Ten fun date ideas for couples who want to date a little differently

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Whether you are going on a first date or if you wish to impress your long-term love, planning a cheerful activity that you’ll both enjoy can be a bit daunting. To help you out, here are our suggestions of fun date ideas for a variety of tastes.

In a 2015 survey undertaken by the Statistic Brain Research Institute, 64% of online daters considered having ‘common interests’ to be the most important factor in a partnership.1 So, if you’re thinking of asking someone special out on a date, think about whether you have similar interests and which activities you’d both enjoy. Whether you and your date are culture lovers, foodies or sports fans, EliteSingles has compiled a list of fun date ideas to help the two of you connect.

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Fun date ideas for culture lovers

Laughter is the best medicine

For an enjoyable low-key night, take your date to see live comedy stand-up or improv show. One of the signs that a date is going well is if you’re both able to laugh a lot; and if you find yourselves laughing at the same jokes, it’s a good sign that you have a similar sense of humour.

Visit an open air cinema

Fancy yourself as a bit of a film buff? In the summer, catch a recent blockbuster or your favourite classic film with your date by your side. Find out if there are any open air cinemas in your area and invite you date for a night out at the movies, snuggle up under the stars on the comfort of your own blanket and cushions.

Take a dance class

More adventurous couples should embark on a dance class together – it is a great chance for you to try something different and learn the intimate seduction of dance.

Read more: See our best date ideas in London, Manchester, Belfast, Glasgow and Edinburgh! (More UK cities to come!)

Fun date ideas for foodies

Meet for brunch

If a dinner date sounds too formal to you, perhaps you’d like to meet for chilled out brunch instead. Relax and chat over your mid-morning meal, and who knows maybe you’ll decide to spend the rest of the day together.

Take a cookery class

Take advantage of the power of a shared experience by embarking on a cookery class together. Not only is it a great way for foodies to learn to cook something different and delicious, but it is also ideal for pairs to get a bit closer – enjoying a new experience together is a good way to connect.

Dine in secret

Find out if there are any secret supper clubs in your area and invite your date to an underground dinner party. They will surely be impressed that you are in the know!

Go to a wine tasting

If you and your date fancy a tipple, you could arrange to meet at a wine bar and spend the evening trying the different wines on offer. If you’re lucky enough to have a whole day to spend together, suggest taking a tour around a vineyard, a romantic activity where you can learn more about wine and about each other.

Read more: Would you like to cook romantic meals for your love? Read our four steps to impressing your date with a delicious and enjoyable evening.

Fun date ideas for sports fans

Play chess, board games or cards

A little healthy competition can do wonders for your sex drive, so if you want to indulge in some competitive fun whilst you flirt with your date, you could challenge them an evening playing your favourite games.

Go bowling or play pool

Alternatively, you could suggest meeting for an evening of bowling or a laid-back game of pool in your local bar.

Watch a match together

Do you both support the same football team? Are you both interested in watching tennis? Perhaps you’ve always wondered what it would be like to see ice hockey? Find out what sports and teams your date is a fan of and invite them to attend a live game with you. You’ll be able to bond over your shared passion which could help the two of you connect.

Read more: Now that you have some fun date ideas up your sleeve; find out how to make your date night perfect.

If you’re ready to meet someone special to go on a fun date with, join EliteSingles today.


1 http://www.statisticbrain.com/dating-relationship-stats/

About the author: Esther Moriarty

Esther Moriarty is an editor for EliteSingles.

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