In this day and age, fun date night ideas may be hard to come by, especially when you first start dating. And that's okay! Dinner, drinks and maybe a movie are all you really need to get to know one another.
But after awhile, things may become a little "routine" and a few good date ideas could really add some spark to your evening.
Finding those few fun and unique date night ideas can be difficult, especially if you don't have a clue where to begin looking. No sweat. We have got you covered.
I recommend reading through all of these 45 dun date ideas to find your absolute favorites... but if you’re looking for something specific, you can click the links below to jump to that section:
11 Best Fun Date Night Ideas
Fun date night ideas can be difficult to come up with, especially if you've been in a relationship for awhile. This doesn't mean that you are "losing the spark" at all, sometimes people need help. And that's why we are here.
1. Take a dance class
Is there a better way to feel more connected than learning to move in sync with one another? I think not.
2. Go to a Dance club
Now take your newly learned dance moves and boogie down for the whole world to see.
3. See a comedy show
Instead of watching comedy specials on Netflix, why not get out and experience the real thing?
4. Take a brewery tour
As craft beer grows in popularity so do tasting tours. This is a great way to get out, experience your city and taste some locally made beer.
5. Take a trendy workout class
If you both are looking to get back into shape, why not do it together?
6. Fulfill your bucket list
We are sure you both have interesting things on your bucket lists. Why not help each other fulfill them one by one.
7. Head to the Opera
Tired of the same old blockbuster movies in the theater? Throw on your bowtie and head to the Opera instead.
8. Head to the spa
The best way to relax and bond as a couple is with a hot stone massage.
9. Go to a Wine Pairing Dinner
Already done with the brewery tours around your city? Get your wine on, with a nice dinner to match.
10. Learn a new language
It's never to late to learn something new, share in your experience together!
11. Visit a Botanical Garden
A great alternative "get away" when you are far from the beach or forest.
6 Fun First Date Night Ideas
Coming up with any date night idea can be nerve racking, but first date ideas take the cake. You want to impress her but not too much, you don't want to be over the top right out of the gate. Give her a first date to remember, but also one that reflects who you are as well.
12. Play up your competitive side at the arcades
Show her how good you used to be (and still are) at Galaga.
13. Go check out the skyline view
If you have that secret spot in the city with the great view you should show her what it's all about.
One of the easiest ways to get a tour of the city and find your new favorite watering hole at the same time.
15. Outdoor music festivals
Show her your new favorite band the way concerts were meant to be viewed; outdoors.
16. Battle it out at trivia night
Show off your brains (or just enjoy the beer) at your local trivia night.
17. Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Nothing brings people together like chocolate covered peanut butter cookies with extra chocolate chips. Am i right?
5 Fun Second Date Night Ideas
Phew! Now that we got date number one out of the way you are going to need some second date ideas. These can be more difficult than the first, if you don't know where to look. Lucky we have got you covered.
18. Ghost tours
Buckle your sheetbelts, it's going to be a rollerghoster she will never forget ... I'll see myself out.
19. Simply talk to each other all night.
Keep it simple and learn as much about each other as possible.
20. Netflix & Chill
Now that you've already had that exciting first date, slow things down with the classic Netflix & Chill.
21. Huff and puff your way up the TreeTop Walk
You might think it will be horrifying, but just wait until you see that view.
With a little luck you both might be walking away with some cash for date number three.
6 Fun Double Date Night Ideas
Sometimes it's just more fun to have a small group of people to share in your experience.
If you are looking to bring some friends along for a double date, you are going to want to check out these double date ideas.
It's a great way to keep things lively and fun while also getting to know your S.O. on another level.
23. Have a Vinyl Listening Party
Tell everyone to dust off those old vinyls and head to your place for a classic jam sesh.
24. Play Tennis
It's time to find out who the most athletic couple is... in a friendly sort of way.
25. Go Tubing
Try a lazy river ride or a more intense white water rafting trip.
26. Visit an Amusement Park
Everyone can finally channel their inner 8th grader at the nearest amusement park.
27. Go to laser quest.
Not fond of paintball? Take your friends down with lasers instead.
28. Rent a private room and sing your heart out.
Korean Karaoke is more prolific than you think.
6 Fun Yet Cheap Date Night Ideas
No need to spend a fortune to have a good time. Sometimes the most fun date night ideas are the least expensive.
That is why it is important to have some cheap date ideas saved for a rainy day. Just in case you spent a little too much money on infomercial items this month.
Try these 6 fun yet cheap date night ideas:
29. Go Bowling
Enjoy some $2 pitchers of PBR and throwback music while in good company, just make sure you're not there during league night.
30. Wander the bookstore
You never know what literary treasures can be found in an old bookstore.
31. Forage for mushrooms
Maybe you'll even find the "mystical" kind.
32. Go camping
Get out of the city for a bit and enjoy the fresh air and night sky.
33. Go thrifting
Channel your inner Macklemore and see who can come up with the best outfit.
34. Go to an Open Mic Night
And if you are brave enough, get up on stage yourself.
6 Fun At Home Date Night Ideas
Going out isn't always what it's cracked up to be. Quite often, the most fun date night ideas take place right in your own home!
At home date ideas are a must for anyone. Just in case your plans change, you are burnt out of being on the go or you want to stay in your pj's all day.
Having a date night at home can be a magical (and comfortable) experience.
35. Redo a room
Have you been looking to turn that third bedroom into something more useful or fun? Now is the perfect chance to calibrate the possibilities together.
36. Break out the board games
A perfect go-to on any rainy day, so why not any night of the week?
37. Spend the night by the fireplace
Curl up with some wine and enjoy each other's company while gazing into the flames.
38. Read the same book
Like Oprah's book club but more exclusive.
39. Build a fort
No one is too old for a pillow fort in their living room.
40. Play video games all night
Maybe you'll finally be able to beat her score in Crash Bandicoot.
5 Fun, Anniversary Date Night Ideas
If you have been in a relationship for a long time you might start to get "bored" with the traditional anniversary date. There is nothing wrong with that.
However, instead of settling for dinner and drinks (again) look into these great anniversary date ideas.
41. Ride go-carts at a Raceway
It could be nice to forget about all your worries for the night and be a kid again. Nothing is more pure.
42. Watch TED lectures on your computer and discuss your thoughts
TED talks are the way of the future, pick a few topics you might both enjoy and learn something new.
43. Buy a cheap canvas and paint portraits of each other
This could lead to some interesting and fun perspectives from you both.
44. Set up a tent in the backyard and order takeout*
Your backyard can be the perfect getaway. Pop a tent instead of spending all your money on a trip out of town.
45. Give each other massages at home*
Super simple. Super sensual. A great anniversary date idea if there ever was one.
Downloadable List of Fun Date Night Ideas
Here is a downloadable list of fun date night ideas (right-click the image and select Save Image As)...:
How To Pick The Right Fun Date Night Idea: 3 Steps
Step #1: Figure out what is fun for her.
One of the most important thing is to figure out what she likes and dislikes. If she has fun in more intimate settings then stick to dinner at home. But if she likes dancing then put on your dancing shoes and take her out. Once you narrow in on what she's into then you can go from there.
Step #2: Figure out your finances.
Don't put yourself in a difficult situation by planning an extravagant date if you have no means of paying for it. You will look like a fool and she will be embarrassed for the both of you. You can have a good time and spend little to no money if you desire. Remember that.
Step #3: Know your location.
Dates can go a lot smoother if you know your surroundings. Do some research and find the best bars in town, festivals happening in your area or unique tourist spots she may have never seen.
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And there you have it, a thorough list of fun date night ideas for any occasion at your fingertips.
You don't need to spend a ton of money for a great date night or even leave your house for that matter. So before you settle for dinner and a movie again, take a look at these date ideas to enliven your night out (or in) and keep things interesting.