As all people in the dating age know, a date is an intricate dance of social obligations and anticipatory butterflies. And as many established couples and first-date romancers can attest, the creativity of finding new and exciting things to ‘wow’ their partners can sometimes be a small well to draw from. In short, things can get stale. Dinner and a movie? Been there since 1985. Mini golf? Because nothing says romance like preteens and glow in the dark golf balls. Cooking class? Maybe for the select and hard to find people who idolize Julia Child.
It is easy to fall into the same-old dating rut that so many couples have fallen into before. But lucky for you, we have some date night ideas that don’t involve the typical activities at the typical places. Hold on to your hats, we are going to expand your date night box.
Did you know that Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden offers a plethora of date night activities? Beyond the everyday goodies you can divulge in at a traditional tea ceremony followed by a tranquil stroll through the Garden, their special events are on a whole new calibre of date-night friendly and are guaranteed to score you some brownie points. Every season new events are rolled out, however some popular ones include Yukato dressing, outdoor movie nights, urban legends and Japanese ghost stories, Taiko drumming, and new this year, a Winter Light Festival! Pair any of these events with some sushi beforehand and you’ve got yourself a memorable date night!
Keep on the culture train and head to the Southern Alberta Art Gallery for a gallery opening or Craft Beer Friday! New West Theatre also provides a rut reprieve with their exciting live performances with fresh options rolled every few months. Expand your passion and learn something new together while perusing all the classes that Casa offers. Dance lessons, clay making, and special events like Art Days bring a fun and useful edge to a date night.
Help give you and your sweetie a final push through the workweek with a Thursday night date night at Galt Museum. Explore the exhibits and learn the history of Canada and southern Alberta before getting back to the basics and watch the sun set over the coulees just outside the museum.