Everyone’s idea for a perfect date is different. While some prefer to chill at home with a good bottle of wine and a movie, others would rather go to a fancy restaurant and splash the cash.
It helps to know the best date idea for each zodiac star sign. This will save you a lot of time and help you be sure that you’ve chosen a great date for the sign you are dating.
Everyone likes to be spoiled on a date – but everyone’s idea of what that means will differ. Look no further: Here’s the ultimate list of date ideas that will help smooth out the decision-making process.
A date with an Aries is always as fun as their star sign. Aries are fiery, competitive, stubborn, and opinionated. This fire sign seeks excitement in everything they do, including dating and going out. It’s no wonder that Aries thrives on novelty and adventure.
Think go-carting, indoor or outdoor climbing, kayaking, paintballing, or sky-diving. The more adventurous and spontaneous, the better! Of course, there will be times (and weather conditions) that won’t allow for too much outdoor adventure, but you should always come up with something a little more exciting than dinner and a movie.
Bring a picnic to a park and watch the stars together. Book an escape room on a rainy day and watch him sweat over finding the clues. Impressing an Aries with a fun date isn’t that hard to do – as long as you stay clear of cliches and too much formality.
A game of mini golf is also a perfect date idea for the competitive Aries. He will love to show off his skills and will most likely win.
Avoid: Exhausting him with too much adventure and never finding the time to chill. He’s a sexual being who still wants to hang out at home…if you get the hint!
Tauruses are known as the most traditional, loyal, and home-bound star sign in the zodiac. However, when dating one, you should get ready for a high-class experience and think about more than a home-cooked meal.
This star sign is all about status, and they feel appreciated when their partner knows they’ve got a taste for the expensive.
Think of an art show or a popular museum exhibition, followed by a nice dinner in a new restaurant. Be prepared to spoil them with the finer things in life, especially on the first few dates.
The Taurus knows they are worthy of all the attention and spoiling. Show them you notice that and you will be reaping the rewards later.
Wherever you choose to take a Taurus, make sure there is a gorgeous setting and a gorgeous view.
Avoid: Splashing the cash on places that are tacky or pompous. He won’t enjoy the vibe and can always tell the difference between a classy place and just an expensive place.
Easy-going, charming, chatty, and fun Geminis love dating and everything about the experience. They seek entertainment and intellectual stimulation in everything they do and in those they surround themselves with.
Nothing is too much for the Gemini – from double dates, to blockbuster movies, from lively street markets to cross-country road trips. They thrive on novelty!
A Gemini loves to be surprised, but also expects their partner to somewhat read their mind. They want to be spoiled with gestures and attention, so a surprise movie date is almost always a good idea.
To excite them even more, an art installation or a pop-up event will be just the right spot to sweep them off their feet. Geminis love chatting and clever language (driven by their ruling planet of communication, Mercury), so a stand-up comedy show is a perfect date idea.
Another great idea is to take your Gemini to a party where he can meet all of your friends impress them with his easy-going and chatty nature.
Avoid: Skipping date nights altogether after being together for a while. Geminis need novelty and spontaneity or they get easily bored with their partner.
Did someone say Netflix and chill? Your Cancer date will love this! Cancers are all about romance and know no bounds!
Romantic walks on the beach, boat rides, home-cooked meals, watching the stars – Cancers love these dates the most. They like exploring new places as much as cuddling in a movie theatre or in front of the TV, so you won’t have to think too long about how to make him feel special.
One thing this star sign really appreciates is being taken care of and made to feel special. Almost any date is a good date with them!
As a water sign, Cancers feel most at home on the beach, so you can never go wrong with that.
Avoid: Going all romantic and pre-planned every time, try to be spontaneous and adventurous too.
Lights, camera, Leo in action! When dating this star sign (who’s ruled by the Sun), you just know that he will need attention and lots of it! He is the king of the jungle and demands respect.
Take him to the opera or ballet, followed by fancy dinner or cocktails in that sexy lounge the whole town is talking about. A night like this will make him feel like he’s in his natural habitat. Leos appreciate the finer things in life and aren’t afraid to make their lives a work of art. A Leo man likes fine food, fine clothes, and fine company.
Anything below that level and you risk killing his mood completely. He’s also extremely romantic and no two dates are ever the same, or boring. Can you keep up with him?
Avoid: Choosing every place you go to yourself; he needs to be able to express himself and surprise you too.
One thing is certain about this star sign – he is the perfectionist of the zodiac! He is constantly seeking the next best thing or the next best date.
He’s practical and smart, so his perfect date might be a trivia night at the local pub, a stroll in a botanical garden, or browsing the aisles of a bookstore.
He’s also all about health and sport, so a yoga, tennis, or cooking class will certainly make him happy. He likes to polish his skills and impress the woman next to him with his talents.
He won’t mind showing some extra skin on a first date either, so a spa day might be a great way to get him to relax and open up.
Avoid: Not asking him what he wants to do. Show that you care about his preferences and go with the flow, whatever that might be.
Before you go out on a date with a Libra, think: What is the perfect outfit for this date? Once you nail that, not much can go wrong with your date!
A Libra appreciates style, music, art, and good conversation; think a gig in a cool place followed by drinks in an underground bar. He will love the vibe and feel like you’re reading his mind. That’s a great position to be in!
The Libra has excellent taste, so make sure you are taking him to the right places and spending a little time choosing them. And not setting is complete without a good bottle of wine – a total aphrodisiac for him.
Avoid: Making the date all about yourself. Ask him lots of questions and let him speak.
As a water sign, a Scorpio is all about movement, novelty, and going with the flow. Walking and talking is a great way to get to know him on a first date.
The sultry Scorpio loves anything exotic, attention-grabbing, and mind-stimulating. He loves mystery in all aspects of his life and is in fact a bit of a walking mystery himself. Take him on a scavenger hunt or to an escape room, followed by a burlesque show.
Forget about traditional date ideas and just go wild! He will go along with it each time. If you can afford it, surprise him with a weekend getaway somewhere new. He loves exploring new places and immersing himself in history and culture.
Avoid: Only going out! This star sign is so sexual that at-home dates are equally intriguing.
This star sign is all about reaching his targets and performing to the best of his abilities. Therefore, a great date idea is to go camping or on a little adventure – think hiking, horseback riding, or biking.
Biking side by side and talking will get him to open up to you and really feel connected to you.
He craves adventure and good food, so if you give him that combination, he will be all yours. Another date idea is to take him dancing, or to a concert. Sagittarius can dance all night, then be up for it again the following night!
Avoid: Going to the same places; he likes exploring fresh new territories.
This star sign is so driven and ambitious, that you will have to put a lot of effort to even get him on a date in the first place! So, once you get them to agree, make sure it’s really worth his precious time.
All the classic and old-school date ideas apply here – a dinner and a movie, drinks and a stroll. However, in order to impress him and really help him unwind, you might want to book a day spa or wine tasting instead. It will make him feel truly spoiled and appreciated.
Avoid: Nagging them for a date night every week – it might just not fit with his schedule and priorities. Give him some space and let him come to you.
Ready to get weird with someone? No better partner than the expressive Aquarius. This intellectual air sign loves everything about open and interesting communication. He’s obsessed with eccentric ideas, unique scenes, and quirky venues.
Think indie rock concerts, gallery exhibitions, vinyl shops, or a comic bookstore. Appeal to his inner Einstein and you will have him following you like a puppy. Let him talk, and be prepared to listen!
An Aquarius is also quite social, so taking him to a party is almost always a good idea. He loves connecting with different types of people.
Avoid: Drifting off when he speaks to you or he will feel like you aren’t getting him.
A Pisces man is obsessed with romance and is one of the most easy-going star signs. Just about any date idea will appeal to him.
Intuitive, sensitive, and imaginative, he loves activities that engage his mind and take him to a whole different world – think movies, opera, stargazing picnics, or magic shows.
Impress him with a poetry reading followed by a romantic candlelit dinner in a new place. Or let him cook you a meal and just bring a good bottle of wine.
And of course, the Pisces love maritime activities, so you can’t go wrong with a romantic boat ride or a date at the aquarium.
Avoid: Expecting too much too soon. He needs to be sure about you before he commits.