Are you looking for original ideas for your next date night with your girlfriend? Perhaps you want something a little more creative than simply a dinner and a movie? Or maybe you’ve been stuck in lockdown and have run completely out of ideas as to how to spice up your home life?
Whether it’s a first date or one of many, putting a little effort into coming up with something creative and memorable will surely score you bonus points with your girlfriend.
We’ve scanned the web for you, so you don’t have to! Here are the 12 best romantic lesbian date night ideas – tried and tested! And a few bonus ones, for after you’ve tried all of the top ones!
1. Paint and sip class
Paint and sip events have absolutely exploded all over the world, and virtually too! It’s no surprise – sometimes the simplest ideas are the most romantic! Paint and sip classes are so popular in big cities, you can easily find one in any neighbourhood, a few times a week.
They are great for also meeting people and learning a new skill with your girlfriend. And wine just makes the whole evening more fun, helping you relax and not be too fussed about the quality of your drawing.
Alternatively, if you can’t get you and your girlfriend to a face-to-face event, you can always attend one virtually, from the comfort of your home. In fact, if you prepare a week or two in advance, most events will ship the required kit to your home, then all you need to do is pick your tipple of choice and join the class online.
And if you are feeling even braver, you could organise the class yourself – it’s definitely the cheapest option too! Just pick a famous painting or an object from around the house and get drawing! It’s so much fun! You can even use your hands to draw on a canvas and express your art side a little differently!
2. Couple’s dance class
Moving to the sound of music brings such a good mood to any date night! Double points if you convince your girlfriend to take a dance class together! It’s such a memorable experience and there are so many different ways to go about it.
If you want to find a face-to-face class it will surely be the most fun, especially if it’s targeted at couples. There are so many types of dance you can choose, but some couple favourites are Argentine tango, Rumba and Jive. They are a lot about the technique, but also the music and the mood. For an even more exciting (or unusual dance date night) go for Bollywood or Hip Hop.
You will have so much fun choosing what to wear to the class, recording the dance routine and then laughing your head off. And the best part of it is that you don’t even need to be a good dancer – you will have a great laugh regardless!
If you feel a little shy about your relationship in front of strangers, however, you can always have a dance teacher visit you at home and teach you a dance. Pick a song and send it to the instructor in advance so they can create a routine for you and your girlfriend to learn. Again, hit record on your phone and have the dance routine saved to practise to later.
Last but not least, you can always trust an online class to be good fun – again a proper dance class requires plenty of space to move around, but if you aren’t put off by dancing in your kitchen or living room, then you are in for a great date night experience. You can go the extra mile by pairing the dance class with some decorations fitted for the style, and a cocktail to follow.
Whatever you and your girlfriend enjoy doing, there will be something for both of you if you dedicate your next date night to a country or a theme, choosing the food, activities and decorations to go with it.
Say you want to try a Parisian saloon theme? You can pick your outfits, decoration, menu, music and even movie according to the theme. Or perhaps you want to revisit a recent holiday, and recreate that feel at home? A Spanish inspired night with tapas, wine, Spanish music and bright colours, accompanied by a slideshow of your travel photos?
It’s truly unique to dedicate a date night to another culture or country – truly immersing yourself in the feel, music and spirit of it.
4. Learning something new together
It is such a fun way to spend a night together, by simply learning a new skill, or exploring a long-forgotten hobby. It’s such a good bonding experience!
You can go the extra mile by surprising her with a class she never would have picked herself, here are some of the best ideas available out there:
- Pottery workshop
- Pasta making with a chef
- Chocolate making class
- Cocktail masterclass
- Photography lesson and tour
- Record a song together
- Become a DJ
5. Home movie tent
Who doesn’t dream of bringing the outside in, and having a date night in a cosy tent full of lights? Ever since we were children, tents have signified being kept safe and happy! And while this idea requires some preparation, it’s also the one that can surprise your girlfriend the most.
As long as you manage to keep it a secret, building a home movie tent is a really romantic move and promises a fantastic date night. It brings a totally new perspective to watching movies at home and makes it so much more exciting.
A few things you will need in order to prepare it include: blankets or scarfs, cushions, fairy lights, popcorn, food, a lot of imagination. Make sure you’ve also picked a movie or a marathon to watch, so you make the most of the time. Some of the most romantic movie ideas are: The Before Trilogy, Midnight in Paris, Me Before You, Call Me By Your Name, La La Land, About Time.
Google ideas for your home movie tent, make sure you have a few hours to build it, set up a picnic with some bubbly and your girlfriend will be totally swooned when she sees it!
6. Stargazing picnic
The only date night that could potentially beat the home movie tent, is a picnic under the stars. You may want to choose a warmer evening for this date night idea and check out the location before you go.
Choose a hill or a park that’s open until late (but not too isolated), pack a picnic basket and set it up before your girlfriend arrives.
Keeping the element of surprise always does wonders for date nights! The best part of a stargazing picnic is just the opportunity to be together, away from the hustle and bustle of a restaurant or a bar, talk about anything you like and listen to your favourite music. You will surely have one of your most romantic evenings together, and it’s definitely on a budget!
7. Escape room
Who doesn’t want to put their relationship (and combined brain power) to the test of an escape room! Perhaps a little unusual, and not as romantic as stargazing, but definitely great fun – it’s a great opportunity to work together to solve a mystery.
Take your date to an escape room, and her sweat over finding the clues to get out on time. It’s so much fun! Most people who go to an escape room always make it back – they just want to improve their tactic and try it again!
8. Trivia night
So many bars and pubs have trivia nights, usually once a week – it’s a great way to break up the routine of the week and have a date night on a school night.
Go with your date as a team of two and whether you win or lose, you are sure to have a great experience! It’s such a great bonding experience, and fun to choose your team name!
9. Make sushi at home
Everybody loves sushi! Not only that, but everybody can make sushi, which is even better! All you need is a few ingredients, a great recipe, and a few hours to spare.
Next time you are stuck for what to do with your girlfriend on a date night, why don’t you organise a sushi making evening. In between the rolling, the wine and the eating, you will have such good fun!
10. A tour around the world
Similar to the Theme night idea, this experience will help you get to know other countries, without leaving the comfort of your home! Pick a country from around the world, at random, and make some of their traditional food.
It’s such an exciting way to explore new recipes and challenge your usual food routine. Give it a try and you are likely to find a few of your new favourite meals.
11. Go to a night market
Looking for something unusual to do with your girlfriend? Why don’t you find a flea market, or a night food market and explore a little? Perhaps you might even try to wake up at 4am and visit a fish market when they get all the fresh produce at dawn?
It’s definitely going to go down as one of your most memorable evenings together.
12. Watch the sunset
One of the most romantic date night ideas is simply finding the best spot in town (our go for a drive) to watch the sunset. It’s such a low-key, budget friendly way to have a fantastic date night. Bonus points if you remember to bring a picnic basket!
When it comes to romantic date night ideas, there are truly so many things you can organise, but the best of them are usually the most original ones – finding a perfect opportunity to spend quality time together, have a laugh and bond over a new experience.
There are so many great ideas you can also explore. We have listed some of them below!
- Go to a comedy show – and challenge yourself to sit in the front row, where the comedians will surely chat you up. Are you ready?
- Go to a drive-in cinema – another great date night idea that is super romantic and memorable.
- Go to an amusement park – and spend an evening enjoying the rides, eating candy floss, and playing games to win a fluffy toy. Who wouldn’t want to recreate their fun childhood memories with their date?
- Go bowling – a great evening activity and always fun!
- Go on a brewery or gin tour – find out more about your favorite beer or gin, then spend the evening tasting it at the brewery.
- Go to a jazz club – bonus points if you just show up! Spontaneous date nights are so romantic and there are so many bands out there you wouldn’t have even heard of that will appreciate you showing up to their gig.
- Go on an evening cruise – if you are lucky enough to live in a city with a river, chances are you can book a sunset cruise with dinner and sweep your girlfriend off her feet!
- A night at the museum – find out when your favorite museum or art gallery is organizing open nights and book it. It’s such a great way to enjoy a bit of art after sunset.