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Shake It Up: 6 Unique Date Night Ideas

Shake It Up: 6 Unique Date Night Ideas

Are you hoping to wow your romantic love interest with the perfect date, but find yourself coming short on fun ideas that are not the classic (and somewhat boring) dinner and movie combo? Whether you’re looking to rekindle a long-term relationship or put a spark in a budding new romance, finding fun, unique and romantic things to do as a couple can certainly be a challenging task. The last thing you want to do is bore your significant other, let alone pick an activity that leaves them with feelings of lacklustre rather than love. Thankfully, you’re in luck because the romance gods have clocked in and are here to save the day!

I’ll also include a bonus entry that i think is a must mention, Taking your significant other to a paint and sip session with Pinot & Picasso at the Gold Coast is a great date idea. You’ll have fun, and even get to keep your painting as a memory from the night!

Today, we share 6 unique date night ideas that are guaranteed to warm hearts and put a smile on your significant other’s face. If you’re ready to impress your special someone with an incredible night out, simply read on to find out more!

1. Satiate Your Appetites With An All-Night Food Crawl

Who said a dinner date has to be boring? For true foodie couples, nothing beats tucking into a good meal at your favourite restaurant. Why stop there? Instead of resorting to a predictable date-night dinner, our top recommendation is to put on your favourite pair of stretch pants and treat yourselves to an all-night food crawl. For those who are unaware, a food crawl is the ultimate experience for a true foodie — you visit as many restaurants/food trucks/cafes that you can in one night and sample a wide variety of different dishes, desserts and drinks that are guaranteed to leave you (and your lover) giddy. When it comes to a food crawl, the world is your oyster — you could choose to stick to your local area or step out of your comfort zone and  explore what different suburbs have to offer. Start off at your bar of choice for a cheeky pre-dinner cocktail and appetisers, followed by a sumptuous meal at your local burger restaurant, before ending the night with an assortment of various desserts and icy sweet treats at a nearby patisserie or gelateria. This one is guaranteed to satiate your bellies and your hearts, so go forth and conquer the culinary world with your special someone. We promise they won’t be disappointed.

2. Work Against The Clock At An Escape Room

If you and your lovebird are up for a true adventure, nothing beats working against the clock at an escape room. An escape room is typically an immersive experience that features a variety of clues, puzzles and tasks that need to be accomplished with your fellow team members before the clock runs out. There are many different types of escape rooms to choose from, from virtual reality, escape room video games, scavenger hunts and more, allowing you to pick an experience that resonates the most with your individual interests. Each comes with their own unique offers for those looking for a fun activity to do with a special someone.

Obvious fun aside, escape rooms offer an more important benefit when it comes to date night: strengthening your communication skills and relationship. In order to successfully beat the game, you will need to strongly communicate with your significant other and work together to solve problems. As an added bonus, if things are new in your relationship, an escape room experience is a fantastic way of  breaking the ice and showing off your playful side. Most importantly, you’ll make lasting memories, while spending quality time together.

3. Face Fear Together

Is there something on your bucket list that you may be a little fearful of achieving on your own? For the ultimate in adventurous date nights, nothing beats facing fear as a united front. Have you always wanted to bungee jump, skydive or even just confront your stage fright by singing your heart out at a karaoke bar? Now is the time to pull that bucket-list out and tick off some activities that you’ve been meaning to experience. Regardless of what the activity might be, facing your fears as a couple will allow you both to come out of the experience as a stronger couple. Trying something new – whether that be skydiving or swimming with sharks — is a great way of increasing your confidence and strengthening the bond between you and your partner, all whilst having the absolute time of your lives. We can’t think of anything better! Explore 10 things you need to tick off your bucket list in this article.

4. Sign Up For A One-On-One Cooking Class

If you are looking for an exceptionally intimate date night activity that makes you and your partner feel like you are the only ones in the world, look no further than a one-on-one couple’s cooking class. A cooking class is the perfect way to enjoy some quality time together whilst learning tips and tricks from an expert to enhance your culinary skills. Thankfully, no matter where you are, there are dozens of one-on-one classes and instructors to choose from and you have the choice of opting for an in-person class or an online experience that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

Learn how to shake up the perfect cocktails, prepare pasta dough from scratch or even try your hand out at baking delicate french macarons that you and your partner can enjoy at the end of your learning experience. During class participation and when you practise your new found new skills at home, you will get to enjoy a renewed, strengthened bond that is guaranteed to bring couples closer together. Not to mention, you’ll have a few new dishes to add to your weekly repertoire, which can never be a bad thing!

5. Volunteer At A Local Charity

Are you and your partner passionate about making a positive change in the world? If you are both people who get excited about making a social impact, nothing can be better than volunteering at a local charity, animal shelter or soup kitchen as a couple. Spending some quality time helping those who are less fortunate will not only provide you with a feel-good experience, but can truly make a world of difference in someone else’s life. Even better, if there is a cause you care strongly about, you’ll have made twice the impact by working together. No matter if it is your first year in a new relationship, or your 20th wedding anniversary is approaching, volunteering is a fantastic way of bonding over your common passions and maintaining a fun and caring relationship. So, this upcoming date night, get together and give back to those less fortunate — you’ll both walk away feeling like you did some good in the world. Explore 5 reasons you should volunteer as a couple here.

6. Get Matching Tattoos

Last but not least, if you are truly looking to make a bold statement on your next date night, why not consider getting matching tattoos? Contrary to popular belief, couples tattoos aren’t just for teenagers or young lovebirds. Sure, this may not be something for everyone, and if it isn’t, that is totally fine! However, if you and your significant other are adventurous and looking to celebrate a relationship milestone or simply do something a little out of the norm, hitting up your local tattoo shop for a small dose of meaningful ink can be an awfully exciting and romantic experience. When done right and not out of impulse, partners getting matching tattoos is a sign that they care deeply enough about one another to literally alter the way they look. Tattoos can also be a creative way to express the profoundly intimate things you’ve experienced as a couple, especially if you choose a special design that holds significance or meaning to your relationship.

Again, this may not be for everyone and to each his own, but it is always something you could consider. It doesn’t have to be anything crazy either, but a (small) cute tattoo that’s special to both of you is such a fun date night idea! Explore 35 couples tattoo ideas that are not cheesy here.

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And there you have it – 6 out of the box couples date night ideas that are guaranteed to inject some spark and passion into your relationship. Will you be trying any of these ideas out with your special someone sometime soon? Have a few ideas of your own? Be sure to share your thoughts and suggestions in the comments section below!

Gold Coast Magazine
Gold Coast Magazine

Our in-house team and affiliates bringing you the latest in Culture, Lifestyle and Entertainment from around the globe and the great stories of the Gold Coast

Shake It Up: 6 Unique Date Night Ideas

Shake It Up: 6 Unique Date Night Ideas

Are you hoping to wow your romantic love interest with the perfect date, but find yourself coming short on fun ideas that are not the classic (and somewhat boring) dinner and movie combo? Whether you’re looking to rekindle a long-term relationship or put a spark in a budding new romance, finding fun, unique and romantic things to do as a couple can certainly be a challenging task. The last thing you want to do is bore your significant other, let alone pick an activity that leaves them with feelings of lacklustre rather than love. Thankfully, you’re in luck because the romance gods have clocked in and are here to save the day!

I’ll also include a bonus entry that i think is a must mention, Taking your significant other to a paint and sip session with Pinot & Picasso at the Gold Coast is a great date idea. You’ll have fun, and even get to keep your painting as a memory from the night!

Today, we share 6 unique date night ideas that are guaranteed to warm hearts and put a smile on your significant other’s face. If you’re ready to impress your special someone with an incredible night out, simply read on to find out more!

1. Satiate Your Appetites With An All-Night Food Crawl

Who said a dinner date has to be boring? For true foodie couples, nothing beats tucking into a good meal at your favourite restaurant. Why stop there? Instead of resorting to a predictable date-night dinner, our top recommendation is to put on your favourite pair of stretch pants and treat yourselves to an all-night food crawl. For those who are unaware, a food crawl is the ultimate experience for a true foodie — you visit as many restaurants/food trucks/cafes that you can in one night and sample a wide variety of different dishes, desserts and drinks that are guaranteed to leave you (and your lover) giddy. When it comes to a food crawl, the world is your oyster — you could choose to stick to your local area or step out of your comfort zone and  explore what different suburbs have to offer. Start off at your bar of choice for a cheeky pre-dinner cocktail and appetisers, followed by a sumptuous meal at your local burger restaurant, before ending the night with an assortment of various desserts and icy sweet treats at a nearby patisserie or gelateria. This one is guaranteed to satiate your bellies and your hearts, so go forth and conquer the culinary world with your special someone. We promise they won’t be disappointed.

2. Work Against The Clock At An Escape Room

If you and your lovebird are up for a true adventure, nothing beats working against the clock at an escape room. An escape room is typically an immersive experience that features a variety of clues, puzzles and tasks that need to be accomplished with your fellow team members before the clock runs out. There are many different types of escape rooms to choose from, from virtual reality, escape room video games, scavenger hunts and more, allowing you to pick an experience that resonates the most with your individual interests. Each comes with their own unique offers for those looking for a fun activity to do with a special someone.

Obvious fun aside, escape rooms offer an more important benefit when it comes to date night: strengthening your communication skills and relationship. In order to successfully beat the game, you will need to strongly communicate with your significant other and work together to solve problems. As an added bonus, if things are new in your relationship, an escape room experience is a fantastic way of  breaking the ice and showing off your playful side. Most importantly, you’ll make lasting memories, while spending quality time together.

3. Face Fear Together

Is there something on your bucket list that you may be a little fearful of achieving on your own? For the ultimate in adventurous date nights, nothing beats facing fear as a united front. Have you always wanted to bungee jump, skydive or even just confront your stage fright by singing your heart out at a karaoke bar? Now is the time to pull that bucket-list out and tick off some activities that you’ve been meaning to experience. Regardless of what the activity might be, facing your fears as a couple will allow you both to come out of the experience as a stronger couple. Trying something new – whether that be skydiving or swimming with sharks — is a great way of increasing your confidence and strengthening the bond between you and your partner, all whilst having the absolute time of your lives. We can’t think of anything better! Explore 10 things you need to tick off your bucket list in this article.

4. Sign Up For A One-On-One Cooking Class

If you are looking for an exceptionally intimate date night activity that makes you and your partner feel like you are the only ones in the world, look no further than a one-on-one couple’s cooking class. A cooking class is the perfect way to enjoy some quality time together whilst learning tips and tricks from an expert to enhance your culinary skills. Thankfully, no matter where you are, there are dozens of one-on-one classes and instructors to choose from and you have the choice of opting for an in-person class or an online experience that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

Learn how to shake up the perfect cocktails, prepare pasta dough from scratch or even try your hand out at baking delicate french macarons that you and your partner can enjoy at the end of your learning experience. During class participation and when you practise your new found new skills at home, you will get to enjoy a renewed, strengthened bond that is guaranteed to bring couples closer together. Not to mention, you’ll have a few new dishes to add to your weekly repertoire, which can never be a bad thing!

5. Volunteer At A Local Charity

Are you and your partner passionate about making a positive change in the world? If you are both people who get excited about making a social impact, nothing can be better than volunteering at a local charity, animal shelter or soup kitchen as a couple. Spending some quality time helping those who are less fortunate will not only provide you with a feel-good experience, but can truly make a world of difference in someone else’s life. Even better, if there is a cause you care strongly about, you’ll have made twice the impact by working together. No matter if it is your first year in a new relationship, or your 20th wedding anniversary is approaching, volunteering is a fantastic way of bonding over your common passions and maintaining a fun and caring relationship. So, this upcoming date night, get together and give back to those less fortunate — you’ll both walk away feeling like you did some good in the world. Explore 5 reasons you should volunteer as a couple here.

6. Get Matching Tattoos

Last but not least, if you are truly looking to make a bold statement on your next date night, why not consider getting matching tattoos? Contrary to popular belief, couples tattoos aren’t just for teenagers or young lovebirds. Sure, this may not be something for everyone, and if it isn’t, that is totally fine! However, if you and your significant other are adventurous and looking to celebrate a relationship milestone or simply do something a little out of the norm, hitting up your local tattoo shop for a small dose of meaningful ink can be an awfully exciting and romantic experience. When done right and not out of impulse, partners getting matching tattoos is a sign that they care deeply enough about one another to literally alter the way they look. Tattoos can also be a creative way to express the profoundly intimate things you’ve experienced as a couple, especially if you choose a special design that holds significance or meaning to your relationship.

Again, this may not be for everyone and to each his own, but it is always something you could consider. It doesn’t have to be anything crazy either, but a (small) cute tattoo that’s special to both of you is such a fun date night idea! Explore 35 couples tattoo ideas that are not cheesy here.

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And there you have it – 6 out of the box couples date night ideas that are guaranteed to inject some spark and passion into your relationship. Will you be trying any of these ideas out with your special someone sometime soon? Have a few ideas of your own? Be sure to share your thoughts and suggestions in the comments section below!

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Our in-house team and affiliates bringing you the latest in Culture, Lifestyle and Entertainment from around the globe and the great stories of the Gold Coast