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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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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Rent A Tandem Bike
Rent A Tandem Bike
Rent A Tandem Bike

Rent A Tandem Bike

You and your partner can have a great time riding a tandem bike. Explore around town together, checking out new roads and taking in the view. If you work together and laugh, it can make your relationship stronger. Plus, it’s a fun and different way to make memories together.

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puzzle date night
DO A PUZZLE
puzzle date night

DO A PUZZLE

Teamwork makes the puzzle experience so much better! For a simple date night – spending time together on a common goal might be just the thing. If you don’t have a puzzle, you can get a custom puzzle made out of any picture you want!

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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.

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Helicopter Ride
Helicopter Ride 
Helicopter Ride

Helicopter Ride 

You might only get to ride in a helicopter once in your life. It can be an exciting and beautiful experience. You can enjoy the scenery and the thrill of flying in a helicopter whether you choose a tour or a solo ride. You and your partner can do something unique and memorable together. It can be a fun way to celebrate a special event or just spend time together.

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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.

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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!

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Photography Walk
Photography Walk 
Photography Walk

Photography Walk 

Take your camera on a walk through a beautiful place, like a park, nature reserve, or neighborhood in the city. Bring your cameras or phones and record natural scenes, interesting buildings, and beautiful landscapes. This fun and creative game makes you pay attention to the little things and enjoy your surroundings. It’s fun to share and compare photos after a walk, and you can even make a photo album or scrapbook to remember the trip.

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Themed Dinner Party
Themed Dinner Party
Themed Dinner Party

Themed Dinner Party

Have a dinner party at home with a theme. Pick a theme, like Italian, Mexican, or a speakeasy from the 1920s, and arrange as needed. Get dressed in clothes that go with the theme and make a meal that coordinates. For a fun and creative date night, this engaging and playful activity takes you to a different time or place.

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Couples Glassblowing Workshop
Couples Glassblowing Workshop
Couples Glassblowing Workshop

Couples Glassblowing Workshop

Explore your artistic side together in a couples’ glassblowing workshop. Learn the craftsmanship of creating glass art, collaborate on designs, and craft a memento to cherish forever. Bond over the shared experience of molding molten glass into beautiful shapes, and create tangible symbols of your partnership and creativity.

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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)

bungee jumping date idea
BUNGEE JUMPING
bungee jumping date idea

BUNGEE JUMPING

This is one of the wildest suggestions we have in the mix here (along with skydiving) but if you’re into thrills this is for you! With couples skydiving you can do the jump together and experience the rush as closely with your spouse a you can. Depending on where you live it may take you a day trip to get to somewhere that does this.

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Baking Desserts
Baking Desserts Together
Baking Desserts

Baking Desserts Together

Make cookies, cakes, or pies one evening. Pick some recipes, get the things you need, and enjoy the process of measuring, mixing, and baking. Try different tastes and decorations, and enjoy eating what you’ve made. Having fun together in the kitchen is a cozy way to spend time.

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order each other food
Order Each Other’s Meal
order each other food

Order Each Other’s Meal

A fun and different way to spice up a date is to order each other’s food. You and your partner each order a meal for the other person without telling them what you picked. When the food comes, you can each eat something different and see how well you know how the other person likes their food.

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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!

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Couple in a Zoo
ZOO / AQUARIUM
Couple in a Zoo

ZOO / AQUARIUM

Why not visit a zoo or aquarium? Or how about the kind of safari you drive through if one exists near you? You don’t have to be an animal lover to find interesting things there! Simply putting the two of you in a new and interesting environment gives you opportunities for people watching, and of course in this case animal-watching. Find creative ways to make it fun, like “which one of your extended family does that animal remind you of?” :)

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arcade date night idea
ARCADE
arcade date night idea

ARCADE

Why not kick it old-school with some Pac-Man and Pop-A-Shot? Compete for high scores, maybe win tickets and get goofy prizes. There are plenty of establishment now that are giant arcades for adults like Dave and Busters. Be kids again for one night!

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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.

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stargazing the starry night sky for date night idea
Stargazing
stargazing the starry night sky for date night idea

Stargazing

Get out of the city and past all the light-pollution to where you can actually see God’s amazing starry sky! Maybe bring a blanket to lay on together and look up. What stars and planets can you find? Before long you should be able to spot a satellite. Even simple binoculars can give you a heightened view of the moon and its craters. If you want to get technical there are many constellation apps that can show you exactly where things are as you hold your phone up to the sky together.

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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!

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DIY Home Improvement Project
DIY Home Improvement Project 
DIY Home Improvement Project

DIY Home Improvement Project 

Work on a do-it-yourself house improvement project like assembling furniture, redoing a room, or designing a garden together. Select a project that fits your interests and ability, compile the required supplies, and then cooperate to realize your vision. Through this hands-on and cooperative project, you will pick up fresh skills, discuss ideas, and produce something significant for your house. Spending time with her this way is both fulfilling and efficient.

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Drive in Movie
DRIVE IN MOVIE
Drive in Movie

DRIVE IN MOVIE

Unfortunately these are a being breed these days, but if there is still one in operation near you, why not catch a flick together in public but in private? The opportunity to do both at the same time can be a lot of fun. The snacks, the fresh air, the change of pace, the nostalgia… While you’re at it why not make out like those windows only work looking out!

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Parking Make Out Date
Go Parking
Parking Make Out Date

Go Parking

Remember what it was like to be young and frisky! Go take a drive somewhere secluded and scenic. Play a playlist of romantic music – maybe songs from when you were dating. Hold Hands and flirt on your way there. Why not pretend you’re young again when everything was a new discovery? Sit and talk, look into each others eyes and let a kiss turn into more and then maybe even more…

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Video Game Night
Video Game Night
Video Game Night

Video Game Night

Have a cozy game night at home and play video games together. Pick social games where you can play with or against each other, making the night more fun and exciting. A great activity for a date night because it’s a fun way to relax, share a skill, and compete with each other in a friendly way.

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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.

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Sunrise Breakfast
Sunrise Breakfast 
Sunrise Breakfast

Sunrise Breakfast 

Get up early and go to a beautiful place, like a quiet beach, a majesty mountain, or a rooftop with a view. See the sky turn bright orange, pink, and purple as the first rays of dawn hit it. You can have a romantic and unforgettable start to your day while having a quiet talk and enjoying the peaceful beauty of nature.

Get up early and go to a beautiful place, like... (cont'd)

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