47 Best date yourself ideas to reconnect with yourself

Aug 31, 2023 | Personal Development | 0 comments

This post is all about these 47 creative date yourself ideas to reconnect with yourself.

Ready to embark on a journey of self discovery and self love?

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to forget the importance of taking time for ourselves. 

But by prioritizing solo dates, we can reconnect with our true selves, boost our self-love, and ultimately become our best selves.

Whether you prefer staying in or going out, there are countless date ideas that will help you to focus solely on yourself. 

From cozy self-dates at home where you can indulge in your favorite activities and hobbies, to fun and creative self-care dates that prioritize your physical and mental well-being, this blog post has got you covered.

So without further introduction let’s jump straight into these 47 date yourself ideas to reconnect with yourself!

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The relationship we have with ourselves is going to be the most important one in our lives. Yes, even more important than the relationship you have with your friends, parents, and even your significant other.

The problem is we are so focused on the outside. The people around us, our jobs, external problems, etc. We barely pay attention to what is happening inside.

And to be fair we have never been taught how to nurture the relationship we have with ourselves.

The good news is this is something we can do by working on our self esteem, personal growth and self love.

And what better way to boost your self love than going on dates with yourself?

How to plan a solo date?

Okay, so going on solo dates is one of the best ways to improve your relationship with yourself, but how do I plan a solo date?

Here are a couple of things you can do to start:

Make a list of your dream dates

To start with this self love journey I want you to create a list of your dream dates. You know the dates you dreamed about when you were little or the ones you were hoping your past or current partner would take you to.

Even though you will find a list of 47 creative date ideas at the end of the post I want you to create this initial list to get you excited about the idea of going on solo dates.

Who said you need your significant other beside you to go on your perfect dream date?

Identify the activities you feel comfortable doing with others

This step is specially created to help you get out of your comfort zone.

I feel like no matter the activities you choose, going on solo dates feels a little weird in the beginning. As if everyone is watching and criticizing you.

But the truth is all that is in our head and the more you go on solo dates the less weird it will feel.

Now having this initial list of activities that you don’t feel comfortable doing alone will give you a starting point over what dates to focus on to grow and step out of your comfort zone.

However, if you feel very uncomfortable doing these activities at first try mixing them with more chill solo date ideas, until that “weirdness” fades out.

Treat it like a real date

Many times when it comes to the commitments we have with ourselves, we always find an excuse to bail out.

That is why it’s so important to treat these dates as if there was another person involved and take them seriously.

Create a schedule for them, dress up, feel excited, and overall enjoy being in your company without feeling pressured or criticized by others.

47 creative date yourself ideas

Cheap date ideas

  1. Have a picnic with your favorite snacks and drinks
  2. Go to the library. Spend the afternoon in the library and check out a couple of books about a topic you are interested in. 
  3. Go on a coffee shop date
  4. Take yourself out for dinner
  5. Start a creative project. It could be a painting, 3D puzzle, DIY project, etc. Try browsing on Pinterest for project ideas and connect with your creative side!
  6. Go to the cinema by yourself
  7. Visit a museum
  8. Go to the theater
  9. Go second-hand book shopping. If you are a bookworm then you are going to love this idea. It’s like thrifting for clothes but with books instead! Make a list of the nearest second-hand bookstores and check out the ones that call out the most to you.
  10. Reconnect with your past hobbies. Think about hobbies you used to that you have left aside lately and make time for them during your week
  11. Go thrift shopping

Solo date ideas at home

  1. Recreate your favorite restaurant meal at home
  2. Do a home spa session
  3. Move your body in a way that feels good to you
  4. Redecorate a room in your home
  5. Reconnect with your inner child by doing things you used to love as a kid. For example coloring books, having your favorite dessert, watching your favorite Disney movie as a kid, etc
  6. Create a little reading nook and spend the afternoon reading with a cup of your favorite coffee or tea and some snacks. I love this date idea especially when it’s autumn!
  7. Try a new backing recipe
  8. Have a game night. There are many games you can play on your own to have a game night at home. It could be sudokus, crosswords, PC games like the Sims, or a jigsaw puzzle for example.
  9. Have a paint night by yourself

Self care date night ideas

  1. Have an ice cream sundae while watching a movie
  2. Start a weekly journal practice. It could be about anything you want. Maybe a weekly week-in, gratitude practice, dream journal, etc. Simply choose a practice and make it a date with yourself!
  3. Create a vision board for your dreams
  4. Have a night of puzzles and podcasts
  5. Take a self care shower. A.k.a. an everything shower as I like to call them. Take out that exfoliator, body oil, and the nice smelling conditioner, put on some music, and enjoy your self care shower.
  6. Do a digital detox for 24h
  7. Take a warm mindful shower
  8. Look for new paint nails ideas and paint your nails at home
  9. Elevate your skincare routine with a candle, some music, or even pick up a few skincare products to try

Fun solo date ideas

  1. Take a cooking class. You get out of the house, try something new, and have fun. It’s a win-win no matter how you look at it.
  2. Travel somewhere. How about a little solo trip? It could be a weekend getaway or even a travel day. Think about a place you’ve wanted to visit for a while now and organize your vacation.

P.S. You can even create a Pinterest board and look at travel videos to create a list of things to see or do in that place!

  1. Be a tourist in your own city. How long have you been living in your city/town? And how much do you know about it?

Bonus: If the idea of doing tourism in your own city doesn’t appeal to you, you could do themed tours. For example, look up the best donut places in your city and give each a try. Or it could be coffee, books, cupcakes, etc. The possibilities are endless!

  1. Have an at-home dance party! Put on some feel-good music, turn down the lights, pour yourself a drink, and dance like no one is watching (quite literally).
  2. Sit on the beach. If you live near the beach, take yourself out to sit and just enjoy the calmness of the sea. You could even wake up early to watch the sunset!
  3. Go wine tasting! Wine, charcuterie boards, being in the best company (a.k.a. yourself)… can’t think of a better way to spend the afternoon
  4. Go on a hike or local walking to clear your head
  5. Go stargazing. Another great way to spend time by yourself at night is to look at the stars. You could even do this from your own garden if you want. Or you can go to a park, lay a blanket on the grass and enjoy the night sky
  6. Go shopping by yourself
  7. Book a night at a fancy hotel near you
  8. Go to an open mic night

Best self love solo date ideas

  1. Buy yourself flowers and create your own bouquet
  2. Write yourself a love letter. Grab a pen and paper and write down all the reasons you love yourself. If you find it difficult to do this start by thinking of all the things your body does for you and how grateful you are for it.
  3. Take a pottery class.
  4. Go camping! Or glamping if you prefer it. What’s better than a good night’s sleep in nature?
  5. Go to a comedy show
  6. Treat yourself and get your hair done at your favorite salon
  7. Take a novel with you and go out to a cafe for a reading date

Final thoughts on solo date ideas

I hope you enjoyed these ideas to date yourself! In the end, is all about having fun and creating opportunities to reconnect with yourself.

And even though it might feel weird to go out on your own, that feeling will go away. 

The essential thing is to do them mindfully and consistently. So now that you have read the list of solo dates choose the ones that make you feel excited.

You can even put all of them in a jar and every week pick a piece of paper from the jar to add more mystery and excitement to your dates!

Now I’d love to hear about you! What is your favorite way to spend time with yourself? Personally, I love to have dance parties in my living room with my favorite songs and dance like no one is watching, but what about you?

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