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Three Course Menu

Rated by 268 voters :

Plan a three course menu and get the ingredients fresh from the market. For extra kudos, make the dessert from scratch!

Make an effort to set the scene with candles and music.Take care with the meal presentation, plate it up nicely and use fresh continental parsley for garnish... all the little touches will make it special!

Picnic Basket

Rated by 303 voters :

Pack a picnic basket with yummy deli treats and a bottle of wine. Find a secluded park, spread out a blanket and laze around together...

Rowboat Date

Rated by 395 voters :

Rent a rowboat and take it out on the lake/river together for a lazy afternoon on the water.

Drive-ins Date

Rated by 309 voters :

Go to the drive-ins. Pack your own snacks and a blanket and get cosy in the backseat. Or to really impress, borrow a ute or station wagon and pop a mattress in the back, old-school style!

Massage Your Date

Rated by 337 voters :

Give your sweetie a massage. Set up with sweet almond oil, towels, candles and music and relieve the tension from their day.

Take a Bath with Your Date

Rated by 356 voters :

Take a bath together, complete with bubbles, music, candles and champagne!

The Star Gazing Date

Rated by 375 voters :

Drive out of town for some star gazing, equipped with a torch and a constellation map... see how many constellations you can find! (Find map here)

The Markets

Rated by 263 voters :

Go to the markets together and shop for picnic food - find new things to try! Then head to a nearby park and laze around for the afternoon.

The Striptease

Rated by 251 voters :

Get cheeky and spoil your partner with a striptease! Put together a playlist of a few sexy songs and layer up with a hot little outfit.

If you feel a bit shy, consider renting a cheesy DVD like Showgirls or going to a strip class first for inspiration!

Skinny Dipping

Rated by 336 voters :

Go skinny dipping! Find a quiet pool or waterway - be daring!

Cook dinner together - naked!

Rated by 394 voters :

Cook dinner together - naked!

Get Frisky Outside

Rated by 326 voters :

Find a secluded clearing outdoors or somewhere conspicuous and get a bit frisky making out where no one can see you, but where there is a slight chance of being caught!

Nature Walk

Rated by 282 voters :

Head for a nature walk in a National Park area, take a picnic and soak up the majesty of nature together!

Go Parking

Rated by 307 voters :

Find your local scenic outlook (aka makeout point!) and go parking! Fool around in the backseat like you were teenagers again!

Farmers Market

Rated by 271 voters :

Find a local farmers market and go to enjoy some great homegrown produce! Buy yourselves lunch or ingredients for dinner and splurge on a bunch of flowers for your date!

Favourite Places

Rated by 298 voters :

Take a video camera to your favourite places that mean something to the two of you. Film documentary style, sit each other down and ask questions about what they remember about this place, why is it special, etc . Edit it smartly on your computer and BAM you have a DVD to keep forever.

Salsa Dance Class

Rated by 259 voters :

Go try a salsa dance class - the first lesson is usually free, and they are often held at local bars where you can shout your date drink as well!

The Sunrise Date

Rated by 357 voters :

How often do you enjoy a sunrise together?! Wake your date up early and find a beautiful lookout to enjoy a sunrise. Stop by a bakery on the way home and pick up breakfast still warm from the oven!

Memory Lane

Rated by 250 voters :

Both of you, pull out your childhood memory boxes! Sort through old photos, school assignments, trophies, etc, and take a stroll down memory lane with your date. Tell them about your friends, your first loves and anything else you remember from long ago...


Rated by 292 voters :

Fireworks! Take a blanket and a picnic to the next scheduled fireworks night near you!

Live Jazz Music

Rated by 248 voters :

Enjoy some great live jazz music at a funky bar or club!

Dessert Only Date

Rated by 380 voters :

Dessert only - go to a great restaurant after eating dinner at home and order desserts and coffees only - sample as many as you can for your $30 budget!

Holiday House

Rated by 228 voters :

If you can find a friend or relative that has a holiday house, see if they mind you borrowing it for a night away! It is always nice to get out of town together, even for one night.

Drive-In for the New Millennium

Rated by 402 voters :

The drive-in for the new millennium! Charge up a laptop and take it outside to a field or park somewhere with some snacks at nighttime to watch a movie together under the stars.

Love Conversation Starters

Rated by 176 voters :

Buy these Love Conversation Starters from Kikki.K Stationary. The $30 date night teams gives this date idea 2 thumbs up... you´ll find out some interesting things about your partner. Don´t pressure each other to answer questions, you´re allowed to skip q´s. Do this over a picnic.

Read to Each Other

Rated by 262 voters :

Read to each other - pick a favourite book or, for the racy couples, find some erotic fiction or Mills & Boon and read out the love scenes to get your hearts aflutter!

Strip Sport

Rated by 281 voters :

Sit down together and watch a sports match!

Make it interesting by picking a team each and playing strip sport - barrack for different teams and for every goal your team scores, the other person takes off an item of clothing! Amend the rules so that the stripping lasts throughout the game... Winner gets to choose what they want to do now that the loser is naked!

Foot Massage

Rated by 260 voters :

Take your date to a handmade cosmetics store and spend some time choosing creams and lotions with them that they love the scent of, then take them home and give them a foot massage with the products they have chosen

Drive In Date

Rated by 295 voters :

Go to a drive in, bring your pillows, get comfy, buy your favorite food beforehand and watch a flick in the comfort of your own car, with a little flirting in-between features.

A Special Breakfast

Rated by 277 voters :

Get up early and cook your sweetie a special breakfast in bed! Blueberry pancakes, brewed coffee and fresh fruit with a single rose on the corner of the tray!

A Night in Italy

Rated by 322 voters :

Grab ingredients for homemade pizzas, a bottle of chianti and an Italian-themed movie (think Roman Holiday, The Italian Job or Life is Beautiful, to name a few…) and enjoy your own little night in Italy.

Indian Night

Rated by 266 voters :

Pick up ingredients for a great Tikka Misala, some pappadums and a Bollywood movie and get stuck into Indian night at home!

Mexican Night

Rated by 304 voters :

Make tacos or nachos for dinner, accompanied by a jug of Sangria and pick up a Mexican DVD (think Y Tu Mama Tambien, The Mexican or Like Water for Chocolate) and spice up your night with the flavours from south of the border.

Japanese Night

Rated by 306 voters :

Learn to make sushi (fun in itself! And slightly messy….) and indulge in some Sake and a showing of Lost in Translation for a Japanese-themed night in.

Amusement Park Date

Rated by 308 voters :

Go to an amusement park and play on all the rides, eat fariyfloss and win giant stuffed animals! (NB: the rides are more fun if you scream, even if you are not that scared!)

Drive to Your Local Beach

Rated by 271 voters :

Take a drive to your local beach- pack a blanket and dress warm- but go at night and watch those stars on the hood of your car!

Night at the Opera

Rated by 252 voters :

Dress up and go for a night at the opera! Its cheaper than you think!

Write a Song

Rated by 241 voters :

Write a song together, and take turns singing it to each other, or even playing it on an instrument!

Decorate Each Other

Rated by 254 voters :

Buy some chocolate sauce and sprinkles and take turns to decorate each other!

Outdoor Cinema

Rated by 289 voters :

In the summertime, bring along your own snacks and bottle of wine and go to an outdoor cinema.

Fly a Kite

Rated by 273 voters :

Go fly a kite! Seriously! On a windy day, pick up some kite flying kits, decorate your kites together, and send them into the clouds!

Dance Under the Moonlight...

Rated by 326 voters :

On a clear, warm night, take a portable stereo outside, and have your own dance under the moonlight...

Compile a CD

Rated by 217 voters :

Compile a CD of both of your favourite tunes together!

Newspaper Puzzles

Rated by 237 voters :

Buy a copy of the paper, and do the puzzles together over a cup of coffee, or in bed on a Sunday morning

Treasure Hunt Event

Rated by 130 voters :

Make a Treasure Hunt for your honey where they eventually find you somewhere special to the both of you, such as a restaurant for a nice meal or break the rules and splurge out on a hotel where you've rented a room.

Rooftop Dining

Rated by 121 voters :

Romantic Rooftop Dining.

Beach Romance

Rated by 22 voters :

The best date is taking your partner to a beach at night and lying down on the sand with cosy blankets on..snuggling, staring up at the stars and sharing earphones..listening to romantic songs.

Massage Your Date

Rated by 337 voters :

Give your sweetie a massage. Set up with sweet almond oil, towels, candles and music and relieve the tension from their day.

Reading Time

Rated by 40 voters :

Find a book that you two both have wanted to read for a while, buy a copy at the book store. You can take turns reading it out load and can take a break in between chapters!

Somverville Thai Restaurant, Somerville

Rated by 7 voters :

Go to Somerville Thai Restaurant. The food and service is AH-MA-ZING!!! The place is a local hotspot so be prepared to book or expect to be disappointed no matter what night of the week! A main course cost around $16 and a large rice about $5 enough food for 2! Throw in a jug of softdrink and your under $30. Not so much a romantic night as it gets so busy it can get a little loud at times - but when its loud you can talk about what ever you like and no one can understand.......