Date night

Alternative Date Night Ideas

Make date night fun again

In a city that never sleeps, every night can be your date night, right? Well, if you’re like many couples here, you’re probably busy working across different time zones. You like to feel good and rush to the gym after work, maybe even squeezing in a meeting with your friend before heading home. Exhausted and ready for a chilled evening on the couch. How are you supposed to make time for date night?

The benefits of date nights

Having regular date nights give you the chance to strengthen your relationship. The time is just for the two of you and let’s you move out of the daily rut. While not everyone likes the term “Date Night” (I admit, we’re not big fans of it), it allows you two to experience something outside the ordinary realm.

Date nights strengthens the bond between you and your loved one. As you experience new activities or create your very own special tradition, it helps you to relax and de-stress. The two of you can focus on just each other, reinforcing your commitment to each other.

5 alternative date night ideas

  1. Happy hour drinks

We all know how expensive drinks can be here. Before you splurge on a wine and cheese night, check out the latest happy hour deals.

Date night picnic

  1. Go out for breakfast

Let your teenagers sleep in (as if they need permission) and treat yourselves to a lovely breakfast cooked for you.


  1. Picnic on the beach

The temperatures are finally starting to drop. We can’t wait to spend more time outside. Grab a blanket, some food from your fridge or stop at the grocery store on the way. While beaches can be very popular on weekends, they are not crowded on week nights.

  1. Lunch while the kids are in school

What a fabulous way to breaks up the day. Spending time with your loved one can give you more energy for the rest of the day and help you complete your tasks in no time.

  1. Play a boardgame

Sounds boring? You’d be surprised. Studies have discovered how play improves your communication and deepens your relationships.

Date night Be active together

More ideas for date night

Something sporty

  • Hike or cycle
  • Ice skate in the mall
  • Go to Bounce
  • Splash at a waterpark

Something for the foodie

Something for the mind

  • Listen to a new band
  • Explore a museum
  • Attend a lecture
  • Visit the opera

Date night Try out a new recipe

Something for the creative

  • Create a personalised scavenger hunt
  • Work on a DIY project
  • Take a photography course
  • Make a scrapbook

Date night doesn’t need to cost a lot of money. You can spoil your loved one simply by being there and enjoying your time together . What’s your favourite way to indulge in your date night?

Until next time,

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