Dating is part of any relationship.
Actually, there won’t be any relationship without it. It is fun and creates bonds between two unique individuals. When people talk about dates, most people would think of movies and fine dining. A traditional meeting like that is a cute date idea, but it also gets boring if that’s the only kind of activity couples do on dates.
Boredom is the mortal enemy of long term relationships. Even stable dedicated couples enter this troublesome phase if they don’t have cute date ideas in their repertoire. Boredom leads to craving. Craving leads to temptation. Temptation leads to the dark side.
Mixing things up a bit in your love life is always good as long as you still do it with the same partner. But thinking about other activities past movie/dinner or hanging out in the pub with friends is easier said than done.
Day trip date ideas
Join a wine tasting tour
There are plenty of cities in the USA and Europe that offer wine tasting day trips. The way it works is people visit local vineyards, learn how to make wine, and at the end of it taste products from that particular vineyard, then the tour group moves on to the next vineyard. If you are not located near these cities, there are wine and cheese events going around and bring the craft wine near you. There are local pop-up festivals that gather local events like this site for Melbourne, Australia. If you prefer beer over wine, there are beer tasting tours too.
Visit a puzzle / escape room
Major cities have escape rooms that your boyfriend would love to do and impress you with their skills.
Do a Google search and check if there is one near you, it would be great to bring other friends along. Escape rooms are live puzzles where you and your partner try to solve a mystery inside and escape the room before the time limit (Usually one hour). It’s one of the cute date ideas for him to show how smart and resourceful they are.
Visit a VR room
If you loved the escape/puzzle rooms, then you can take it to the next level by visiting a VR room. The concept is the same as puzzle and escape rooms, but everything is done in 3D Virtual Reality.
It creates an immersive experience of things you will probably never experience in real life such as a space adventure or time travel. It is another cute date idea for your boyfriend or girlfriend to show their stuff.
If you live in a small town or a city that’s too far away from VR or Puzzle room locations, the road trip can be part of the adventure.
Take a hot air balloon ride
This one is pretty much self-explanatory. Assuming that neither you or your partner have any problems with having a thin basket separating you and certain death, but that’s part of the fun. If you are in Europe, driving tours can give you the same exhilarating experience similar to a hot air balloon ride.
Night life date ideas
Watch stand up comedy shows
There is at least one comedy club in any major city in the USA. There are Facebook Groups that announce events from different venues and the people performing. Watch youtube videos of comedians and pick a few that you want to see live.
A lot of them say offensive things, don’t take it seriously, it is a comedy skit after all, and not a political platform. So make sure you attend shows of comedians that align with you and your partner’s philosophical and moral views, or else you may just end up butt-hurt, and it won’t be an enjoyable night.
If that isn’t one the best and cute date night ideas we came up with, wait until you’re rolling on the floor laughing once the comedians strut their stuff.
Private karaoke rooms
Unless your Filipino or Japanese, this is a novelty.
Western Karaoke or Sing-a-long bars have a stage where people sing in front of the public. It is inhibiting to most people and stage fright takes over. Private rooms are a whole different story. It will just be you and your partner.
You can sing to your heart’s content and nobody can hear you except other people in the room. It’s perfect for music-loving couples. You can sing all the songs to your content.
Do a chinatown street food tour
Here’s an interesting fact, The only major cities in the world without a Chinatown are Chinese Cities (Including cities in Taiwan, HK, and Macau). So there should be one near you.
Be ready to eat the most exotic food in the world by walking through street food vendors in Chinatown at night. It is one of the cute first date ideas that we can offer, but it’s also great for long-term couples. Make sure to bring lots of small bills, the food is going to blow your mind and the prices will shock you even further.
Build your own charcuterie
If you’re looking for a cute at home date ideas that will not lose to dining out, then building your own Charcuterie board paired with your best white and red will definitely be your thing.
There are plenty of suggestions on what should go to a Charcuterie board and pre-made ones from expensive high-class restaurants will most likely have something that you or your partner don’t like.
Planning your own custom Charcuterie board filled with cold cuts, bread, cheese, etc. of your own choosing will trump any restaurant curated version.
Cute date ideas only need a bit of creativity and an adventurous attitude. Checking out your local city event Facebook group will most likely show a lot of activities couples can do to break their usual dating routine.
If you live in a major city, there are probably dozens of events every day/night happening in different venues. A bit of research will go a long way in having a cute and fun-filled date.