Looking for Casual Date Ideas?
Dating can be a lot of pressure – dressing to the nines, planning for romance, keeping the conversation strong. But dates don’t have to be so stressful.
Sometimes we just want to go on a casual date where we can wear whatever we want and not have the pressure of finding topic after topic to chat about. If this sounds more appealing to you – we’ve got the answers.
Casual Date Ideas
Here are some casual, low pressure date ideas:
Go to the Aquarium
The Aquarium is a great place for a date at any stage of the game. You can literally wear anything you want – dress to the nines or throw on your comfiest clothes – no ones going to judge you because they’re going to be looking at the fish!
Plus, you don’t need to have topic after topic lined up – just read the info cubes and learn something new together.
Mini golf makes for a great casual date. Firstly, no one is expecting you to dress up to go mini golfing.
Secondly, you’ll be busy doing something the entire time, so the pressure to fuel a conversation is kept minimal. Even if the conversation isn’t flowing, you can still have a good time.
Grab a Coffee
If you’re looking for some light conversation, coffee makes for a great, low pressure relaxing date. Not only will coffee help give you the added boost of confidence to keep the conversation flowing – but who doesn’t love a good coffee?
Choose a coffee shop that you frequent regularly to increase your comfort on the date. This could even be a great morning date.
Go to the Movies
The movies are a classic date idea for a reason – they are super low pressure. You literally don’t have to say a word to each other. Just show up, enjoy the movie, and then strike up a conversation about opinions afterwards.
There are tons of ways to do a movie date. If you’re up for it try a drive in movie date or a fun movie night at home.
We don’t always recommend the bar for a date idea, but when it comes to easy dates, this is a good one. The bar is a great place to grab a drink to ease any nerves, and to just enjoy whatever the night throws at you. This works great for a late night date as well.
A sporting event is the last thing you need to worry about dressing up for. Plus, you and your date can bond over your favorite team. And let’s be real, who doesn’t love hot dogs and popcorn at the game?
Check out your favorite sports for couples to get into one together too.
Netflix and Chill
We obviously don’t recommend this date unless you’re very comfortable with someone. But if you and your date are at that level, Netflix and chill is the ultimate form of, well, chill!
This date is popular for a reason – there is literally no pressure. Dress in your pajamas, eat whatever you want, and just be yourselves!
See our list of couples TV shows to watch.
Ready to see how your date does with a little friendly competition? Head to the arcade for an arcade date night! The arcade is fun, casual, and a unique date idea where it’s really hard to have a bad time.
Everyone loves animals – and at the zoo you get animals plus so much more! The zoo pretty much requires casual dress (we definitely don’t recommend wearing heels here), and provides you and your date with a full day of entertainment.
Check out the animals, ride the trains, grab a bite – do it all for a full day casual zoo date.
Okay, let’s be honest – who can’t have fun at the waterpark? Even if you and your date don’t say a word to each other, you’ll still have fun riding the slides together.
And if things are going well, then you can head to the lazy river or hot tub for a good chat.
Chill Date Ideas
Ready to find out how open-minded your date is? There’s seriously few things we can think of that are funner and more entertaining than a drag show.
Even if drag isn’t your thing, anyone with an open mind can enjoy a good laugh at one of these shows.
Whether you like roller coasters or not, the theme park is a great place for a date. Roller Coasters are great for pumping the adrenaline (which is great for your date), but even if you don’t like coasters, there’s still so much to see and do.
The shows, the games, the food – you’ll never run out of things to do together at the theme park.
The best thing about a picnic is that you can have one virtually anywhere, at any time of day.
Sunrise Picnic Date? Romantic. Brunch picnic? Romantic. Starlight picnic date? Super romantic. Park picnic? Indoor picnic? Mountain Top picnic? All romantic picnic dates!
There’s a reason that carnivals are always shown as first dates on television. They’re easy, casual, safe, and super romantic. First kiss at the top of the ferris wheel? Yes please!
Ice Cream at the Beach
We’d say just go for an ice cream date, but that could be a really short date. So go for ice cream near the beach and make it a beach date! Share some of your favorite flavors (so cute!) and then go for a walk along the shoreline.
Volunteer at the Dog Shelter
Dogs are a super good judge of character! So do a good deed while at the same time letting some cute pooches sniff out whether or not your date is a great fit for you.
You and your date can bond over your love of dogs, and you’ll both feel better for volunteering your time towards a good cause.
Comfy pants. Oversize sweatshirts. And s’mores you say? We’re in!
Do this as an at home backyard tent date!
If you and your date both love to workout, why not do it together? Sharing passions together is a great way to bring yourselves closer. Plus, you’ll be getting healthy at the same time – it’s a win win!
This could be a fun competitive date together too.
A couples spa day is a great place to relax and unwind together. The best thing about a couples massage is that you can connect without saying a word.
Just hold hands and enjoy the massage. Then, when you’re finished, you can connect with words over a sauna or hot tub.
You can even do your own at home spa date night.
Okay, so you might need to get a little more dressed up for this one, but what better way to loosen up than with some delicious wine?
Try some of each, explore the wineries, and then take a bottle of your favorite to enjoy at home together. Because wine not?
More Casual Dates
- Have a movie marathon night with your favorite films or binge-watch a new series.
- Visit a local farmers market and enjoy sampling fresh produce and homemade goodies.
- Go for a scenic hike or nature walk and explore the great outdoors together.
- Take a cooking class and learn to make a new dish or cuisine.
- Have a picnic in the park with a delicious spread of snacks and drinks.
- Visit a local art gallery or museum and appreciate the creative works on display.
- Have a board game or card game night filled with friendly competition and laughter.
- Go on a mini road trip to a nearby town or city and explore its unique attractions.
- Attend a live comedy show or open mic night for a night of laughter and entertainment.
- Rent bicycles and go for a leisurely ride around town or along a scenic trail.
- Take a scenic drive to watch the sunset or stargaze under a clear night sky.
- Have a DIY project day where you work together on a fun craft or home improvement task.
- Visit a local amusement park or fair and indulge in thrilling rides and tasty treats.
- Explore a nearby bookstore or library and spend time reading and discussing your favorite books.
- Go for a fun and nostalgic roller skating or ice skating session.
- Take a dance class together and learn some new moves while enjoying the music.
- Have a beach day filled with sunbathing, swimming, and building sandcastles.
- Visit a local brewery or winery for a tasting tour and discover new flavors together.
- Attend a local sports event or watch a game together at a sports bar.
- Volunteer together for a charitable cause or participate in a community service activity.
In a world that often feels hectic and demanding, it’s important to carve out time for lighthearted and enjoyable moments. With these casual date ideas, you now have a treasure trove of fun activities to explore with your partner or friends.
Whether it’s a laughter-filled couples game night, a leisurely picnic in the park date, or a spontaneous adventure, remember that the best dates are the ones that bring joy and create lasting memories.
So go ahead, break free from the ordinary and embrace the whimsical wonders that await you. Let your imagination run wild, and let the good times roll!