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Date night ideas for every type of Fort Worthian

Got a hot new fling? Hoping to spice things up with your longtime partner? We’re here to help plan your next date in Cowtown.

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Discover new way to explore what Fort Worth has to offer. | Photo via @lantzscape_photos

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Kids, this is the story of how I met your mother, and it was all thanks to FTWtoday.

Ok, so maybe that’s not exactly how the 2000s sitcom went, but if Ted Mosby had consulted us for date night ideas, we could’ve shaved the show down to two seasons (and saved his kids a lot of time).

Regardless, of whether you’ve met “the one” or are hoping to impress someone new, we’ve got 20+ local date night ideas that are legen — wait for it — dary.

FTW-Rooftop Cinema Club

Take in the breathtaking views of downtown at Rooftop Cinema Club. | Photo by FTWtoday

For the ones who want a night out on the town

FTW-Eataly Cooking Class

Get your hands dirty with a pasta-making class. | Photo by FTWtoday

If the way to their heart is through their stomach

  • Embrace your inner Bobby Flay with a hands-on cooking class at one of these seven local studios.
  • Source ingredients (and don’t forget the flowers) at one of Fort Worth’s 10+ farmers markets before making dinner together at home.
  • Lean into the romance and learn more about their star sign with a tasting at these local wine bars matched with the Zodiac calendar.
FTW-Fort Worth Nature Center

The bison herd — the only of its kind in North Texas — has roamed the refuge for 50 years. | Photo by @mats_photography18

If you love the great outdoors

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Practicing yoga and interacting with animals releases endorphins that can help improve your mood while getting in a good workout. | Photo by @goatyogadallas

For the ones who like to play games (just not with your heart)

  • Nothing sets a date apart like some friendly competition — test each other’s wits with a game of trivia around town.
  • Root for the same team and cheer on our pro and minor league sports year-round with baseball, football, lacrosse, and bull riding.
  • Plan a relaxing flow at a local yoga studio or book a couple’s massage with rejuvenating treatments at these luxurious spas.
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Pick up a new hobby this summer. | Photo provided by Courtside Kitchen

If you’re really hoping that it works out

  • Heat things up in a different kind of way. Whether you want to bond with a new shared hobby or meet fellow players — we’ll see you on the pickleball court.
  • You’ll be the eagle of your date’s eye when you show off your swing at these Fort Worth links.
  • Show them you’re ready to do the heavy lifting a relationship requires at one of Cowtown’s gyms — from cardio to yoga, weight training, and more, there’s something for everyone.
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Now is your chance to re-enact every teen movie ever made.

If you want an “old fashioned”-style date


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  • Stay up-to-date on the coolest local events around Fort Worth with our events page (and check out this guide for our tips on navigating the interactive calendar).

What did we miss? If you know a perfect date spot that’s not on the list, guide us in the right direction using this survey.

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