Dating with other couples is a great way to get some much-needed social time with your significant other while simultaneously enjoying a day (or night) out with your friends. It’s also a fun way to break away from your normal routine, particularly if you find yourself on one-on-one dates often and don’t get too much social time in together.
Lastly, it can help you build better bonds amongst the group; for example, either you’re getting to know your partner’s friends better, or your partner’s friends are getting to know yours better. With that in mind, here are six amazing double date ideas.
Check out local events
With the spread of the coronavirus, traveling with your partner and friends just got a little more complicated. But fortunately, there are plenty of local things you can do, which not only keeps you near your home, but also helps support neighboring businesses and stimulate your local economy. For example, if you lived in Southern California, might check out Wings Over Camarillo, an air show in California. You could also research which local restaurants offer outdoor seating or look up your city’s calendar events to learn about new activities.
Go to a winery
No matter where you live, you’d be surprised to find that wineries are often much closer than you think. Going to a winery gives you the chance to meet interesting winemakers, learning about the craft of winemaking, and of course, give your taste buds a chance to rejoice. You and your group will enjoy learning and sipping, and can take your favorite options back home with you.
Attend a murdery mystery dinner
A Murder Mystery dinner is a live-action version of the beloved game of Clue. Research local murder mystery dinner options near you, where your group will enjoy a fine evening of dinner with a fun twist of detective work. A typical murder mystery dinner involves a theater setup where the guests are invited to watch a play and participate in the action. It’s a fun way to enjoy a meal with some unique entertainment and active participation.
If you can get a group of friends together, you can host your own murder mystery dinner, too. All you have to do is purchase a murder mystery party kit, send out your invitations with character and backstory details, decorate, and plan a party-themed menu. Each of your guests will be cast as characters and are tasked with solving the mystery!
Go to an outdoor screening or drive-in theater
With COVID-19 in full force, movie theaters are starting to feel a little obsolete. However, outdoor screenings and drive-in theaters are making a bit of a comeback. Conduct a Google search for outdoor screening events in your area. You might even want to take things into your own hands and order an outdoor projector with a theatre setup.
Paint and wine night
The paint and wine night event has seen a spike in popularity, and for good reason. Learn how to paint a professional masterpiece while socializing with your friends, meeting new people, and of course, drinking wine. By the end, you all realize that you’re much better with a paintbrush than you thought, and have something unique to take home with you as a memento of a fun double date.
Host a game night
A game night for four is a great way to have a full evening of fun. As a group, choose your games ahead of time and plan the night accordingly. Make sure you’ve got food and drinks covered and you’ve set up your gaming system or organized your board and card games in advance. You can even add a fun twist by including prizes for winners and splitting prize costs before the evening begins. In this case, get an erasable whiteboard or chalkboard to help you keep track.
It’s no secret that travel is good for your health. Why not have a double date that includes a dose of fitness and travel? Hiking is a great way to keep your activities green, get out in nature, squeeze some exercise into your schedule, and breathe in some fresh air. You might opt to pack a picnic lunch for when your group reaches the final destination.