Double date ideas that all four of you will enjoy

Double dates are great for many reasons! For one, they can help to prevent awkwardness if you’re in the early stages of a relationship since there’s a larger group around. They also give you the absolute perfect excuse to spend quality time with your bf and bff at the same time.

That being said, it’s easier said than done to land on an idea that all four of you are happy to go along with. If you’re in need of some inspiration, just keep on reading to discover what we deem to be some of the best double date ideas.

Before we get into the ideas, don’t forget to pick up a Valentine’s Day card for your other half if you’re joining forces with another couple for a double date this February 14th.

Fun double date ideas

Dates don’t always have to be super romantic, and you might prefer something more entertaining when there’s more than the two of you. Below are some of our fun double date ideas:

Try out an escape room

In all honesty, this might sound like hell depending on who you’re going on a double with. But if you can stand being in close quarters for an hour or so then an escape room may be a fun and unusual double date idea.

Plus, you’ll get the chance to really work on your teamwork and communication skills in the process – what a bonus!

Try containing your laughter at a comedy evening

For a night of laughs, get the group down to a comedy event. Whether you take a risk on an up-and-coming comedian at a free show or book tickets to see someone you already know you find hilarious, we’re sure either option will be worthwhile.

Plus, at the end of the night, you all get to go home in a super smiley mood having spent the evening chuckling away.

See who’s the best chef at a cooking class

Why not take the double date opportunity to learn a new skill (or at the very least improve) and try out a cooking class? From Indian to Italian, it’s completely up to you all which type of cuisine takes your fancy.

To spice things up, you could add just a sprinkle of competition into the mix and see who actually manages to whip up the best meal. Winner gets a free drink perhaps?

Cheap double date activities

Not everyone has money to spare for dates, particularly if there are any special occasions coming up like Valentine’s Day and you’ve already blown your cash on a gift. If this is the case for you or another of your group, here are some cheap things to do on a double date that won’t entirely break the bank:

Go on a bike ride followed by a picnic in the park

If the weather permits, why not take things outdoors? Head to your local scenic area like a park and just spend the day biking around under the sun and enjoying each other’s company.

Once you’ve built up a bit of an appetite you can then stop somewhere to enjoy a lovely little picnic. We’ve actually got a guide on how to plan the perfect picnic which might come in handy here.

Get competitive and host your own games night

Yes, it’s time to bring out all the board and card games you own and host a games night. As there’s a group of you, this is the perfect way to break the ice and make sure that everyone feels equally involved.

Whether you pick team-based teams or decide that it’s every man for himself, the choice is entirely yours. A word of warning though, there’s nothing worse than a sore loser….

Hold your own paint and sip evening

You’ll probably already have an idea of what ‘paint and sip’ means but if not it’s basically when you try your hand at painting whilst sipping on something alcoholic.

To keep costs down, it’s super easy to hold your own paint and sip evening. All you need is a few art supplies like paint, paint brushes, and a canvas per person along with an alcoholic beverage of your choice each. The last thing you’ll need to do is decide what you’ll all be painting and there’s lots of inspiration for this online.

If you know that no one in the group is a natural artist, you could even cheat a little and make things extra easy by going with a paint-by-numbers option. After all, the fun isn’t in the art but in spending the time together being a little tipsy and letting out your inner Picasso.

Unusual double date activities

Not really into the typical double dates like bowling or a romantic meal? If you’re after something a bit different, these unusual double date activities are bound to spice things up a little:

Pick out books for each other

For a quieter double date idea why not nip to your local bookshop? Once there, you can give yourself an hour to pick out a book for everyone in the group. You can do this either based on what you think they’d like or mix things up entirely and go for something they’d have never looked at themselves.

After the time’s up, everyone decides on one book to keep that appeals to them the most. The best part is that everyone leaves with a new and exciting book to give a go, what a wholesome date!

Dance the night away

For those willing to put themselves out there a little bit, then a dance class might be the way to go. From sensual salsa to hip-hop, there are many types of dance that you can choose from.

The most important thing is giving it your best shot – who cares if you’ve got two left feet? As long as you’re having fun then that’s all that matters!

Try out a pottery class

On the craftier side of things, you might want to try out a pottery class where you’ll be able to create your own vase, mug, or another weird-shaped thing.

There’s no guarantee that what you’ll make will be any sort of masterpiece but we’re sure you’ll still have a great time nevertheless. Plus, it gives you the chance to live out your ‘Ghost’ fantasy if that’s your sort of thing.

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