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Date Night Tips
Before going through our list, be sure to keep these two important date night tips in mind:
Stay Off Your Phones!
Above all else, date nights are a special time when you’re both focused exclusively on each other. And, while we know just how hard it is to ignore our phones in 2019, imagine just how good your partner will feel knowing that you’re giving them your undivided attention for the whole night!
Plan Your Date Nights Together
While surprises can be fun, a bad reaction to a well-thought-out date might make your night a little awkward. Since you’re both taking time out of your busy schedules to spend time together, you’ll be better off planning out a night that you both know you’ll enjoy. And hey, the planning process could be a great time all by itself!
So with those caveats out of the way, here is our list of 13 great ideas for the perfect date night.
13. Netflix & Chill With A Twist
Let’s start with something simple. Sure, it’s become a bit of meme lately, but it’s a cheap way to spend quality time together! Plus, there’s so much more to Netflix & Chill than just vegging out in front of a screen.
Feeling witty? Pick out a bad movie that you can riff on together!
Feeling like being sweet? Pull up a cute, romantic movie to cuddle to!
12. See A Movie At The Drive-In Theater
If you can’t decide between getting out of the house or staying at home to cuddle, this might be the perfect date night for the both of you. It has all the benefits of going to the movies while still affording you and your partner some privacy. On top of all that, no one’s gonna yell at you for laughing too loud or sharing a smooch like they would in a regular movie theatre.
11. See A Live Show
No two live shows are ever the same, so this is one surefire way of having a unique experience with your partner. Plus, if the show turns out bad, you can have a grand old time laughing about it after!
10. Game Night
Whether you’re going out to a barcade or cozying up and playing a fun board game at home, a game night is a great way to add a little spice to your everyday lives. Just make sure that you don’t play something really competitive like Mario Kart unless you want to risk a nasty fight!
9. DIY Dinner
Instead of going out for dinner for the billionth time in a row, pull up one of those easy-to-follow guides on YouTube and make dinner at home together! Sure, it might not be the best food you’ll ever have in your life, but there’s something super romantic about cooking with your partner.
8. Explore A Museum
If your date night happens to land on a rainy day or a cold winter night, a museum might be the perfect date idea. Aside from learning something new together, the wonder you’ll see in your partner’s eyes will make for a great memory for the two of you. On top of that, this is a great date idea for teens as a lot of museums offer student discounts or even free admission!
7. Go On A Cruise
If you’ve got some cash to spend, why not take a romantic cruise? If you’re a Sydney-sider, head on down to the docks and book yourself a dinner cruise along the harbour. Beautiful views, good food, and the gentle sway of the water – what’s not to love!.
6. Have A Picnic!
Alternatively, you could find a nice park to lay a checkered rug on and have a nice little picnic together. The atmosphere of a romantic picnic date just can’t be replicated elsewhere.
If you’re in Melbourne, you could even have a pizza picnic! They’ll even lend you a picnic rug and some picnic games on top of the great pizza.
5. Long Walks On The Beach (No, Really!)
There’s just something so romantic about the sound of crashing waves and the feeling of cool wind on your skin. You could make things a bit more special too by heading to one of Australia’s many secret beaches and having yourself a more private rendezvous.
4. Two-Person PowerPoint Party
No, we’re not talking about the boring presentations you see at work. We’re talking about five-minute speeches on whatever you’re interested in, no matter what it is.
Wanna talk about the best way to bake banana bread? Sure, why not!
Wanna discuss your groundbreaking MCU theory? Go for it!
Expose your weird side to your partner and show them what you’re truly passionate about. Trust us, they’ll love you for it.
3. Go Camping!
The great outdoors is a great place to spend time together. You and your partner get to learn a lot about each other as you carve out your own little space in nature. And after you’ve finished setting up camp, you can even have a romantic meal under the stars while cuddling next to a warm campfire. It’s a great little trip that doesn’t take too much to prepare for.
Just remember to bring bug spray with you!
2. Hang Out With A Bunch Of Cute Animals
Whether you end up at a petting zoo or a nearby dog park, having a bunch of cute animals around is a sure way to make your date night a little more special. This activity is perfect second date material – you get to find out just how well they handle animals!
1. Learn A New Skill Together
There’s nothing quite like figuring out the basics of a craft together and having something nice to show for it too.
If you and your partner are feeling artsy, you could head to a Paint and Sip studio and enjoy a glass of wine while letting out your inner Picasso. You could also buy some crafting materials online and turn this activity into a cozy stay-at-home date too!.
Who Says Great Dates Happen Only On Valentine’s Day?
We hope our list got your juices flowing and gave you a whole bunch of ideas for a fun date night with your partner. That being said, don’t worry too much about planning the perfect night! As long as you're both having fun spending time together, you can’t go wrong.