Awesome Date Ideas for New Couples

List Rules
Vote up the best ideas for first dates.

You're in the honeymoon stage of your relationship, when butterflies still get caught inside your stomach, and you're still just a little bit shy around each other. Your relationship is still new and you're still figuring each other out. What are some of the best date ideas for new couples? This list ranks the top dates for new couples to keep the relationship moving in the right direction.

Though you've successfully navigated that awkward first date stage of your relationship, it's still important to find ways to get to know each other in a low-pressure, casual way. The best dates for new couples show off your personalities, but they don't have to be as expensive or impressive as the first date. Being overly showy is distracting. Most people want to find out who the "real you" is, and the new couple date ideas on this list do just that.

Even though you still might be a little shy around this person, it's important to show them that they make you feel comfortable. Find activities that you both enjoy, like dancing or working out, and do them together. Invite your new significant other to a group activity, such as a dinner date or to meet your group of friends. It shows them that you want them to be a part of your life.

Cast your votes below for the best dates for brand new couples, and keep the love alive.

Photo:

  • 1
    62 VOTES

    Walk the Boardwalk

    Or just walk. Anywhere. Going for a walk is a simple way of getting out and doing something while still dedicating time to talking. Plus, it's a great excuse to have spontaneous, romantic moments.
    62 votes
  • 2
    76 VOTES

    Go to a Carnival

    Carnivals and fairs are notoriously romantic dating destinations, especially for new couples. Share some hot dogs and ride the ferris wheel together.

    Protip: Ride the ferris wheel first, and then eat the hot dog.
    76 votes
  • 3
    48 VOTES

    Catch a Matinee

    Catch a Matinee
    Photo: assistent08 / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0
    See a movie during the day when it's less crowded and you can actually find the perfect seats. Don't forget the popcorn!
    48 votes
  • 4
    72 VOTES

    Stay Up Late

    Find a late night diner or cafe and just chat over coffee and dessert. It's the perfect time to have those long, thoughtful conversations, without distractions of other people obligations.
    72 votes
  • 5
    70 VOTES

    Road Trip

    Take a road trip together and just get to know one another on the open road. Sometimes it isn't about the destination, it's about the journey.
    70 votes
  • 6
    54 VOTES

    Complete a Bucket List

    Have you always wanted to go to that popular tourist attraction but can never find the time? What about that new restaurant down the block? New relationships are the perfect excuses to explore new things.
    54 votes