6 amazing alternatives to restaurant dates

Having all your dates in a restaurant can get monotonous and boring with time.

6 amazing alternatives to restaurant dates
  • PublishedNovember 22, 2022

For most people, the idea of a perfect date is synonymous with a nice restaurant in a nice location with nice food and maybe some goo music. However, having all your dates in a restaurant can get monotonous and boring with time. Here are a few alternatives to restaurants that you can try for your next date.


You don’t have to be extroverted to enjoy a good picnic. It’s time to get out of that box. A picnic is much more than just a basket and a ‘Maasai leso’. In fact, with proper planning, a picnic can be extremely rewarding. If you don’t like planning, hire an events planner and share your idea with them then watch them deliver a fancy picnic date. You can be as extra as you want with your picnic. For example, instead of the monotonous fruit basket, carry a cooker and cook in the wilderness or better yet, hire a chef and a band. For some extra fun, bring along some board games.  These can be draughts, chess, monopoly or the like. Games will help you study your partner and observe how they think.

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Go to the movies

There is always a new movie out. Don’t be a boring host with a home Netflix and chill. Going out to the movies especially works if you are still not comfortable enough to visit each other’s houses. Moreover, catching a movie with your partner gives you a chance to see how your partner behaves in different situations. For instance, do they scare easily? Do they get too excited over small things? How do they treat the guy selling popcorn at the door among other things.






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Painting/art gallery

While art may not be everyone’s cup of tea, a visit to the art gallery may be just what you need. Not only does it break the monotony of restaurant dates but it also brings out the child in you. Some places even offer you painting supplies to play around. Imagine running around sprinkling paint on each other. Fun, right? You can also have conversations as you try to draw and paint. You bond more and you learn a lot about each other.

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Library date

Have you watched movies where couples met in libraries? A library date would be perfect for book lovers but it doesn’t hurt having a new experience, especially if you are an audio-visual person.

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Bowling/ Golfing

Not everyone is a pro golfer or good at bowling. However, the goal is to have fun not be perfect. Therefore, learn the basics and get having the fun. Learning experiences also help you see how your partner reacts to learning and to failure.

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Football match

Behold the football season has come upon us and with it an opportunity to spice up your dating life. Your girl might not be a football fanatic but you can be the one to make her love the beautiful game. You can take her to a stadium and watch a local game. You can also take the game further by setting up a picnic look and instead of watching a movie, probably show some premier league game. Remember to bring her a jersey of your favorite team. Remember not to force it down her throat if she doesn’t enjoy it. For the ladies, also don’t choke him with too many questions.

In conclusion…

At the end of the day, the goal is to have some fun and create memories together outside the restaurant. These are just a few ideas to start you off. You can experiment with as many ideas as you want as long as you keep growing and having loads of fun together.

The article was written by Wanjiru Muturi- [email protected]

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