Having romantic dates is essential to a healthy relationship. Whether you’re a long-term couple looking for an intimate date together, or a new relationship looking a first date to remember, here are 6 romantic date ideas brought to you by our Match experts.
Camp Under the Stars
You can be as elaborate or safe as you’d like – but here are the basics: the two of you spending time together, away from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life.
Ideally, it should be somewhere away from the lights of the city, where you can take in the sight of the stars. You can set up a tent at your local campsite, or book a cabin for two. You could even have a makeshift tent in your own back-yard or balcony!
This is a great way to connect with your significant other, and to spend some romantic time together.
Have a Candlelit Dinner
A Candlelit dinner is a timeless romantic date idea- create a unique, intimate ambience and sparks are sure to fly.
The best part about a candlelit dinner is that it doesn’t necessarily mean you need to break the bank. You can cook dinner and light some candles and dim the lights at home, or even make it a candlelit picnic in your garden. The gesture alone is sure to make your partner swoon!
The key to a candlelit dinner is to be fully attentive of your partner – that means no phones, no distractions, and no rush.
Hop on a Lunch or Dinner Cruise
Looking for a more dynamic version of the typical lunch or dinner date? Try searching for a lunch cruise near you. You’ll be having your food on either a docked or moving boat, enjoying the views around you.
Your options will vary based on your location, but if you find one, it should stand out to your partner as a romantic and unique date. If there are no cruises near you, then a river or seaside date is also a great choice for a romantic date.
Go for a Long, Scenic Drive
If either of you drives, make use of good weather to go on a long drive in a scenic location. Spending time together in a car with some music is a great way to get to know each other better if you’re a new couple or a way to reconnect if you’ve been together for a while.
Find a picturesque route near you and take in the local sights. Make sure you’re driving at a leisurely pace, and avoid the rush hour so you’re spending less time in traffic and more time bringing your romantic date idea to life!
The difference here is that you’re not necessarily driving to a destination. You’re driving to spend time together, which eases any rush or stress that comes with trying to get somewhere on time. Channel the saying “it’s the journey that matters, not the destination”.
Want to take it a step further? If the weather’s good, rent a convertible and drive with the top down for a memorable experience.
Go to a Sofa Cinema
Cinema dates can be romantic on their own, but you can take it a step further by going to a luxury cinema with sofas. Pick a movie you’ll both enjoy, and cuddle up together without pesky armrests getting in the way.
Instead of emptying your wallet on popcorn, why not book dinner at a romantic restaurant nearby? Having a meal together after the pictures will complete your evening.
Watch the Sunrise or Sunset
Watching the sunrise or set is a textbook date idea, but you just can’t deny the beauty of being with your partner and watching the sky changing colour with the sun’s movement.
You can choose to watch either the sunrise or sunset based on what you want to do next. Watching a sunrise means you have the rest of the day ahead of you, and you can grab a hearty breakfast afterwards. If you want to watch a sunset, you can follow it up with a romantic dinner.
Make sure you check the sunrise and sunset times the night before, so you can plan to be there before it starts and avoid rushing. You don’t want to miss the rays breaking through the horizon or the sun sinking below.
So there you have it – our 6 romantic date ideas for a memorable day your significant other.
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