Fun Spontaneous Date Ideas

Don't let a lack of preparation hinder spontaneous ideas.Don't let a lack of preparation hinder spontaneous ideas.

Dating can be exciting, but over time the usual activities get boring. Being open to spontaneous ideas can help to spice up your dating and improve your relationship. Try getting into the arts, cooking together and activities such as dancing or video gaming to add some spontaneity to your next date.

Get into the Arts

For some, a good art museum is the ticket to a great spontaneous date. But if you’re feeling crafty, some communities have smaller pottery or art studios that offer classes for a nominal fee. If you find yourself at a loss for what to do on a weeknight, call a few and see which ones are open for the novice artist. If you don't have something like this nearby, go to the store and grab some paints and paper and have at it in your living room. Take turns doing portraits of each other -- clothed or not. The quality of your work doesn’t matter; it’s the experience that will allow the relationship to grow. Laugh at one another, laugh at yourself and enjoy your partner.

Fun with Food

If you’re tired of the same old dinner and a movie date, switch it up and do a little cooking at home. On the spur of the moment it is easy to pull a recipe and hit the grocery store with your sweetheart. For an added treat, get a recipe for a good dessert too, whether you bake a cake or make Jell-O. Once you get home, pass the time cooking together. Pair the night with your favorite music, or take turns thinking of songs that you like but think the other might not know.

His and Hers Massages

A couple's massage is a great spontaneous date idea and they are usually available at the last minute. Look up a local massage parlor or spa in your area and see if they can squeeze you in. If you don't have a massage parlor nearby, better local hotels often have a salon where they offer manicures, pedicures and massage options.

Good Deeds

Helping others makes you more attractive to partners, reports a 2013 study published in Evolutionary Biology titled, "Selflessness is Sexy." Get your good deed on for a fun (and attractive) spontaneous date. Show up at a local food bank and offer to load boxes or organize donations. Go for a hike and take a bag for collecting refuse. Afterwards, visit an ice cream parlor and reward yourselves.

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About the Author

Melody Causewell has been a writer in the mental health field since 2001. She written training manuals and clinical programs for mental health organizations. She has published feature articles "Leaven" magazine and has been published in "Natural Awakenings." She has a degree in psychology, a Masters degree in social work and is a La Leche League leader.

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