Innovative Date Ideas: Beyond Dinner & Drinks
By: Sara Mathew
Creating shared experiences and memories with your partner keeps the spark alive at any stage of a relationship.Whether you only just started dating someone or are in a long-term relationship, changing things up is an excellent way to get to know each other better and builds intimacy.
If you are stuck in the “Netflix, chilling, and going to dinner to the same places” rut, read along, get out there and do something amazing with our date ideas:
Please note - suggestions in parenthesis are for New York City, but every city should have some variation!
1) Break a sweat together (outside the bedroom: )
Grab your partner and spar in a boxing class (Box+Flow) or spend a day rock climbing indoors (Brooklyn Boulders, The Cliffs at LIC, Central Rock Gym) for an endorphin boost. If you both love to groove, an intro class to the fiery and passionate Tango dance form (The Tango Company) would ignite any couple fire’s without saying a word.
2) Bring the restaurant home:
Instead of making dinner reservations for date night or meeting for drinks, enroll in a class at Cocusocial & learn to cook a new cuisine or your favorite cocktail.
3) Get artsy:
Take a couples body painting class (DenArt) and make a masterpiece on a unique canvas, your partner.Spin the wheels of creativity and get your hands dirty with a pottery class (Mugi Studio).
4) Get Competitive:
Replicate the fun and playfulness of your childhood with bowling, laser tag or night at the arcade (Brooklyn Bowl, The Royal Palms Shuffleboard, Barcade, Kick Axe Throwing)
5) Explore the latest happenings of your city:
Be a tourist in your own city, check out the weekly scene (Time Out New York) for concerts, comedy gigs, food festivals, immersive popups and art installations
Impress your partner with these creative date night ideas and create some exciting stories!