13 Perfect Date Ideas For Introverts
Are you an introvert? If so, you know that finding things to do on dates can be a bit of a challenge.
You want to spend time with your date, but you also don’t want to wear yourself out.
That’s why we’ve put together this list of 13 great date ideas for introverts! These activities will help you get to know your date better while also giving you the opportunity to relax and recharge.
So, without further ado, let’s get started!
Dating As An Introvert
Dating is already hard enough and as an introvert, it can sometimes be even more difficult. As a fellow introvert myself I know this all too well.
We all want to go out and have a fun date but being around tons of people can be exhausting.
Now, if you want to give me a drink and let me just sit and people watch that large crowd, then I could absolutely be up for that. But in general, the social anxiety that can come with big crowds can be overwhelming.
There are many great date ideas for introverts, you just need to know what to choose in order to have a great time with your partner.
13 Best Date Ideas For Introverts
1. Coffee Shop
The holy grail of places to go if you are an introvert. It’s the place you can go to feel like you are out and about but still sit in your little corner without having to actually interact with people.
An outing where I can read a book, sip on a great drink and the extent of my talking to anyone is saying “one venti cappuccino please,” that’s definitely the place for me.
You can order your drink, find a seat, and people watch to your heart’s content. If you want a fun thing to try next time you are on a coffee date here is something my partner and I have done many times and it’s a ton of fun.
If you aren’t a people watcher then this may sound weird, but if you are, get ready for a great time. Find two people together and have yourself and your date each pick one of them that you are going to pretend to be.
As they are speaking to each other you and your partner each narrate their conversation as if it’s what they are actually saying. It’s so much fun.
You have to pay attention to everything they are doing. For example, if they happen to swirl the cup you can make a funny comment as to why you are doing it.
It can turn into such funny dialogue and it’s just an easy way for you and your partner to enjoy being together and making each other smile.
2. Picnic In The Park
This one is great because it’s a low key date that you can do pretty much anywhere. Some wine, bread, cheese, and sunshine, that’s pretty hard to beat.
You can find a beautiful local park, set up your little picnic area, and just relax with each other.
If you want to get active you can even go on a little hike or walk around the park. The key here is to just do what you are comfortable with.
There is no pressure to be constantly talking or doing something, if you want to just sit in silence and enjoy each other’s company that is perfectly okay too.
While you are out there you can lay down and listen to some music or a podcast together and just enjoy the calm vibe.
This is a great date for introverts because it allows you to be around people without actually having to interact with them. You can just enjoy each other’s company and the beauty of nature.
3. Movie Marathon
This is a great date night for introverts because you can just curl up on the couch together and watch movies all night.
You can make some popcorn, get cozy, and just relax. It’s the perfect way to wind down after a long week.
You can even make it into a themed marathon and watch all only movies that have something in common.
If you happen to have one near you, a drive-in movie is a great variation of this. We went to one recently and it was such a blast. We took some pillows and blankets and had the best time.
4. Museum or Art Gallery
This is a great date for introverts because it allows you to walk around and enjoy the art without having to actually talk to people.
You can just stroll through the museum, taking in all the sights and sounds, and enjoying each other’s company.
If you want to make it more interactive you can each pick out your favorite piece of art and then explain to each other why you like it.
This is a great way to get to know each other on a deeper level and to enjoy some quiet time together.
There is just something about a bookstore that is so calming. I feel like outside worries slip away and I am at peace.
You can browse the shelves, find some new books to read, and relax.
This is also a great place to people watch. You can find a cozy spot and just people watch together.
You can learn more about what your dates interests are by the type of books they pick.
6. Cooking Class
If you have never taken a cooking class you absolutely must try it. It is so much fun as well as an awesome way to learn new things.
You can learn how to cook a new dish together and then enjoy your creation all while learning more about each other along the way.
Pro Tip – Read thru the reviews and see who keeps being mentioned as the best instructors. A fun instructor can make the experience so much better.
Also, most classes are BYOB so check ahead of time so that you know if you need to bring your beverage of choice or not.
7. Double Date With Another Couple
I know, I know. This date idea sounds like the opposite of what you are looking for but hear me out.
Double dating can actually be a great way to meet new people and to enjoy yourself without getting out of your comfort zone.
You can each bring your favorite game or activity and then do that together. It’s a great way to get to know each other without the pressure of a one-on-one date.
Plus, if you have a couple that you are already friends with it can make the whole experience more enjoyable.
8. Game Night
Game nights are a blast. Everyone loves a little friendly competition right?
You can have them with just your partner or with some other couples that you know.
Even us introverts can get pretty loud when Settlers of Catan and a bottle of red wine are involved.
This can be a fun idea to set on a recurring schedule with friends. For example, every third Friday of the week is game night with the same group of people at one of your homes.
It takes away the stress of having to always come up with something new to do as well as helps your bond grow with those others couples.
One of the new concepts popping up around me is the “game restaurant or bar.” Check where you live to see if there are any near you. It is basically a bar or restaurant that has hundreds of board games, card games, etc.
You just sit at a table and play whatever you want while ordering food or drinks if you would like. It is one of our favorite things to do as a couple.
9. Comedy Show
Everyone loves to laugh. Why not head to a comedy show for your next date night.
You can laugh till your stomach hurts and enjoy each other’s company.
Just make sure that you both have the same sense of humor so that you are actually laughing at the same jokes.
There is nothing worse than an awkward silence in the middle of a comedy show.
Do a little research ahead of time and find a comedian that you both will enjoy. Trust me, it makes all the difference.
Who doesn’t love animals? The zoo is a great place to learn about all sorts of animals from all over the world.
You can walk around and look at all of the different animals and even spend some time in the petting zoo if they have one.
I recommend doing this one during the week as it tends to be less crowded. That way you can really take your time and enjoy all that the zoo has to offer without feeling rushed.
11. Wine And Paint Party
Wine and paint parties are a lot of fun. You can find them at businesses where that’s all they do, local wineries, or even some craft stores.
You each get your own canvas and paints and then you follow along with the instructor to create your own masterpiece.
We’re not all great artists, so learn to laugh at yourself, not take it too seriously and just have a great time.
And at the end of the night, you get to take home your very own work of art.
Hiking is a great way to get some exercise while enjoying the beauty of nature. It’s also a great way to clear your head and have some great conversation.
There are tons of different trails all over the country, so you are sure to find one near you.
Do a little research ahead of time and find a trail that is the right level of difficulty for you. You don’t want to make it too hard or too easy.
Just something that will allow you to enjoy the hike and each other’s company.
Also, make sure your partner would enjoy going on a hike before just springing it on them. Some people love the outdoors and others may be miserable.
Camping is a great way to get away from it all and enjoy a quiet evening together.
You can go camping in your backyard, at a local campground, or even in the woods if you are feeling adventurous.
Camping is a great way to relax, unwind and enjoy each other’s company. Make sure you are prepared though. Bring enough food, water, and supplies for both of you.
Also, make sure you know how to build a fire and set up a tent before you go. The last thing you want is to be stuck in the woods with no way to get warm or shelter.
There you have it. 13 perfect date ideas for introverts. Now get out there and enjoy some quality time with your partner. And don’t forget to have fun!