Music is well-known for bringing people together and when it comes to dating and relationships, a common, mutual interest in music can provide one of the most solid foundations a couple can have. While liking the same bands and artists can be a big plus, introducing someone to new bands is just as rewarding and exciting as singing along to the same songs. No matter how you choose to celebrate your mutual musical interests with your partner, a music-based date night is always a good idea. With this in mind, we've put together a few date ideas for you and your music-loving significant other to be getting on with.

Record Shopping

Fans of the movie 500 Days of Summer will already be aware that record shopping can be a real winner when it comes to dating. With a number of classic albums now being re-released on vinyl there's never been a better time to comb through bins of dusty old vinyl records looking for a bargain. This is especially fun if you have a partner in crime to explore with and you can also learn a lot about each other's musical likes and dislikes this way. Who knows? You may even find something rare on your travels and end up making a small fortune.

A Musical Pilgrimage

This one may seem a little out there at first, but hear us out. Whether you met your partner online or simply bumped into each other on the subway, there's a lot to be said for going back to the roots of your first date. By the same token, going back to the root of your first musical love is also common nowadays and some cities are teeming with musical landmarks. Elvis lovers will obviously prefer to go south to Memphis, while Bob Dylan fans will be heading straight to Greenwich Village. Whatever your preferences, seek out a suitable location and bask in your musical nerdiness with your partner. If one of you loves the artist in question then even better. If not, you've both discovered a new place (and possibly artist) together. What could be more romantic than that?

Karaoke - The DIY of Gigs

Going to a gig with your partner is a legitimate music dating idea. However, after a drink or two, there's no better vocalist than yourself, and armed with your partner's vocal backing, there's no reason why you can't become the next Sonny and Cher. They say you can tell a lot about a person from the song they choose to sing at karaoke. In any case, it's certainly a fun date idea that both you and your partner can enjoy and if you share the same musical interests, you can both belt out your favorite songs to your heart's content.

The Company Makes the Feast

If you are your partner truly have a special connection then it really doesn't matter where you choose to have your musical date. Ultimately, the people you're surrounded by dictate how good of a night you have and if you love your significant other as much as we think you do (otherwise why would you be reading this?) then you're bound to have a boatload of fun. Enjoy!

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