Romantic Date Ideas

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Ready for some romantic date ideas? Romance is essential to any relationship. Not only does it help the bond between you and your partner grow stronger, but it is also something that you and your partner share solely with each other.

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Fun times, laughs, adventures, friendships – these are all things that you share with multiple people in your life (friends, family, etc).

But romance is something that is unique to your relationship with your partner.

So as your relationship grows, so should your romance. Read on to see how to be romantic for date nights.

Why Romance Is Important

But why is romance so important? And can a relationship survive without it? 

Let’s start with the latter question. We can’t speak for all relationships. In theory, a relationship could survive without romance – and we’re sure there are some that do.

But we’re pretty confident in saying that the majority of relationships do require some degree of romance to survive, or at least to thrive.

Why is it so important?

  1. Romance brings you and your partner together in so many different ways.

Firstly, romance shows that you are putting your relationship as a priority. In most cases, romantic acts take some degree of time, planning, and preparation.

A romantic act shows your partner that you are willing to make time for your relationship and that they are a priority in your life. In return, this allows your partner to feel closer and more bonded to you.

2. Secondly, romance can help to keep your relationship new.

Research has shown that romance is even more important in long-term relationships.

New relationships are fun and exciting, but once the honeymoon phase wears off, they take a little more work.

Romance is a way for you and your partner to come together, spend some quality time, and remind each other why you are together in the first place. 

Romantic Dates

So let’s talk about romantic dates. Here are some of our favorite romantic date ideas:

Go on a Picnic

We’re not sure why, but there’s something so romantic about the simplicity of a picnic.

It doesn’t take a lot of time or preparation, but it’s a great way for you and your partner to wind down, forget about life for a minute, and just connect with one another. 

Plus, there’s so many things you can do for a picnic date– indoor picnics, outdoor picnics, rooftop picnics, mountaintop picnics, beach picnics, picnics in the park, picnics in the woods – there’s literally so many romantic places that you can pop up a picnic completely for free. 

And if you really want to go all out, you can arrange for a planned picnic.

There’s tons of companies out there that arrange picnics for you. They find the perfect location, bring the perfect food, and plan the perfect layout. All you have to do is show up and enjoy!

At Home Spa Night

We’ll never discourage you from spending a night with your partner at the local spa – it’s super relaxing, calming, and romantic too!

But there’s something about an at-home spa date that goes above and beyond. After all, you won’t find a hot and steamy bubble bath at the spa. 

Here’s how to set it up – Think candlelit rooms and roses on the bed. Think hot bubble baths and relaxing facial masks. And when the bath is all said and done, treat your partner to a nice full body massage. Now that’s effort – and that’s romantic. 

Take a Dance Class

If you’ve ever seen the movie Dirty Dancing, you won’t debate us that dancing is unbelievably romantic.

There’s so many romance movies based around dancing – Footloose, Grease, West Side Story, Step Up – the list goes on and on. And it’s for a reason. Dance brings more romance into your life.

When you dance, you align yourself with your partner. Your breathing, your steps, your movements, your heartbeat – they all start to align and allow you to connect with your partner on a deeper level.

Not only that, but dance creates a silent conversation. It allows you to be vulnerable and authentic, without ever saying a word.

Think of it as your own personal love language between you and your partner – what’s more romantic than that!?

Build a Snowman

When’s the last time you embraced your inner child together? Most of us don’t take the time to go and play out in the snow.

As adults, we look at it as a nuisance rather than fun. But you’re with your one true love – bundle up and remember what it’s like to be kids again.

Remember, you can have fun doing anything together! And acting like children is a great way to let down your walls and bring out your silly, fun sides.

Building snowmen is also a great way to build your teamwork skills together. Plus, it’s a great opportunity for a snowball fight! Then you can head inside, curl up beside the fireplace with a delicious hot chocolate, and keep each other warm.

No snow where you live? Head to the beach for a beach date and build a sand castle instead!

Kayaking in Bioluminescence

Okay, so we are well aware that this isn’t your everyday activity. And unfortunately, it might not be an activity close to you.

But if you do have bioluminescent creatures nearby, we literally can’t think of anything more romantic.

For those who have absolutely no idea what we’re talking about, think stars in the ocean. That’s what bioluminescence looks like. Bioluminescence is a “light emitted by living things through chemical reactions in their bodies”.

Glowworms, fireflies – these are both examples of bioluminescent creatures.

In certain waters, when there is no moon and the skies are completely dark, bioluminescent algae can light it up like fireflies in the ocean.

Kayaking through it is like swimming in the night sky. There are few things in this world more amazing if you have the opportunity to do it. And if not, just go skinny dipping! Both are romantic!

More Romantic Dates

If your relationship feels like it’s falling flat, you might just need a little romance to relight the spark.

Try some of these romantic date ideas, or create some of your own! What’s really important isn’t what you’re doing, it’s how much effort you put forth into doin it. 

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