Double Date Ideas

Double Date Ideas

We all know the saying—two’s company, three’s a crowd. So four’s…perfect? Going on a double date is a great way to create a relaxed, fun atmosphere, at any stage of your relationship. Whether you’re new partners looking for the support of friends to calm those early-stage nerves or an established couple hoping to mix up your regular date night routine, we have plenty of double date ideas to suit you. Read on for our ultimate guide. 

Things to do on a double date

So you’ve got a date, and you’ve got some couple friends who want to join. What do you do? In our opinion, it’s best not to overthink it, especially if you’re in the early stages of a relationship.

Don’t be afraid to suggest simply having some drinks or going for a meal. If you’re all friends and comfortable in one another’s company, this can be a great way to spend time together. And if you’re still getting to know one another, this also can be a distraction-free way to really focus on doing just that. 

Going for a walk or a hike is another relaxed thing to do on a double date. Make the most of your weekend by venturing to a new spot to explore and sightsee together—you could even turn it into a road trip if someone has a car. Just don’t forget the snacks.  

If the four of you are looking to try something new, then why not turn it into the ultimate adventure double date? Perhaps you’ve always wanted to try kayaking, rock climbing, or even ax throwing. While doing things as a duo is great, it’s undeniable that activities can be more fun and engaging when there’s a larger group. The sky really is the limit when it comes to things you can do on a double date. 

A top tip from us—it’s important to remember that different couples have different dynamics. Don’t expect everybody to be the same as you, and try to see that as a positive thing! If you haven’t been dating your partner for long, then hanging out with a more established couple can teach you things about being in a relationship. Just relax and be yourself, and your double date could lead to a blossoming group friendship. 

Double date night ideas

If you want to plan your double date for the evening, then here are our top suggestions.


Doing karaoke with just two people can be a little awkward. When there’s four of you, you can duet, go solo, and ultimately all laugh at one another (unless you’re superstar singers). Book a private room at your local karaoke spot and perform the night away. 


Lots of bars have retro arcade games available to play. Embrace your inner child and challenge one another on the dance machine or virtual racing track, or by shooting basketballs. Winner buys the group a round. 

Dinner party

Instead of heading out for a meal, why not host a dinner party at one of your homes? Budding chefs can show off their kitchen skills, and you could even make the evening themed—with outfits, cocktails, and games—for an added layer of fun. The group could then take turns as to who will host the next one. 

Board game night

You just can’t beat some good old fashioned fun. Whoever has the biggest selection of board games can host everyone for a night to play games perfect for four players. Or you could each bring your favorite game to share with the group.

Paint and sip

Plenty of art studios, or even bars and restaurants, host paint and sip nights. If you all want to flex your creative muscles and try something new, this is a great option. And you don’t have to be the best—it’s all about having fun. Alternatively, if you already have art supplies at home, host your own evening. You could even paint each other’s portraits! 


If your group is into the arts, why not suggest going to see a hot new play? You can then go to a nearby bar afterward and pick apart the production over cocktails.

Live music

Dancing is the ultimate group activity. See if there’s a DJ or band in town that you all like, buy tickets, and head along. Who knows where the night will take you? 

Cheap double date ideas

Double dates don’t have to be expensive. In fact, when there’s four of you to split the bill instead of two, they can actually be more affordable. Here are some of our cheap double date ideas.

Movie marathon

Between the four of you, someone is bound to have an existing subscription to a streaming service for the ultimate movie night. Why not pick a series that you can either binge in one long evening or watch in succession over a few days. Grab some blankets, make some popcorn, and call it a night. Or nights, as it were…

Art gallery

Plenty of art galleries and museums have free exhibitions or you can browse their permanent collections without charge. Get the gang together for a day of culture, which will likely spark plenty of conversation between you all. 


If you’re lucky enough to live near a beach, there’s nothing like a double date beach day. For city dwellers, there are plenty of indoor and outdoor pools that you can use for a low charge. It’s a great way to hang out and do a bit of exercise together. 


Slightly random, but how about helping each other fix up your homes? If one of you needs a picture hung or a shelf replaced, then you could make it a team effort—especially if one of you has power tools. Eight hands are better than two, after all. 


Lots of restaurants without liquor licenses allow you to bring your own drinks to enjoy along with your meal. This can be a great way to keep the overall cost of a meal down, while enjoying a delicious night out as a group. 

Book club

If the four of you are all big readers, then why not start a book club? Take turns selecting a book each month and meet up to discuss your thoughts over coffee—or something stronger, depending on the plot. 

By now, hopefully you’re brimming with potential double date ideas. Whatever you’re all into, there’s something for everyone in our list. And it’s always good to try new things and push yourself out of your comfort zone—you never know what you might end up learning or enjoying. So set up that group chat and start planning!