5 Unique Date Ideas You Haven’t Thought Of

Whether it’s a first date, third date or 6 year anniversary, thinking outside the box can be challenging, especially if both you and your partner are  both easy going and ‘happy to do anything’ as long as you’re together. If you’re someone who is tired of the normal date clichés, like movie nights, going to a bar, dinners out – you’re not alone, we get it. We’ve done the hard work for you and thought of 5 unique dates, you may not have already thought of.

Make a three course meal

Cooking may not be very unconventional, however why not pick up your game. Rather than cooking a normal meal, put some thought into it and create a delicious three course meal together. Pick some dishes you’ve always wanted to make but havent had the time and get cooking. Don’t stop there, set up the table like you’re eating in a fancy restaurant and throw on your best outfit.

Experience something new together

There is no doubt that experiences bring people together, but how do you find the best options that you can do as a couple? Enter Banana Lab, a unique gifting concept that specialises in experiences. The “couples” box may be just want you need to come up with a unique idea to woo your date and/ or choose an activity to do together.

Banana Lab  has picked hundreds of incredible experiences Australia wide for all budgets that get packaged into a beautiful booklet/box that you can surprise your lucky date with, think romantic bachie style balloon rides, adrenaline pumping activities, workshops, wine tasting, wellness, the list goes on.

Watch the sunrise

If you’re not a morning person, this may not sound very appealing, however there is something magical about experiencing a sunrise together. Pack some blankets, hot chocolate and have a snuggle as you watch the sunrise. Plus you can go to breakfast on your way home!

At-home cinema 

With many of us still unable to go to the cinemas, why not bring the cinema to your home? Don’t do it half heartedly, and by that we mean, really take your time with setting the theme. Set up a candy bar, popcorn stand, print movie tickets and turn your living room into a cinema.

Take an art class

Wine and Painting, what a duo. Bring out your inner artist by booking you and your partner into an art class. Classes are offered all around Australia and you can drink wine and bond over your horrific or great painting skills.

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Iona is a Wellness Coach specialising in relationships and dating. She works with single women to write their own love stories.