It can be tricky to think of new and interesting dates for you and your partner after a while. Once the old dinner-and-a-movie routine has been exhausted, you still need fun outings to spice things up and keep the magic alive. In order to do that, you need some fun and fresh ideas for date nights. So here are nine unique date ideas that you and your partner will love!
1. Fake A Power Outage
Personally, I’ve always found power outages to be pretty fun; it feels a bit spooky and exciting, but it happens quite rarely. For your next date night, try pretending that there’s a power outage! This means absolutely no electricity can be used the whole night, and you both have to go without your phones, too.
This is a great way to further connection with your partner without the use of technology. A lot of couples get stuck in a routine of watching TV and movies together all the time, and while that’s great, it’s good to do different things together, as well. Without phones, TV, or any power, you’ll find yourselves connecting on a deeper level. Plus, you can light some candles and make the whole atmosphere feel very romantic!
2. The Ten-Dollar Target Date
The way the ten-dollar Target date works is that each of you gets five dollars to spend at Target. You simply arrive at the Target, and then split up to find the other person a gift that they would like with your five dollars. You can also put a spin on it and make it into a competition, or instead try to each find something fun that you could do together that night for five dollars (like a movie or a game).
This is a fun date that’s super affordable and easy, and it will help you show hour partner how well you know them! Getting gifts for each other, even if it’s just something small, will make both of you feel loved and appreciated.
3. Cook A New Meal
Cooking with your partner can be a super fun date idea, but try making something that neither of you has ever tried before. Tasting new foods is an exciting thing to do with your significant other as well, and it allows you to be adventurous with one another.
Take an evening (or any other time of the day) to make a meal together that’s completely new to both of you. You’ll be learning and experimenting together, and it will definitely bring you closer to each other!
4. Online Quiz Night
You know those personality tests and silly Buzzfeed quizzes? Try spending some time just taking them with partner and then sharing your answers with each other! You can use a laptop or your phones, but this is an easy way to make your date nights staying in a bit more fun.
Here are some great quizzes that you and your partner can take:
- MBTI 16 Personalities
- The Enneagram
- Love Languages/7 Love Styles
- What’s Your Road Trip Personality?
- Which Characters Am I? (This one pulls from hundreds of fandoms and universes and gives you thousands of characters and your percentage of similarity to them!)
And of course, you can never go wrong with some random Buzzfeed quizzes.
5. Pick Out Books For Each Other
This date can take place at either a bookstore or a library, depending on how much money you’d like to spend and which you’d rather go to. The concept is pretty simple, but perhaps it’s one that you wouldn’t normally think of; head to the bookstore or library of your choosing and then split up to find your partner a book or two (or more) that you think they’d enjoy.
You can set a time limit for finding books, and you can even extend this date into a time of reading and relaxing together. This is another way to show your partner how well you know the, and you’ll be doing something nice for one another! Going to a bookstore or library together is also just a fun outing and a great date in general.
6. Plan A Vacation
Simply planning a vacation (in detail) that you’d like to take together can be such a fun date night and a great binding experience that will bring you both closer together. You don’t even need to actually go on the vacation, but by just planning it all out, you can learn a lot about your significant other and their dreams and travel style.
Try putting together a Google document or spreadsheet and add everything that you’d want to include on your dream vacation together. Notion is also a great online journal site in which you can plan out your travels!
7. Wake Up For The Sunrise
While this is a pretty early morning, waking up to go watch the sunrise is a super unique and cute date idea. Watching the sunset is nice, but very few people wake up to watch it rise. Try planning out a time for you and your partner to get up super early and go somewhere to watch the sun rise in the morning; I can guarantee that you won’t regret it, and it will be a truly memorable experience!
8. Furniture Store “Window Shopping”
This idea might seem a little silly for a date, but heading to a furniture or home store together and scouting out stuff that you’d want in your dream home can be really fun! It’s a great opportunity to talk about your future together (whether you already live together or not), and you can get a sense for what kind of home décor they like.
Similar to planning out a vacation, you don’t need to do any actual shopping; simply pretending to look for nice furniture and enjoying poking around the store together will be a great bonding experience.
9. Have A Picnic (Regardless Of Weather…)
Picnics are usually reserved for pleasant summer days, but no matter the weather or time of year, try having a picnic with your significant other! It could be outdoors in the cold, or even indoors if you prefer; just changing your meals up and doing things a little differently will be fun and exciting.
A picnic in the snow will warm winter clothes and some hot chocolate in thermoses will be totally different and fresh, and it’s a unique date that you’ve probably never experienced before!