Brighton dating: 4 different ideas
Brighton rocks, and dating in Brighton rocks even more. But don’t get into that old rut of taking your dates to your nearest, comfiest pub. Do something different and you might just find your date turns into something really special.
1. On the beach
If it’s a sunny day (admittedly, a rare occasion in the UK) then take your date down to Brighton’s beautiful sea front. Judge your date’s mood and character as to whether you decide to hang out on the bustling seafront right near the pier, or whether you want to find a quieter spot further down the coast.
One great thing about a picnic date is that not only is it economical, it also gives you a great opportunity to put in some effort and really impress your date. It’s far easier to blow a load of cash on a posh restaurant meal than it is to put together a delicious picnic and choose a pretty beach spot. If you really want to show off, find out your date’s favourite foods and tailor the picnic to them. Even throw in a bottle of Cava or a delicious fruit punch to go the extra mile.
If your date likes nightlife, pack away your picnic basket once the sun starts to fade and get yourselves to one of the sea front beach bars to carry on your date well into the night. Alternatively, have a sunset stroll along the front and stop for ice cream and coffee along the way if you’re eager to keep chatting.
2. Muse at a museum
Museums make brilliant dates, and unusual museums make even better dates because there’s even more to look at and talk about. For something a bit traditional head to the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery where you can see wonderful exhibitions on art nouveau and images of Brighton – particularly interesting if you’re both from the area.
For something a bit different you can take your date to the Brighton Toy and Model Museum, which houses 1000 square feet of over 10,000 toys throughout the years. Take a trip back in time with your date, and even play with some of the toys on show. There’s nothing like behaving like children to help you bond with your date!
3. Get on the water
Brighton, we’re sure you’ve noticed, is right next to a huge expanse of sea which means there’s lots of opportunities for messing around in boats. What you do on the water all depends on how adventurous your date is, but head to Brighton Marina for a whole range of different boat trips. If you want to relax on a lazy Sunday then take your date for a coastline tour – if you’re willing to go a bit further afield, some great trips depart from Eastbourne. Alternatively, hop on a powerboat for a white knuckle ride, bouncing off the waves – just make sure your date doesn’t suffer seasickness…
If the sea air helps your work up an appetite, grab some fish and chips from one of the sea front cafes to round off your day!
4. Paint your heart out
Brighton is famous for being an arty haven on the south coast, so why not tap into your inner artist with a creative date? The Painting Pottery Cafe resides in the North Laine, with a simple concept: choose your piece of property and get painting, either with a pre-chosen design or freehand. Admittedly, this date might require you both to leave any thoughts of being ‘cool’ at the door and simply get your hands dirty. Afterwards you can compare designs – what your date decides to paint might be a really interesting insight into their character! The cafe even does late night Wednesdays, just make sure you book in advance. Then grab your pots and cups and head to Bills Produce Store for some delicious, organic food with a lovely twist of imagination and bustling surroundings.
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