Since you’re here reading this first sentence, you’re already thinking to plan your third date.
The aim of this date should be to ignite chemistry and know more about your date.
During the first dates, you should have created the idea for one another.
Now, on the first two dates, you must have caught their attention and impressed them.
Whereas, the third date is more about enjoying each other’s presence and being more intimate.
Therefore, what you should do during the third date is something interesting, cozy, and unique.
Try to make this date a combination of what you and your date likes. This way, both of you will be able to enjoy it.
Check out 25 cute, funny, interesting, crazy third date ideas:
1. Improvise an outdoor cinema
The third date is all about creativity and creating a strong connection.
You don’t have to put pressure on yourself and be someone that you’re not.
To build attraction and have a good time on the third date you can improvise an outdoor cinema.
If you have a projector and have a list of some mutual favorite movies, you’re good to go.
According to Psychology Today, you can initiate attraction and emotional connection via:
- Changing your routine;
- Having deep conversations;
- Do something exciting together;
That’s why watching movies on the third date outside helps you to understand your and their stance.
You might plan to have the outside cinema in your backyard or at the park. It’s up to you where you feel the most comfortable.
2. Rent a tandem bike
A tandem bike is a perfect example of creating a bond on the third date.
Riding a tandem bike requires teamwork, that’s what you need on the third date.
When riding a bike together, you might notice how much they will show interest and invest time in you.
You communicate more because your pedals should be in sync.
You’ll have fun and a lot of laughs because many unexpected situations will occur.
To be more specific, you’ll learn to respect each other, and ask and share opinions too.
No matter who’s navigating it, you’ll learn to cooperate so you can cycle in sync.
Any other idea that doesn’t instill excitement will be a downgrade for your future.
3. Take them dancing
In this situation, I am not talking only about casual club dancing when you can’t feel the chemistry between you.
If your date and you enjoy having fun and dancing, try different styles of dancing.
Start with Latin dances or line dancing first. Latin dances will help you to create emotional and physical intimacy.
You’ll learn to communicate with your body language instead of just using mere words.
Many clubs have different nights when you can join to experiment with your dancing.
Most of them are judgment-free areas where you can be yourself and enjoy the time there.
4. Plan a surprise picnic
The third date is all about upgrades. You need to elevate this game.
Planning a picnic and letting your date know about it isn’t a wrong move or idea.
Hence, if you plan it priorly and then just send your date there, it will leave a certain mark.
To add more flavor to it, choose any theme that you want.
If you want to make it more introductory and show your aim, then do it.
You can make or buy cupcakes that will have any special opinion or anything funny regarding your date.
Make balloons stamped with your face and play different games.
To do it most spectacularly, follow these steps:
1. Choose a location;
2. Think about what your date likes and dislikes, and incorporate them into this picnic;
3. Prepare a nice meal;
4. Ask for the help of others;
5. Have a prior plan of what to say and what to do, so you won’t blow the surprise;
5. Try food from several local food trucks
Since it is not the first or second date, you already know more about your date’s preferences.
A good way to open the conversation and make it more fun and adventurous is food.
Hence, always planning to have dinner for two at a restaurant, may seem boring to your date.
If you have an adventurous soul then pick up some best of local food trucks to try their food.
This idea is cheap, flirtatious, fun, and interesting at the same time.
You might tease your date about their taste and test your and their limits too.
No matter if it’s summer or winter, you can try this third date idea.
6. Have a barbecue party for two
I know that we’re talking about food, again, but that’s not the main case.
If you’re a good cook and have a backyard, a barbeque party for two is the best idea.
At the same time, you can be romantic, intimate, and interesting.
In this case, you can play a song of your choice and include trivia games.
Cooking together is the chance to communicate and be intimate but without making it awkward.
Despite this, you have a chance, to be honest, and straightforward with one another.
You will be able to have a closer look at their intentions and their personality.
7. You can go and play paintball
No matter if you’re playing paintball in a group or just the two of you, that will bring out a new side of your date.
For someone who loves sport, games, being competitive, and adrenaline, this is the best choice.
Instead of being generic for each date and asking about their personality traits and preferences, you can try playing games.
If you’re on the same team, you will communicate more with one another. Thus, you will create a special bond.
This way you’ll have a chance to tease one another and create inside jokes.
In the end, it is an affordable way to have a third date, it’s interesting and fun.
8. Play rock, paper, scissors game with a twist
This game has been a huge trend on TIK TOK this past year.
It’s a good third date idea because it is a type of challenge when both of you are included equally.
This challenge is divided into a four-course meal challenge.
During these four rounds, you will play the rock, paper, scissors, game and see who wins and who loses.
You might win one of the rounds, win them all, or lose them all.
If you win you get to lead these rounds if you lose you will have to enjoy whatever your date chooses.
- The first round includes choosing a place to buy drinks.
- The second round includes choosing a place to buy appetizers.
- The third round is all about the main food.
- The four-round includes pleasing your sweet tooth.
9. Watch an open mic competition
Instead of going to a karaoke bar, try something more interesting.
Check-in your area in which restaurants or clubs there is an open mic competition and attend it.
This 3rd date idea will be fun, simple, and allow you to communicate with one another.
You can share your opinion about competitors, which songs you like, and what you could have done differently.
If you want to make this night more fun and funny, take the mic and show yourself.
It depends on your personality and what traits you want to show on the third date.
Nevertheless, the third date is about setting the point where this “relationship” is going.
10. Visit a lake and go fishing or swimming
If you set the third date during summer, the best way to spend it is to go fishing or swimming in a lake.
Which one you choose to do depends on your date’s personality.
If they are interested in you after the first date, they would want to spend a moment with you to connect more.
When they want to take things slow and just talk, fishing will give them this opportunity.
Hence, even swimming and fishing create the circumstances for you both to be intimate.
No matter if you have kissed until now or not, this idea will bring you two even closer.
11. Visit a local bookstore
Visiting a bookstore isn’t qualified as only a first date idea.
Going to your local store can be a good third date idea because you will have a different type of routine.
When you talk about books, you have a thousand topics to discuss.
Any bookstore worldwide offers you other activities other than just buying books.
This way, you will have a chance to have a nice cup of coffee and suggest each other’s books.
If you haven’t discussed the first two dates about books, now is your chance.
When talking about different topics, you can get a glance at their passion and desires.
12. You can have a paint night
If you enjoy drawing, painting, and art in general, this is a cute idea of spending the third date.
Painting is labeled a therapeutic way of dealing with emotions.
It’s a perfect way to have good conversations and good times while being vulnerable.
It depends on your preferences but you can choose to paint one another or paint something else together.
On the other hand, to make it spicier, you can paint in a form your first impression about one another.
This will lead to deeper conversations and talk without feeling bored.
13. Spend a day in a vineyard
If you’re looking for a third date to spend somewhere nice during spring and summer, go to a vineyard.
There are a couple of famous vineyards that offer different activities other than just wine tasting.
Taking as an example Martha’s Vineyard, besides enjoying the wine you can:
1. Enjoy a three-hour tour of the area;
2. Visit Edgartown Lighthouse;
3. You can enjoy the south beach of Edgwarton;
4. Visit the Mytoi Japanese garden;
In general, each vineyard can give everyone a chance to have some adventure.
You will be close to one another and interact with other people at the same time.
14. Have a home rooftop date
If you want to be romantic and intimate, you can have a home rooftop date.
If you already have a rooftop or even a balcony, you can try this idea.
To make it more interesting, you can add lights around the area and any decorative piece that’s suitable.
You can cook together if you want to, and sit under the stars to talk.
You can add soft music in the background and if you want to dance, you can switch it up.
15. Visit the top 5 mysterious places in your city
If you were wondering where to go for a third date, you can try and visit your city’s most mysterious/odd places.
It’s a fun idea but it will look interesting only if your date is curious and likes adventure stuff.
The suspense and fun that is created while visiting these places, will impact your bond.
It’s better and more original than watching a thriller or horror movie.
You will have time to communicate and know more about one another.
16. Find a hill and enjoy stargazing
You can enjoy stargazing even from a rooftop, but doing it from a hill is different.
Nature is another element that creates the best setting for having a third date.
You can start during the day and enjoy hiking and then during the night, you will stargaze.
Taking under the stars always seemed romantic and intimate.
If you want to have a closer look and you know more about the stars, you can bring the telescope.
Despite this, don’t forget your smores. Kindling the fire won’t be only for warmth purposes.
17. Take a one day journey with a camper
If you already feel comfortable with your date and want to take it to another level, rent a camper.
Putting this idea into reality has some specific steps:
1. Find out what type of a person your date is;
2. Check if she or he likes nature and feels comfortable spending the day or night outside;
3. Step three means checking for their body language, if they like you more than a friend;
4. Step four implies renting the camper;
5. In the end, you need to ask politely and in a specific way to join you on this one-day trip.
18. Organize a themed dinner
It depends on you if you want to have dinner at home or somewhere outside.
You might organize it at home if you want to feel cozy and have much more time to talk with one another.
Besides, you can choose a nice park or somewhere outside and set dinner for two.
Having a themed dinner will make it more interesting and will leave a mark on your date.
I would advise you to choose a theme that will be suitable for you too.
You should be careful not to choose a theme that will intrigue conflict or even impact your date negatively.
19. Visit an interactive theatre
Visiting an interactive theatre for a third date is a good idea because it’s an innovative way to have fun.
An interactive theatre allows the audience to be a part of the production.
You will witness a lot of improvisation and debates and even be a part of the scene.
You might notice a lot of each other unknown traits and escape the ordinary.
20. Attend a local street art festival
Art is a way to unite with your date, a way to create some type of ease.
Most cities organize a street art festival. Check your city’s webpage for more detailed information and set a date.
This type of art will be a fun way to start the third date because you have a lot to talk about.
If you don’t know anything about street art but find it amusing you might check the information online before having the date.
Other than this, every festival has its team, or even the artists themself might let you know more about their art.
This way, you’ll learn new things, have fun, and enjoy each other’s company.
21. Show each other your signature recipes
Everyone has their favorite recipe and sharing it with your date on the third date means something.
This means that you are ready to let them know more about you.
Well, while being vulnerable, you give your date a hint that you’re interested in them.
You let them know somehow that you would like to continue to see each other.
Sharing some favorite things and being open to them or vice versa is qualified as a way of flirting.
If you want to leave a good impression on your date, share your signature recipes.
22. Choose a nice place to ice skate
Ice skating is a perfect place for a third date if you want to flirt and be cozy with one another.
This idea has its advantages and disadvantages. If you want to go on a date and skate, you should ask some questions your date about this.
While talking you might ask them if they ever skated, and if they would like to do it one day.
Otherwise, if they don’t like it or if they are pro skaters then they would be bored.
If you never skated either, try to take some tips before doing it.
23. You can go bowling and have a couple of drinks
Bowling is fun even if you suck at it. You can laugh and tease each other and not be offended. That’s the priority that bowling offers.
So, if you want to have fun and a non-judgmental third date, choose bowling and drinks.
In this situation, you can be original and your date will be too.
You’re not on the first date and there’s no need to stick glued to a chair and ask questions.
You can get up, be near, and even in the heat of the game, you will have more interaction with one another.
23. Have a parody karaoke night
Doing just a karaoke night will be too predictable and boring for someone. Give this idea a different form.
To put this idea to work, you can check if any of your local bars provide this opportunity.
If they don’t organize this type of karaoke night then you can do it in your house or any other area.
This idea allows you to be creative and have fun at the same time.
24. Go randonauting
Those who like adventures will go nuts if they would do this with you on the third date.
This idea is all about being spontaneous, fun, and creating some type of bond.
You can use any number generator to produce specific coordinates within a radius of your area.
Then you’ll get these random coordinates to explore places near you.
It will be better than just deciding to explore a place that just you or your date has picked.
25. Attend a stand-up comedy
If you have already created an idea of what type of humor your date likes, attending a stand-up comedy is acceptable.
You’ll get a chance to know more about their sense of humor. On the other hand, you’ll listen and talk about this show.
They will tell more about their point of view, and if they are good communicators too.
It’s easier to get their attention and keep the conversation going if you’re watching something funny.
Hence, be careful where you sit and when the comedian interacts with you.
Comedians like to joke and interact with the audience. sometimes this might create an awkward situation for you or your date.
What should I do on the third date?
I know that there is so much pressure to be perfect on the third date and give a boost to your relationship.
That’s quite understandable, especially if you developed strong feelings for your date during this time.
~The third date is not just about holding to the conversation or searching for ways to extend it.
Now, it’s time to be more open, set your aim to the table, and what you want this relationship to be.
By the third date, it doesn’t sound creepy or pointless if you flirt a bit and set your goals.
Otherwise, if you don’t talk about your goals and act distant as on the first date, you might give the wrong impression.
~Keep in mind that the third date isn’t defined if you sleep with your date or kiss them.
For someone, it might be harder to develop feelings and even be intimate on the third date. That’s quite common. Know that everyone’s feelings aren’t linear.
You just have to behave, the way you feel. Try to enjoy the moment and not think about the results.
~On the third date you should be able to notice if you’re compatible with one another.
If you see any red flags or differences, it’s better to not continue with the dating process.
~Avoid asking questions like on the first date. On the third date you might ask questions but try to incorporate them with activities.
This way it will be more fun and the date won’t be boring.
FAQ: Is a third date decisive?
1. What does a third date mean to a guy?
Usually, guys look at the third date as one more chance to get to know you before making the final decision.
When a guy doesn’t like you, they would continue to the second date, not even to the third.
This means that you’ve passed the selection phase. Now, he is only trying to see how things will flow.
If a guy vanishes after the third date, then they couldn’t sort out their feelings or are afraid of commitment.
2. Is a third date serious?
A third date is somehow serious because it is labeled as the date that decides your dating future.
On the other hand, others might give you a chance for a third date because they were impressed.
They might be impressed and yet uncertain about their feelings. It doesn’t always mean that the third date might decide your future.
That’s why you should choose to organize the third date according to your or your date’s personality.
You can do it,