Putting your happiness solely in the hands of other people is not a great way to live life. It’s fine to enjoy someone else’s company, it’s wonderful to want to be with them (and for them to want to be with you), but being by yourself and making yourself happy has to come first. If you can do that, then meeting someone else to share things with becomes much less of a priority; and that can lead to meeting not just anyone but the right one. So if you like the idea of enjoying your own company whether you’re in a relationship or not, here are some great date ideas to go on by yourself.
Going to the cinema by yourself is a truly liberating experience. You can pick the movie without worrying whether the other person will like your choice or not, and you can get whatever snacks and drinks you want (plus you won’t have to share them either). If you’re worried about looking like a loner, try out a matinee first before moving on to an evening showing when you realize that no one is fussed about whether you’re there with someone or not.
Take An Evening Class
Many couples enjoy doing things together, and those things can include an evening class or workshop. So if couples enjoy it, you should too. Check out your local community college or the notice boards around your town, and you’ll soon spot a lot of different opportunities, from learning a new language or instrument to all kinds of artistic endeavors. Try a one-off workshop to begin with, and then sign up for an entire semester if it seems like something you’ll enjoy.
If you choose something that can help you in your career or that has real-world benefits, such as learning how to do CPR, you not only get to have fun by yourself, but you can change your life – and possibly other people’s – for the better at the same time.
A Breakfast Date
A breakfast date can be a fantastic way to start the day. You’ll need to get up a little earlier than usual and be ready to leave the house before your day-to-day routine would usually suggest, but it will be worth it when you’re sitting in your favorite little café eating a delicious breakfast, and everyone else is still sitting in traffic.
If you can find a place to eat that’s on your way to work or even near to your office, then that’s even better because it will mean you don’t have to rush through your food and coffee to get to work on time.
If there is an exhibition on at a local museum that particularly interests you, take yourself there on a date. Treat yourself. Especially if you don’t know anyone who’s into the same thing as you are. You can really take your time, and you won’t feel rushed or have to worry that the person you’re with is bored.