It can be difficult to keep the spark alive in long-term relationships. Conversely, it’s also difficult to impress your significant other during the early days of your relationship. It can be rather tricky to make one date seem different from all the others, especially if you’re having a dinner date. Even the most romantic restaurants may seem a little monotonous if you’re used to going out to dinner all the time. Many of us do — On the Line reports that 45% of diners go out to eat multiple times a week. Another 20% report going out to eat once a week.
Fortunately, there are plenty of things that you can do to make your dinner date different from all the rest. Let’s look into a few of the ideas you may to explore below.
1. Make reservations at exclusive restaurants
Let’s get this out of the way first. Obviously, the clearest choices for great dinner dates are romantic restaurants. That doesn’t mean they’re the only choices. Additionally, a crowded, big restaurant can sometimes throw off the romantic feeling of the date. For that reason, you may want to make a reservation at a more exclusive restaurant. Exclusive romantic restaurants are not necessarily overly expensive. Rather, they’re smaller and have more limited seating. This intimacy can add to the romantic feeling of your date.
2. Make a picnic
If you’re open to the great outdoors, you may want to have a picnic dinner date. While a picnic dinner date does require some effort, there’s something really romantic about being under the stars with your loved one. Just be prepared for the weather, and bring a lantern for some additional light.
3. Have a beachfront dinner
There are plenty of things to love about a beachfront dinner. You may have to make arrangements to ensure that this works perfectly (after all, a beachfront dinner is a bit different from a typical picnic, often requiring a table and chairs) but dining together in front of the ocean can be magical.
4. Cook at home
Of course, if you’re a good chef, you can always cook at home! Your date may find it romantic if you take them to the kitchen and cook for them or even with them.
Everyone’s definition of a good date is individual. But trust us, you can plan your perfect dream date!