16 Different Dates to Go On in 2016
No doubt about it, 2016 is going to be your best year yet in a multitude of aspects — including, but not limited to, your dating life. Whether you're freshly single and revving up to enter the playing field or have been stuck like glue to your partner since you were both sporting baby cheeks, these 16 unique date ideas are calling (crooning?) your names. Give 'em a shot — they're bound to spice up your romance(s) in the most adorable way possible.
Tour an interesting museum.
You've both been meaning to tour the quirky museum across town — next year's your chance to make it happen! Be sure to snag something from the shop to commemorate the day.
See a bad movie.
So you've got a running list of the critically acclaimed movies you want to watch (what's up, Star Wars?). In 2016, switch it up a bit, and see a flick that's so bad, it's not even a little good. You and your partner will be busting your guts at the corny acting and cheesy lines.
Whether you attend an art class or buy your own kit, try your hand at painting! It's messy, it's creative, and it's impossible to NOT have fun . . . even if the actual painting turns out a bit meh. You'll treasure it forever!
Go on a picnic.
Cook up a storm as a couple, but rather than simply sitting down and gorging after the oven dings, pack up the eats in a cute basket, and head for the great outdoors. It's the perfect way to catch up and get stuffed.
Attend an exercise class.
Whether you're both bona fide workout gurus or prefer the couch on most (read: all) days, sweat your way out of your comfort zone, and attend a workout class together. The experience will pay off — promise!
Taste-test food you've never tried.
You and your partner have never tried French food — next year, make it a point to go out and taste-test! Chances are you'll discover what you've been missing out on.
Go for a photo walk.
Hike through the woods as two photographers looking to capture amazing shots of nature. Print out your best pics, and frame them in your home!
Take a helicopter tour.
Though they're on the pricier side, helicopter tours are well worth the money. Together, you'll get to see your hometown from a bird's-eye view . . . which is sort of TOTALLY romantic. "If you're a bird, I'm a bird."
Visit an animal shelter.
It's no secret that animals in shelters are in serious need of petting, grooming, walking, and affection. With your loved one, dedicate a few hours to the abandoned pets of your city's shelter . . . and consider taking a furry friend home!
Book a couple's massage.
Fabulous if you and your partner are hairline-deep in stress, a couple's massage will prove completely relaxing. This is especially great if you've been fighting a little more than usual (happens!).
Attend the concert of a band you've never heard of.
Grab two cheap tickets from a small band with a niche audience. Even if it's not your first choice in song, expanding your musical repertoire together can be unforgettable.
Is there anything sweeter than staring at the stars with a loved one? We think not. Grab your softest blanket, a pair of binoculars, and a camera or two for the most sentimental stargazing sesh.
Cozy up at a library.
Carve out a rainy day in 2016 for the local library. Curl up in a quiet nook of the building, and bury your noses in a few good novels. You can even grab a picture book and read as a couple!
Volunteer at a charity event.
The feeling of giving back to the community is unmatchable . . . especially if you're with your partner. Pick a charity event of your choice, and make it a date.
Get buzzed at a brewery.
Nothing like downing a frothing glass of fresh, local beer in the company of your other half. This one's ideal for letting loose on a Friday afternoon.
See a comedian live.
If you're both all about those Netflix comedy specials, make your dreams come true with tickets to a live show. Bonding over shared giggles? Perfect.