Dating is universally difficult, and in a go-go-go city like Hong Kong we can find ourselves slipping into the usual “Happy Hour/Cheap eats followed by a massive hangover date” that is all too common.
If you’re sick of swiping right on Tinder and ending up at the same bar, then why not take things to the next level of fun and invite your date on these cute and fun activities that are right at your door step (alcohol not necessary, but is always welcome).
Have a surprise (blind) dinner
Ever eaten anything in the dark before (and no, drunker burgers in bed at 3am don’t really count). For your next date, take your special someone on a culinary adventure like no other and support a wonderful social cause at the same time. Dinner in the Dark is a dining phenomenon found only in a number of cities, and luckily one is situated in Hong Kong.
You and your date will be enjoying mystery food in a completely darkened room, you’ll be relying on all of your senses but vision while you taste and indulge in the outstandingly delicious meals. Friendly for all the fussy eaters, your date will be blown away by this unique experience and you may discover more about the world of tastes and flavours.
Dinner in the Dark – $1700 for 2 people
We love Dialogue Experience for their Dinner In The Dark sessions. A 3 course dinner held in complete darkness is something special. Just be sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment.
Address: Shop 215, 2/F, Nob Hill Square, No.8 King Lai Path, Mei Foo, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Ah yes, what better way to get to know someone than to sit next to them in a luxurious spa and get a good body rub? We often overlook pampering as something that should be done in private, but BloomMe believes that everyone everywhere should enjoy a session once in a while with a special someone. Chances are, you and your date are working hard all week and barely getting time to relax, so that special someone will jump at the chance to really kick back and enjoy something so special on a date.
A couple’s massage is usually reserved for those who have been dating for a little longer rather than a first time date as you’ll be stripping down in the same room for the session (but then again, what better way to get to know someone straight off the bat? Do your own thing!)
Couples Massage (2 persons) – 60 minutes HK$1388 before discount
Less expensive than a wild night out and more relaxing than a hammock on the beach, Levo Spa is one of our premier spas that offers couples massages. Lasting 60 minutes, the two of you will soon be lost in a whirlwind of scents, sensations, and hopefully romance during the session. Woo that special someone with a relaxation session they won’t soon forget.
Address: Flat A, 2F, Winway Building, 50 Wellington Street, Central
Get Theatrical and Cultured
Romeo, Romeo, why for art thou not taken thy date to the theatre?
A popular activity in other communities, we in Hong Kong seem to have forgotten the magic of the theatre. Taking your date to a play not only supports the local arts community, it also gives you the chance to discover the ancient art of performing. Grab some snacks, put on your theatre hat, and prepare for a night like no other with your date. Remember to turn your phone off during the show, no body likes being interrupted during a performance.
Tai Kwun Performing Arts
Around the corner from Lan Kwai, Tai Kwun is a hub for all things art and culture. Less crowded than other culture centres, Tai Kwung is the perfect place for a show followed by a hearty dinner and drink in the many eateries afterwards. In order to create the perfect dinner plan, check out our in-depth look at Tai Kwung and begin to tick activities and meals off the list.
Address: 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Foot massages are a good place to take your new date because you’ll both be suffering from date-nerves and the best way to calm them is with a rub down. Most spas will allow you to sit next to each other during the session, so you can exchange cheeky glances during the massage, and later discuss the session over a coffee.
Be sure to inform the spa that there are two of you arriving to ensure that you get a spot next to each other. As an added activity, why not see if your date needs a pedicure too? Heal those tired feet and come out glowing with relaxation.
Traditional Oriental Foot Reflexology & Rose Foot Spa – 45 minutes @ $198 before discount
Test your date’s tickle level with a truely wonderful reflexology session at a truely wonderfully relaxing spa in Causeway Bay. The session will last around 45 minutes, and you can enjoy soaking your feet in rose water while you get to know each other. Heal your mind, body, and soul along with your date and get set for a blissful day ahead with Moon Zone.
Address: 1F, 537 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay
Date didn’t go as planned? No worry, just run to one of these spas for an express pick me up to forget all your woes and enjoy the week.
Date went better than expected and now fighting the mother of all hangovers? Do it au natural this time and feel better ASAP.
Dating is universally difficult, and in a go-go-go city like Hong Kong we can find ourselves slipping into the usual “Happy Hour/Cheap eats followed by a massive hangover date” that is all too common. If you’re sick of swiping right on Tinder and ending up at the same bar, then why not take things to…