Has it been months (or years!) since you’ve gone on an actual date with your significant other? If so, you may have forgotten the kind of date ideas that can really get the sparks flying again. If your relationship has become more about Netflix and chores than about fun and excitement, don’t worry—there are plenty of creative date ideas to bring back the romance and rekindle that spark that got you together in the first place! In fact, all of these great ideas cost less than $20 per person, so you won’t break the bank trying to spice up your love life!
1) Coffee Shop Crawl
What better way to get the conversation flowing than over a hot drink? Start your date by picking a coffee shop in your neighborhood and ordering two drinks. Talk about what you like or dislike about the café. As you sip your drinks, take note of how long it takes for them to be made and how many people are in line. Jot down any observations that seem interesting—you’ll want to mention these when revisiting the café later on in the date.
2) Arcade Night
If you’re looking for a date idea that will get the two of you out, have some fun, and is perfect for any age group, an arcade night is your best bet. Plus, it’s a good way to break the ice and get comfortable with each other. Fill up on pizza beforehand so you don’t spend too much money inside the arcade.
3) Museum Hopping
Museum hopping is a wonderful date idea for two people who want to get out, see some culture, and spend quality time with each other. As a bonus, you may even learn something new! Museums are often free or offer reduced admission on certain days during the week.
Grab your loved one and head outside. Keep your eyes peeled for constellations, shooting stars, and meteor showers. Hold hands as you gaze up at the sky and talk about all the things you’re grateful for in life.
5) Volunteer Together
Have you been feeling a little stagnant in your dating life? It’s possible that you’re just looking for a new way to interact with someone. Volunteering together is one way you can do this. Helping others in need will not only make you feel good, but it can also help reignite the passion between two people who are looking for something more. There are so many organizations that could use your help, like the Red Cross or Habitat for Humanity, just to name a few.
Geocaching is an outdoor adventure game that’s been sweeping the world. Players use a GPS-enabled device, such as a smartphone or handheld GPS unit, to find caches (hidden containers) outdoors and then share their adventures online. Caches are most often located near interesting landmarks or scenic views. Geocaching is easy enough for anyone who can read a map and follow basic directions and is great for those looking for new experiences while exploring their surroundings.
7) Comedy Club
Take your date to a comedy club and you’ll be able to enjoy each other’s company while watching some very funny people. It’s also a great place for meeting new people if you find yourself stuck in a dating rut and need some fresh blood.
Karaoke is a great way to get out of your dating rut and have a good time. It’s low stakes, and a great excuse for you and your date to belt out some favorite tunes. Plus, it’s hard not to laugh at the hilarity of mistakes people make when they’re trying their best.
9) Cooking Class
If you’re looking for a date idea that’ll spice things up and get you out of your dating rut, take your date on a cooking class. Learning how to cook together is a great way to bond over food and make memories in the kitchen. Plus, it’s an experience that’ll have you coming back for seconds.
10) Picnic in the Park
Picnics are a great way for you and your date to get out of the house and explore your city. Pack up some drinks, food, and a blanket and head over to the closest park. Enjoy each other’s company while sharing a meal together. It’s a great way to get outside, reconnect with nature, and have quality time with your partner.