If a friend of yours asks you to go on a double date, take the opportunity! Going on a double date can be beneficial for both couples for a variety of reasons. From making new friends to trying new things, double dates are a fun way to keep things interesting. In addition, double dates offer so many different choices for couples, including basic dinner dates or more extravagant experiences.
Whether you want to keep it simple or try something more daring, here are some new double date ideas for modern couples to consider. No matter what, the most important thing is that everyone in your double date group has fun and also has the chance to interact with one another. Choosing an activity that has the opportunity to communicate, while also staying busy, is best for a double date. A movie, for example, doesn’t provide any real opportunities to talk to one another (unless you’re THAT person who talks throughout the whole movie).
Having these bonding times with your parter are crucial and a great fall back when things get a little too much or battling anxieties around potential stressful family situations.
If you’re lucky enough to live within driving distance of one of Top Golf’s 58 franchised locations, you’re in for a real treat. This new experience offers an electronic golf driving range experience that is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. The great news is that you don’t need to be a pro golfer to enjoy this date night idea. Each group rents one “lane” similar to renting a bowling lane.
Top Golf’s unique technology has a tracker in each golf ball which allows you to score points and get competitive against your group. Even better, they have servers that bring food and beverages around to your lane as you play. Top Golf is a great double date idea for couples because four is the perfect number to play with. When you’re not going, chat, eat, drink, and watch the player whose turn it is. This gives you the right balance of competitive activity and friendly conversation.
To learn more about Top Golf Locations, visit their website. If there’s not already a Top Golf near you, there hopefully will be soon. The company is expanding to new locations!
Escape rooms seem to be popping up everywhere! Even if you’ve done one before, there are so many different kinds that you’ll never get bored. Escape rooms are perfect for groups to work together. If you’re not familiar with the concept, a group is put into a room (generally has a theme) and has a specific amount of time (usually 60 minutes) to work through clues and solve puzzles to “escape” the room. If you’re looking for a double date for a rainy day, an escape room is the perfect indoor activity to consider.
Escape rooms are a good double-date choice for couples who want something more hands-on. If you struggle with topics for conversation, this can solve your problem! You’ll be talking through the clues throughout the 60 minutes. After you “escape”, you’ll have plenty of things to talk about over dinner afterward.
Just like escape rooms, axe throwing has recently taken off in popularity. (Sensing a theme? People like to be busy and entertained!). Axe throwing is a sport that can be done indoors at an axe throwing business (you’re sure to have one popping up near you). Similar to Top Golf or bowling, you rent a “lane” for a given amount of time. Your entire group plays on the same lane.
The sport involves standing behind a foul lane and attempting to throw axes at a target. Think of it as similar to an intense game of darts with a heavier object. While this may sound intense, it’s actually a fun double date that anyone can enjoy. It takes a bit to get the hang of it, but everyone can catch on! Players add up their points from throws and compete against each other.
This double date idea is sure to lend itself to a great time for everyone. Many axe throwing businesses also offer beer, drinks, and food to make a full date night experience.
If the idea of trying something new on a double date gives you anxiety, stick with the basics. Everyone in your group is sure to have gone bowling before. This is a good idea for shy or anxious couples who simply don’t want to try something new in front of new people. To make bowling more fun, team up or pick a bowling alley with live music, food, and beverages.
Looking for more date ideas? Many of these summer date ideas could work as double dates too. All you need to do is get a bit creative!
Benefits of Double Dating
Going on double dates can offer several benefits you might not have considered before. First off, conversation in a group of four people tends to flow a bit smoother than a one-on-one conversation. Even if you’ve known each other forever, the more people, there are generally fewer awkward breaks in the conversation. Additionally, it gives you and your partner to discuss topics you might not otherwise have discussed. This can keep things fun and new, especially if you and your partner are feeling at a “stall” in your relationship conversation topics.
Whether you’re early on in your relationship or on your way to the alter, it’s also a great benefit when double dating to get some advice and ask about the other couples experiences. Need a wedding planning referral or other solo dates? Feel free to leverage the knowledge around you to make the most of your quality time with your partner and explore new things!
Paint and Sip
Another popular date night is going to a paint and sip place near you. There are several national chains are also local businesses that do this, so you’ll have to research what’s in your area. The concept is an art/painting class to do while sipping on some delicious wine. This is a class taught step by step by an instructor, so you won’t need to be artistic or creative at all to enjoy this double date night idea.
Generally, the class focuses on basic canvas painting and allows you to talk amongst your group as you go. Drinking wine while you’re painting will have you feeling like a real artist!
Another benefit of double dates is the opportunity to make new friends. Going on a double date allows you to get to your know your friend’s partner. If the double date is with your partner’s friend and their partner, you have an opportunity to get to know both of them. Not to mention, this can provide support for your friend as they’re excited to show off their new relationship. A double date works well for couples who’ve just met or couples that have known each other for years!
Don’t be afraid to take that chance put yourselves out there, you never know what long lasting friendships you can start to build!
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