10 dates that will spice up your dating life

Posted October 18

Dates can be tricky, especially when your ideas start to run dry. Here are 12 dates that might help freshen up date night. (Deseret Photo)

Dates can be tricky sometimes, especially when your go-to ideas start to run dry. There is nothing wrong with the classic dinner and a movie date, but sometimes you need to try something new and spice up things up on date night. Trying new things together will give you both a chance to see different sides to each other, especially when you are both outside of your comfort zone.

Here are 10 dates that will freshen up date night:

Make a masterpiece

Sometimes all you need is paint and a clean canvas to express your creativity. There are often opportunities for community classes that do step-by-step activities where you and your date can both paint and compare your different interpretations. A date such as this one can really show off your creative side.


Concerts are often underrated because they can be pricey. But, what people don't know about are the numerous opportunities to score tickets at lower prices. Purchasing tickets in advance is one way to get a discounted price, and besides that fact, attending a concert with a date is a great way to enjoy the music and your time together.


In the ocean or in a pool, it doesn't matter where. Swimming gives you both a chance to exercise and you can spend hours talking and getting to know each other as you float in the water.

Dare night

One of the best dates I ever had took place in the middle of winter when my date and I drove around town daring each other to do embarrassing things. For instance, he dared me to jump into a freezing pond (thankfully we packed towels beforehand).


Playgrounds aren't just for kids. Going to a playground at night with your sweetheart is a recipe for a great time. You two will be all smiles as you swing on the swings and go up and down on the seesaw.

Visit a puppy store

If you are one who loves adorable things, one activity you can do together is to visit a puppy store. But make sure you and your date don't accidentally walk out with one of them, because those little faces can be tempting. When you and your date are holding the puppies, take some photos so you will always hold the memory of playing with those cute furry babies together.


On a nice day, find a soft spot in the grass under a tree and make some memories. Pack a healthy brunch and your favorite drinks and get to know each other more. Get lost in conversation, relax under the soft breeze and let the sun warm your skin. A picnic is a great way to get comfortable and acquainted with your date.

Find a maze

There are hedge mazes and corn mazes all over the place if you keep your eyes peeled. Either getting lost together or trying to find one another inside the puzzling walls makes for a great game of hide-and-go-seek for adults.

Go to a carnival

Carnivals usually only come to town during certain seasons, but going to an amusement park could be equally as entertaining. Recently the circus came to my city and it made for a different, yet exciting date. Exploring the booths, indulging in delicious carnival food and winning a stuffed animal take home will make for wonderful memories.

Trampoline park

Trampoline parks are perfect for active thrill seekers. When you're jumping around and laughing until your stomachs hurt, you will have no regrets about choosing a trampoline park for your date. Not only will you have tons of fun, but you will get a lot of exercise as well.

No matter the date idea, remember to be yourself and have a good time. Being real and being you is the most important thing. Trying new things out together will give you both a chance to better express yourselves.


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