUPLES TATTOO

Another permanent declaration of your love! This could be as small and simple as a tiny heart or initials somewhere to something big and grandiose! Under the wedding band? Ankle? Wrist? Up to you! But not your average date night for most!

Another permanent declaration of your love! This could be as... (cont'd)

Read to each other for a date night
A Snuggle & Story Session 
Read to each other for a date night

A Snuggle & Story Session 

Step away from your electronics and rediscover the magic of stories! While you’re sitting on the couch, take turns reading out loud your favorite poems or short stories. Enjoy the sounds of each other’s voices. You can talk about your love of reading in a way that feels natural and private, and it will also lead to important conversations. BONUS: Combine with trading foot rubs, massages or other forms of physical affection while you read together!

Step away from your electronics and rediscover the magic of... (cont'd)

Make a Pizza
Make a Pizza 
Make a Pizza

Make a Pizza 

Create a cozy date night by making homemade pizza together. Start with fresh dough, then add your favorite toppings like pepperoni, mushrooms, and mozzarella. Talk and reconnect while the pizza bakes, and set the mood with soft music and candlelight. Savor your delicious creation and enjoy each other’s company in a relaxed, intimate setting. BONUS: Combine with the “make a playlist” date night idea!

Create a cozy date night by making homemade pizza together.... (cont'd)

Sequence Classic
SEQUENCE
Sequence Classic

SEQUENCE

A game in and of itself isn’t a date night, but it can be the start of one! And Sequence works great as a two person game. If you’ve never played it, it’s worth adding to the game-night collection.

A game in and of itself isn’t a date night,... (cont'd)

escape room date night idea
ESCAPE ROOM
escape room date night idea

ESCAPE ROOM

If you’ve never tried an escape room it can be a lot of fun. Only if you’re confident you can do this without fighting! :) You work together to solve the clues that get you out of the room. There are all kinds of varying difficulty levels in most escape room facilities and sometimes they can be very elaborate which is especially fun. But if you two will find this stressful avoid it. A date night that ends in an argument is no fun for anyone.

If you’ve never tried an escape room it can be... (cont'd)

Make over date night idea
Give Each Other Makeovers
Make over date night idea

Give Each Other Makeovers

Switch things up with a makeover night. Experiment with new looks, styles, and outfits, and appreciate each other’s unique beauty and creativity. Transform each other with fun makeup or hairstyle changes, compliment each other’s new looks, and enjoy a light-hearted evening focused on fun and spontaneity.

Switch things up with a makeover night. Experiment with new... (cont'd)

book club for two date night idea
Book Club for Two 
book club for two date night idea

Book Club for Two 

Pick a book to read together every month as a book club for two. You can read on your own time and then talk about the book with your friends over coffee or tea. Discuss your ideas, thoughts, and best parts of books, and read books from a variety of genres and authors. This intellectual and personal action makes people want to have deep conversations, read together, and learn from each other.

Pick a book to read together every month as a... (cont'd)

Bowling
BOWLING
Bowling

BOWLING

The old classic. If it’s been a while it could be a lot of fun and laughs! Neither of you need to be any good at it for it to be a fun date night. Some towns have especially fun alleys with glow in the dark, lights and music. Some fun snacks while you’re goofing off can make it even more fun!

The old classic. If it’s been a while it could... (cont'd)

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