Double dating can be a fun, different way of spending time with your girlfriend or boyfriend away from the home. Double date ideas range from those that would suit any solo couple to those that are best done with larger groups of people.
One of the most generic double date ideas is simply going to dinner with another couple. This is surely a safe bet. Pick a nice restaurant, you can meet there, you can take advantage of the fact that there are plenty of things at most places to steer conversation in different directions (helping avoid awkward pauses), and it doesn’t require almost any planning or preparation. This can be as fun on a double date as on a solo date. Along the same lines is seeing a movie which, while it requires a bit more planning (it’s harder for four people to agree on a movie than two!) can also be a fun, pleasant evening experience, and it can give you people to talk to about the movie once it is over.
However, if you’re looking for less generic, more adventurous double date ideas, you can try going on little excursions or even larger scale trips. These include going to a sporting event – this can be really fun if you and the people you know care about sports – a show or concert, a drive in theatre (probably better for couples of a younger age group), etc, or even more adventurous ideas such as taking a river or helicopter tour, taking a hike, sailing a boat, and perhaps even spending a night together on a trip to the woods or the beach.
These double date ideas tend to be a lot of fun with people who are simply friends, but they have the added twist of including time for romantic moments and opportunities along the way. They can be a great, great way to not only have a wonderful time, but also get to know (or spend time with) another couple; there’s nothing like a trip away from the city to bring people together.
Another category of effective double date ideas are those that can be done indoors, usually in one or the other couples’ home. These include an extravagant dinner cooked by both couples (and probably includes a shopping spree beforehand), a wine and cheese tasting night, a game night, etc. Activities in the home can be fun, but are probably best for couples that you know well, as those board games and the quieter conversations of the home are best when you are very comfortable with each other.
They also require a fair amount of work for the couple hosting them, as you will have to spend time cleaning the house and planning whatever activities you choose to do. There are many other double date ideas out there that can be a lot of fun and can add a different dimension to whatever relationship you are in and whatever friends you have. One of the biggest decisions that follows deciding what to do on your double date is, of course, who to go on the date with.