ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Gender and Relationships»
  • Marriage

Date Night Ideas for Young and Old

Updated on November 20, 2015

Do you find yourself stuck in front of the computer reading about other people enjoying their lives on Facebook? Come on, get a life! How is your romance, anyways. Hopefully not dead! One way to keep your life exciting is to date!

Here are some ideas of how you can ask a person out, what you can do when you go out, and how to keep the romance alive in your relationships.

So, you are in a rut, are you? Need some fresh ideas? Running out of cash for the expensive movie theaters and dinner?

Try these fun inexpensive ideas for one couple or group dating:

  • Hiking
  • Nature walk
  • Zoo
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Band Concert
  • Window shopping
  • Board games
  • Cook tin foil dinners in the oven
  • Service projects (clean the beach)
  • Visit a rest home
  • Wash cars
  • Finger painting
  • Make a movie with your camcorder
  • Play charades

Pamela Anderson Lee released a statement confirming that she has had her breast implants removed. Doctors say that Pamela is doing fine and that her old implants are now dating Charlie Sheen. ~ Conan O'BrienWhenever I date a guy, I think, "Is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with? ~ Rita Rudner

It takes half the amount of time you dated someone to get over them. ~ Sex and the City quotes

I've Been on so many blind dates, I should get a free dog. ~ Wendy Liebman

Sorry, I don't date outside my species.
~ Bumper Sticker

A girl phoned me and said, "Come on over. There's nobody home." I went over. Nobody was home!
~Rodney Dangerfield

They wrote that I'd gained 30 pounds over the summer and lost it in a week because I was dating three guys at once!
~Yasmine Bleeth

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity. ~ Albert Einstein

Couples that have been together for quite a while seem to start taking each other for granted. To avoid this dilemma, take time each day to do something for your partner that you know they like. Whether it be a back rub, foot massage, a smooch, or a cup of hot cocoa. You spend a lot of time trying to please others, especially at work and other relationships. Make time to nurture your relationship with your spouse on a daily basis.

We have been married now for 38 years, and to keep it fun and exciting, we try really hard to go on a Friday night date. We love going to the mall about thirty miles away, having a treat, perhaps taking in a movie and window shopping. On Sundays, we love taking a walk together to remember what a beautiful place we live in, and to ground ourselves in preparation for the coming week.

Each relationship needs the following:

  • Mutual respect
  • Complements
  • Fair fights
  • Support for one another

Date nights are a great time for your relationship to grow. Without them, the relationship can unravel as each person tries to fill their emotional needs.

I am sure you can think of other ideas for date nights with a friend, acquaintance, prospective partner, spouse or significant other. Please share some of the things that keep you close to yours.


Submit a Comment

  • elayne001 profile image

    Elayne 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Mine too prasetio30. I love gardens. Glad you stopped by to check out my dating hub. Mahalo (thanks).

  • prasetio30 profile image

    prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

    Visiting botanical garden is my favorite. Thanks for writing this and share with us. I know there are many options out there. I love the video above. Cheers....


  • elayne001 profile image

    Elayne 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Hope you do IndoVillas. Should be fun and different.Thanks for commenting.

  • profile image

    IndoVillas 6 years ago

    Looks like I have to try some of this, great tips!

  • elayne001 profile image

    Elayne 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Hope you are able to enjoy many of the date ideas. Thanks for commenting Susie Duzy.

  • SUSIE DUZY profile image

    SUSIE DUZY 6 years ago from Delray Beach, Florida

    Thanks for some good ideas. I will save this hub.

  • elayne001 profile image

    Elayne 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thank you Mike. Glad you found some date ideas you like.

  • profile image

    mike 6 years ago

    Great hub, and heaps of great ideas for date nights there! It is easy to get caught doing the same things all the time - dinner, movies etc. Good idea to keep things fresh with new things. Finding the time can be difficult sometimes though, but worth the effort.

  • elayne001 profile image

    Elayne 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    I appreciate all your positive comments Sun-Girl. You are too kind.

  • Sun-Girl profile image

    Sun-Girl 6 years ago from Nigeria

    Great hub from a great writer which i so much enjoy reading from,thanks dear for these particular writings again.

  • elayne001 profile image

    Elayne 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    HealthyHanna - so glad you felt motivated after reading my hub. Hope you have some fun dates with your husband soon.

  • HealthyHanna profile image

    HealthyHanna 6 years ago from Utah

    Yes, I agree. Lets keep dating alive with a little variation to the movie and dinner idea. Thanks for the motivation. I shouldn't just sit around waiting for my husband to think of things to do on a date... I could instigate it!

  • elayne001 profile image

    Elayne 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thanks for all the great comments ladies and gents. Let's keep dating alive. I do like the idea of meetups that susiebrown48 suggested to. Takes you one step closer to a relationship when you have things in common.

  • susiebrown48 profile image

    susiebrown48 6 years ago from Clearwater, FL

    Awesome suggestions! I'm happily engaged right now, but I remember being single all to well! If you are without a date, and have interests, you can also fill your time, doing things you love, and meeting people with similar interests by finding a meetup. Meetups are local groups of people, whether its computer geeks, bowlers, single 30s, divers or public speakers. I know is one site that lists many meetups. When you're single its nice to be able to do the things you like, with like minded people. If you happen to meet Mr. or Mrs Right along the way, all the better.

  • Pamela99 profile image

    Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

    This hub has some great suggestions to put a little variety into your social life. Rated up.

  • LianaK profile image

    LianaK 6 years ago

    Great suggestions! Could use a date night someday soon! :) Great hub.

  • b. Malin profile image

    b. Malin 6 years ago

    Very Good and Useful tips, elayneool. The Best is don't take one another for GRANTED...and then use some imagination. Thanks for your useful list and suggestions.

  • Denise Handlon profile image

    Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

    Useful tips Elayne and many which are no longer utilized. Sadly, everyone seems to be preoccupied with twittering, or (ahem, writing hubs, LOL) but, you really bring up a valid point.


  • Eiddwen profile image

    Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

    A great hub which I am sure many will benefit from reading.

    Thank you for sharing and take care.


  • elayne001 profile image

    Elayne 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Glad you liked them lovelife08. You have a great hubname. Thanks for your comments.

  • lovelife08 profile image

    lovelife08 6 years ago from United States

    Very helpful. I definitely will have to try some of these.

  • elayne001 profile image

    Elayne 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    We also love driving around the island occasionally. Glad you are keeping the romance alive. Aloha!

  • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile image

    DeBorrah K Ogans 6 years ago

    elayne001, Nice hub! We still after many years enjoy an exqusite dinner and nice scenic drive! Many Great suggestions! Thank You for sharing,

    Peace & Blessings!

  • elayne001 profile image

    Elayne 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Sorry to hear, diogenese - maybe you should try one of the ideas listed here to overcome your boredom!! Might start a new craze!

  • profile image

    diogenese 6 years ago

    I still go along with Omar's advice, "A crust of bread, a glass of wine and thou!" (approximate). Dating in England means one thing only: the pub, and as i no longer drink more than one glass of wine or a beer, boring. The drunkeness here is appalling Bob

  • elayne001 profile image

    Elayne 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Sounds wonderful breakfastpop. Thanks for your comments - you lucky girl you.

  • breakfastpop profile image

    breakfastpop 6 years ago

    Just give us a fabulous dinner with candles and wine and my husband and are are ecstatic. Thanks for some additional fun ideas.