The Best Stay-At-Home Date Ideas Besides Netflix

Updated on Apr 22, 2022

Getting out of the house to go on a date is a great thing, but it doesn’t mean that staying at home for a date can’t be fun, and potentially a great way for you and your date to learn about each other.

Of course, everyone knows about “Netflix and chill”. Here are some fun alternatives if you’ve watched everything there already.

1. Take a personality test and compare the results

We did this a lot while we were dating and it was loads of fun. Our favorite test was the 5 Love Languages. Take the test for free online and see what your love language is! For more details on what each love language means, get the book:

Other people swear by the Enneagram test. And of course, there’s Myers-Briggs. But there are many more if you Google around for them.

2. Cook an epic meal together

Home-cooked scallops and brussel sprouts
Home-cooked scallops and brussel sprouts

I’m not a great cook, but I love cooking with someone else who is. This is a fun stay-at-home date idea and you get to enjoy the result at the end!

3. Plan your ideal vacation

The South Island of New Zealand
Photo from our trip to the South Island of New Zealand

If you love to travel, planning a dream vacation can be fun, even if you can’t go right away!

4. Give massages!

I’ve never met a soul who didn’t appreciate a good massage. Even a “bad” massage is usually pretty good. Listen to your partner for feedback.

5. Game or puzzle

Disney puzzle
Disney puzzle

Scrabble is a fun classic. Or, do a crossword puzzle.

6. Ask each other these icebreaker questions!

You can find the list here for FREE. Be prepared for great conversation and learning about your partner.

Or, check out Talking Point Cards for couples:

7. Compare your favorite bands or types of music

Pink Martini live at the Balboa Theater in San Diego
Pink Martini live at the Balboa Theater in San Diego

Have a listening party, alternating who gets to pick the next song. Or, introduce your partner to obscure bands they’ve never heard of, like one of my favorites, Pink Martini.

8. Go through your favorite books and why you love them


This is a great one if you love to read!

9. Go through old vacation photos and reminisce

Lake Ediza, Mammoth, CA
Lake Ediza, Mammoth, CA

I remember when we used to have photo albums. Today you can go back through the oldest photos on your phone or computer.

10. Cozy up to a fireplace

Cozy fireplace

If you’re lucky enough to have a wood-burning fireplace, this can be a romantic stay-at-home idea in foul weather.


Do you have any great other stay-at-home date ideas? Please share below! – Brian


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