By: Morgan Jones, Three Day Rule Matchmaker
Drinks. Dinner and drinks. Dinner and a movie. Are all your dates starting to look the same? Springtime is here, love is in the air, and summer is right around the corner so mix it up and try something new! There’s something for every couple whether you’re going on a first date, dating casually, or in a long-term relationship.
Enjoy some of these unique date ideas that will be sure to create some awesome memories and form a deeper connection between you and your date.
1. Pool Halls
Share a drink and enjoy an activity together at many pool halls around Los Angeles. Date doesn’t know how to play? No problem! That gives you an excuse to teach him or her something new.
Top pick: Q’s Billiard Club, Brentwood
2. Comedy Show
As matchmakers, we constantly hear that people want to be with someone that makes them laugh. What better place to laugh together than a Comedy Club? Friendly warning: the comedians might pick on you, so you should feel comfortable with the person you bring.
Top pick: Hollywood Improv, Hollywood
3. Play Arcade Games
Who said Arcades are just for kids? Explore your youthful side and enjoy classic games such as Ms. Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Pinball.
4. Make Some Magic
What could be more romantic than spending an evening at a castle full of magic? Maybe you’ll even stumble upon a love spell.
Top pick: The Magic Castle, Hollywood
5. Wine & Canvas
Learn how to paint together with wine in one hand and a paintbrush in another.
Top pick: Wine & Canvas, Los Angeles
6. Picnic on the Beach
Enjoy the sunset together with the waves crashing at your toes. Grab a blanket, delicious food, refreshing beverages, and cheers to many more moments like that one.
7. Pier Concerts
Maybe you like the idea of having a picnic on the beach but you also want to add in some live music. You and your date can bring your food and beverages to the beach and discover some new bands together. If you’re feeling active, you can even rent skateboards at the Venice pier and ride them to the Santa Monica pier in time for the concert!
Top pick: Twilight Concerts, Santa Monica
8. Jazz Night
Ditch the crowd, and enjoy live music in an intimate environment. Jazz night at The Culver Hotel really sets the mood with their low lighting, velvet couches, and craft cocktails.
Top pick: The Culver Hotel, Culver City
9. Malibu Cafe
Many people haven’t discovered this hidden treasure, where chandeliers hang from trees. Enjoy a delicious meal and spend the afternoon indulging in the charm with a cocktail in hand. You can even play a number of games such as giant jenga or giant chess, corn hole, pool, shuffle board, or rent a paddle boat on the lake.
Top pick: Malibu Cafe, Malibu
Are you in a serious relationship and find yourselves going out to dinner way too often? Enjoy food from the pros, but make it yourself! It’s an activity and a delicious meal all wrapped up into one!
Top pick: Chef’d, Los Angeles
11. Urban Adventure Quest
Many couples find themselves staying only in their part of town. Explore other parts of LA while having fun and virtually competing against other people. It’s the LA version of The Amazing Race!
Top pick: Urban Adventure Quest, Los Angeles