9 fun date ideas to help you and your date connect
In a 2015 survey undertaken by the Statistic Brain Research Institute, 64% of online daters considered having ‘common interests’ to be the most important factor in a partnership. It might be a good idea then, for you and your date to establish your similar interests early on and plan some fun date ideas accordingly. Whether you and your date are culture lovers, fans of the great outdoors or foodies, EliteSingles has compiled a list of fun date ideas to help the two of you connect.
Fun date ideas for culture lovers
For those American singles with a craving for culture on a date, you’re spoilt for choice in the US, renowned for its stunning art galleries, striking museums and spectacular theaters. Getting in touch with your creative side can be an extremely romantic experience for the two of you and is nice to maintain throughout the entirety of your relationship.
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Listen to some live jazz
There’s something exquisitely charming about an evening of jazz and what better setting to draw you closer to your date than smoothly enticing music. A backdrop of romance and classic cocktails, this date is sure to have your hearts racing.
Take a dance class
More adventurous couples should embark on a dance class together – it is a great chance for you to try something different and learn the intimate seduction of dance. The epitome of romance, the closeness of a dance class is sure to be a memorable experience.
Go to an outdoor movie/ drive in
There’s something fantastically American about going to a movie, be it an open-air theatre erected for the summertime or a classic teen movie-esque drive in. Unlike many other date ideas, an outdoor movie exudes effortless charm, creating a relaxed and unforced atmosphere for you and your date to get to know one another.
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Embracing the Great Outdoors
The great outdoors is often romanticized in poetry and prose and there is a reason behind all of it –nature’s unspoiled splendor brings people closer together. If you and your date have a mutual love for the great outdoors, try one of the fun date ideas from the list below to get you bonding over beauty.
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Go to the beach
Surrounded by some of the most striking white sand beaches in the world, why not take a little road trip to visit one of them. Better still, get there in the afternoon and enjoy the sunset. Surrounded by nature, a walk along the beach is a great way for the two of you to open up, it may be an ideal time for you to discover about each other’s family and past.
Take a boat ride
For those who can, hiring a sailing boat and hitting the ocean on a sunny afternoon is a great date idea. The secluded nature of being out on the water has a certain sentimental charm. The intimate isolation and fresh sea air provides an idyllic backdrop for deepening the conversation between the two of you. For city dwellers, how about doing some rowing on a lake in a park, embarking on a kayaking adventure or even trying paddleboarding by a harbor? These fun date ideas are not too difficult and good way to spend a few hours getting closer to your date.
Take a hike
A beautiful setting is a great way to enhance the enjoyment of a situation, particularly a date. Being close to nature and breathing in the fresh air of a mountain hike enables a separation from the stresses of reality, allowing space for romance to blossom. It may not sound like one of your typical fun date ideas but actually taking a hike makes a refreshing change from a drink at a bar.
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