With the wintery holiday season ending, the next holiday is Valentines Day! And what better way to celebrate than to go on a date? To make things easier, I made a list of 25 easy, fun, and cute date night ideas that are (mostly) not to hard on the wallet!
1- Breakfast Date
I don´t understand why this is not a thing by now! How amazing would it be to get breakfast together (you´re obviously already putting effort into the date by just waking up that early) and then taking a walk through a sleepy city, or a trip to the park to watch dogs? I don´t know about you, but I love the idea.
2- Discovering a new place to eat/food trend
If you live near a bigger city, then this is definitely one for you. New food trends and cute instagram-worthy cafes and restaurants are popping up daily right now. Just google it and I´m sure you´ll find a cute cupcake place or a new burger chain or foodtruck. Whatever you´re into.
And no, not the music type -those are reserved for the summer- but street festivals or markets. Street food festivals are super popluar, and they´re ven more fun when you´re hungry and able to
steal try food from your other half.
I know, I know, they´re obviously one of the more obvious ones in this list, but there´s a reason for that! It´s easy to initiate (“Hey, have you seen that new movie? No? I´m dying to go, wanna come?”) and maybe not even the most obvious. Yes, popcron and drinks and nachos and candy plus tickets can be a bit more pricey, but let´s be honest, valentines day is only once a year.
5- Museum Date!
Few things are as modern and hipster as going to a museum with your beloved.
Another “basic” one, but you make food for each other and get to be in the fresh air. Cute, no?
7- Go to the theatre of an opera
I WOULD DIE. But back to business, you can dress up super fancy (and possibly see him in a suit for the first time) and get to watch people tell stories or sing and hold hands in the darkness. So, so, cute.
8- Teach each other something
Maybe they´re really good at painting, or in a soccer team. Have them teach you, or teach them something. (WARNING: Being tought Math might not be the most romantic thing our there!)
9- Go to a record store
I actually have a favorite record store, and just think about how cute it would be to show each other new music and favorite artists.
10- Go to a bookstore/the library
This is especially cool if you both love reading. Or if you know, you´re in school and can´t really go anywhere else. Also, apparently, it´s a great spot for making out. (Source: movies and TV shows)
11- Go bowling
Bowling is so much fun and the food is so greasy and the shoes are kinda gross, but it´s so much fun!
12- Play laser tag
This one is also perfect to go with a group of friends (especially if your crush is in that group of friends- just make it your goal to shoot him as much as possible. If you´re lucky, he´ll take the hint)
13- Go to the city
So maybe I´m the only one who would think of this being romantic, but just walking around the city for the day, discovering new shops and cafes and then eating on a bench and watching people? Sign me the f up!
14- Rock climbing
Build upper arm strength all while racing your crush to the top!
15- Go to an amusement park
You can scream your lungs out on rollercoasters while hoalding hands and feed each other greasy fries. Oh and he/she can win you a toy!!
16- Go sightseeing
You won´t believe how many sightseeing attractions I haven´t even been to after 15 years of living in my city and, chances are, they haven´t seen them all either. And if they have, they can impersonate a tour guide.
17- Go to IKEA
Again, this might be weird, but I think the idea of going to IKEA and planning out your future apartment (okay, so maybe this one is a BIT more obvious) sounds really cute, okay??
(are you sick of me saying the word ´cute´ yet?)
18- Go to a bar
Bars have a really cool atmosphere to them, if you find the right one. Drink only if you´re of legal age!
19- Go Ice Skating
You can hold on to each other and fall ontop of each other and hold hands and yeah, it´s cute. Just make sure to wear gloves, you don´t want anyone accidentally cutting off your fingertips
if when you fall, the emergency room isn´t really the place for romance. (Unless you´re into Greys, then maybe it might be just right for you! Kidding, don´t do that.)
Might be difficult to do if you don´t live close to each other, yes, but it´s also competely free and also a workout.
21- Play games
No, not the kind that mess with peoples hearts. I mean board games. Stay in and play cards or something while listening to chill music. (PRO TIP: Play Twister ;))
22- Karaoke/Sing Star
Embarrasing yourself is a great way to break the ice. Plus, you get to belt out your fav songs while doing ridiculous dance moves. It might take some time to loosen up, though.
Music and memories! (And a very dimly lit room)
24- Go to a party together
Again, this one isn´t super obvious, but you might end up dancing together (or more :p)
25- Star Gazing
Jup, another classic, and you can´t have a curfew for it, but it´s so romantic and, wait for it, CUTE!
So that´s the end of my list! I love all of these ideas, and if I had someone to go on a date with on V-Day (other than my dog) I´d probably try and fit all of these in one night (hey, that´s another one! We´re at 26 now)!
Have a great day and leave more ideas for cute date ideas in the comments!
(Cute Word Count: 10)