Anyone who's ever been in a relationship knows how difficult it can be to plan a date night. The classic, "I don't know, you pick", or the "I don't care", or the "we don't have to do anything" will ruin anyone's mood, and any date night so quickly.
Gentleman, I feel for you. Girls have the stereotype of being notoriously difficult placed upon us, and I'll be the first to admit that it's pretty true. We're usually not trying to be difficult when we say we don't know, but rather, we're trying to be open-minded and laid-back to let you know that we're down for whatever. Believe it or not, we don't always want to argue with you.
Next time your girl hits you with the "idk u pick", or your man forces you to pick something to do, check out this list of classic, cheesy date ideas that will always bring back those early-on honeymoon feels.
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Go for a hike
Be prepared for a cliche, super adorable, "she thought the view was pretty, but I thought she was prettier" Instagram post. Hiking is not only a great work out, it's also a great bonding activity.
Go to a concert
This one sounds expensive, but it doesn't have to be. Even the smallest cities have local artists putting on free concerts, or you can buy nose bleed seats to see your favourite artist. Someone's music taste is always a great way to get to know them and understand them better, and gives you a chance to bond.
Play with puppies
Cute people playing with cute puppies always makes for candid photos. A lot of local pet shelters will let you walk dogs, or even just play with them for a few hours. Who knows, you might convince bae to bring home a new fur baby.
Weekend camping trip
Your s/o isn't the most outdoorsy? That's okay. You can turn camping into glamping. Whether you rent an Airbnb, or rough it in a tent, this is a sure fire way to bring you two closer as a couple.
Play Laser Tag
Laser tag seems to be the new wave among millennials, so why not turn it into a date night? Grab your other favourite couples, and turn it into a group date, or play against your s/o; loser buys dinner.
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Go to the zoo
It seems to me that most people love animals, so why not take the chance to get up close and personal with them? Most zoos have constantly changing exhibits, and new animals to visit every few months, so you'll never get bored of going back.
Feeling competitive? Challenge your partner to a round of mini-golf. Even if neither are you are particularly good, it's all good fun, and you'll definitely have a lot of laughs together.
Cook dinner together
If you're tired of spending all your money on take-out, why not grab groceries, and cook your favourite meal together? Or even better, cook something you've both never tried.
If you're celebrating something big, like an anniversary, go all out and book a couple's massage for the two of you. If you're ballin' on a budget, you can always recreate a spa day at home; Pinterest is a great place to look for ideas.
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Literally the cheesiest. After growing up watching an abundance of romantic comedies, every girl dreams of driving out to a big open field and watching the stars all night with her boo. This is a good date idea for early on too because it gives you a chance to really talk and get to know one another.
Go Ice Skating
With winter fast approaching, you may find it hard to find the energy to do anything other than lay in bed and watching Netflix with your s/o. Try to embrace the cold, bundle up, and go ice skating.
Go on a picnic
Sometimes the smallest things can mean the most. Even something as simple as planning a picnic for your girl can make her heart melt. Make some simple food, grab a bottle of wine and some roses, and drive to a secluded spot where you can enjoy one another's company.
Go to an arcade
Let out your inner child for the night. Arcades are always a fun and light-hearted date idea, especially good if you're feeling nervous or unsure of what to do. School your s/o in your favourite game, or teach them how to play a new one.
Go to a drive-in movie
Yes, these still exist. Drive-in movies have been a date night favourite for decades, and it's likely your parents probably went to one together. Why not keep the tradition alive? Screw Netflix n' Chill.