32 Absolutely Amazing Dates That Start With A

Start your alphabet date right here with these awesome A-date ideas for every night of the week.

Published March 7, 2024
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Let the first letter of the alphabet inspire your next great date. ABC dating — or dating according to the letters of the alphabet — is an awesome way to shake up your standard routine of dinner and a movie. Whether you're asking someone out for the first time or the 500th, these dates that start with A are sure to get you an A+ for awesome creativity.

Weeknight A-Dates for Busy Evenings

You don't always have a ton of time to plan something fancy and make it happen, but that doesn't mean it needs to be boring. These weeknight dates all start with A and are perfect for those busy evenings after work or school.

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  • Antique shopping - Hit the shops before they close for the evening.
  • Arcade - Stop by and play a few games together.
  • Artisanal bakery - Try that amazing new scone flavor.
  • American diner - Bonus points if they play music from the 50s.
  • After-dinner drinks at a fancy bar - Put on your best cocktail attire and head out for a couple of drinks.
  • Air hockey tournament - If you have a table to play at, you have everything you need for a tournament of two.
  • After-dinner couple's massage - Book a weeknight couple's massage at a nearby spa.
  • Adventure board game - We're voting for Ticket to Ride, but any game you love is fun.
Quick Tip

We absolutely love the idea of taking turns making an alphabet-inspired date plan. One person in the couple picks "A" and comes up with an A-date, and the next person does "B." Keep on going through the alphabet for a super fun and creative dating routine shake-up.

A-Dates for Out on the Town

When you have some more time on your hands, that calls for an A-date that really shines. These are mostly weekend-only ideas that might take a few days to plan ahead, so grab your phone to make some reservations.

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  • Art gallery - If a new show is opening in town, go to the opening.
  • Art classes - Book a class to make a project or learn a new skill.
  • Animal shelter - Spend a weekend day volunteering together.
  • Aquarium - Grab some tickets and go see the undersea creatures for a great rainy or snowy A-Date.
  • Art museum - Get your fill of the masters and then go for dinner afterward.
  • Architectural tour - Take a tour of your own city's best architecture — either guided or on your own.
  • Arts festival - If there's a film festival or art fair in town this weekend, hit it up.
  • Artisan glass-blowing or ceramics class - Learn a new skill and take home a piece you'll love forever.
  • Authentic pizza or Chinese cooking class - Don't settle for the standard fare; learn to make your favorite food exactly the way it should be made — together.

Related: 65+ Words That Start With A for Naming Your A-Date

At-Home Dates That Start With A

Not in the mood for Netflix but still want to do something fun with your special someone? Stay home and have a party for two with these fun date ideas that start with A.

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  • Amazon Wish List - Set a budget and shop together or buy surprises off your list to exchange on date night.
  • Astronomy - Head outside and gaze at the stars.
  • Aroma therapy - Pick up some essential oils and experiment with different products or massages.
  • Afternoon tea - Go all out with a fancy tea: scones, snacks, and all your best dishes.
  • Adventure movies - Go for a series or just some faves and have a movie marathon at home.
  • Artisanal chocolate taste test - Shop for the best chocolates and have a blind taste comparison on your couch.
  • Avocado toast picnic - Mix up some creative avocado toast toppings and have a rooftop, patio, or balcony picnic right at home.
  • Alcohol-free mocktail mixology night - Embrace the mocktail with a mixology party for two.
  • At-home massage - This is one of our very favorites because it's so romantic and special without any fancy preparation.
  • Adult coloring books - Grab your best markers and some adult coloring books and have a quiet A-date at home.

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Adventure Dates Ideas That Start With A

Need a date that starts with A that isn't easy to forget? Even the word "adventure" starts with A, so you've got this covered.

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  • Amusement park - Plan a weekend day at your nearest park to ride the rides and eat the things.
  • Agate hunting - If you love rockhounding as a couple, you can't beat the thrill of hunting for agates.
  • Airplane lesson (or ride) - Go for a ride in the sky (or try your hand at flying) with a tour from a local pilot.
  • Air balloon ride - Book a hot air balloon ride to see your city from above.
  • Apple picking - In the fall, it's hard to beat apple picking (and donuts) for festive fun.

Have an Awesome, Amazing A-Date

There are so many great date ideas starting with A that chances are good you can go through the alphabet a few times and still not repeat an activity. No matter what you choose to do, it's all about having fun with your person and changing up your routine a bit. We guarantee you're going to have an awesome, amazing, beyond-acceptable time!

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32 Absolutely Amazing Dates That Start With A