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Alphabet dating ideas | Running out of fun inspiration for dates? Struggling to come up with a date night idea? This list of alphabet date ideas will help!

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Alphabet dating allows you to add some variety into your dating life. The idea is that you date your way through the alphabet and that your dating activity will be linked to a specific letter. I have come up with over 260 alphabet date ideas for those that are looking for some inspiration.

What is alphabet dating?

The concept of Alphabet Dating is pretty simple, you and your partner date your way through the alphabet. You take it in turns to plan a date and each time you take inspiration from the next letter of the alphabet. Usually, you start with A, move to B, then C and so on and so forth.

Dating the alphabet can be quite fun, because it makes you think outside the box when it comes to dating. Rather than just watching the same boxset, or going to the same restaurant, you’re prompted to do something a bit different.

When did this idea become popular?

I’m not sure who can lay claim to the concept of alphabet dating, but people have been talking about it on their blogs and social media since around 2016.

It’s easy to see why it’s become popular, as it gives established couple an easy way to know some variety into their dating life.

Struggling for date ideas?

There’s something quite wonderful about being comfortable relaxing, in front of the television with somebody, wearing your comfortable pyjamas. It is one of the perks of being together in a relationship for a while, right? But it is easy to get stuck in a rut and before you know it, every date night is spent together, wearing comfy clothes, in front of Netflix.

But dates don’t have to consist of the same thing week in week and out and you should try to make the effort to do new things. If you’re somebody who struggles to come up with a date idea, then these alphabet ideas may help.

Dates you can enjoy after your wedding

Newlyweds often decide to give alphabet dating a go after their big day. Everything is geared up towards a couple’s wedding day, so once it’s passed, it’s nice to put the focus back on your day-to-day life as a couple again.

Of course, you don’t have to be married to do it! But if you’re looking to add a bit of extra fun into your dating life at any point, or you’re in a rut and you’d like a fun new beginning, then you should consider giving it a go.

Alphabet dating ideas – spend the day, or night, doing something fun!

Here’s my list of alphabet date ideas:

 A

1) Abseiling
2) Afternoon tea
3) Airbnb
4) Airplane spotting
5) Animal shelter
6) Aquarium
7) Arcade
8) Archery
9) Art gallery
10) Author’s talk
11) Axe throwing

B

12) Baking
13) Barbeque
14) Bar crawl
15) Beach day
16) Bike ride
17) Bingo
18) Boat trip
19) Botanical gardens
20) Bowling
21) Brewery tour
22) Bungee jumping 

C

23) Camping
24) Canal walk
25) Candle making
26) Canoeing
27) Casino
28) Castle
29) Chippy tea
30) Cinema
31) Circus
32) Clubbing
33) Coffee date
34) Cooking
35) Comedy club  
36) Connect 4
37) Crabbing
38) Crochet 

D

39) Dancing
40) Darts
41) Dim sum
42) Dinner
43) Disneyland
44) Donate blood
45) Double date
46) Drive
47) Duck pond

E

48) Eat in
49) Eat out
50) Eighties night
51) Escape Room
52) Exercise
53) Explore
54) Extreme sport

F

55) Fair
56) Farm
57) Farmer’s market
58) Ferry
59) Festival
60) Fine dining
61) Fishing
62) Fish n chips
63) Flight
64) Flower arranging
65) Fondue
66) Football game
67) Fort
68) Frisbee
69) Fruit picking

G

70) Games night
71) Gaming
72) Gardening
73) Ghost tour
74) Glamping
75) Glam up
76) Go Karts
77) Golf
78) Guitar
79) Gyros

H

80) Hand gliding
81) Happy hour
82) Hat museum
83) Haunted house
84) Helicopter ride
85) Hiking
86) Hop on hop off bus
87) Horse Riding
88) Hot air balloon
89) Hot chocolate

I

90) Ice bar
91) Ice cream
92) Ice hockey
93) Ice skating
94) Illuminations night
95) Improv show
96) Italian-themed night

J

97) Jacuzzi
98) Jazz night
99) Jet skiing
100) Jigsaw puzzle
101) Jiving
102) Jousting
103) Judo
104) Juggling
105) Junk food

K

106) Karaoke
107) Kickboxing
108) King for the day
109) Kite flying
109) Kitesurfing
110) Knitting
111) Kayaking 

L

112) Laser tag
113) Lazy day
114) Lesson
115) Lecture
116) Library
117) Line dancing
118) Light show
119) Live music
120) Live TV
121) Lobster
122) Lunch 

M

123) Massage
124) Market
125) Mini golf
126) Monopoly
127) Mountain biking
128) Murder mystery
129) Museum

N

130) Nando’s
131) National Trust
132) Nature Reserve
133) Netflix and chill
134) Nightclub
135) Night in
136) Night out
137) Night market
138) Nintendo
139) Nudist beach

O

140) Observatory
141) Obstacle course
142) Off-roading
143) Open-air swimming
144) Opera
145) Orchard
146) Organise
147) Orienteering
148) Origami
149) Ouija board
150) Oxygen Bar
151) Oysters

P

152) Paintballing
153) Painting
154) Pancakes
155) Pantomime
156) Pampering
157) Party
158) Pasta making
159) Pedalo
160) Photoshoot
161) Piano bar
162) Picnic
163) Ping pong
164) Pitch and putt
165) Pizza making (and eating)
166) Poetry
167) Pokemon
168) Poker
169) Pontoon
170) Pool
171) Pottery
172) Pub
173) Pumpkin carving
175) Puzzle

Q

175) Queen for a day
176) Queen’s residences
177) Quesadillas
178) Quickie
179) Quilting
180) Quiz night

R

181) Race
182) Rafting
183) Rag wreath making
184) Re-enacting your first date
185) Riverboat cruise
186) River walk
187) Roadtrip
188) Rock climbing
189) Rollercoaster
190) Roller skating
191) Rom com
192) Rooftop bar
193) Rowing 
194) Rugby game
195) Running

S

196) Safari
197) Sailing
198) Sandcastles at the seaside
199) Salsa dancing
200) Scary movie night
201) Scavenger hunt
202) Scuba diving
203) Seventies-themed night
204) Sewing
205) Shooting
206) Sixties night
207) Skating
208) Skiing
209) Skinny sipping
210) Spa day
211) Stargazing
212) Steak night
213) Swimming

T

214) Tango dancing
215) Tapas
216) Tap dancing
217) Tattoo
218) Tennis
219) Theatre
220) Train ride
221) Trampolining
222) Trashy TV
223) Treasure hunt
224) Tube tour
225) Tubing
226) Twenties-themed night

U

227) Ultimate Frisbee
228) Underground tour
229) Underwater activity 
230) Unplug
231) USA-themed night

V

232) Veggie night
233) Vineyard
234) Volleyball
235) Volunteer
236) Visit a new place

W

237) Walking
238) Wall climbing
239) Waterpark
240) Water skiing
241) Whale watching
242) Whiskey tasting
243) White-water rafting
244) Wild swimming
245) Windmill
246) Wind sailing
247) Wine tasting
248) Woodwork
249) Wreath making 

X

250) Xbox
251) X-men
252) X-rated activity  

Y

253) Yacht
254) Yard sale
255) “Yes” day
256) Yoga

Z

257) Zipline
258) Zombee movie night
259) Zoo
260) Zoom
261) Zorbing
262) Zumba 
263) Zzzzzzzzzzz

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I hope you enjoyed my ultimate list of alphabet date ideas. Are there any key alphabet date ideas missing? If so, I’d love to hear them in the comments below.

You should also check out my article about alphabet dating on a budget.