At some point, we all have wished for someone special who gives us those feelings of butterflies in our belly. However, finding them can prove to be more challenging than in the pictures our vivid imaginations paint. Today, people have more tools to help them find suitable partners. Dating apps, online matchmaking platforms and mail order bride websites have features that allow even the timidest person to find a partner.

With these online options, you don’t need to go out every weekend to find someone who tickles your fancy. Apps like Tinder can connect you with people in your area and set the precedence for some steamy romance. But what if you are an expat or are touring a foreign country? For example, if you are an American in Ukraine, would you be down on your luck just because you are away from home, or are there ways for you to connect with Ukrainian brides looking for romantic intentions?

Luckily, there are options for every kind of individual in any type of situation. Some apps allow you to scout for partners based on specific traits or nationalities; others are location-based, showing people around you at any given time. But you mustn’t use online dating methods before you can find a lover. If you prefer the good old-fashioned strategies of picking up ladies at a bar, rest assured that they still work in 2021.

But finding a partner is only half of the struggle. Deciding on the best places to go on a date is equally important because you will need to make a great first impression. Before taking your lady on a date, you should engage in small talk with her to learn her interests, personality, and idea of an enjoyable date.

For example, If you are an art lover, you know you see the world differently and find beauty in things most people overlook. And if you find an artsy girl, your shared interests can make your relationship a lot more interesting. So why not plan a romantic date in any of these unique locations that appeal to art lovers?

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

If you are interested in an art destination that also allows you to have some refreshing outdoor fun, the art museum in Raleigh, North Carolina, should be adequate. There, you can see artworks from around the world many centuries old. The Egyptian art, Greek sculpture and modern American paintings will make your girlfriend feel nostalgic. The galleries are open from 10 am to 5 pm Wednesday to Sunday, but if you prefer to hang out at the park, you can stay there till dusk. Occasionally, you may visit music concerts at the park that you and your girlfriend can enjoy and have a great evening together.

The Louvre, Paris


Paris is the city of love — what would a list of romantic destinations be without one or two places in this iconic 

European city? The Louvre in Paris, France, is the most visited museum globally. It is a hotspot for tourists, with 70% of its 9.3 million annual visitors coming from abroad, so if you are looking to take a trip abroad with your girlfriend, you may as well take her to the Leuvre. The museum has over 35,000 artworks from different eras, and there, you will find the famous Mona Lisa painting. After basking in the museum’s ambiance, you can take a walk along its perimeter as the view outside the glass pyramid is equally breathtaking.

Uffizi Gallery, Florence

If your girlfriend is interested in visiting art destinations from 500 years ago, you should take her to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. Designed in 1560 by Giorgio Vasari, the gallery exhibits old sculptures and artifacts. The structure itself is a work of art with east and west wings and a raised corridor that runs from the government palace, parallel to the river until it gets to the Boboli Gardens. You can admire the magnificent Renaissance paintings, revisit drawings by Amico Aspertini and relive the romantic Greek myth of Perseus freeing Andromeda with your girlfriend while at this gallery.

Japanese Island, Naoshima

Asia has its fair share of art destinations, and a remote island in the Seto Inland sea is one of them. This island in Japan has a serene environment with various art installations from artists like Bruce Nauman and Yves Klein.

The sea breeze adds to its romantic appeal,making it a tempting option for you and your girlfriend. This remote island is also home to several surreal structures and the iconic Yellow Kusama Pumpkin, which you can find overlooking the sea. The best part of a visit to this destination is that you can book a room to stay in with your girlfriend, giving you ample time to enjoy the tranquil scene after dusk.

The National Gallery, London

    If you prefer experiencing timeless art with the bustle of modern London, The National Gallery is an excellent place to start. This exquisite gallery is the largest in the United Kingdom and showcases art from the 13th to the 19th century. It is home to over 2,300 paintings, including the only surviving female nude by Velázquez — a piece of art that romantic couples should find exciting. The gallery is on Trafalgar Square, which is open to the public and gives you the chance to compare ancient art forms to the modern way of living. So while taking your lover on a trip to London, stop by at the National Gallery and have an excellent time reliving history.

National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC

In how many places on earth can you see a piece of the moon on display? Our guess is not that many, so if you are artsy and your girlfriend is a techie or vice versa, you should visit the National Air and Space Museum in the US. This museum is home to humanity’s journey from the Wright brothers’ first successful flight to Neil Armstrong’s moonwalk. Your girlfriend will draw inspiration from learning of the exploits of the most famous female pilot, Amelia Earhart. The museum has a second location in Virginia. In case you visit that area, it is open Thursday through Monday from 10 am to 5:30 pm.

Final thoughts

Many date ideas exist beyond the outplayed movie dates and restaurant visits; however, you must know the best places to go on these unique dates. Art destinations are some of the most romantic places to visit with your girlfriend, and they exist in various parts of the world. Knowing the best art destinations to take your girlfriend to is half the effort required to make her happy when planning romantic dates.