15 Romantic and Unique Date Ideas for Over 50

Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones on a date in Hope Springs
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Make Date Night Enjoyable With These Fun Date Ideas for People Over 50

No matter how long you've been seeing your partner, deciding on what to do for date night is always more difficult than you'd expect.

Figuring out what you should do is very stressful. There's a lot of pressure to make sure every last detail is planned to perfection, whether it be a first date or your 100th night out together. And if you're over 50, coming up with creative date ideas is all the more difficult.

We're here to save the day by offering some romantic, unique, and at-home date ideas for people over 50. Scroll below for some inspiration before your next date night!

Romantic Date Ideas

1. Host a Candlelight Dinner

A classic date night option is to go out to dinner. Make the event even more special and romantic with some candles. Your date will surely love it.

2. Have a Picnic in the Park

What's more romantic than a sweet picnic in the park? We surely can't think of anything.

3. Go Stargazing

Look at the stars, look how they shine for you and your loved one on such a glorious night. You might need to do some more research on where to go, but it'll still be fun.

4. Walk on the Beach

Who doesn't feel as though they're in their very own romantic comedy when strolling down the beach with someone they're on a date with?

5. Attend a Ceramics Class

By now we've all seen that scene from Ghost (you know the one), so taking a ceramics class will hopefully entail that much action.

Ghost via Paramount Pictures

Unique Date Ideas

6. Partake in a Scavenger Hunt

Coming up with how you'll do this is entirely on you, but we figured it'd be a great suggestion.

7. Visit an Escape Room

Really put your relationship to the test by hitting up an escape room together.

8. Go Ghost Hunting

If you're both not afraid to get a little creepy and kooky, going ghost hunting is perfect for you. Plus, if you get scared, you can cling onto one another.

9. Shop at Target

When in doubt, go on a shopping date at Target together. Maybe give yourself a budget so you don't spend your entire life savings on stuff you don't need.

10. Learn a Language

There are plenty of classes available the two of you can take together to learn a new language. It'll be fun and educational all at the same time.

Grace and Frankie via Netflix

At-Home Date Ideas

11. Netflix and Chill

Turn something on on Netflix and chill together. However you want to chill, do it, as long as it's consensual.

12. Play Board Games

Break out Monopoly and have at it. You can also play some more sexual games, if that's what you're going for.

13. Cook Together

Making a meal together is always a great date night idea. But if neither of you are all that great at cooking, maybe pick another one.

14. Eat Takeout

If cooking isn't for you, order takeout and make it romantic by lighting a few candles. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

15. Sleep Together

We don't mean sleep together in the way you think we do, but rather just be intimate and have a little nap together.

Grey's Anatomy via ABC

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