Comprehensive List of All Dating Ideas

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Reading Trip

Go to a bookstore, each pick an interesting book and read them to each other.

Dutch Oven Cooking

Enjoy an evening of Dutch Oven Cooking around the campfire.

Kite Flying

This activity from your childhood is much more fun that you remember it being!

Create Your Own Ceramics

Try your hand at ceramics at Color Me Mine in Provo where you get to paint and design your own stlye.

Bake Something

Show your date your culinary skills and bake something delicious!

Gingerbread Houses

It doesn't have to be Christmas time to make gingerbread houses. See who can make the best house.


Go Caroling – even if it's not Christmas.

Kid Olympics

Put on an Olympics for little kids.

Quilt Making

Go to your local fabric store and get some tips on how to make a quilt. Then use it to watch a movie and cuddle!

Outdoor Film

Grab a laptop or portable device and watch a video outside under the stars. If you want to make a scary movie even scarier watch it in the woods!

Caramel Apples

Make caramel apples, it is just as good and a lot more fun!

Cultural Food

Make a homemade dish from a different country and get a taste for their culture.


Find a local music group that you both enjoy and go to one of their concerts together. Click above to get more info on concerts.

Breakfast For Dinner

Make your date breakfast for dinner.

Pumpking Carving

Make your own designs on a piece of paper and then carve them into pumpkins.


Dress up like clowns and be in a parade.

No Talking

Go on a date where neither of you can communicate verbally (this might not be too hard in some situations).

Model Car/Plane

Buy a model car or plane kit and make it together!

Progressive Dinner

Have a progressive dinner with a group of friends where each couple is in charge of a certain portion of the meal.

Fondue Party

Have a fondue party with a big group date.

Egg Parachuting

Get eggs and make parachutes for them. Then throw them off a building or a cliff. See who’s parachute keeps the egg from breaking.

Homemade Ice-cream

Make homemade ice-cream together and try coming up with your own unique flavor.

Start a Garden

Start some seeds in plastic cups and see who's grows faster.

Make Pizza

Make homemade pizza creating any type of pizza you want.


Dress up like a robber and “kidnap” your date. Rush in with a group of friends stealing him or her away to some fun activity.

Soap/Wood Carving

Have a soap or wood carving contest. If you use wood be sure to get a soft wood so it can be easily carved.

Bow and Arrow

Go into the woods and get flexible sticks. Get bailing twine or some kind of strong small rope and make bows. Then have target practice with them.


Make a piñata together and then break it with a group of friends.

Stove Marshmellow Roasting

Roast marshmallows over your stove and make delicious smores. See who can make the perfect one!


Make a fire and make smores.

Treasure Hunt

Set this up beforehand, writing clues on pieces of paper and leaving them all around town. Each clue should lead to the next, and at the end a grand prize. You’ll have a blast driving around! It’s best if the places and clues are meaningful to the two of you.

Miniature Golf

Play a round of miniature golf. Click above to find the nearest location.

Wild Flowers

Go on a scenic drive and collect wild flowers. Click above for more info.

Rock Climbing

Go to the rock climbing gym and show off your mad skills. Click above for more info about rock climbing.


Go to an elementary school playground and play tag or swing on the swings.

Laser Tag

Laser tag is a great dating activity. Click above for more info on Laser Tag.

Celebrity Date

Have everybody dress up like a different celebrity.

Mountain Biking

Take a scenic bike ride up the canyon or take your date down an intense trail. Click above for more info.

Night Bike Ride

Take a stroll on your bikes at night. It is tons of fun and a perfect way to spend a summer night!

Scuba Dive

Learn how to scuba dive. Click above for more info.

Flaming Hockey

Soak your tennis ball in gasoline, light it on fire and play in a parking lot.

Broom/Pillow Hockey

Play hockey with a broom indoors. Also try playing with a volleyball and pillows.

Work Out

Do your muscles a favor and get some blood pumping through them.

Around The World Ping-Pong

This requires more than 2 people. Each person hits the ball once and then runs around to the other side of the table to hit it again. If the ball is missed just once you are out.


Playing croquet is a great group date activity. To spice it up a bit thry playing at night with flashlights.

Relay Games

Play a number of different relay games with your date competing against other couples.

Utah Jazz Game

Go support your local NBA team by going to a Utah Jazz game. Be sure to dress up with the right colors! Click above for more info.

Water Balloon Fight

Be sure to wear your swimsuits for this one, every couple for themselves.

Tumbling Gym

Get a big group together and rent out a tumbling gym (it actually doesn't cost that much) and let the good times roll! Click above for more info.

Driving Range

Go to a driving range and hit a bucket of balls. Click above for more info on driving ranges.

Roller Skating

Show off your roller skating moves. Click above for more info on roller skating.

Hide & Go Seek

Get a group together and play hide and go seek in a park. Click above to find the nearest park to you.


Try playing tennis on some outdoor courts.

Skittle Bowling

Get a bag of skittles and make each color represent something different (ex: red=spin three times before bowling etc). Click above to find the nearest bowling alley.


Go fishing at any one of the numerous places around Utah Valley. Click above for more info.

Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Frisbee is one of the best games to play with a group of people. Click above to find a park near you.


Kayaking is a great date activity. Click above for more info.


This is a great way to take out some stress on your date. Click above for more info.


Playing pool can be a great way to relax and create good conversation on a date. Click above for more info.

Baseball Game

Go to a local professional baseball game. Click above for more info.

Three Legged Soccer

Play three-legged soccer against other couples.


Put a towell over the ice block and slide away down the hill. Click above to find a park near you.

Water Balloon Volleyball

Grab some towells and play water balloon volleyball.

Classic Movie Night

Nothing’s more romantic than a classic romance. A few sure-fire recommendations: Casablanca, Roman Holiday, Some Like It Hot and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Click above for info on local movie rental locations.

Frisbee Golf

If you like golf and frisbee you'll love Frisbee Golf. Click above for more info.

Poetry Reading

These can be a lot of fun, especially if you have a poem you can go up and read.

Meet the Grandparents

Double with your grandparents for dinner and play some fun date games with them.

Park BBQ

Have a BBQ in the park preferably somewhere up the canyon! And be sure to take a frisbee or some games to play while you're up there too. Click above to find a park near you.

Take a Tour

Take your date on a local tour. Click above for more info on Tours & Sightseeing.

Arts & Museums

Take your date to a local Museum or Art Gallery. Click above for more info.

Comedy Show

Go to a local comedy club. Click above for more info.

Moving Van Party

Have a party in the back of a rented moving van, include decorations.

Costume Party

Have a costume dance party.

Service Project

Get involved in a good cause. Click above for more info.

Game Center

Go to a game center and compete against your date or another couple. Click above for more info.


Go to a local planetarium and learn about the stars or just go star gazing at night. Click above for more info.


Try your hand at archery. Click above for more info.

Visit A Rest home

Visit some of the elderly at a nearby rest home it's a great way to hear some great stories.

Theme Park

Go to a water park, the zoo or dinosaur park. Click above for more info.

Outdoor Sports

Go take part in outdoor sports like skiing. Click above for more info.

Test Drive Cars

Go to a dealership and test drive a car you've been eying. If you want to spice it up a bt act like you are engaged or married.

Parks & Gardens

Go to a local park or garden and walk around. Click above to find a local park or garden.

Scavenger Hunt

This is always a lot of fun with a big group. Race against the other couples to see who gets done first. Also try a picture scavenger hunt with digital cameras.

Dollar Date

Go on a date where you can’t spend more than a dollar. The possibilities are endless!

Rock Skipping Contest

Have a rock skipping contest at a lake!

Go Dancing

Go dancing at one of the local dance clubs. Click above for more info.

Hot Springs

Click above to find out where the nearest hot springs are!

Donate Blood

Donate blood at a local blood bank.

Watch a Movie

Go to the theater or rent a movie. Click above for more info on local movie theaters.

Make Treats For Friends

Make treats and take them to your friends or neighbors. To spice it up put them on the door step, ring the doorbell and run away.

Dollar Movie

Go to the dollar movie theater. Click above for times and more info.

Candlelight Dinner

Make or buy dinner and have it in a secluded place by candlelight.

Make A Movie

Interview people on video, or make your own movie then post it on YouTube.

Marshmellow War

Buy PVC pipe and cut them into two foot lengths. Buy small marshmallows and shoot them at each other.

Culture Night

Go see a music, dance or other fine art performance. Click above for more info.

Tube the River

Tube or raft the Provo River. Click above for more info.

Sidewalk Art

Buy some chalk and draw pictures on the sidewalk. Write messages to people who will be walking by.

Slurpee Run

Go get a slurpee at the Seven Eleven or local Quickie Mart.

Boat Race

Sail paper boats down a canal. Use crayons on the bottom to make them waterproof.

Egg Rolls

Race hard boiled eggs down a hill.

Have a Picnic

Make a picnic and have it in the park or up the canyon.

Pool Hop

Pool hop from complex to complex seeing how many you can hit in one day.

Alpine Slide

Go down an alpine slide. Click above for more info.

Share Pictures

Look through each others photo albums and get to know one another better.

Ride a Zipline

Ride a zipline in the mountains. Click above for more info.

Ropes Course

Try a ropes course out. Click above for more info.

Horseback Riding

Go ride horses with your date. Click above for more info.

Go To A Cave

Go to a local cave. Click above for more info.

Paper Airplanes

Make paper airplanes and see whose goes further.

Scenic Drive

Go on a scenic drive in the mountains. Click above for more info.

Ring Shopping

Pretend like you are getting married and go shop for rings.

Toe Painting

Paint pictures using only your toes.

Whipped Cream Fight

Have a whipped cream fight using the cans to spray each other.

People Watch

Go people watching and just observe how people act around each other.


Buy a coloring book and crayons and have a coloring contest.

Sound Scavenger Hunt

Have a sound scavenger hunt with tape recorders. Race against other couples.


Send your date an anonymous reserved seat ticket to some event, and when they arrive sit down next to them.

Deliver Yourself

Have yourself delivered to your date in a box.

Garage Sale/Ebay Date

Go garage sale hopping and try to find the best deals then sell them on Ebay. Use the money you make on your next date.

Spaghetti Dinner

Eat spaghetti dinner with your hands tied behind your back or tied to the person next to you.

Learn Something New

Learn to do something you have never done before with your will bring your together.

Tandem Bike Ride

Rent a tandem bike from Outdoors Unlimited.

Bungy Jumping

Get in touch with your wild side.


Go skydiving. Click above for more info.


Just north of SLC this theme park is a lot of fun. Click above for more info.

Hot Air Balloon Ride

This is a great date idea. Click above for more details.

Hang Gliding

Soar like a bird with your date. Click above for more details.

Four Wheeling

Go four wheeling with a group of people. Click above for more info.

Kennecott Copper Mines Tour

Take the tour up by the point of the mountain.

Historic Cemetery

Visit the cemetery in downtown Salt Lake where a number of prominent LDS leaders are buried.


Visit Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. Click above for more details.

Christmas Lights

Drive around and look at Christmas Lights. Click above for more info.

Airplane Tour

Go to the Hill Airforce Base north of Salt Lake and see some old and new war planes.

Bird Watching

Get a book at the library and then go bird watching.

Demolition Derby

Go to the demolition derby out in West Utah.

Car Work

Work on the car. Learn or teach your date how to change the oil.

Welfare Square

Take a tour of the LDS Welfare Square and see how much humanitarian work goes on.

Thanksgiving Point

Go to Thanksgiving Point out toward the point of the mountain. There are tons of things to do and see.

Candlelight dinners

Even if you can only cook one thing well, you’ve got it made. Pasta or steaks are easy and sure bets (although I don’t eat steak anymore). A good dessert tops it off well. The candles are a nice touch. Pick some flowers too. Most women love a man who can cook, especially for them.

Go For A Walk

Believe it or not, going for a walk at night can be really romantic...give it a try.

Ice Skating

Take your date ice skating it is a great way to initiate contact. Click above for more info.

Elf Date

There is a part in the movie ELF where Buddy (Will Ferrell) writes out an agenda on an etch-a-sketch for a day with his dad. The list includes making snow angels, going ice skating, eat as much tollhouse cookie dough as you can, and then snuggling.

Watch The Sunrise

Get up early and watch the sunrise together.

Horse Carriage Ride

Go on a horse carriage ride up at temple square.

Batting Cages

Pounding a few balls in the batting cage can relieve stress and release endorphins. Get a natural high while you perfect your swing...or hers.

Cozy Read

Read a book in front of a fire or snuggled up in the blankets.


Paint or draw a portrait of each other.

Temple Square

Go to the visitors center on Temple Square, watch the movies, learn about the history of the LDS church.


Go to a the local rodeo. Be sure to dress up!

Church Activity

Bring your date to a church activity. It is already planned and payed for.

Musical Instruments

Sing a song with the guitar or piano or play any other instrument for each other.


Make a snowman together.


Build a snow cave or snow fort together and then have a snowball fight.


Go snowmobiling. Click above for more info.

Collect Food

Collect canned food for the food bank.

Corn Maze

Go to a local corn maze.


Watch fireworks or light your own. Get a big group and all pitch in for fireworks.

Hike The Y

Hike the Y. If you hike it at night time, lie upside down and view the valley lights. If in th morning, watch the sunset.

Play Board/Card Games

Gather a group of people and play games together.

Personality Test

Ever wonder if you and your date are really compatible? Find out what the experts think by taking an online personality test. The Meyers-briggs test, for instance, not only tells you which of the 16 personality types you are, but also gives you suggestions of what kind of jobs are for you and which people you are compatible. You might find out more about your date than you would by just talking to them. If you aren't too serious, then you can always have a fun group date with the funnier tests like "which fruit would you be" or "what kind of parent are you" or "what is your intellectual IQ?"

Mexican fiesta

Everyone meet up and make mexican food with mexican music in the background. You can possibly hire some mariachies if you want. Have a fiesta. After dinner, make pinatas with your date and stuff them with candy and then everyone hits them open and enjoys. After all of that, you watch Nacho Libre or another Mexican Classic!