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Quirky Dating Is Also Fun Dating

Sunset dateFor a lot of people, dating can be a worrying process.

Nowadays, people prefer alternative date activities compared to the standard cinema or restaurant locations.

When you go on a date, you are finding out if you are a suitable match for each other.

It can be nerve racking experience for many, but choosing the correct date location can put any nerves at rest.

Lets take a look at some alternative date locations and ideas!



A picnic can be a romantic way to spend an afternoon on a warm, summer day.

Picking a spot where you have a great view can add to the ambience. It doesn’t matter if it’s on the side of a hill, or a place where you get a view of the city skyline, a beautiful mood can ensure the perfect mood for your picnic.

Just imagine, lying against each other on a thick blanket with a glass of wine (if alcohol is permitted at the location, of course), watching the sun set.

It can be one of the best experiences you could have.

A picnic can be a great way to get to know each other better in a relaxed and romantic setting.


Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting can be a great date location to sample some of the finest wines on offer, all while getting to know your potential partner.

It’s often a great way to be sophisticated for a reasonable price. You’ll be sniffing and tasting a wide range of wines and, depending which location you choose, they often have exotic wines that are from all over the world.

There are normally numerous wine tasting venues to find, no matter what your location.

You can choose a venue that is best suited for you, meaning you can go to somewhere that is sophisticated or more casual, depending on you are your dates preference.

If you are lucky enough to live near a vineyard, they usually have wine days where you get to see the winemaking process and sample the final product.

Wine tasting can be a great date location as it gives you the chance to be sophisticated and allows you to show off your wine tasting knowledge.

wine and dating go hand in hand
Wine and dating go hand in hand


Gig Venue

Often when people think of going to a gig for a date, they imagine being stuck in a large concert venue with hundreds of people pushing and shoving each other.

This couldn’t be further from the truth.

You’ll be able to find smaller gig venues that are a genuine pleasure to spend time in.

More often than not, these gig venues are cafes during the day, meaning you can get a bite to eat earlier on and watch a band in the evening.

Jazz clubs can be a great way to spend a date.

You’ll be able to relax with a drink, getting to know each other, all while relaxing jazz music is being played.

Going to these smaller gig venues can be a great way to get to know each other better, all while listening to one of the most beautiful things in the world, live music.


Five Course Dinner, at Five Different Locations

This may seem like an unusual one, but it can be a great way to spend an evening, especially if your date likes surprises.

It couldn’t be simpler, you go to one place for an appetiser at one place, have soup at another, main course someplace else, dessert elsewhere and coffee at a cosy cafe.

If the two of you have a wide range of food tastes, you can choose five different locations that are all completely different from each other.

There are so many options as well. You could choose a stretch of restaurants as your locations, or you can be really spontaneous and jump in a taxi to a pre planned location; it really is up to you and your date.

One of the best things about these kind of dates are just how memorable they are. Your date won’t be forgetting an exciting evening like this for a long time.

Change to something completely new for better dating. There_s nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Change to something completely new for better dating. There’s nothing to lose and everything to gain.


Decorate a Christmas Tree Together

Couple KissingI know this is a seasonal date idea, but that doesn’t detract from the fun you can have during the Christmas period.

It can be a great way to cheer up either your or their living space, as well as getting into the Christmas spirit.

Once the Christmas tree is up and decorated, it then serves as a visual reminder of what you and your date have done together.

This date activity may not be for everyone,

If you are taking a person on a date that loves everything about Christmas then it can be a great experience for both parties.


Fun Fair

It may be a cliche that you see on films all the time, but it can be the perfect way to spend an evening with your date.

There is just so much to do with modern fun fairs. You can attempt to win a fluffy toy for your date, go full road rage on the dodgems, get a buzz from a rollercoaster or hold each tight when riding the ghost train. There is an activity here for everyone.

Fairs are designed as a fun place to be, so it’s a great way to spend an exciting evening with each other, and for an affordable price.



This may not be the ideal place for a first date, or if either you or your date doesn’t like this sort of activity, but if both parties are willing then it can be a thrilling and exciting way to spend a day.

Make sure that the both of you are on the same team and you can have a great time. Act as a human shield to protect your date, or choose to be tactical, you’ll both have a good time and create memories you’ll be telling for years.

In the unfortunate situation where you end up on opposing sides then you can allow your date to take you out as an act of good sportsmanship.

Again, it’s important to make sure that your date actually enjoys activities like this before actually going ahead with it.


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3 thoughts on “Breaking Tradition: Quirky Places To Take A Date”
  1. Wine tasting is a great date. At the very least, the wine gets you to loosen up if you are a little shy or nervous on the date. Of course, having too much to drink is a bad thing. The key is to find the sweet spot!

    1. Yep, I agree, Don.
      Anything where you can involve the senses in a date is a great way to do something together. Food festivals, cheese tasting or find 10 chocolate shops and sample each. The list goes on but the important thing is you’re doing something actively together, as two people.
      Thank you for your thoughts too

  2. Thanks for sharing this some alternative date locations and ideas. This will help and useful tips for some man who has always thinking for another place to date. It’s cool and I like the idea of “Gig Venue and Five Course Dinner, at Five Different Locations.” But you can consider also fishing or beach it will be great idea too.

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