6 Romantic New Year’s Eve Date Ideas

Nina Livelo | 26.12.18 | 0 Comments

A new year means a clean slate to set goals and make plans to reach them. If one of those goals for the upcoming year happens to be finding love, then why not start off 2019 on a good foot by ringing in the new year with a date. We all know how easy it is to give up on or forget about our New Year’s resolutions, but if you’ve got someone by your side by the time midnight comes around, you’re already on your way to accomplishing your goal! Keep reading for some New Year’s Eve date ideas that cover every mood.

Snag someone new

It’s the time of year for new beginnings, making it the best time to start up a new romantic relationship. Thanks to online dating sites like eharmony and Zoosk, finding that special someone has never been easier. It’s the fastest-growing way that couples are meeting each other these days and research even shows that marriages resulting from online dating are stronger and more diverse than ever before. With so many romantic things to do on New Year’s Eve, this is your chance to try out online dating.

From cosy winter activities to parties on every corner, the New Year’s Eve date ideas are endless. Just in case you need some inspiration though, here are six examples of how to spend the holiday.

1. Find a romantic spot to watch the fireworks

No matter where you are on New Year’s Eve, you’re sure to find a firework show going on nearby. Setting up a picnic blanket and cosying up to your date while you watch explosions of colour light up the night sky is a classic and intimate way to spend New Year’s Eve. Though it’s a simple and easy date idea, to make sure that it goes as smoothly as possible, you’ll need to do some planning in advance. Find out where the firework show will be taking place and then find a spot away from the crowds. There, you’ll have a clear view and space to talk and get to know each other. Pop open a bottle of champagne just before the show begins and relax as you take in the sights. Who knows, sparks might start flying between the two of you, too!

2. Throw a party

If you’re looking for classic New Year’s Eve date ideas, you can’t go wrong by throwing a house party. This way you don’t have to choose between spending New Year’s with your friends or your date. It’s especially great for those people who have a hard time letting down their guards around somebody new. Being with friends will put you at ease and help you feel more comfortable around your date. EliteSingles is a great option for finding a party date. With a wide selection of well-educated singles, you’re sure to find someone who will make good conversation. You can even tell your date to invite their friends to liven the party and encourage others to meet new people too. Throwing a party is a good idea for new relationships because it’s low-pressure, cost-effective, and a guaranteed good time.

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3. Black tie date night

You’ve dreamed of going on a fancy date, but have you ever actually done it? Now is the time to go all out and impress your date with dinner at a five-star restaurant. Then go for cocktails at a jazz lounge where you can dance the night away. This luxury date is a surefire way to spend a romantic New Year’s Eve. Dates like this don’t happen often, so inviting someone out for an evening of such high caliber is a way to show just how much you care to get to know them. Don your best suit or your nicest cocktail dress and get your fancy on!

4. Take a trip

A romantic New Year’s Eve getaway might sound like an idea reserved for couples that have been together for quite some time, but it can also make for a fun and unusual way to spend time with a new romantic interest. Some sources even say that travel is the best way to spend the first date! Book a trip for two to a nearby destination and skip the whole getting-to-know-you song and dance. When you spend an extended period of time with a new romance, you’ll get to know that person pretty quickly. If this seems like a big leap to you, remember that New Year’s is the time to try something new! Whether you book a night in a charming B&B or a weekend in a ski chalet, your holiday promises to be intimate and romantic. This may be one of the most unconventional New Year’s Eve date ideas, but it’s also the most whimsical!

Remember to use caution when considering a trip with someone new, especially if you meet online. Take a good amount of time to talk and get to know your date ahead of time. If it turns out you two have no chemistry, it’ll end up being one uncomfortable weekend.

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5. Dinner for two at home

If you’re looking for romantic ideas for New Year’s Eve at home, planning a date is simple. Just buy a bottle of wine or champagne and the ingredients for all of your favourite dishes. Start the evening by popping open a bottle and sipping wine as you prepare your meal in the kitchen together. Cooking together requires you to be in close quarters, making for an easy way to break the tension of a first or second date. Once your meal is prepared, set the mood with a candlelit table and exchange New Year’s resolutions over dinner. Then, of course, you can round out the night by cosying up to each other on the couch. Watch the fireworks go off on TV and snag yourself that New Year’s kiss you’ve both been looking forward to.

6. Take advantage of seasonal activities

Coming up with New Year’s Eve date ideas shouldn’t be a chore, especially since this time of year comes with so many fun cold-weather activities. One of the most romantic things to do on New Year’s Eve is to go on a winter-themed date! Head to a Christmas market and take in the holiday sights and sounds one last time before they close up for the season. Then, stop at an open-air ice-skating rink where you can put on some skates and hold each other arm-in-arm while you try your best not to fall. Finally, finish off the night fireside with a cup of hot chocolate as you reminisce on the lovely date you’ve just been on.

New Year’s Eve may be just around the corner, but there’s still time to find a date! It’s such a romantic holiday, you’ll be glad to have someone to spend it with and with all these New Year’s Eve date ideas, planning will be easy. Get ready to start the year off right!

Nina Livelo
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Born in San Francisco, Nina Livelo has spent the better part of the last decade hopping from city to city around the globe. When she's not working as a freelance writer, you can find her looking for the most unique local bite to eat.

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