Bust a move
If it just won’t feel like a date unless you dress up, but you don’t want to sit around a table or bar, then go dancing. Whether you decide to get down at the club or sign up for an instructional class, you’ll get your heart pumping and your metabolism going. Choose whichever venue feels the least intimidating to you and your partner, then let loose.
Go to a coffee tasting
Coffee tastings (or “public cuppings,” as they’re often called) may not be mainstream yet, but they’re popping up at an increasing number of cafes and coffeehouses . Why is it such a stellar healthy date idea? Studies suggest that coffee (minus the heavy cream and spoons of sugar) offers big health benefits, including lowering your risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Signing up for one as a couple lets you explore coffee from different regions—and get buzzed with a beverage other than alcohol.
Do a walking tour
Sign up for a walking tour to learn more about your locale and rack up 10K steps at the same time. Plenty of cities offer themed tours, so you can find one that fits your interests—like a guided look at the subway system or an expertly curated walk through the city’s largest park. Museum tours and guides through historic sites also allow you two to move around, learn a little history, and strengthen your connection.