22 Date Night Ideas For Busy Couples

June 18, 2019 7 Comments
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22 Date Night Ideas For Busy Couples

June 18, 2019 7 Comments

I’ve been in a pretty stable and healthy relationships for about seven months now, and things are going great! I enjoy every second I get to spend with them. Unfortunately that isn’t as often as I would like. As someone who works two jobs six days a week and runs two blogs, date night is often compartmentalized to scheduled events. Ugh, how unromantic is that? But I’m sure many of you can relate.

Ain’t Nobody Got Time For Romance

A lot of people in this generation claim they don’t have time for a relationship, and I can’t really argue with them. But when you find someone that makes you want to make time to see them even when you have no extra time to give, you have to honor that and make it work! That’s love, baby.

So what are your options when your schedule only allows for late evening rendezvous? That automatically discounts anything that can be done during the day, like hiking, going to the park or zoo, and even going to the museum. Everything around me shuts at five or six o’clock. Womp!

There’s always the bar option, but as someone who doesn’t drink, and has a partner who also doesn’t drink much, neither of us find that idea particularly attractive. And you can only go out to dinner so many times in a week before feeling bloated and broke. So again, I ask: what options are there?

I’ve thought a long time about this, and the following is a pretty rad list of date night ideas for you and your boo.

Date Night Ideas For Busy Couples

  1. Movie Night In
  2. Movie Night Out
  3. Be Mallrats
  4. Loiter In A Bookstore
  5. Loiter In A Parking Lot
  6. Go For A Night Drive
  7. Get A Hotel In Your City & Act Like Tourists
  8. Cook A Meal Together
  9. Take Your Camera Into The City For Night Photography
  10. Go Ghost Hunting
  11. Have A Game Night
  12. Bring A Blanket Outside & Sleep Under The Stars
  13. Yeah, Fine. Go To The Bar
  14. Get Sunday Brunch
  15. Take Them To Church
  16. Have A Video Chat
  17. Solve An Internet Riddle Chain
  18. Watch True Crime Documentaries
  19. Get Coffee At A 24 hr Café
  20. Have A Work Date
  21. Meet Up For Dinner
  22. Get Together And Sleep

Quality Over Quantity

All of these suggestions can be done in the late evening or night, which fits around the absurd level of work that myself and others may deal with. The dates don’t always have to be long drawn out affairs. Sometimes they can be a ten minute video chat to catch up and make sure they know you love them.

The length of the date doesn’t matter. What matters is that you took the time out of your day and they took time out of theirs to get together. Relationships are a lot of work. They are made of sacrifice and compromise. If you aren’t ready to make time for a relationship, that’s fine, but remember to be honest about it up front.

And if you love someone and they love you, anything can count as a date, as long as you are doing it together. Your whole relationship just becomes one giant date eventually. You could be grocery shopping and your partner could look over at you and say “I love you.” and you will know it’s true, and everything will seem right with the world. Yeah, that sounds dorky, but guess what. It’s true!

Thanks for reading! Do you have any other date night ideas for the overbooked couple out there? Let’s hear ’em!

Stay rad,

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I am a freelance writer living in Pittsburgh, PA. I have a passion for writing fantasy/horror fiction and when I'm not writing or blogging, I enjoy photography, yoga, and reading tarot cards.

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1 year ago

Great ideas . My husband and I love going on movie dates. Or just coffee date

1 year ago
Reply to  katrampage

Nachos and chess deep and coke 😁

1 year ago
Reply to  katrampage

That’s not fair 🤨. How can you fully enjoy the movie without them .

1 year ago

Great list you have here!! I can use this for the hubby dates too I love your ideas tHank you so much for sharing your tips it’s really helpful



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