16 Los Angeles Date Spots That You'll Love!

We are now in Los Angeles! We'd love to help you discover new spots in this huge city. Read on below for some of our LA date ideas.

Morning, Breakfast & Brunch LA Date Ideas: 8 AM - 12 PM

Blu Jam Cafe

Now with seven locations, Blu Jam Cafe is the perfect spot to head to no matter where you are located in Los Angeles. The cafe is always offering some sort of breakfast special that you can enjoy with your partner, and focuses on creating gourmet dishes with local and organic ingredients. Going to brunch is one of the most perfect LA date ideas! 

Leo & Lily

If you’re looking for a more casual vibe for your date, Leo & Lily is for you. Located in Woodland Hills, this brunch spot offers the classics, like omelets and french toast. They have three different patios and also offer a wide variety of drinks to pair with the hearty brunch. 

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Walter’s Cafe

Breakfast in Bed? Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, Walter’s has been a part of the community for over 71 years. They offer the number one best delivery and catering service in Beverly Hills and are a great way to order food so you don’t have to go out early in the morning. 

Go for a morning workout at Wilfit

Getting active with your partner is always a plus! Wilfit is a sports club located in LA’s Koreatown. They offer monthly plans and packages, and offer personal training sessions that you can buy with your partner to workout. Don’t forget to grab a healthy breakfast afterwards, or go home and make a smoothie with some avocado toast- always a winner. Working out can be more fun with friends! Download Couplr and find another couple to workout with. 

Afternoon, Lunch LA Date Ideas: 12 PM - 4 PM

Visit the Venice Canals

Could you get any closer to romance? The Venice Canals are like walking through Europe, but actually in LA. They first opened as a beach resort town, but now most canals are filled in to make roads. This free date spot is worth checking out - maybe bring a picnic for after and enjoy with those friends you made on the Couplr app!

Perch LA

We love a late brunch! Perch LA is a brunch and dinner spot serving glamorous French cuisine on a rooftop terrace. If you’re looking for elegant and fancy, Perch LA is the spot for your next date. And, don’t forget the dress code- be sure to come dressed in upscale casual.

Huntington Library, Art Museum, & Botanical Gardens

If you and your partner love books, arts, or plants, this is the place for you. Huntington offers sights to see and is THE spot for a picture perfect picnic. They also have a cafe and a coffee shop if you’re looking for a quick bite in between all of the adventures. 

India’s Restaurant

This one is for the foodies. All-you-can-eat Indian lunch buffets are the perfect way to fill up your stomachs and have delicious cultural food. They also offer a weekend brunch, and prices are not too expensive. 

Evening, Dinner LA Date Ideas: 4 PM - 8 PM

Candlelight Concerts

Looking for a little romance and fun? Candlelight Concerts are concerts performed by live musicians lit up by candles at night. For example, tributes to Taylor Swift, Coldplay, and Adele are all concerts occurring soon. Tickets go fast, so be sure to book this date in advance.

Tito's Tacos

Located in Culver City, the half an hour drive from LA to Tito’s is worth it. Tito’s Tacos is a Mexican restaurant that has been open since 1959. They offer a wide variety of tacos, burritos, tamales, enchiladas, and more, and serve them at fairly cheap prices.

Echo Park Lake

Though it has a small entry fee to the pool, Echo Park Lake is the perfect romantic location for an evening swim and picnic. There’s also a large variety of flora and fauna, and you can also rent boats if you want to get out onto the water and admire the beautiful scenery.

Grand Central Market

The Grand Central Market is another LA classic. The market has all sorts of vendors from all different cultures, and is a great spot to hit up for an early snack or dinner. They also host events, such as the Weekly Bazaar, and the spot has a rich history that you can learn more about by visiting.

After Hours, Drinks & Small Bites: 8 PM - 12 AM

Mission Tiki

A late night date pairs well with a late night drive-in movie. From the comfort of your car, you and your partner can enjoy a screening of various movies for just $10 each. Many vendors also come to the screenings to sell snacks that you can munch on.

LA Dinner Cruise

Looking for something a little more upscale? Book a dinner cruise from 7-9:30 PM from Marina Del Rey. You can expect a duet entree with a gourmet meal, and beverages. It’s a romantic evening- the music, the energy, the vibes- it’s not to miss!

LA Illusions & Lala’s Grill 

If you’re looking for something more interactive, LA Illusions is for you. Located in Hollywood, this experience is great for taking pictures with your partner and enjoying fun art that comes to life. Feeling hungry after? Head over to Lala’s Grill, an Argentinian restaurant. 

Gold Diggers

Open until 2 AM, Gold Diggers is a great bar to visit if you’re looking for a sexy night out. Book a room, pop open a bottle of champagne or wine, and relax- or maybe hit up the dance floor.

Want to find another couple to visit these incredible date spots with? Couplr is launching near you to help you find your next double date friends! Visit couplr.io to download the app and use it in LA now! For more LA date ideas, check out our blog!

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WE'RE LAUNCHING IN PHILADELPHIA!

PHILADELPHIA 

Originally launched and solely operated in Chicago, Couplr is proud to announce that we are launching in Philadelphia! The city of brotherly love is the perfect setting to foster meaningful lifelong friendships. From historical landmarks to a vibrant live music scene and  the best cheesesteaks you’ll ever have… Philadelphia is a city that keeps on giving! 

Being the biggest city in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia can definitely be a difficult city to make friends with as a couple. We hope Couplr gives you the chance to make friends with locals in your city and explore what it has to offer as it continues to grow and flourish. We also hope this gives visitors a chance to connect with locals and keep on coming back to this amazing city!

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16 Cute Date Ideas for Philadelphia Locals

Philly Local Date Ideas

Our next city that we are excited to be launching in is Philly! Looking for some great spots for a Philadelphia date night? Well grab your favorite couple for your next double date at one of these local joints!

Morning, Breakfast & Brunch: 8 AM - 12 PM

Grab some breakfast at Beiler’s Bakery & visit the Museum of Illusions

Morning dates can be hard to set up because sleeping in is always so appealing. But, breakfast at Beiler’s Bakery is more than worth it. Their donuts are some of the best in Philadelphia. After the caffeine from your morning coffee kicks in, be sure to hit up the Museum of Illusions - makes for a great midmorning photoshoot and a fun time with your partner.

Sabrina’s Cafe

With just 5 locations, the Philly Art Museum location of Sabrina’s Cafe is also worth checking out for a nice brunch. It’s considered “THE brunch place of Philadelphia,” and offers New American cuisines. Though it’s usually a bit busy, it’s worth the wait because the cafe is so cute and has wonderful people and food.

The Landing Kitchen

The Landing Kitchen is a breakfast-all-day restaurant that serves everything from coffee and cocktails to sandwiches and gourmet toast. The rustic kitchen is a beautiful space to spend an intimate morning with your partner.

Front Street Cafe

This brunch spot is all about providing sustainable and healthy eats. In addition to the usual drinks, they serve all sorts of light breakfasts, with other heavier offerings as well, such as meat. Price-wise, Front Street Cafe isn’t all too bad either. If you’re looking to share a casual experience with couple friends, the Couplr app can help you match with the right pair today. Front Street Cafe would be a great casual brunch spot to meet up for a first double date!

Afternoon, Lunch: 12 PM- 4 PM

Have a picnic in the Morris Arboretum

Nothing beats a picnic date! The University of Pennsylvania’s Morris Arboretum is the perfect place to start. Grab some classic sandwiches, strawberry, champagne, cheeses, and the whole spread, and head over to the beautiful garden with sculptures and gorgeous plants. Maybe stop by later in the night too, for their Moonlight & Roses event to dance with your partner.

Take a romantic hot air balloon ride

If you’re looking for a more unique early afternoon date, taking a hot air balloon ride is definitely up there. You can also book an engagement or a wedding ride. The ride is approximately one hour, and they even treat you to champagne with the pilot. This makes for an absolutely unforgettable afternoon with your date.

Go axe throwing & grab some ice cream afterwards

Who doesn’t love casually throwing axes and letting some heat out? This fun and exhilarating activity is a great way to end the week and blow off some steam with your partner. To cool off, make sure to grab some ice cream from Weckerly’s, a Philadelphia-exclusive ice cream shop.

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The Love

The Love is a fine dining establishment serving American food. This restaurant is Aimee Olexy and Stephen Starr’s third collaboration, and Stephen’s 20th restaurant in Philly. If you’re looking for incredible food, The Love. is the place for you.

Evening, Dinner: 4 PM - 8 PM

Royal Boucherie 

End off your day with an elegant dinner at Royal Boucherie, another fine dining restaurant. Their short high-end menu is perfect for a fancy night out. Royal Boucherie also allows private events, so if you want you can bring a whole group in and have a more social couple’s night out!

Take a stroll in a vineyard

Romance is in the air… and wine! Check out these classic wine tastings at Crossing Vineyards. The 20-acre vineyard has a dozen different grape varieties, and makes for a beautiful place to watch the sunset.

Watch the sunset at the Longwood Gardens

Another romantic evening activity would be at the Longwood Gardens. Longwood features beautiful fountains, and hosts various events and performances throughout the year. If outdoor events are more your speed, you can bring in another couple to enjoy them with you. Download Couplr and start looking for couples in Boston that share the same interests as you. You can make a sunset date even better by grabbing some food nearby and making it a picnic — just you, your partner and your favorite double date pairing!

Have a romantic private date night at The Head and The Hand

Philly’s unique date spots never end- The Head and The Hand is a beautiful book shop that you can rent out for the whole night for a private date night. The nonprofit publisher and community bookstore is perfect for the book nerds who want to spend a couple of hours reading and sipping on some complimentary wine.

After Hours, Drinks & Small Bites: 8 PM - 12 AM

Libertee Grounds 

Get your competitive spirit ready for some mini golf! Grab some drinks at the bar and head over to the grounds where you can spend the night playing your partner in golf. Libertee has a great friendly atmosphere for a fun night out with your date.

Spruce Street Harbor Park

Grab a bite to eat at the outdoor dining area, and watch the beautiful technicolored lights illuminate the floating gardens. The urban beach opens spring through the fall, and is especially popular during the night when the lights are turned on. It’s great for an intimate night out where you and your partner can just talk. 

The Library Bar at Rittenhouse

The Library Bar is considered one of the best hotel bars- until 10 PM, they also serve dinner. The modern style of the bar is a fancy, yet lowkey place to just spend some time with your partner. If you’re really looking to get fancy, consider a staycation at the Rittenhouse Hotel.

Thirsty Dice

Food, ice cream, drinks, and board games- what more could you need? The board game cafe has over 800 games to choose from, and is only $5/per person for 2 hours of unlimited access. It’s cheap and a casual place to have fun.

Want an app to meet couple friends and visit these incredible date spots with? Couplr is launching near you to help you find your next double date friends! Download the app and use it in Philadelphia today!

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Date Ideas in Boston That Even Locals Will Love

Boston Local Date Ideas!

Exploring Boston soon? Here's our first of many, Boston date night guide! Find some couple friends on Couplr and use it to visit some of these local hotspots. Use our guide for some creative date ideas in Boston!

Morning, Breakfast & Brunch: 8 AM - 12 PM

Sonsie

Start off your day with your date by grabbing brunch at Sonsie, a highly rated classy restaurant serving International cuisines. Enjoy some coffee or cocktails with your morning eggs, and appreciate the intimate setting of this American bistro and wine bar.

Get active together at BURN Fitness Studio

If you love working out, nothing beats an early morning fitness routine with your partner at BURN Fitness Studio. Be sure to grab some early morning coffee or smoothie and bring your workout gear. BURN is a boutique fitness studio featuring a myriad of fitness classes, virtual and in person. They also offer personalized one-on-one sessions. If you struggle with accountability, you can download Couplr and find another couple that’s also motivated to work out. Feel the BURN!

Terra at Eataly Boston 

“Inspired by earth and fire,” Terra at Eataly is an Italian grill that serves herb-infused cocktails, and other classic Italian cuisine. The traditional Italian restaurant has a lovely brunch that you should definitely check out with your partner.

Sofra

Sofra is a more lowkey breakfast place to hit up if you’re feeling like enjoying a special moment with just you and your partner. This bakery and cafe is inspired by Turkish delicacies, and offers everything from coffee to shawarmas, mezes, pastries, pies, and more.

Afternoon, Lunch: 12 PM- 4 PM

A4cade

This date spot is a great idea for a chill weekend where you and your partner feel like having some friendly competition. The A4cade is the place to start– this 21+ speakeasy style bar is the perfect spot to grab a quick drink and play some games. A4cade also has their own menu featuring casual fare, including burgers, grilled cheese, chicken tenders, and more.

Fenway Park & The Emory

Calling all sports fans! Your favorite baseball stadium, Fenway Park, is open for tours. Take a tour of the ballpark with your partner and head over for a late lunch at The Emory, a modern American restaurant. This combo is great for mixing up the casual with the elegant sides.

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Have a picnic at the Arnold Arboretum

Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum is an essential to visiting Boston. Take some homemade sandwiches, grab some classic lemonade and a picnic blanket, and go check out the absolutely beautiful scenery at the arboretum. The 281 acre preserve is the perfect spot to relax with nature and enjoy some romantic time with your partner.

The Q Restaurant

Craving an Asian fusion experience? The Q Restaurant is a lovely Chinese restaurant to visit for lunch. The lounge offers hot pot and sushi, and serves drinks as well. They also provide valet parking.

Evening, Dinner: 4 PM - 8 PM

Yvonne’s

Yvonne’s isn’t just a restaurant; it’s a whole experience. There’s a hidden Gallery inside of Yvonne’s main bustling floor, making it the perfect place for an intimate getaway. The decor in the restaurant is absolutely stunning as well; their furniture is medieval style and features plenty of gorgeous chandeliers.

Vaisakhi Indian Kitchen

Who doesn’t love ending their day with some hot, fresh Indian food? Vaisakhi is a top-rated Indian restaurant in Boston. Their menu features some of the classics- from biryani to tandoori, every dish is stunningly put together. Dine in opens Monday, July 5th, so be sure to go check out this home away from home. 

Take a mini cruise at the Boston HarborToro

If you’re looking to splurge, this date combo is perfect for you. These cruises are great for watching the sunset, prices ranging from $50 to more than $200 per person. The water is gorgeous and definitely worth having your rom-com worthy moment in. If you’re feeling hungry after this early evening, check out Toro, a Spanish tapas restaurant and bar- makes for an elegant end to a sophisticated night.

Time out Market Boston

Time Out Market is a Boston-favorite, and is always bustling with shows and events. They feature fish, seafood, meat, vegetarian options, and sweets and desserts, as well as drinks. The restaurant was created by a media company aiming to bring people together for a dining, cultural experience.

After Hours, Drinks & Small Bites: 8 PM - 12 AM

Tavern of Tales

The Tavern of Tales is another great place to hit up for some friendly competition. They serve sandwiches, snacks, and cocktails, but more importantly, they carefully curate board game experiences. These aren’t just your regular “Sorry” or “Monopoly” games; you can find uniquely crafted board games, such as “Tokaido” and “The Resistance.” While it might be nice to spend an evening here with your partner, board games are always better with a crowd. Grab the Couplr app to help find couple friends near you and liven things up!

 Legal Rooftop Bar

Legal Rooftop has the best late night drinks vibes in Austin. Their contemporary bar is located on top of the Boston Harborside, and serves seafood along with drinks. They’re on the Boston waterfront, which makes for the perfect late night views.

Stargaze at the Coits Observatory

When the sky is clear, Coits Observatory is here. Tickets are required to visit, but the views are absolutely stunning. This date would be a wonderful romantic experience, and is a great way to sit down, take a beat, and reconnect with your partner.

Catch a midnight streaming at the Coolidge Corner Theatre

If you’re both movie-lovers, be sure to visit the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Grab some popcorn and snacks, and settle in for some of their viewings. Coolidge is a nonprofit, and aims to bring people together through film, so it’s a great place to watch a short film; and they do stream the more popular films that come out, too!

Want an app to meet couple friends and visit these incredible date spots with? Couplr is launching near you to help you find your next double date friends. Download the app and use it in Boston now!

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WE'RE LAUNCHING IN BOSTON!

BOSTON

Originally launched and solely operated in Chicago, Couplr is proud to announce that we are launching in Boston! From the seafood, to the history, to the sports… the city of Boston has so much to offer and that is only growing.  We believe that its people have so much to do together as the city continues to evolve and expand!

Boston is a gem of New England and its people are so incredibly special. The city has so many spots to explore, with new things popping up everyday. 10 years ago, the Seaport was definitely not the explosive scene of restaurants and stores that it is today. We hope Couplr provides a way to fulfill your social life as a couple when life sometimes gets too busy to focus on that. We also hope this serves as a way for locals and visitors alike to create meaningful, life long friendships in the realm of impeccable seafood and undefeated sports teams! 

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16 Charming Spots for Dates in NYC for Locals

Looking for some creative double date ideas in NYC? Well we've got you with any occasion below. Find our dates in NYC guide below and let us know what you think!

Morning, Breakfast & Brunch: 8 AM - 12 PM

Looking for some Indian cuisine to spice up your mid-morning? Baar Baar NYC is a lovely contemporary date place to go to for brunch. From more modernistic creations, such as the Chili Cheese Naan, to the classics, like Chicken Tikka Masala, Baar Baar’s selection of brunch items have a wide range, and all have a slight twist on them making a date experience worth having. 

Located on the lower east side of New York, Pause Cafe is a Moroccan-inspired and Moroccan-owned coffee shop that sells not just delicious coffee, but also crepes and other light fare, such as superfood bowls and features a juice bar. The cafe aims to be more sustainable and reduces food waste with every cup they sell. It’s also decorated quite extravagantly and would make a great place to grab a quick cup of coffee to chat on your date!

If you’re looking to pair a nice brunch with a fun activity, be sure to check out 1000 Boxes and The Alcove in Queens. 1000 Boxes is an audio-visual thrill live game experience, with a very fun, party vibe. After an intense round of playing and you’re craving a small bite, head over to The Alcove, a Latin fusion restaurant serving a great selection for brunch.

Rustic brunch time? Yes, please. iNINE bistro is a rustic, international cuisine-focused restaurant. Located in the Bronx, they serve a variety of American foods, chicken, salads, and more. Since brunch is a meal best enjoyed with others, you can download Couplr and find another couple to share this delicious meal with. They are also available for orders from UberEats, GrubHub, Seamless, Doordash, and Postmates, so if you’re looking for a nice morning in, iNINE might be the one for you.

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Afternoon, Lunch: 12 PM- 4 PM

Have more time to kill? This date can last a couple of hours- first, go kayaking on the Hudson River for some beautiful views and an exciting experience. Best of all, from May to October, it’s free! So, definitely be sure to table this date for the summer months. Then, head over to the Hole in the Wall, a modern restaurant that sells pasta and meat-based dishes — a great place to end your midday date.

This Mediterranean restaurant in Brooklyn is a great place to stop for a quick bite for lunch. Olea’s menu features a wide selection of tapas and is perfect for a small sip of sangria. 

Located in Queens, Seva is an Indian restaurant with a whole array of classic Indian dishes and carry-out trays. The restaurant has been applauded for its simplicity and coziness and is definitely a great place to check out for your date, whether takeout or dine in.

A great way to not only spend time with your date on a deeper level but also eat food would be to take a cooking class at Union Square Park together. This is a fun activity where you can learn how to work together to create something delicious and enjoyable. 

Evening, Dinner: 4 PM - 8 PM

This classy New Orleans-inspired dinner spot brings sexiness and bursting flavor to your date. With a menu that could satisfy just about anyone, and drinks that have a $3 discount during happy hour, 1803 is just the place to visit for a nice dinner. Fun fact: 1803 NYC is actually named after the Louisiana Purchase.

Looking for something a bit more upscale? This date combo is the one for you. First, catch a ride at sunset on a helicopter with your partner. The romance doesn’t just stop at the beautiful sights, though. Head over to Mari, a Michelin star chef’s Korean restaurant afterward, serving visually stunning Korean cuisine.

On the flip side, if you’re looking for a date night that’s a little more casual, visit Ten Degrees for Happy Hour in the East Village; they serve 2-for-1 cocktails that are definitely worth trying. The pleasant unfussy vibe is perfect for hanging with those friends you made on the Couplr app with private intimate setting that makes for a great quick dinner or drinks.

This is a classic date night for New York- visit Central Park to take a ride on the famous carousel. It closes at 6 PM, so afterward, head over to Osteria Cotta Winebar for an intimate dinner with Italian food and drinks. The combo makes for a classic romantic, but exciting date night.

After Hours, Drinks & Small Bites: 8 PM - 12 AM

The Diner Bar is a great restaurant in Queens to start at for casual late-night eats. It’s a more intimate evening dinner setting with pretty neon lights and a buzzing atmosphere. Their menu features mostly American food but also serves pasta and fajitas.

If you and your partner are movie lovers, check out the Rooftop Cinema Club on West 37th. The club offers private screenings and experiences that are great for a late night out in the city. Watch something, pick up some popcorn and drinks, and have a great time.

The Upstairs at 66 is a great spot for those couples that love to compete. This spot has a huge variety of games from shuffleboard to ping pong and skee ball. It’s a lovely intimate spot to grab some drinks and have some fun late in the night with your date.

This bar and lounge in the Lower East Side is a great pick for an elegant ending to the night. The menu features a great variety of drink options and the views of the heart of downtown Manhattan are just absolutely stunning.

Want to find more people to visit these incredible date spots with? Couplr is an app to meet couple friends launching near you to help you find your next double date!

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WE’RE LAUNCHING IN NEW YORK CITY! 

Originally launched and solely operated in Chicago, Couplr is proud to announce that we are launching in New York City! New York City is one of the most incredible cities in the world where we have very fond memories. We absolutely love NoMo in Soho, one of our favorite restaurants as well as hotel! The Freedom Tower is always a must-see for us too, whenever we visit! 

New York City is filled with unique spots meant to be discovered with just as unique people like yourselves. It can be a daunting city to make friends in and we hope Couplr provides the connections you guys are looking for to fulfill your social life as a couple. We also hope this serves as building connections for visitors who will make lifelong friends with locals that they can always visit! After all, having friends to visit in other cities is always a good excuse to travel! 

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Couple Holiday Date Ideas

Cue the Cheesy Hallmark Rom-coms! It's the holiday season already and that means some super festive date night activities! Whether you’re in a relationship or are single and looking to dating apps or friend-finding apps like Couplr*, there is definitely the perfect holiday date idea out there for you. How do you find the perfect activity? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. These activities are guaranteed to bring some extra holiday joy!

Fun Holiday Date Ideas (By City)

We’ve broken some of these amazing date ideas down for you city by city -- Do you see a city close to you below?

Chicago: 

  • Christkindlmarket

    Walk through this amazing German style traditional market this holiday season. Here, you and your date can enjoy local and international foods, live entertainment, merchandise, and so many more memorable activities! This is a perfect spot to end a perfect outdoor date night.

  • Zoolights

    This year's zoolights are bigger and brighter than ever! They will feature hundreds of luminous LED displays and seasonal experiences, all under the glow of millions of lights. Stroll through Lincoln Park to see these beautiful lights with your loved ones. We promise you it's a sight you don’t want to miss!

  • Ice Skating at Millenium Park

    What’s more romantic than ice skating in close proximity with your better half? We’re picturing a romantic scene straight out of a hallmark movie - do you see it? Sure you might look a bit like fools at first but at least you can romantically look like fools together. What better place to look like fools together than at the McCormick Tribune. Skating is free and skate rentals are available for $13 and up!

  • Frosty’s Bar

    This crowd favorite pop-up bar is back and better than ever! This is the perfect date spot to let loose. From sensational seasonal cocktails, to interactive photo experiences, all the way to some amazing live music and entertainment, your date is sure to be a blast!

New York :

  • Ice Skating  

    As cliche as it may sound to romantically ice skate the night away at the Rockefeller Center, we know how crowded and unpleasant this can get around this time of year. This shouldn’t stop you from living out your romantic movie scene! Consider venturing out and finding other rinks like the Wollman and Lasker Rinks which reside in Central Park. These areas tend to be less busy and allow space for more romantic gestures. 

  • Union Square Holiday Market

    With over 160 vendors coming in, it's making this year's Holiday Market one of the best! Shop everything local and hand crafted at this year's market located at the heart of NYC, Union Square Park. Maybe you can pick out a memorable gift for your significant other while you’re at it!

  • Edge Holiday Lights

    There’s something surreal about seeing a city from a birds eye view. Not sure if it’s the altitude, but being nearly 1,200 feet above ground brings out a form of romance you didn’t even know existed. Believe us, this romantic gesture will be the most memorable one yet. While you’re up there, they are also offering “Cocoa in the Clouds & Edge Nog” - how cute does that sound! What are you waiting for, it’s time to book those tickets!

Los Angeles: 

  • Grinchmas

    Who said Grinchmas was just for kids? In fact, we think the grinch relates best to us adults - don’t you think? What better way to break the ice on a date than over some humorous Grinch roasts and a laugh to remember. Catch the tree lighting ceremony and a performance by the Who-ville Who’s while you’re there!

  • Yuletide Cinemaland

    Ah the classic, an outdoor movie date. The perfect time to debate your favorite holiday movie, snuggle up, and enjoy an evening of Christmas magic. Check out their schedule to see what movies are playing!

  • Holiday Lights

    Lightscapes is one of the most popular holiday attractions in the LA area, and they definitely live up to the hype. The internationally acclaimed dance of light, art and music transforms The Arboretum into an illuminated night experience that everyone is bound to love! This self-guided walking event is the perfect way to have a wonderful chat with your date while taking in some breathtaking sights. 

Indoor Holiday Date Ideas

Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about our homebodies out there. Trust us, we know how exhausting all these outdoor holiday date activities can get. Why not bring some of that holiday spirit to the comfort of your own home… and while in some cozy pajamas! Here are some indoor holiday date ideas for you and your loved one:

  • Gingerbread House Competition 

    Is it really Christmas if you don’t bust out those gingerbread engineering skills? Plus, friendly competition brings people that much closer to each other. Remember to stock up on those ingredients, and if you’re feeling funky, give the competition a theme!

  • Make DIY Ornaments  Making your own ornaments with special meaning has another level of importance. Sure, fancy ornaments passed down from generation to generation look great, but why not add a touch of your own history! You and you S/O are bound to have a relaxing and pleasant evening while making these.
  • Decorate - Holidays are the time to glam up your home. Whether that be for Christmas, the New Year, or both. Even if you’re not inviting anyone over this year, you and your S/O will have a ball decorating a common space. Not to mention, the decor might even help the seasonal depression.

FAQ

What do couples do on a holiday date?

Very commonly, couples go ice skating for a holiday date. They also can find themselves at a light show or sipping some hot chocolate and watching a movie together. 

What are some Christmas movie date night ideas?

Movie dates are all about setting the mood. Get the ambiance right and it will be the most seamless date night of your life! Get some blankets, snacks, lights, and pick out a classic Christmas movie like “White Christmas” or “It’s a Wonderful Life” and you’ll be all set to go.

What do you do on a Christmas date?

Adventure through some beautiful Christmas lights, donate to a good cause, host an in-house picnic, go ice skating - the possibilities are endless!

What activities do people do on New Years?

Many couples either attend or host a new years party. Due to the pandemic, this has become less common but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun! Spend time with those you’re thankful for and cook a meal together, play board games, and share memories from the past year. 

Conclusion

Couple holiday date activities are truly endless. From outdoor activities like ice-skating and market exploring, to indoor activities like a movie night, and everything in between, these activities should last you a while. This season, spend some time with everyone you love and cherish all the memories you make together. From our entire team here at Couplr, we hope you have a safe and prosperous Christmas and New Years.

 


The Ultimate Guide to Winter Date Ideas: Cozy, Outdoor & More

Coming up with winter date ideas can be difficult and planning dates in general can be a challenge at times too. Not to worry, we’ve got you covered! Think outdoor dates are exclusively reserved for warmer weathered seasons? Definitely think again. As long as you have a loving partner and a nice cozy jacket, you’ll find an abundance of unique outdoor winter date ideas! For the homebodies out there, we didn’t forget about you - don’t worry. 

Coming up with cute winter date ideas

Winter dates have such a wide range of activities, they truly are endless! Here are a few indoor and outdoor winter date ideas:

Outdoor Winter Date Ideas

🎶 Baby it’s cold outside ~~ 🎶 and it will be for a little while! Why not make the best of this cool weather and have the perfect outdoor winter date planned for you and your loved one! Getting out and enjoying the winter breeze might be exactly what you need after being cooped up at home due to the pandemic. Here are some ideas for your next winter outdoor date!

Outdoor Date Ideas:

  • A winter picnic with tons of heating pads and warm blankets
  • A day of sledding or a good old fashioned snowball fight
  • Snowman making competition
  • Go on a hike
  • Go Ice skating and drink some delicious hot chocolate
  • Soak in an outdoor hot tub

Indoor Winter Date Ideas

Sometimes, a cozy indoor date is just what you and your loved one need. If it snows wherever you live, you know how much of a hassle it is to get from point A to point B - this makes indoor dates that much more necessary! Here are some ideas for your next indoor winter date!

Indoor Date Ideas:

  • Board game night next to a warm fire
  • Cook a romantic dinner for two together
  • Order takeout and watch a movie
  • Make a relationship scrapbook
  • Give each other a massage
  • Toast marshmallows indoors

Well, what are some cold weather date ideas?

Winter is probably the best season to schedule a lowkey date night. With the weather cooling up, the indoor and outdoor date ideas are endless. To add to the lists above, here are some date ideas specifically made for the cold weather:

Cold Weather Date Ideas

  • Host a hot chocolate competition
  • Do a holiday themed craft
  • Look at Christmas lights
  • Go holiday shopping
  • Try a new winter sport
  • Have a winter themed cocktail night
  • Take a carriage ride with (make sure to take some warm blankets)

A winter couple photoshoot can be a real winner

There’s nothing more magical than a photoshoot in the snow or in front of your beautifully decorated holiday home. What’s more magical than holding your loved one close while the snow elegantly falls around you? Take this season as an opportunity to get some of the best shots!

Frankly speaking, some of the best couple shots are candid ones! So definitely do something you both incredibly enjoy. The happiness you feel will be sure to reflect in those breathtaking pictures. 

Outdoor fun date ideas for couples in winter

While the list for outdoor winter activities can be endless, here are some fun winter date ideas for couples living in Chicago and New York:

Chicago

Fellow Chicagoans, buckle up for a lengthy winter. To keep you a bit sane, here are some date night ideas for you and your special someone!

Chicago Ideas 

New York 

Most New Yorkers out there aren’t the biggest fan of winters. We get it - with all the slush and the wind whipping out of control how can you even enjoy a date night? Here are some ideas that might make it just a bit more enjoyable.

New York Ideas

  • Enjoy a cozy night at the bar in Little Italy
  • Dine in at Luzzo’s La Pizza Napoletana, East Village
  • Adventure through the amazing pieces at The MET
  • Let loose at Bryant Park for some ice skating
  • Be on the hunt for a speakeasy

Fun free date ideas for winter

Most of the activities listed above are absolutely free! Other than museum visits, the occasional rentals for sporting dates, and the amount spent on supplies for home cooked meals, these activities come with low costs and are mostly free if you’re already in possession of supplies!

FAQs

What can you do on a date in the winter?

There’s so many activities you can do for a winter date! From visiting museums, to ice skating, all the way to cooking homemade meals and having a cozy movie night - the options are endless!

What can I do with my girlfriend on a cold day?

You can stay home and have a cooking competition, play board games, have a craft night, roast some marshmallows by the fireplace, and end the night with a movie.

What can you do with your boyfriend when it's cold outside?

If they would prefer to stay home, cook some dinner with them, challenge them to a game, look through old photo books together and even start scrapbooking a future!

Where should I go on a first date in the winter?

The best first winter dates always start with an ambient restaurant and can also include arcades, bars, carriage rides, snowball fights, and even a movie night. 

What is cuffing season?

Cuffing season refers to individuals getting into relationships during the colder months of the year. Relationships that start during “cuffing season” stereotypically don’t last very long and tend to die out as the warmer months come along! But who knows, you might be one that goes against those stereotypes!

Conclusion

Although finding winter date ideas can be difficult, especially with seasonal depression rolling around, the options are truly endless. Whether you’re an outdoor person or a homebody there is definitely a date idea out there for you! We hope the items listed in this blog have helped and can’t wait for your next extraordinary winter date night with that special someone!

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Making Friends in Chicago: 8 Activities to Meet People

Meeting people in a large city might sound easy but in reality, it can be a struggle! Especially with the recent pandemic, it can be a tricky landscape to navigate. Making friends in Chicago can be a challenge but also rewarding, as it is filled with diverse and interesting people. If you are new to the area or just want to branch out in your social life, here are some ways to help you meet friends in Chicago! 

How to Meet People in Chicago

There are many different ways to meet people in Chicago. You can take recreational classes like art or cooking classes or join a sports club like soccer or tennis. Trivia nights at bars or volunteering are also ways to make friends in Chicago. 

Cooking Classes

Cook au Vin 

 Taking place in the kitchen of Cook au Vin, Chef Vincent’s approach to learning to cook is all about being relaxed and having fun together: a little bit of wine, some conversation, some laughs, some bread and cheese, some more wine, and a lot of cooking in between!

The class begins with an apéritif with fresh bread and cheese selection. You will then be provided with caps to write your name on and aprons. The whole group will be preparing the menu all together, dividing the tasks amongst each of the participants, under the guidance of the chef. Once the dinner is ready, you will get to enjoy the fruits of your labor together in our cozy dining area.

Sports Club

Chicago Sport Social 

Hit the pitch with the Chicago Sport Social soccer program! They offer men’s and coed options with levels varying from recreational to intermediate to competitive and play at multiple locations all over the city. So, whether you are looking to explore Chicago or find one in your local neighborhood they have you covered.

Player perks include sponsor bars (where you are sure to secure great drink specials each week), custom designed shirts and champ shirts and various sponsor giveaways each season making playing with them a win! In addition, they’ll have you feeling like a pro by keeping up with your stats and recaps throughout the season. Both group and individual registration is available. 

Trivia Night

Chicago Trivia Night Guide

Attending a trivia night is a great way to meet friends in Chicago! Many bars and restaurants in the city host a weekly trivia night so you should definitely be able to find one in your area. Find a bar that has a trivia night theme you might be an expert on and head on over to see if any of the teams need an additional player! Trivia can get competitive in a friendly way so people are usually eager to add a strong member. Just make sure you can justify your place with the knowledge to help them win! 

Volunteering

Chicago Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering can be a great way to meet new people in Chicago who care about the same things that you do. While making friends, you will also be contributing to a good cause. Chicago has plenty of volunteer opportunities, from animal shelters to environmental organizations. Volunteering can open the doors to foster meaningful friendships all while giving back to your community! 

Ideas to Find Friends in Chicago

Some other ideas to find friends in Chicago are going to concerts, visiting museums and attending comedy shows or art exhibitions. These activities draw in many people together and will definitely be an easy conversation starter as you know you already have mutual interests! 

Another great way to meet new people is online! You can join local Facebook groups, Meetups, forums, or use Bumble friends. All of these platforms will allow you to speak to people online over mutual interests before meeting up in real life. It will also allow you to interact with people specifically in your neighborhood or areas you want to visit. 

If you are in a relationship and looking to make couple friends, you can use our app, Couplr! Couplr acts as a community platform to bring like-minded couples together for socializing and fun! It aims to provide couples with the opportunity to find new friends in new places or even in their own hometown. Whether you and your partner like to travel, fine dine or just stay in, Couplr incorporates all your interests and matches you with another couple of similar interests.

Ways to Meet People in Chicago Naturally

Concerts

What other way to make great friends than to bond over music? 

Concert Venues in Chicago

Museums

Museums are a great way to meet people as the exhibitions give great starter talking points!

Museums in Chicago

Comedy Shows

Having a similar sense of humor can be a great way to find friends! 

Comedy Shows in Chicago

Art Exhibitions

A shared love of art can lead to a great friendship!

Art Exhibitions in Chicago

FAQs About Making Friends in Chicago

How can I make friends in Chicago?

You can make friends in Chicago by venturing out to all the local offerings the city has – bars, museums, concerts, sports clubs and more!

How do you make friends in your 20s in Chicago?

If you are in your 20s, you can meet people in Chicago by attending local trivia nights, joining a club, volunteering or taking recreational classes! 

How can I make friends online near me?

You can make friends online by joining Facebook groups, Meetups, using Bumble Friends or Couplr! 

How do I make friends in a new city?

You can make friends in a new city by going out and putting yourself out there! Try to talk to at least one new stranger every day whether at work, at a bar or if you sign up for a class, sports league, or volunteer organization! 

How can I start meeting people in Chicago today?

You can start meeting people in Chicago today with our app, Couplr! Couplr brings couples together in the same vicinity, who share similar interests. 

Couplr: Meeting Friends in Chicago 

Meeting people in a new city isn’t always the easiest but it is possible! Making friends in Chicago can be fun, entertaining and expose you to new and exciting interests due to everything the city has to offer. Whether you are into music, comedy, volunteering, art or food, there is something for everyone which means there are friends for everyone, too! 

If you’re in a relationship, that can sometimes make it even more difficult to branch out and meet new people. Here at Couplr, we aim to match couples with similar interests to foster meaningful friendships! 

Join Couplr to start making friends in Chicago today!