Alphabet dating is concept that popped up in recent years that has helped many couples come up with fun and creative date ideas. Coming up with ideas for date night can honestly be downright annoying, especially for someone as indecisive as me. Plus, when you’re dating someone that you see nearly every day, it can be hard to decipher what constitutes as a date. If you order in pizza and hangout on the couch, is that considered a date? If you text throughout the day and spontaneously decide to go see a movie and go grab burgers afterward, is that considered a date? For me, a date is a pre-planned activity that can take place in or outside of your house. You don’t always have to leave your home for it to be a date. You can cook dinner or bake a pie together then go for a walk afterward. Just because you didn’t plan a huge outing, it doesn’t mean it’s not a date.
I used to think that having date night once a week was 100% feasible and easy to do. Of course, I was wrong, but that’s why I love the concept of alphabet dating. It’s a pretty easy concept, you decide on a day for your date night, and you pick an idea based on whatever letter you’re on that week. Because there are 26 letters in the alphabet, you’ll have date night every other week or so. Some of the ideas are more intricate than others, that’s why I tried to give you a variety of ideas to choose some. Plus, of course, there are complicated letters like Q and X, but if you don’t like any of those ideas, you can definitely double up on a letter you’ve already done.
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A – You can go to the aquarium, get competitive at an arcade, visit an art gallery or take an overnight trip or staycation and use AirBnB.
B – Take a brewery tour, have an outdoor bonfire, stay a bed and breakfast, get sporty and go to the batting cages or go to a basketball game, go on a boat ride, rent some bikes and go biking or play each other in a game of bowling.
C – Pitch a tent outside or in and go camping, pick a recipe and cook together, go to a comedy show together or hit up a local coffee shop.
D – Take your dog on a long walk or if you don’t have one, visit a shelter and take one or two of their dogs for a walk, take a dance class together, walk around downtown, go to a drive-in movie if there’s a spot nearby or visit a local dive bar.
E – Go to an escape room or get active and do some exercising together.
F – Support your favorite team and go to a football game, build an indoor fort together then cuddle up and watch a movie, get some bait and go fishing together, go to a local festival or fair if it’s in town, melt some chocolate or cheese and make some fondue, play a friendly game of Frisbee golf, visit the farmer’s market or relive your first date.
G – Pick out your favorite games for two and have a game night, get in the competitive spirit for some go-karting, visit a local outdoor garden or greenhouse or get spooky at an evening ghost tour.
I – Have a themed Italian night complete with Italian food, wine and a move set in Italy, go to your local skating rink for some inline skating, grab some ice-cream at a local parlor or bundle up for some ice-skating.
J – Go to your local grocery store and load up on junk food, go to the store and pick out a jigsaw puzzle with the most number of pieces or put on your dancing shoes for a jazz dance class.
L – Get competitive with a few rounds of laser tag, put on your boots and go do a little line dancing or go to a live show.
M – Book an appointment for a couples massage, go see a local band for some live music, hit up a local museum or go play some mini golf.
N – Get ready to ready, aim, fire in a Nerf gun war, Netflix and
chill cuddle, or try out a new restaurant.
O – Do something outdoors or get dressed up and go to the opera.
P – Pack a lunch and go on a picnic, get dressed up and hire a photographer for a mini photoshoot, get a canvas and do some painting at home or go to a local wine and paint place, find a place to make pottery or ceramics together, go to the planetarium, play some paintball, go on a pub crawl or have a progressive dinner – have appetizers, entrees and dessert at different restaurants.
Q – Find a recipe to make some homemade queso or pick your three favorite couples to go on a quadruple date.
S – Plan out a scavenger hunt for the other person to do, make a reservation at a local hotel and have a staycation, cuddle outside under some blankets for a little stargazing or watch the sunset.
T – Be a tourist in your town and visit local attractions you’ve never been to before, put on your athletic clothes and go to a trampoline park, grab your rackets and play a few rounds of tennis, go to a theme park together or go play some top golf.
U – Visit a local university for a tour or a sports game or unplug and spend some quality, uninterrupted time together.
V – Volunteer together, take a vineyard tour and enjoy some wine, go play some volleyball or go visit some friends and family.
W – Go on a walking tour of your city, put on your bathing suit and go to a local waterpark or go do some wine tasting.
X – Go eXploring in your city – try some new things, discover some new food or visit some new local attractions.
Y – Find your Zen at a local yoga class or wake up early to go shopping at some yard sales.
Z – Go play and visit the animals at the zoo or do a little ziplining.