Explore these 81 fun things to do with your boyfriend, girlfriend, or lover! Are you yearning to sprinkle some novelty and excitement into your love life? You’re in the right place! Here, we’ll explore a plethora of fun things to do with your boyfriend, girlfriend, or lover.
Not only will these date night activities enhance your relationship bond, but they’ll also make every moment together unforgettable. We’ve paired each date activity with thought-provoking conversation starters to help you dive deeper into each other’s minds and hearts. So, let’s jump right into 81 fun things to do with your boyfriend, girlfriend, or lover!
81 Fun Things to Do with Your Boyfriend, Girlfriend, or Lover
RECREATE YOUR FIRST DATE
Remember the butterflies in your stomach from your first date? Get dressed up and relive that magical moment as close as you can. This will not only reignite fond memories but also remind you both of your roots.
Conversation Starter: If you could start your own business, what would you do and why?
YOUTUBE DANCE LESSON
Get ready to shake a leg! Pick a YouTube dance tutorial and spend the evening busting out the moves together. This will get you laughing and bonding over some fantastic footwork.
Conversation Starter: If you could learn any skill in the world overnight, what would it be?
BUILD A LIVING ROOM FORT
Let your imagination run wild and build a cozy fort. Fill it with cushions, grab your drinks, and spend the night being cute and cuddling up.
Conversation Starter: Which of your flaws would you like to be treated more generously?
MURDER MYSTERY DATE NIGHT
Take your pick from the awesome selection of Unsolved Case Files from Amazon and have a night to remember as you crack a case like a real detective! Unsolved Case Files puts you in the shoes of a detective investigating a murder. Learn more about it in our Murder Mystery Date Night post here.
Conversation Starter: What is the grossest thing you’ve ever seen?
GO TO AN ARCADE
Embrace your inner big kid, go to your nearest arcade, and try to win each other a prize. Stop for a greasy burger on your way home.
Conversation Starter: What’s your favorite stress reliever?
INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING
Adventurous things to do with your boyfriend, girlfriend, or lover. Head to your local rock-climbing center. Come prepared with comfy clothes and a fear-conquering mindset.
Conversation Starter: What is something popular now that annoys you?
PRETEND FLIGHT TO NOWHERE!
Create an in-flight experience at home. Decide on the imaginary destination, turn off phones, and pick your in-flight meals and movies. For extra fun, make paper planes and see who can fly the furthest.
Conversation Starter: What has been your most memorable plane ride?
READY STEADY COOK
Using up to 10 random pantry and fridge ingredients, embark on a cook-off against each other. Please choose your items wisely and assign 30 minutes to make them. Just like in Ready Steady Cook, only one dish can win.
Conversation Starter: Imagine that every single object in the world could talk, which one do you think would have the most interesting story to tell and why?
THRIFT STORE DRESS UP
Hilarious things to do with your boyfriend, girlfriend, or lover. Head to a thrift store & pick an outfit for your partner (don’t let them see it just yet). Before going out for dinner, exchange threads and wear them all evening.
Conversation Starter: What is a controversial opinion you have?
BLIND WINE AND CHEESE NIGHT
Select your favorite wines and cheeses from your local deli. Take turns feeding your partner while blindfolded, and try to guess the cheese and wine combo.
Conversation Starter: What smell brings back great memories?
PLAN A DREAM VACATION TOGETHER
You may not be able to travel right now but plan that trip you’ve been dying to take together. Nut out all the details, make an itinerary, and a vision board (a collage of images and words). Hang up the board and let it give you something to look forward to whenever you see it.
Conversation Starter: What do you want to accomplish before you die?
TRY A WHISKEY/GIN TASTING
Boozy things to do with your boyfriend, girlfriend, or lover. Book yourselves on a local spirit tasting. If none are nearby, recreate one at home (this may get a little expensive). Use this basic tasting sheet to guide you.
Conversation Starter: How do you improve your mood when you are in a bad mood?
TV SHOW MARATHON
Snuggle under a blanket on the sofa and binge on a new show or your favorite series. Let Uber Eats be your chef tonight, so you don’t have to lift a finger.
Conversation Starter: Has another’s pain ever given you joy? Be totally honest.
GO TO YOUR LOCAL MARKET TOGETHER
Head to your local Sunday morning market and buy each other a surprise gift. Exchange your special gift at a cafe over a delicious breakfast.
Conversation Starter: Do you think men are more rational and women are more emotional?
CREATE A COUPLE’S BUCKET LIST
Get a notebook and label it your “Couples Bucketlist.” Spend the night thinking of at least ten ideas.
Conversation Starter: Presented with the opportunity to be immortal, would you take it?
WRITE LOVE NOTES TO EACH OTHER
Spend the evening writing love notes to your partner. Exchange one that night, then hide the rest around the house for them to find when they least expect it.
Conversation Starter: Have you ever cried tears of joy?
81 fun things to do with your boyfriend, girlfriend, or lover
CAMPING IN THE BACKYARD
Bring the camping experience to you. Make sure you come prepared, so you don’t need to go into the house (well, maybe just for the loo).
Conversation Starter: How much have we changed since our first date?
FANCY ‘HIGH DOLLAR’ DINNER NIGHT OUT
Dial up the fancy, get dressed up, and treat yourselves to an “oh-my-goodness, how much?” dining experience.
Conversation Starter: If you could write a note to your younger self, what would you say in only three words?
STAY IN BED ALL-DAY
Lazy things to do with your boyfriend, girlfriend, or lover. Put on your most luxurious bedding, cancel your plans, and spend the day in bed. Think movies, chocolate, having food delivered, and plenty of snuggles.
Conversation Starter: If you could change anything about how you were raised, what would it be?
TURN YOUR BEDROOM INTO A HOTEL ROOM
Transform your bedroom into a romantic, luxury hotel room. Get champagne, rose petals, and candles. Make your favorite “room service” dinner and eat it in bed.
Conversation Starter: What’s the most memorable lesson you’ve ever learned?
PICNIC UNDER THE STARS
Grab a picnic blanket, play romantic music, prepare nibbles (think olives, cheese, crackers, dip, prosciutto, and wine), and enjoy a night in the garden under the stars.
Conversation Starter: If your life were a movie or book, what would the title be?
DOLLAR STORE GIFT EXCHANGE
Cute things to do with your boyfriend, girlfriend, or lover. Head to the dollar store, pick out three things that remind you of each other & exchange your gifts over a romantic dinner.
Conversation Starter: What was your best birthday?
A NIGHT IN BARCELONA
Decorate your dining room in a Spanish theme, make tapas, mix sangria, learn a few Spanish phrases & listen to Gypsy Kings.
Conversation Starter: Do you believe in fate? Or are we the controllers of our destiny?
It’s just what it sounds like. An instructor will teach you how to throw the axe. Come prepared for laughs, excitement, competition, and plenty of adrenaline.
Conversation Starter: Would you prefer to have high intelligence or high empathy?
MINI ROAD TRIP IN A NEIGHBORING TOWN
Go on a mini road trip to a neighboring town. Book a romantic Bed and Breakfast and be tourists for the day.
Conversation Starter: When in your life have you felt awe?
TRY A COOKING CLASS
Enrol in a cooking class (face-to-face or virtual). A cooking class is the perfect way to enjoy quality time together while improving your culinary skills.
Conversation Starter: What’s the kindest thing anyone has ever done for you?
BOARD GAME DATE NIGHT
Dust off your board games and have some fun. Make it sexy by kissing every time you pass GO or sink your partner’s battleship.
Conversation Starter: What is the most significant difference you feel you have made in the life of any individual?
DIY COUPLE’S PROJECT
Crafty things to do with your boyfriend, girlfriend, or lover. Go to a craft store, choose a project, & create it together, e.g., a comic strip of how you met, paint a scene from your relationship.
Conversation Starter: When I was a child and thought about the Future, I wanted to be…
SPEND A DAY IN THE CITY TOGETHER
Head into the city and have fun. Go to a gallery, bookstore, record store, noodle house, rooftop bar, or anywhere else that takes your fancy.
Conversation Starter: If life were 500 years long, what careers would you want to have?
HOTEL STAY FOR THE NIGHT
Book a last-minute hotel (or plan it in advance), pack a bag, and have fun!
Conversation Starter: When you look in the mirror, what’s the first thing you check?
Cultural things to do with your boyfriend, girlfriend, or lover. Head to your local jazz club, get a front-row seat, order martinis, and bop away to the beats.
Conversation Starter: What do you feel are the upsides of aging?
CABIN RENTAL OR CAMPING TRIP
Plan a romantic camping trip. If you’re not the camping type, try a cozy cabin in the woods with a log fire and hot tub.
Conversation Starter: What would you do if you both couldn’t fail?
81 fun things to do with your boyfriend, girlfriend, or lover
Get your cliché date night ON and head out to mini golf. The loser pays for dinner.
Conversation Starter: In what ways would you like to be a better person?
SCULPTING AT HOME
If you think clay modeling is just for kids, think again! Buy some clay or a sculpting set and make tea light holders, gifts, pots, and love signs. Remember to buy paint to make them look pretty.
Conversation Starter: If you had magical powers to improve people around you, what would you change about them?
SUNSET BIKE RIDE
Take a scenic bike route in your suburb and catch the sunset.
Conversation Starter: What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?
ENJOY A ROMANTIC CANDLELIGHT DINNER
Keep things simple and enjoy a candlelit dinner.
Conversation Starter: What do you allow yourself to be idealistic about?
A NIGHT IN ITALY
Make pizza, pick up some gelato, buy Italian wine & watch an Italian movie, or listen to Italian music.
Conversation Starter: What would you do if money didn’t matter?
PLAY VIDEO GAMES TOGETHER
Let your inner kid roam free tonight and play your favorite video games.
Conversation Starter: Design your ideal country. How would it be different from your real one?
Get the chips, the salsa, and the salt! It doesn’t get much better than a night of margaritas and nachos.
Conversation Starter: What qualities do you wish you had that you don’t?
CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES & BUBBLE BATH
It doesn’t get any more romantic than bubbles, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a slippery partner.
Conversation Starter: If you could call up anyone in the world and have a one-hour conversation, who would you call?
TAKEAWAY BY CANDLELIGHT
Romance meets cost efficiency tonight. Order your favorite takeaway and light those candles, Romeo!
Conversation Starter: When do you feel the most confident?
STARGAZING NIGHT IN THE BACKYARD/BEACH
Super romantic things to do with your boyfriend, girlfriend, or lover. It doesn’t get much better than a starry night holding hands with your lover. Bonus points if you know constellations.
Conversation Starter: What can you do to make the world a slightly better place?
FONDUE FOR TWO
Grab some cheese or chocolate (why not both?) and fondue it up with marshmallows, bread, and strawberries!
Conversation Starter: Take four minutes and tell your partner your life story in as much detail as possible.
A NIGHT IN PARIS
Find a French recipe, decorate your dining room in a Paris theme, drink French wine, eat French food, watch a French movie, and talk in French accents.
Conversation Starter: What does your own personal hell look like? How about your own personal heaven?
GO THE PLAYGROUND
Remember the joy of swings and merry-go-rounds? Kids shouldn’t get to have all the fun, right? Relive childhood memories with your partner and swing and spin until your head spins.
Conversation Starter: Describe your first memorable encounter with another culture.
AT-HOME SPA NIGHT
Think of massages, facials, scented candles, and bubbles. Find a DIY facial recipe online and make one for each other.
Conversation Starter: Describe in detail your dream hotel.
RECORD HOW YOU FELL IN LOVE
Video record each other on how you fell in love. This one might make you cringe, but it’ll become your most treasured keepsake of any date ever!
Conversation Starter: What is the hardest thing about having children? What mistakes do you feel many parents make?
MAKE COCKTAILS AT HOME
Boozy things to do with your boyfriend, girlfriend, or lover. Knock up your favorite cocktails or find some you’ve never even heard of to make together.
Conversation Starter: You must relive one day of your life forever. Which day do you choose?
81 fun things to do with your boyfriend, girlfriend, or lover
PLANT A GARDEN
Sustainable things to do with your boyfriend, girlfriend, or lover. Make a beautiful herb or veggie patch. Pick five plants each and get your hands dirty. Make sure to research what is growing well in your climate and season. Bonus points if you can grow herbs for your next date night dinner.
Conversation Starter: If you could choose a superpower, but it had to be completely useless, what would you pick?
AT-HOME PAINTING CLASS
Creative things to do with your boyfriend, girlfriend, or lover. Grab some blank canvases, brushes, and paints. Paint each other a mini-masterpiece. No skill is required for this one. The more abstract – the better!
Conversation Starter: Time freezes for everyone but you for one day. What do you do?
TRILOGY MOVIE MARATHON
We’re talking Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future – whatever takes your fancy, get ready for a dedicated night to your fav trilogy.
Conversation Starter: If you were to write a book, what would it be about?
Find a place to volunteer together and spend a day/evening giving back to your community.
Conversation Starter: What will the Future of education be?
GO FISHING TOGETHER
Hire some fishing gear and try to catch a bite for fun. Take comfy camping chairs, beers, and music for added fun.
Conversation Starter: When do you want to retire? What do you want to do when you retire?
This involves eating a course at different restaurants or houses on the same evening. You can do this with friends, and all host a course or go to three different restaurants for your starter, mains, and dessert.
Conversation Starter: Describe what you were feeling on our very first date.
VISIT A FREE MUSEUM
Even if museums aren’t usually your thing, you’re bound to learn something new about your partner’s interests.
Conversation Starter: Who is your greatest hero?
GO CAMPING INDOORS
Build a fort out of sheets and pillows or a tent. Bonus points for putting fairy lights around your tent and making it romantic.
Conversation Starter: What’s the most significant risk you’ve ever taken?
SPA DATE FOR A COUPLE’S MASSAGE
For an indulgent date, head to the spa for a couples massage. Get ready to be super relaxed and blissful.
Conversation Starter: What quote resonates with you more than any other?
GO TO A WORKOUT CLASS
Hello, slightly stranger things to do with your boyfriend, girlfriend, or lover. Couples that sweat together stay together (is that a saying? Who cares! Give this one a go).
Conversation Starter: If you could take us anywhere in the world right now, where would you take us?
SKETCH EACH OTHER NUDE
Don’t worry about whether you’re good at drawing. Feel free to be as abstract as you like. Be sure to frame your masterpiece.
Conversation Starter: What’s the most anxious you ever felt? What are some insecurities you wished you didn’t have?
WRITE A MINI-STORY TOGETHER
Take turns writing each sentence until you have a complete story. Getting creative together is a great bonding activity.
Conversation Starter: What’s the most spontaneous thing you’ve done lately? What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done, and would you do it again?
DRESS UP FOR A NIGHT IN
Get your fanciest outfits, spritz your favorite perfume, and talk in posh accents. Cook a decadent dinner and pretend you’re at the swishiest place in town.
Conversation Starter: What do you think about when you’re by yourself?
PLAY TRUTH OR DARE/THE SEXY DICE GAME
Have some fun and play truth or dare. If you’re feeling a bit spicy, get this free printable sexy dice game for an intimate couple’s fun and sexy game.
Conversation Starter: What is the weirdest thing about you?
TRY SOMETHING NEW ON GROUPON
Pick a super random Groupon activity and give it a go.
Conversation Starter: If you could erase something you did in the past, what would it be?
MAKE A TIME CAPSULE TOGETHER
Get a shoebox and fill it with keepsakes, cards, photos, movie stubs, etc. Include a letter to your future self. Decide on a specific date you’ll open the box in 10 years.
Conversation Starter: Does your job make you happy?
81 fun things to do with your boyfriend, girlfriend, or lover
MAKE A PLAYLIST OF SONGS FOR EACH OTHER
Use Spotify to make a playlist that reminds you of your partner. Bop away to it over dinner and drinks.
Conversation Starter: What’s one thing you wish you knew how to do?
COUPLES’ PERSONALITY QUIZ
Try the 16 personalities quiz, the 5 love languages quiz, the Enneagram test, or Google it to find a huge selection of quizzes.
Conversation Starter: Do you usually achieve the goals you set? Why or why not?
Choose the movie, get the popcorn popping, and slip into your pajamas. Bonus points if you and your partner’s PJs match.
Conversation Starter: Have you ever had dreams about a past life?
WATCH THE SUNRISE & GO FOR BREAKFAST
Get up early and watch the sunrise. Treat yourselves to breakfast afterward.
Conversation Starter: Do you believe in extra-terrestrial life? Elaborate on why or why not.
GO TO HOME OPENS FOR FUN
This one’s fun if you like looking at how other people live. Who knows, maybe you’ll find your dream home!
Conversation Starter: Do you believe in other dimensions and parallel universes?
START A COOKBOOK TOGETHER
Spend your evening writing down all your favorite recipes in a blank journal. Who knows, maybe you’ll end up self-publishing this on Amazon.
Conversation Starter: What scene in a movie has evoked the most feelings in you?
One of my fav things to do with your boyfriend, girlfriend, or lover. Go to a local winery or bring the winery to you with a selection of wines. Use this basic tasting sheet to guide you.
Conversation Starter: If past lives are real, what was yours?
BEER TASTING AT HOME OR A BREWERY
Boozy things to do with your boyfriend, girlfriend, or lover. Go to a local brewery or bring the brewery to you with a selection of different beers. Use this basic tasting sheet to guide you.
Conversation Starter: What are your goals for the next two years?
If you have yet to try one, this is a must-do. A degustation dinner is a series of small portions of dishes offered for tasting.
Conversation Starter: What makes you feel the most loved?
ORDER FOR EACH OTHER AT A RESTAURANT
Head to your favorite restaurant, and instead of picking what you want to eat, choose something for your partner to eat.
Conversation Starter: What are five things you are grateful for?
GO ON A HIKE TOGETHER
Long or short, it doesn’t matter. Getting out into the great outdoors will make you both feel good. Plus, a good walk warrants a pub lunch afterward.
Conversation Starter: If you could see into the Future, what would you want to know?
SEXY DRESS-UP/ROLE PLAY
Try this intimate date night and see what happens. Try role-play or ask your partner what they’d like you to wear.
Conversation Starter: What is your love language? Take the online quiz if you don’t know.
Come prepared with your detective skills and work together to escape.
Conversation Starter: Can you think of a piece of technology that’s made the world worse? How about a piece of technology that’s made the world better?
Whether you like F1 or not, head to your local go-karting joint and race for the bragging rights of best “go-karter.”
Conversation Starter: What is the scariest thing you’ve ever done?
ENJOY A BOOZY BRUNCH
It’s 5.00 pm somewhere, right? Go and enjoy a boozy brunch guilt-free. Bonus if you can find a bottomless brunch place.
Conversation Starter: What would you do with one week to do anything, all expenses paid?
HOST A GAMES NIGHT WITH FRIENDS
One of my fav things to do with your boyfriend, girlfriend, lover and mates! Dust off the poker set and host a games night. Or host a virtual games night with friends across the globe.
Conversation Starter: Will technology save humanity or destroy it?
MAKE YOUR OWN SUSHI AT HOME
It’s easier than you might think. Buy a sushi kit, pour yourselves a glass of saké, and get creative with the fillings.
Conversation Starter: What was the best invention of the last 50 years?
Start Your Journey of Fun Things to Do with Your Boyfriend, Girlfriend, Or Lover.
Are you excited to try these date night ideas of fun things to do with your boyfriend, girlfriend, or lover? Get ready to infuse your relationship with fun, laughter, and good times. All while strengthening your bond and deepening your love.
These fun things to do with your boyfriend, gf, or lover offer a combination of excitement, romance, adventure, and intimacy, all of which contribute to a healthy, thriving relationship.
And don’t forget the conversation starters! We all know the best bits of life are the juicy ones. It’s only a matter of time (or wine) until you break the fourth wall of surface talk and get to the good stuff and get to know each other on a deeper level.
Most importantly, enjoy every moment you share with these fun things to do with your boyfriend, gf, or lover, because it’s these memories that you’ll treasure for a lifetime.
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