Whether you’re getting to know someone new or simply keeping your current spark alive with some quality time, here’s how to plan the perfect date night.

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Romance is far from dead, but it can be hard to plan for. Setting up the perfect date, whether it is your first or a long term relationship, can be nerve-wracking.

There are many details you need to keep in mind, and many of them often come down to a lot of maybes and could be. Accounting for taste is hard.

The good news is is that you aren’t alone in this. You can boil the basic elements of the perfect date down to a few ideas and we have the details. Follow along below.

Crafting the Perfect Date

There are few other emotions like the rush of love for someone. Whether it be the first spark of interest in someone you care about or a relationship year in the making, you want a great date to be special.

What does it take to craft the perfect date? It comes down to a solid mix of good location, an engaging activity, and an understanding of who you are with. 

Location, Location, Location

Despite popular belief, a date can be almost anywhere. The tried and true “dinner and a movie” can work, but is a bit boring for many. 

The two major deals for a solid date location are somewhere that has an emotional connection or somewhere intimate.

For the emotional connection, find a place that has significance. The park where you met, the restaurant you proposed in, these places bring back fond memories. 

If you are only starting your relationship, then show your date a place that means a lot to you. That can make both a conversation starter and a treasured memory.

For the intimate places, focus on a place that can be fun, but also allows for quiet moments and conversations. 

An Activity to Share

The best dates will have everyone engaged and enjoying themselves the entire time. This requires an activity to share.

A lot of this comes down to what each of you enjoys. Sharing hobbies is a great way to spark a date night, but anything that you both consider fun works.

Things like an escape room or a music festival can be great starts. Dig into what they love and find an expression of that. 

When in doubt, you can always be daring and try something new. 

Romance Doesn’t Have to be Serious

Romance in real life isn’t like the movies or novels. It is, in the end, two people who enjoy each other’s company. When two people feel comfortable around each other, you are free to be as silly as you want.

Everything doesn’t have to go perfect. Timing every moment of your date to be picture perfect is a setup for disaster! Let it be natural, let it be spontaneous and even a bit weird.

This is the time to express yourself. They should fall in love with who you are all the time, not who you can set up and pretend to be. 

From First Dates to Longterm

From the first date to old age, that spark of love you can feel for another person is beautiful. Capturing that feeling should be a daily act on both ends.

That makes the perfect date a lot easier than you realize. Fun, excitement, intimacy all form the foundation for the special moments you share and the bond you have built or are building.

In the end, the perfect date is the one you take with the one you love. 

Living Life to Its Fullest

The perfect date can be a magical time. Whether it sparks a romance to last a lifetime or keeps one burning, the biggest detail is the effect you put into it. Do that, and it is hard to go wrong.

From date night to business and so much more, there is a lot of life to cover. We cover it well right here on our site, so make sure to check out our other articles for more.