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7 Fun and Exciting Active Date Ideas for Single Moms

Being a single mom has its own challenges, but figuring out a fun date night doesn’t have to be one of them. We deserve to have time for romance. So, I put together a quick list of active date ideas for just about any romantic couple.


Read on for my suggestions. And get out and have fun!


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Active Date Ideas for Single Moms (And Anyone Really)


Going on romantic dates can definitely be a lot of fun, and they can help you learn a lot about one another. But another way to learn quite a bit about your partner is by setting up an active date that you can both enjoy.


By getting active together, you can discover more about your likes, dislikes, boundaries, and preferences when it comes to the types of activities that you enjoy most.


It’s also a great break from the normal dinner dates or movie dates that guys tend to fall back on. You don’t want this to be an interview, you want it to be a fun activity together that your date is going to be excited to tell their friends about. It isn’t a coincidence that some of the best places to meet MILFs are also the best places to take single moms on a date.


The goal here is to have as much fun as possible and avoid sitting in one place for too long. The more active you can be (within reason) the more successful the date is going to be. How many first dates can you remember that really blew your socks off involved you sitting around for hours?


This is also a great way for you to loosen up. It’s way too easy to get tense and nervous if you are stationary. Active dates are a great way to relieve the stress and tension you’re feeling in real time.


So, what are some of the best active date ideas to consider going on? Check out the list below to get started.




Take a Dance Class Together


One of my favorite active date ideas is to take a dance class together. It’s a great way to get closer to one another and is a ton of fun.


By learning how to execute a variety of formal dances, such as the Waltz and the Argentine Tango, you can have fun while also increasing the passion between you. So, see if there are any dance schools in your area that are offering classes for couples.


Sign up for at least one class to see how you like it. You might discover that you love it so much that you want to go back for more, so this might become a regular date idea that you can enjoy leading a more active lifestyle while spending time together.


hiking in the forest


Go on a Hike Together


Another awesome way to enjoy an active date with your significant other, or someone that you recently met on a dating app or site like, is by heading out for an invigorating hike.


Hiking is by far my favorite of these seven active date ideas because you have time to talk, take in the beauty of nature, and it’s really romantic. Especially if you add to it, a scenic drive.


Whether you go for something really simple with easy-to-navigate trails that aren’t strenuous, or you are ready for a really challenging experience and the reward of a breathtaking view on the top of a mountain, this is a fantastic way to enjoy the great outdoors, get some exercise, and challenge each other.


You might be surprised by how much fun you have hiking, just like dancing, and this might also become something that you do together regularly.


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Head Out On Your Bicycle


When you want to do something active that’s also a bit more low-key, you can go on a leisurely bike ride around town or at your favorite local park.


If the weather is just right and you have met someone new recently, you might be ready to go now so you can start to get to know each other while being physically active and having fun in the sun.


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Try Yoga Together


Yoga might not be the most popular of my active date ideas but, it’s a great practice to add to your life because it’s so much more than physical activity. If you and your date are open to it, why not give a yoga class a try?


There are various types of Yoga classes so, be sure to pick the right one for you and your partner. 


You might learn different poses that can stretch and strengthen the muscles throughout your body, and you might also discover the benefits of meditation and working with the breath. All of these are techniques that you can then add to your daily life to reap their benefits, so they might also bring you closer together as a couple. 


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Compete Against One Another at Bowling


I don’t care who you are, everyone has fun when they go bowling making it a top active date idea. If this is something that you haven’t done since you were a kid, it’s definitely worth revisiting it when planning a date with your significant other or someone you just met.


Rent your bowling shoes and a lane, and then have some fun as you compete against each other. Or, if you want to bring some friends, you can split into two teams to see who wins the most games. And if you really want to be extra, you can host a themed bowling party.


No matter what, you’re sure to make some wonderful memories. 


rock climbing


Test Your Strength with Indoor Rock Climbing


If you are serious about being active and maintaining your muscular strength while also testing your limits, you might want to give indoor rock climbing a try.


Having your date there can make it even more enjoyable, and you can support each other as you work on reaching the top. Then, when you are ready, you might even decide to try outdoor rock climbing to experience something exciting and different together.


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Exercise at the Gym Together


Last but not least of these active date ideas is heading to the gym as a couple. Working out together is a great way to motivate one another to lead a more active lifestyle that’s healthier, so it’s yet another wonderful way to connect and do something that’s good for you.


Simply choose a local gym that has the equipment and classes that you need. Then, head over there whenever you want to get in a great workout, burn calories and fat, and build muscle.


You might be surprised by how much you can bond when helping one another achieve your fitness and weight loss goals, so it’s definitely worth giving this active date idea a try.


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Have Fun and Fall in Love


Being a single mom means multitasking. These active date ideas are awesome for you to consider when you want to be active, rather than inactive, on your dates. Switch things up a bit and have loads of fun. Just be sure that you are both on the same page when it comes to what activities you want to try. 

Christa Thompson

Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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