Life’s too short for boring dates, so we’ve compiled a little list of ideas to inspire you to go on better dates in 2022.
The key to any great date is planning something that the two of you will both enjoy while leaving enough time to talk and get to know each other.
Here are 6 unique date ideas to try this year
1. Ooh and ahh at the best view in your town
Whether you live in the middle of nowhere or in a bustling city, there’s bound to be a view that’s worth finding with your date.
That could mean hiking to a scenic overlook in a park or driving to a quiet spot to admire your city’s skyline. Pack some snacks and make a playlist to make the most out of the sightseeing adventure.
2. Treat yourselves to a romantic spa day
Guys, gals, and folks beyond the binary can all benefit from some self-care. Why not make a whole date out of it?
Take your special someone out for a couple’s pedicure or massage – you might even score a discount for booking two services.
3. Explore your favorite cuisine at home…and make everything from scratch
Anyone can go to an Italian restaurant to cure a pasta craving, but there’s nothing like rolling up your sleeves and making your own pasta from scratch.
Pick a cuisine that you and your date want to try and spend an afternoon together gathering recipes and ingredients. Then head home to see if you can whip up a restaurant-worthy meal.
Have a frozen pizza on standby in case your culinary experiment doesn’t go as planned.
4. Make a silly TikTok together
In case you’ve been living under a rock, TikTok is the latest social media platform that’s sweeping the globe.
TikTok isn’t too complicated – all you need is some inspiration and a sense of humor.
Learn a TikTok dance, get the camera rolling and see if you and your date go viral.
5. Explore only new places
We all have our favorite date night spots, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get a little adventurous every once in a while.
Challenge yourself to only take your date to places where neither of you has been before. That could mean anything from sampling appetizers at a few new restaurants around town, to catching a show at a new theater.
6. Take a class together
Who says dates can’t be educational?
Find a class that sounds fun and make a date out of it. Try classes like yoga, comedy, cooking, dancing, or pottery for the perfect date night.
In a long-term relationship? Enroll in a course at a local community college with your special study buddy to learn a new skill.
Maybe you’ve been meaning to brush up on your Spanish, or you want to know how to fix your own car – taking on a longer course will be a fun challenge for the two of you to conquer together.