As an Austin Professional Matchmaker, I am constantly searching for unique date ideas that go well with the relaxed and quirky vibe Austin is known for. These unique date ideas will create romance and help you get to know someone in another light besides just candlelight! Doing an activity on a date is a great way to ease the pressure, and it lets someone see a cool, fun side of you that may not come across in a stuffy restaurant.
Plus, if you’ve been together for a while, trying new unique date ideas could reignite those flames. According to numerous scientific studies, novel experiences can flood the brain with dopamine and norepinephrine, the same chemicals that are released when you first fall in love.
A lot of my recommended date ideas in Austin are based around physical activities. People here don’t let 100 degree summer days stop them from taking a run or going on a long bike ride. In fact, besides being the musical capital of the world, Austin is known for being a super fit city. Its not quite LA, but there’s a juice bar on every corner and every third person you meet is a yoga, Barre, or Soul Cycle instructor. As further evidence of Austinites commitment to physical fitness, Austin is constantly ranked as one of the most bike friendly cities. In addition Austin boasts a massive parks system, which spans more than 29,000 acres. With a never-ending list of things to do, a booming job market, and some of the friendliest people in the country, it’s no surprise that 100 people move to Austin every day.
Ideas range from golf to zip lining to axe throwing (I bet you didn’t know that was a thing now!) Now get going and make some plans that are more than just making reservations!
Julia McCurley is a Professional Matchmaker and founder of Something More, Austin’s premier personalized matchmaking service for elite singles. She has been featured on many media outlets such as Fox, NBC, ABC and CBS affiliates as well as many prominent publications seeking her expertise and relationship advice. She is a Huffington Post blogger and has had her blogs featured on other sites such as Digital Romance, She Knows, Emlovz and The Good Men Project. She has been creating happy couples since 2099.