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Honestly, there’s no better way to savor those sweet morning vibes than by planning some morning date ideas with your special someone.

Dating is an initial phase in any romantic relationship where you try to know the other person better, find out their interests, and how well you guys “click.” And honestly, going to a candlelight dinner might be the last thing to help you out.

No doubt, it’s a good idea when you are meeting someone for the first time. But as you get comfortable with each other, you’ve got to come out of that shimmery-glimmery restaurant phase and see where things go out in the wild, in the real world. 

And that’s why I’ve jotted down 27 morning date ideas for you to try out different things, explore each other as a person and see where you meet. 

So, here we go!

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1. Hit Your Favorite Bakery

Let’s start with something simple. You’ve already had a couple of dates with your partner in some really romantic restaurants in your city/town. 

But now it’s time to get out of that safe zone without really risking anything. How about you take your date to your favorite bakery in the morning and have a sweet (literally) breakfast? 

The ambiance and yeasty & warm aroma of a bakery are sure to create a cozy date where you can finally let your guards down and be yourselves!

2. Beach Walk

Looking for a morning date idea that wouldn’t cost you a bomb but is also simple and romantic? Head out to your nearest beach and invite your date for a morning walk!

Go barefoot and let the soft, earthy sand brim you with groundedness as you indulge in a deep conversation. Or play tag along the shore and push each other into crashing waves for fun!

3. Couples Yoga

What’s a better way to start your day with a peaceful workout session of yoga? Add your partner to the equation, and things will only get better.

You can practice couples yoga out in the open, preferably in a quiet and serene place or at your home, in front of a television to guide you with poses!

I’m sure you’re gonna have a great time laughing at your clumsiness and trying to find balance in some really tricky yoga positions. 🤭

4. Exercise Together

So what if you’re not a yoga person? There are plenty of options out there to remain fit in life and love. 

Go out for a quick run together in your locality or even a 30-minute walking session will do. Nowadays, a lot of outdoor gyms have also popped up, which can also serve as effortless date venues!

5. Visit The Farmer’s Market

Doing groceries and chores together is a great way to get intimate with someone on a mental and emotional plane. Plus, it’s fun spending time in a farmer’s market, buying your favorite veggies, and showing off your bargaining skills!

Moreover, the bustle of a farmer’s market is amazingly different from that of a mall — it’s serene, fresh, and lively in its way. 

6. Take Your Pets Out For A Walk

One of the many perks of being a pet parent is that you can turn your pets into an excuse to go on a date. Take them out for a walk or visit their favorite park with your partner and bond over your pets!

You can play frisbee or chase each other as your pets third-wheel (in a beautiful way tho, no regrets😭). 

7. Have A Picnic By The Lake

Take the picnic in your backyard or a park to a lake and enjoy a classic English date straight out of a movie. 

A checkered sheet, some blankets, pillows, sandwiches, and pastries are indispensable. Complete it with your favorite beverage — tea, coffee, beer, or wine. 

You can take a board game with you to pass time, or carry badminton rackets when the weather’s good!

8. Go Hiking

If you have a thing about adventures, hiking should be your go-to morning date idea. You don’t need a lot of equipment to wander in the woods. Just make sure you have enough water and food, a first-aid kit, a map, a multi-tool, and proper clothing/footwear. 

You can revisit a trail or look for an unexplored one — nevertheless, ask your partner beforehand if they’re comfortable with hiking. After all, hiking as a “surprise date” might not be perceived positively by everyone. (Did you know that hiking can also build muscle? Now, that might wake them up!)

9. Take Weekend Classes

Spice up your weekend routine by enrolling in a painting class with your partner. Or you can learn pottery and have a stress-buster holiday-cum-date from work!

Joining a weekend class and learning something new will help you explore your artistic side, add new excitement to your monotonous schedule and create opportunities to know your partner better!

10. At-Home Cafe

A playdate with your partner, but with real food? Yup, that’s exactly what I’m talking about!

You can create your own cafe menu (choose something that you can easily cook) and serve it to your date.

You can even divide the chores — one can cook the breakfast while the other prepares the beverages! Add your personal touch to this game and make it interesting to your taste!

11. A Walk In The Fields

One of the best date ideas for those living in the countryside or near the outskirts of cities. 

Take your significant other for a refreshing walk in the fields as the breeze blows into your hair and birds chirp melodiously, all to sweeten up your blooming romance. 

You can also visit nearby orchards to take this field date to the next level!

12. Prepare Your Breakfast

Another note-worthy budget-friendly morning date idea is to invite your partner for an at-home breakfast prepared by you. Or if they are staying at your place for the night, how about cooking the menu together? 

Working closely in a kitchen can be a fun activity that makes you fall for the other person more deeply! Not to forget cleaning everything up after and doing the dishes!

13. Gardening

If you’re obsessed with flora, seize this opportunity!

Invite your partner to a gardening date at your place and decide on a couple of easy but enjoyable chores to do. For starters, both of you can repot plants or paint planters! 

You can also visit a local nursery to spend some bucks on nature and have a short drive + takeout food back home.

14. Long Drive & Sunrise

There’s a kick in getting up early and going on a long drive with your date to watch the sunrise. It might be at a beach, a popular sunrise spot, or simply a field far away from your place so that you guys can converse en route. 

You can pack breakfast and have a picnic in the boot of your car or stop at a B&B on your way back! It’s like a short and sweet getaway in the midst of our hectic lives.

15. A Brain-Booster Date

If you’re someone whose day cannot begin without a newspaper, you’ve already got a great morning date idea!

Spending some cozy time together in bed or on the couch while reading headlines and exchanging your favorite section pages totally gives off a married-couple vibe (which we want!). 

You can solve crossword puzzles together, read comic strips and find out about local attractions in town for the day. 

16. Look For A New Breakfast Spot

If neither of you has decent cooking skills, it’s time to go restaurant-hunting. While there’s no harm in hitting your favorite breakfast spot every now and then, visit a new place once a week for a change.

Try out different menus and cuisines, and explore new areas in your city/town. An adventure in the concrete jungle can be equally fascinating!

17. Watch Your Favorite Cartoons From Your Childhood

Relive those cozy school mornings when you were stuck in front of the television as your mom tried to groom and prep you. Go down nostalgic memory lane by watching each other’s favorite cartoons, animated movies, and shows from childhood. 

Share your related memories — how badly you wanted to be transported into Winnie The Pooh’s world, or how you almost peed your pants watching a Goosebumps episode.

I’m sure you’ll unravel each other like never before and finally bring out the suppressed child within you. 

18. See What’s Happening In Your Locality/Town

On holiday mornings, when you are feeling super-energetic, to be spontaneous and do something expected, find out what’s new in town. Maybe a circus has arrived or some music festival is taking place. 

So, go on a drive with your date in your locality and explore the major attractions that you’ve never been to before. 

19. Breakfast In Bed (+ Netflix)

If you’re a housecat, doing something new and socializing might drain your energy. For homebody personalities, I’d recommend staying in on a Sunday morning and binge-watching crime documentaries and thrillers with your partner ENTIRE DAY.

Order home-delivered breakfast, lunch, and dinner to avoid taking long breaks, and spend a cozy-lazy time with your date and recharge yourself.

20. Drop Each Other Off At Work

Work should never compromise your dating abilities and opportunities. So, on days when you don’t have a second to spare for your partner during lunch or dinner, grab a coffee with them early in the morning! 

You can see each other off at work and even have a quick breakfast together before starting your hectic work schedules.

21. Play A Sport

Shuffle your morning fitness routine to add some time for a couple of sports at least twice a week with your partner. You can skip gyming for a day and replace it with an hour of badminton or basketball.

This way, you can easily find a middle ground between your morning workouts, dating life, and the office.

22. Head To The Nearest Bookstore

For book nerds, this goes without saying. 

You can always drop by your favorite bookstores and book cafes with your date to quench your book thirst and have a romantic time (yes, for us book addicts, this is a great date idea). 

There’s usually not much rush early in the morning — the owners are arranging new books, the first batch of coffee is brewing, and fresh baked goods are being set up. 

All in all, a bookstore morning date can turn out to be one of the most amazing dates you’ve ever had!

23. Volunteer

Community service is a fantastic way to show your emotional, caring, and kinder side to your partner as both of you contribute something to society. 

It’s not just a great morning date idea, but on an individual level as well; volunteering can help you a lot. You’ll learn about others’ struggles, come together to help them to your best abilities, and be more grateful. 

24. A Water Date

Time to take out your swimwear and sunscreen and hit the nearest beach! Swim in the sea or in an indoor pool early in the morning, whatever’s feasible in your area. 

If swimming doesn’t interest you, try out other water sports like surfing and boating with your partner. You can also go to a waterpark and hop on insanely fun rides and roller coasters!

25. Local Yard Sales

Looking for a slow-chill outdoor date idea that’s not far away from your home? Go to the local yard sales.

A perfect morning date idea to acquaint yourselves with some bizarreness as you guys rummage through your neighbors’ trash. Whether you find something useful or not, I’m sure there’s gonna be a lot of laughter, amusement, and conversations!

26. Do kayaking on a nearby lake or river

Kayaking in the lake or river can be a great morning date idea as well. You can enjoy the calm serenity of nature and have some quality time together as you paddle through the water. If the weather is nice, you’ll have a pleasant view of the sunrise, and you may even spot some wildlife, like birds or ducks.

Plus, kayaking is an excellent form of exercise, so it’s a fun way to get your heart rate up without having to go to the gym. There’s also something romantic about being out on the open water together; it’s sure to be a memorable experience!

27. bike ride

Whether it’s your significant other or even your best friend, what better way to feel the wind in your hair and get the blood flowing? Not to forget, you can take some scenic routes to really appreciate each other’s company out in nature. So go ahead, lock up your bikes and explore this great world of ours together – you won’t regret it!

Conclusion on morning date ideas  

Meeting your partner in the morning early in the morning can help you start the day on a positive note and clear your mind. Then be it going on a long drive at 5 AM to catch the sunrise or dropping each other off at work. 

I’m sure your partner will also feel refreshed to have done something new and enjoyable besides their mundane morning rituals. 

The above-mentioned morning date ideas are just for starters. You can plan so much more depending on your interests and hobbies. For example, you can go for a hot air balloon ride or cycle together!

So, what are you waiting for? Cross out all the ideas mentioned in this list and get a step closer to knowing your partners better each time!

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