Awesome Date Ideas for New Couples 

Samantha Dillinger
Updated May 18, 2019 994 votes 163 voters 16.1k views 20 items

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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.

Go to a Carnival
Go to a Carnival is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Awesome Date Ideas for New Couples
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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.
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Walk the Boardwalk
Walk the Boardwalk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Awesome Date Ideas for New Couples
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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.
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Stay Up Late
Stay Up Late is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Awesome Date Ideas for New Couples
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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.
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Road Trip
Road Trip is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Awesome Date Ideas for New Couples
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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.
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