5 Ways to Make Dating Fun Again

Going on date after date and it’s getting stale? Perhaps it’s time to change it up! Lavalife is determined to make dating fun again and asked me to help! I say that dating CAN be fun! Let me show you how!! It’s really all up to you.

5 Ways to Make Dating Fun Again

Make-Dating-Fun-AgainHere are 5 ways to make dating fun again, no, really …

1. It’s all about perspective! 

If you think dating is a pain or just plain boring, then you definitely need to adjust your perspective. Dating is what you make it. If you go into it thinking negatively then guess what? It’s going to turn out badly. Having a positive attitude will help you have a great time regardless of they are a great match or not. Why? Because you’re not putting too much pressure on yourself or your date, you’re just enjoying someone’s company. Make dating fun again by going with the flow and focusing on the process and not the outcome.

2. Change it up!

Hitting the same spots over and over again and wondering why you’re dreading your date? I know it’s easy and comfortable to have your “go to” spots for dates, but it could get a little stale after a while. Besides, how many coffee or drink dates can you have before you start getting bored? Try an original new place, hit a farmer’s market, be a tourist in your city or even something cheesy like bowling or roller skating. Point is think outside of the box. It’s easy as typing in “events tonight” or “what’s going on this weekend” for your city in your favorite search engine. It’s also a great way to show that you’re creative.

3. Ready, Set, Action!

Make dating fun again by planning an activity centered date. Instead of just sitting somewhere and talking, DO something. Play a game, go hiking, do a sport, compete at something. An active date helps alleviate any anxiety you might have because you’re focusing on the activity. It also gives your date a little sneak peak into your fun side. You can learn a lot about a person this way because they’re not over-thinking what they are saying or doing. Activities also release feel good chemicals in your body and makes the date a positive experience.

Make-Dating-Fun-Again4. Surprise!

We live in a world where everything is scheduled and planned, but being spontaneous can definitely make dating fun again. Instead of planning something days in advance, call up the person you’re dating or someone you are interested in and ask them to go watch a local cover band or to go check out something interesting you just read about. Whatever it is that you choose to do, spontaneity shows creativity and a break from routine. If you’re taking someone special out for a date, add an element of surprise by planning something after dinner that you didn’t tell them about. Pick something thoughtful, like something you heard them mention they wanted to try or see. That will always give you bonus points!

5. Look Good and Feel Better

Who doesn’t feel awesome when they look great? Ya, that’s what I thought. When you look good you feel good and you project the best you to your date. Make dating fun again by actually caring what you look like. It also shows your date that you made an effort for them which makes a great impression. So it’s a win-win.

These 5 ways to make dating fun again definitely will help you put your best foot forward. Dating can be fun. It’s all about how you date and what you put into it. It’s about finding that right puzzle piece to fit into your life, stressing about it won’t make it happen any faster. Just have fun and you’ll see, everything will fall into place where it should be.

READERS: What is the most fun you’ve had on a date? What made it fun? Let us know in the comments below!

Your Sister in Dating Bliss,

Single Dating Diva

Lavalife.com is Where Singles Click… and have since 1987. Online dating should be about having fun, meeting new people and trying new things – which is why Lavalife.com celebrates the dating journey at every turn. Sign up at Lavalife.com to try it free.


Disclosure: This post was brought to you by Lavalife.com via Charming Media. The opinions expressed within this post are entirely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Lavalife.com.

One comment

  1. Hi,

    Your post resonated with me. I did a series of ten great first dates that I posted on my blog. It was my attempt to make dating fun. They are all activity centered dates.

    If interested you can go to my website.

    Thanks for your post. Dating can get boring. I really liked your suggestions, particularly the one of surprise. 🙂


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