We get it – who really has the time to think up a romantic date night that doesn’t involve dinner, drinks or the movies? Even the most predictable arrangement requires some tough decisions: What would he/she like to eat? Is this movie any good? Would a candlelight dinner set my credit card on fire?
Like a great girlfriend would, we’ve racked our brains to come up with eight lovely and alternative things to do on date, so you don’t have to. Time to spice things up!
Catching a movie with your boo under the stars, in the privacy of your car no less, sounds like a great recipe for romance. Movie Mob by Ape hosts fortnightly outdoor drive-in screenings, and all you need to do is find a parking spot with a good view and tune into the designated FM radio station. If that triggers claustrophobia, just pack a picnic mat, a bottle of wine and watch the movie under the stars. Sign up online to stay up to date on their latest location and movie choice.
French for Romance
People always say French is the language of love, so why not learn it together? You only really need to learn a couple of words to be able to start whispering sweet nothings in each other’s ears. Signing up for a short course, like those available at French Toast. It also gives you the excuse of having a date night every week!
If you already know your avoir from your être, then what about a soufflé from a sabayon? Stand the heat of the kitchen with an intimate cooking class at Nourish that will feed both body and soul. Did we mention there’s free-flow wine?
Pit against each other
Seeing each other’s competitive spirit can sometimes be a turn on! Put your heads together for quiz nights at The Bank Bar + Bistro (on every other Tuesday), or Nosh (Wednesdays). Questions range from current events and celebrity gossip to brainteasers, and prize money can stand as high as $200.
Take your relationship to new heights, literally. It’s good for the body, and builds your stamina at the same time. (Plus, you’ll also enjoy the view from the bottom.) Try rock climbing at Singapore’s biggest climbing centre, Onsight Climbing Gym, which caters to every difficulty level so no prior experience is needed.
Fishing for something fancy? Make the most of living on this beautiful tropical archipelago with an evening on the water. Dinner and a sunset cruise on Blue Star Yachting’s luxury catamaran will bring that honeymoon feeling. If time (and money) affords, stay in one of their luxury ensuite cabins and be whisked away to Tioman for a tropical weekend escape!
Step into one of Singapore’s hottest salsa bars like Cuba Libre Salsa Bar or Lumbia The Salsa Club and get muy caliente on the dancefloor! Never mind if you’ve got two left feet – dance clubs are most often dark anyway, and what matters most is having a good time together.
Engage A Third Party
You probably wouldn’t ask another to join your date, but make this an exception and hire a private chef like the ones at Clubvivre for a classy candlelit dinner. We’ve already done the research for you – take your pick here!
They say couples that laughs together, stays together. So reserve a spot at a local comedy club, and roll on the floor laughing at Comedy Masala’s open-mic sessions, happening every Tuesday night (9pm-11.30pm). What’s sexier than a sense of humour?
Top image: Cuba Libre Salsa Bar