Finding your significant other is one of the turning points in your life. Imagine waking up in the morning with a smile on your face because you’re looking forward to seeing that person again. You’re smiling right now thinking about them, aren’t you? Well, that’s heartwarming. Make your significant other feel more special by planning a romantic date night for you two.
Here’s how you can do it.
Step 1: Schedule
First of all, decide whether you want it to be a surprise or not and make a list of how you can ask your date out.
If it’s a surprise, then it’s entirely up to you to make the decisions, but make sure to keep your partner’s preferences in mind. When you both plan the date, make a list of things you can do when the day arrives.
Determine the date and time, and make sure the both of you are available. Make sure that it won’t get in the way of work or other important things. Yes, spending time with your significant other is important too, but if it compromises your responsibilities, then it’s not a good idea.
If you’re planning a surprise, you can casually ask your partner for their schedule. Work your way around it and then find a mutual free time for both of you.
Step 2: In or Out?
Do you want to have a romantic date night in your home or do you want to go out? What do you think your partner will enjoy the most? If you decided to go out, here are a few things you can do:
- Eat At A Restaurant
- Pick a restaurant that you both like. Maybe you can try a place your partner has been wanting to try or someplace entirely new for the both of you.
- Choose a place that has a romantic ambiance. Family-style places may not be romantic enough for date nights.
- You can also try something that’s a little fancier than the places where you usually eat. If you’re celebrating an anniversary or planning a marriage proposal, you can choose a special place.
- Do An Additional Activity
Eating at a fancy restaurant and talking for hours is a nice date. But, if you want to make it more romantic, you can also plan for an extra activity you can do. Take that time to unwind and de-stress from the busy days at work and from the long time you haven’t spent with each other. Here are some ideas for your additional activity:
- Watch a movie
- Go dancing
- Take a moonlit stroll at the park
- Watch a live musical
- Book A Hotel
You can book a hotel if you want to spend the night at a different place. It will make you feel like you’re really in a romantic getaway even if you’re still within the city. It’ll be a new environment for the both of you instead of the familiar walls you always see in the house.
If you want to stay inside your house, here are some ideas for you:
Create a Meal Plan
Do you want to make a simple meal or a full course dinner? Plan each food you want to serve. It’s a lot more special if you’ll cook it yourself, instead of ordering takeouts. If you’re not the best chef, maybe stick to simple dishes, so you don’t spend the entire day cooking but still end up ruining the food.
Choose your drink for the night. Fancy beverages are always romantic. You could try wine or champagne. If both of you prefer non-alcoholic beverages, you can opt for sparkling juice, sparkling water, or even freshly squeezed fruit juices.
No romantic date is complete without dessert. And who doesn’t like dessert, right? It doesn’t have to be a fancy brownie with edible gold flakes sprinkled on top. You can go for simple chocolate fondue. It’s relatively easy to prepare and it’s dipping stuff in melted chocolate so what’s not to like?
Set the Mood
Even if you live in a mansion, it’s not special if you want to have a romantic date. A few ways you can create a romantic ambiance is by:
- Dimming the overhead lighting
- Lighting some candles
- Hanging string lights
- Playing romantic music
Do Another Activity
There’s no limit to the things you can do even if you’re planning to stay indoors. Here are a few ideas for you:
- Watch a movie
- Give each other a massage
- Slow dance in your living room/garden
- Play games
Spending quality time with your partner is already special in its own way. But taking the time to actually plan a romantic date night is taking things to the next level. It’s a way for you to show your partner that you want to invest some of your time so you can enjoy a fun night together.