Asian Date Ideas

From the romance of a Bollywood movie to the aromatic flavours of Indian food, an Asian theme is the perfect way to add spice to Date Night. Check out these ways to bring Eastern promise into your love life. By match.com’s dating expert, Kate Taylor

1.Dance

Bollywood films are regarded as the most romantic in the world, with good reason. The colourful clothes, the vibrant dance routines, the music… If you want to bring those exotic elements to your own love story, take your date to Kuch Kuch Nights in east London. Against a glittering Bollywood background (it’s so popular, Bollywood actors often drop in), you can dance till you drop to Asian and Western beats. There are also regular Bollywood cinema screenings and dance classes. Follow on Twitter for discounted tickets.

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2.Cook

Even if you grew up eating Asian food, mastering the art of cooking it at home can still be tricky. But nothing bonds couples like learning new skills together (it has even been shown to raise Dopamine, the attraction chemical, in the brain), so why not sign up for an Asian Cookery Course? All over the country, talented Indian chefs run one-day and half-day classes that will teach you and your willing accomplice to cook anything from easy meals to exquisite banquets. You could book a private class for you and your date, or join in a larger public group. Afterwards, you eat what you’ve prepared together. Perfect!

North of England: Cordon Vert Cookery School, Cheshire

Midlands: Seasoned Cookery Classes, Derbyshire

South of England: The Henley Cookery School, Oxon

London: Cooking With Monisha

3.Sing

If you love Asian music, head immediately to chillitickets.com for listings of all the best-loved musicians who’re touring the UK. At the time of writing, the Nooran Sisters were bringing sufi to central London, while Hans Raj Hans was performing Punjabi Folk music at the O2. Events are updated daily, so don’t forget to check back regularly.

4.Laugh

Asian comedy has been popular for years, but is now rapidly taking over Britain. After the massive success of the BBC’s Big Comedy Night (an Asian comedy show that toured the UK in 2015), Asian stand-ups are now mainstays of the comedy circuit. We love Paul Sinha, Papa CJ, and the Funjabis. To find out where and when your favourites will be performing, check out thecomedyclub.co.uk

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