Going on dates where there are only two of you - you and your significant other - is sure to be a great opportunity to get to know each other better. When you have just met, spending time this way is natural, but sooner or later you may get bored by constantly spending time together and crave something a little different.
In case that happens, going on a double date is a solution. You still hang out with your partner, but get a chance of seeing your friends as well. Double dates are also great for getting your date acquainted with the people who are close to you, or, vice versa, getting to know their pals. The issue is not everybody feels comfortable spending time together with another couple. So before you decide to bring together a couple of your friends and your significant other in the same place, it’s good to work out a strategy for a few hours ahead. We understand how awkward it can be, so we decided on suggesting good double date ideas.
Play a board game
Don’t think it is just for kids. There are plenty of board games for people dating over 30 to choose from. You can also take tastes and interests into account while looking for a game. But for the most part, such entertainment is suitable for anybody.
There are multiple perks of such a pastime.
- First up, it distracts people from the fact that they are spending time with somebody they have just met, diving into an imaginary world;
- Secondly, some games require teams for playing, so it is possible to pair up with your friend or use a random system of picking papers with names in order to make groups. It will bring you out of the environment you are used to which is always good;
- And last but not least, board games often reveal the true nature of your mates. In some cases it is just the way they behave in competition, in others, these are the questions that demand a straight-up answer. But anyway you learn more about the nearest and dearest.
Attend a show
You may choose to visit a theatre or a cabaret performance. A stand-up show would do as well. The point is that somebody else is entertaining you and there is no need to constantly search for a topic to discuss – it is right in front of you on stage. And sharing impressions afterwards will be quite a satisfying way to end the evening.
Singing and dancing to awesome music can help all of you relax and be more open to each other.
Another good option is to visit a concert of your favourite musician or even a music festival. Music is a thing that has always brought people together and in the case of a double date, it is not an exception. Singing and dancing to awesome music can help all of you relax and be more open to each other.
Go to an amusement park
How long ago have you actually done it? Probably ages ago. Why not choose this way to catch up with friends and still have some romance next to the partner? Especially if you haven’t been to your local amusement park since childhood, you might find out a lot has changed there since that time.
We strongly recommend giving this option a chance!
Such places are not only full of roller coasters and merry-go-rounds. There are labyrinths and quest rooms, scary spaces and shooting departments. Food is also usually delicious at amusement parks, and you get a chance to choose some street dishes which you might have already forgotten about. We strongly recommend giving this option a chance!
Take a trip
If you have a spare weekend, you can team up with a couple of friends and plan a road trip to a city you haven’t been to before. There is no need to go far away, just do a little research and you will definitely find some places which are fun to explore. Make a plan, book a hotel or apartment to stay, schedule the day so that you get to see most of the attractions.
One of you can plan the budget, the other – dig the information, become the driver or a cook for the company.
To have everyone involved, share the responsibilities. One of you can plan the budget, the other – dig the information, become the driver or a cook for the company. It all depends on the skills and interests each of you has. Eventually you will get great memories connected with the closest people!
Organize a picnic
There is no need to invent a three course menu for such case, just do whatever you like and make a little potluck – sandwiches, kebabs, vegetables are some of the options.
Or a barbecue! Whatever it will be, there are three things that everybody likes: nature, good food and close people. It is impossible to feel indifferent to these. There is no need to invent a three course menu for such a case, just do whatever you like and make a little potluck – sandwiches, kebabs, vegetables are some of the options.
Escaping from the city has other benefits. You get to see awesome sunrises and sunsets. If it eventually gets a little cold, the opportunity to hug your significant other or cuddle in a blanket with a cup of hot tea has no excuses for denial. And later on in the evening you can finally see the stars which are usually covered by clouds.
Cook a dinner
Invite a couple of friends over to cook dinner together. You can honor it on Friday night, the weekend or even some kind of a holiday. To make things funnier, google what is celebrated on the day you choose – maybe it can become another special date.
Then just go ahead, bring in the food and have a fun time preparing and then eating it!
Discuss the menu in advance, choose several courses to cook. You can center the topic of the dinner around certain cuisine. Then just go ahead, bring in the food and have a fun time preparing and then eating it! We are sure this will be an enjoyable and memorable time.