In 2019, the research found Americans spent $697 to go on dates.
It’s clear we take dating seriously and want to have a good time doing it. A fantastic way to improve the experience is by going on a double date so you can all bond.
Stumped for double date ideas? No worries, we’ve got your back. Here are seven ones to try.
1. Go to a Sporting Event
If you’re not sure what to do on a double date, find the best place to buy sport tickets and watch the game.
Whether or not you’re a sports fan, the atmosphere is enough to get you hyped. It gives you a chance to bond while learning more about your partner’s favorite sport.
And it’s even better if the event is hosted outside of your city so you can make a road trip out of it.
2. Picnic at the Beach
One of the best double date ideas is to picnic on the beach.
In the morning, rent paddleboards (a couple on each one) so you can enjoy the water in a unique way.
Not only are picnics already romantic but sitting by the ocean when the sun sets takes it to the next level. Pack a basket of appetizers and wine, and remember blankets so you can have a romantic time.
And no trip to the beach is complete without ice-cream. If there are many options, create a ranking system for each establishment including flavor, texture, and presentation to decide which one is the best.
3. Host a Trivia Night
A fantastic double date plan is to grab Trivial Pursuit or your favorite board games and team up against the other couple. If you don’t have any, ask guests to bring ones they want to play so everyone gets involved.
And no double date is complete without providing food and drink. Restaurants can be hectic on a weekend night so order delivery or cook a new recipe no one else has tried.
Turn it into a competition with the other couple and see whose turns out best. The prize? Losers have to wash up.
If you’ve got a grill and an outside area, whip up steaks, burgers, salads, and beverages as nothing beats grilled food and friends.
4. Go for Brunch
A fantastic way to learn more about another couple is to meet up for Sunday brunch. Or, if you’re already close, it gives you time to catch up.
There’s something for everyone whether it’s custom omelets or hand-made waffles. And no brunch is complete without everflowing mimosas!
5. Go for a Hike
While away a Saturday afternoon hiking in a local natural area. If you’re in the city, Google the nearest park or nature reserve so you catch fresh air and have plenty of time to talk.
Another idea is walking through a botanical garden and learning about flowers from all over the world.
Or if you’re avid cyclists, find a community bike trail where you can mountain bike over the hills. Take breaks at spots with spectacular views, take photos, and bond.
And if you have the time, escape the city and go camping for the weekend. There’s nothing more romantic than roasting s’mores over the campfire and sleeping under the stars.
6. Be a Tourist In Your Area
Not sure where to go on a double date?
Be a tourist around your home town. Create a bucket list of things to do in your city so you learn more about it while bonding with the other couple.
You can even pick a spot where there are plenty of restaurants and go on a food crawl. Begin at one end and eat your way to the other and split entrees or desserts as you go.
Or play a game of Groupon roulette. Browse the site and find an activity you wouldn’t normally try like a dance class or sushi-making. Not only is it cheap but it’s a great way to get everyone out of their comfort zone.
Plus, if your city has one, book an interactive experience like paintball or visit an escape room as it’s more exciting on a double date. You’ll also get to know each other more when you’re problem-solving and collaborating as a team.
And if you and your double-date friends are passionate about a cause then volunteer. It could be a food-drive or helping in a soup kitchen, regardless you’ll be using your time in the most rewarding way.
7. Head to the Amusement Park
One of the most important double date tips is to keep everyone entertained and there’s no better place to do this than the amusement park.
Amusement parks let you relax and break out of your normal routine where you feast on candy floss and go on the scariest roller coaster rides.
You can end the day by renting a private room for a karaoke session. It can be a couple against couple or friends against partners. For a fun round, choose a theme like ‘80s hits so each time has to outdo the next with their performance.
Those Are Our Double Date Ideas
Now you know seven double date ideas to try.
Don’t worry if you’re on a budget, you can go for a picnic, host a game night, and grill everyone’s favorite dishes. For the best time, break your routine by hitting the amusement park or a sporting event so you can soak up the atmosphere and have a blast. Have fun!
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