It’s important to spend time with your special someone, but it’s understandable if you’re not always up for dealing with the stress of crowds and extra social interaction. Everyone needs to spend some time away from others, but this is extra important for introverts who reenergize in the time they spend alone.
It can be especially hard not to feel limited when you’re an introvert on the dating scene. Classic date venues like restaurants and movie theaters can be noisy and crowded, which pretty much rules them out on days you’re not feeling energetic. Having a partner who’s also introverted makes it even more challenging to find a place where you both feel at ease and able to have fun. As fun as it can be to have a night in, the odds that you’ll want to change it up on date night are pretty high.
Going out on a date, whether you’ve been with someone for years or are meeting for the first time, can be extra stressful when you’re not in a place where you’re comfortable. If there are too many people around, it can be hard to focus on the one person you came with. Fortunately, some places are likely to be a lot less crowded and overwhelming, so there are still plenty of options for introvert couples who are ready for their next date night. Whether you want to stay at home or go on an adventure, you won’t have an issue finding a place or activity that works for you. Here are a few date ideas for introvert couples to consider.
1. Build A Blanket Fort
When you give in to your inner kid, you’re sure to have some good memories and even greater laughs. All you really need to get cozy are some blankets, pillows, and furniture for structural support. Since there’s no instruction manual for building blanket forts, you and your boo will have fun figuring out just how to build your plush new home. Once you’re ready to move in, grab some snacks and entertainment to keep the fun going all night.
2. Try Out A New Coffee House
Larger coffee chains like Starbucks are too popular to guarantee a quiet trip to the cafe, so try your luck with a smaller or independent coffee shop. You and your date will get to try something new together, which will be more meaningful than another trip to the place you always go. The great thing about cafes is that you can get your drinks to go at any time if you feel like you need a break.
3. Go Book Shopping
If reading is a hobby you share with your SO, a trip to the library or bookstore can be as fun as a day at an amusement park (just without the crowds and screaming children). You can browse the shelves together or do your own thing before meeting back up to share what you found. Comparing your literary treasures can spark a lot of interest, even if you have opposite taste in books. Who knows, you might discover a new favorite book.
4. Make Dinner Together
Whether or not you’re the next Iron Chef, making dinner with your sweetheart can be a fun and practical night in. You can make a whole night out of it by bringing your bae to the grocery store to shop for your ingredients while you plan out your culinary strategy. If you’re feeling competitive, you can each make a dish and have a third party declare a winner. Don’t forget dessert!
5. Take A Trip To The Aquarium
Ocean life is as fascinating as it is relaxing. You and your date will have plenty to see, so make sure to set aside as much time as possible for this excursion. The vibe that aquariums give is chill and calming, so you’re not likely to run into any chaotic situations. Make sure to steer clear of school field trips by visiting on an afternoon or weekend.
6. Go Stargazing
If you don’t mind staying out into the wee hours of the morning, the quiet of the night sky can be a romantic backdrop for you and your special someone. There are books and smartphone apps that can help you identify constellations, or you can wait for the next meteor shower to catch a glimpse of shooting stars.
7. Music Videos And Chill
Concerts can be overwhelming for anyone, especially introverts. Instead of dealing with the noise and the crowds, you can put your favorite bands on full screen and cuddle up on the couch with your boo. YouTube is a gold mine of music videos, which makes it easy to take turns picking the music while you dance the night away.
8. Find Your Local Kava Bar
If you’re not up to socializing in a dark and noisy bar but are still looking for that kind of scene, you may want to find a kava house, which is likely to be somewhat lighter and quieter than a bar. Kava is a root from the Pacific islands that people have ground into a drink that has sedative effects similar to but milder than alcohol. It’s not very well known, so your local kava bar isn’t likely to be very crowded.