From pet adoptions to road trips to a little role playing, these GOAT dates are as varied as the people who shared them. We looked it up, and the animal shelter in our new city was open. So we went! We fell in love with a bonded pair of two-year-old cats.
We talked about it after we left and decided we wanted to adopt them, so we went back later that week to pick them up. We have had Blue and Gansey for almost four years now and that was one of my favorite dates because it brought us our cats, who are seriously so loved. We had planned it for weeks and were so excited, but the day before he unexpectedly got called into work and his only options were to A: show up or B: be fired.
When I got to his house, he brought me to his deck where he surprised me with his city version of camping under the stars. He put up a tent, brought out an air mattress and made it super cozy inside, then added a finishing touch of sunflowers my favorite! Our most memorable date was a beautiful nighttime walk on a trail that wound through a snow-covered forest. The snow was falling in big, puffy flakes and sticking to the each and every branch of the trees.
Every time there was a break in the trees, we could look up and see millions of stars. We just walked and talked for an hour or two as we trudged through the snow together holding hands. That date happened when we were We were just kids, and yet it was the start of something truly magical as we have been happily married for 4 years now! It felt like something pulled from the pages of a romance novel.
When we were in Arizona, we found a dirt road in the mountains and decided to see where it lead. He took me on his motorcycle, and we went up the mountain, through a river and between trees until we found a beautiful clearing with no other souls around. It was by the river on a lovely sunny day, so we laid down in the sun and listened to the water flow and watched birds up ahead.
It was a perfectly peaceful moment — nothing else mattered in the world. We shared childhood memories, observed the outdoors and talked about the simple joy of life, like this moment. The table we got was in the back and very private. We had the most amazing candle lit dinner. There was good conversation the whole time, even on the car ride home. We took a minute to stare at the moon and the stars and that was it. He knew I liked seeing one or two fireflies so the thoughtfulness and how beautiful it was was amazing!
A post shared by FreshMinds Digital Photography freshmindsphotography. We got Colombian food and walked around the pier before going to a wine paint bar where we could drink while taking a Bob Ross-like painting class. Afterwards I drove her back to her car and she had a deflated tire. I taught her how to pump her tires but she had a puncture anyway. She was stuck so she came to my place, put on some of my sweats and we just had a nice night of smoking weed and held hands until we fell asleep.
Surprisingly there was no one else there. We had gone out to dinner before so it was more of a dessert picnic hot chocolate in a thermos and brownies. Basically we went shopping together and grilled at my place. It was super fun and super inexpensive and I won too I put stuffed blue cheese olives in my burger! Not before. Gotta finish the episode.
We just sat and laid on all kinds of different furniture and had great memories and comfy conversation the whole time. It felt like a dream — not particularly because of the activities we did but just because there was a really great connection between us.
Seventies fashion is having a rival for a reason, so it's the perfect time for you and your date to jump in on the trend. Pick up a tie-dye kit at your local craft store, set up outside, and go all out to who can create the most colorful tee. Approaching it from the right attitude—just have fun and be willing to make a mess!
Put on your workout clothes and head to the park for some fresh air and relaxation. Partner yoga positions are always the move, and you can get to know each other in more ways than one lol. Plus, they'll have new respect for how hard yoga is. If you both have a cause you support or, if there's a place nearby that needs your help , consider signing up to volunteer. There'll be plenty to keep you busy, you'll feel like your time went to good use, and you may even bond over the experience.
This may not be for everyone a person who doesn't like getting up early, for example , or for every time of year, but there's something magical about trucking out together in the early morning to watch the sky change color. Bonus: Go to brunch after. It's pretty much a guarantee that you'll find a local play, poetry reading, dance troupe, or other public event to attend—and it's supporting local culture, even if it doesn't end up being your cup of tea.
Obviously, this won't work if either of you is sick or squeamish, but a fondue place or traditional Japanese shabu-shabu lets you prepare your food in the same shared pot. The latter is customizable and gives you something to talk about while you watch your beef and veggies cook leisurely in a simmering pot. Alternative: Go and get big bowls of ramen and compete to see who finishes first.
There are plenty of open-air venues like parks and rooftops that you can go to during the summer months; Even better, a lot of them have old, classic movies or shows my first date with my husband was Hitchcock's To Catch a Thief at a park in Brooklyn, so I'm FULLY in on this one. The shared atmosphere and classic flick are a perfect combo. Ok, I realize this sounds like a glorified version of Netflix and Chill.
But hear me out! Plenty of bars, restaurants, and social groups do these hello, Game of Thrones , and it's a great way to participate in a shared love. Or, you could host one—but that takes a lot of effort, so finding an existing one feels like an easier choice. If you and your new date are the athletic sort, what better way to bond than through a shared passion?
For anyone hoping for a more For those who love to travel but don't want to or can't go far, take a bus or a train an hour away to see the local sights and just get away from your daily routine. Treat it like a real vacay, with fun local snacks and sightseeing. Even though it's just a skip and a jump away, it's like a whole new world. It's one thing to attend a poetry reading or comedy show, it's quite another to get up and bare your soul to a group of strangers.
Granted, this one's not for people who get stage fright. If that's the case, you can sit and cheer while your date takes the plunge. Don't just walk to get ice cream— really lean in. Bonus points if you can make something that your date wants more than their own.
Cooking, while fun, isn't exactly unconventional. But it is if you up your game: Break out that new cooking tool you got over the holidays Instant Pots ftw!! Choose a dish you've always been too intimidated to make. Plan carefully, partner on the execution, and make like you're eating a fancy dinner in your own living room.
Make sure your date likes to cook before you rope them in, though. Don't be intimidated! The scene is loud and boisterous, and the food and drink scene is usually fun too. It's like the ol' dinner and a show—but make it cool. Get solo or couples' massages! Chill out in the jacuzzi! Hang out in the sauna! There's so much to do here, especially after a long, exhausting day.
Just make sure you're both at the same level of comfort maybe one of you prefers a non-nude spa, you know? Have you ever walked by an open house of a beautiful building and think, It must be so gorgeous in there. Go see how the other half lives, ogle some stunning decor, and talk about what you like and don't like.
Best case: It might be useful later on! Worst case: cool architecture, and you don't have to talk much. Resolutions don't just have to be for January 1! In the interest of making this fun as opposed to grueling and arduous—you don't want the date to end in a fight pick something fun. Each of you write out a big-picture goal, and then talk about your hopes for the future.
That could be traveling a few miles out or even just going to a roof deck to help you look at things in a new way together. I mean, if you're worried about what to say on your date, this is perfect , right?? Even if you've never done it before, taking beginner's meditation together will help you chill. Then you guys can go grab dinner and talk about how relaxed you both feel. Obviously you don't know each other well yet, so go to a store that sells knickknacks and see if you can get something small and inexpensive to make the other person laugh.
Or just browse the oddities together and enjoy each other's company. Is there a beautiful mural you love by your home? The perfect place to watch the sunset? That little hole-in-the-wall bakery with the best donuts? Take a walk and share the little details that you love about your area, and encourage the other person to do the same.
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Are you and your partner history buffs, or do you just enjoy learning more about your local area? You can choose the price of admission at a lot of museums, or you might be able to go for free on a certain day of the month. Not all museums need to be grand buildings, either.
You might run across educational centers in parks or other tourist attractions in your town that offer a bit of insight into its past. If you or your partner are students, you might be eligible for a student discount if you have your student ID on you, though be aware that these discounts may only apply to students from certain schools.
This could pair nicely with a drive down memory lane or park scenery. You also can have a fun double date with another couple and take pictures of each other. Does either of you have pictures from when you were much younger? Get them out of storage or borrow them from a relative and have fun going through them. This is a great sentimental way of sharing your pre-relationship life with each other.
Dessert, tea, or coffee is often much cheaper than going out to get a full meal. Intimate coffee and tea shops or bakeries make for great low-key dates as they are suited to close proximity and quiet conversation. Going to a zoo might be a little more interesting than a museum, especially if it includes exotic animals.
Botanical gardens are usually set in picturesque locations that lend themselves well to a romantic day or evening. Some are even free, though they might offer a tour or admission to a historical landmark on-site for a few dollars. Game night can be a lot of fun with friends, but it can be equally as enjoyable with two people. Do you and your partner already have a collection of board games?
Look through them and see if there are any you can play together. Video games often make for good date nights too. Check for those that have couch co-op, take turns when one person "dies," the other gets to play , or even try splitting the controller. Mark a date on the calendar to go on a viewing marathon. There are plenty of web series available for free online. Optionally, you could go shopping for some candy, popcorn, and other movie staples to enjoy throughout the day.
The sense of accomplishment you feel when the puzzle is complete can be shared among both of you. You even can glue the puzzle together and hang it on the wall as a picture! Sometimes simple is better. Either way, you get fresh air, some light exercise, and you get to reconnect with your partner.
You even can make this a routine. Go for walks after dinner, or make it a point to go for a walk at a time when someone can watch the kids on the weekend. Not everyone enjoys the culinary arts, but if you and your partner love experimenting in the kitchen, take some time to create a meal or prepare a special dessert together. Want to go the traditional route for a date night and catch a movie with dinner afterward?
Or do you want to have fun outside of the house and go bowling or to an arcade? Look around for specials. The same goes for bowling alleys and arcades. Take a look around their social media pages to see if you can find the days when discounts are offered. Resources for the Future. Accessed June 2, Guggenheim Museum.
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Read The Balance's editorial policies. Reviewed by. Go on a picnic. If it's nice outside, there's nothing more romantic than packing up some al fresco food and bev, spreading it on a blanket, and enjoying the great outdoors. If it's not, do the same in your living room. Take a hike. Something about getting your blood pumping while exploring nature really gets the heart going in other ways, if you know what we mean. Hit the beach. Sun, sand, surf, and lots of skin. Come up with a better afternoon.
We dare you. Go skiing. Not beach weather? Hit the slopes instead. If you don't get hot cocoa afterward, it didn't count. Play a board game. Drag out the classics or try a brand new one, for a healthy dose of competition. Throw a casino night. If they call you Lady Luck, see if your partner can roll snake eyes and win your heart. That, or play cards with that week's chore list on the line.
Build a campfire. Ignite the flames of passion in a Smoky-approved way by gathering around a campfire in your backyard. If your municipality doesn't allow fires, huddle by the fireplace instead or even make s'mores in the microwave. Have a spa night. Hit up the drugstore for face masks , mani-pedi supplies, and massage oil for a DIY pampering sesh that will improve your bond and your skin. Take a day trip. Hop in your car and see where a tank of gas can get you.
Even checking out the next town over can feel like an adventure, especially when you're doing it with your favorite person. Go grocery shopping together. Need eggs and bread? Turn a boring chore into a fun couple activity. Split your list in half and race to see who can finish it first, or just wander the aisles hand-in-hand. Learn a new skill. You don't need to invest in a lot of fancy equipment to try something new. Give origami, drawing, or even card tricks a shot. You'll love bonding over how bad you both are, at first.
Play hide 'n seek. It's not just for kids anymore. Look through old photos. Pull out the photo albums and get ready for an awwww-fest. Share stories of your childhoods and your awkward teen years to learn something new about your sweetheart and grow to love them even more.
Go antique hunting. You'll be amazed what kinds of gems you can find at an antique store, not to mention the creepy AF tchotchkes you'll run into. Take a dance class. Even or especially!
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