Goth Date Ideas For You and Your Ghoulfriend

You don’t have to feel the autumn’s chill to live your best goth life, but it certainly adds to the experience! The mysterious ambiance of the season also makes the perfect backdrop for romantic adventures of all kinds. If you and your ghoulfriend are looking for ways to pass the hours with mystery and romance, we have some ideas that are perfect for any time of the year.

Shopping For All Black Ensembles Together

If there’s one thing that goth fashion is known for, it’s using the color black as vigorously and creatively as possible. Why not take your partner out for a shopping spree of gothic proportions? Look up goth inspo on instagram, collect your ideas and adventure into the stores of your choosing! Search the stores for the best black pieces of clothing, strategize #Looks together, and have a vampy fashion show in the middle of the aisles. After all, the couple that slays together stays together!

Vampire Movie Night, With Themed Snacks

Vampire movies might be the most goth of the horror-movie subgenres (ghost stories come in at a close second, dependent on execution). They can also be devastatingly romantic and sensual (see Bram Stoker’s Dracula), which make them uniquely suited for date night. They can also be silly and romantic (hello, Twilight saga), so you can choose your own vibe for your vampire movie night. Cuddle up in your coffins, prepare your crimson libations, and prepare to be mesmerized by the elegant horror on screen.

Local Ghost Tour

Want to see some haunts in your hometown? Why not look into a local ghost tour! There are a variety of options for tours like this (walking, carriage, self-guided), which means you and your date can choose the best option for y’all. Plus, you’ll get to learn some neat history you may not have had the opportunity to before. While nothing can replace the vibes of a picnic in a cemetery, a ghost tour can provide context and the potential for up close encounters from beyond the grave — what more could you ask for?

A Trip To The Goth Club

Sometimes, you just have to leave the crypt and get some time on the dancefloor with your fellow vamps! Check out your local goth club, flaunt your best black ensembles, bust some moves, and request as much Bauhaus as your heart desires with your sweetheart. You’ll be in good company with your fellow ghouls. Who knows, you might even raise the dead with all that partying!


However you choose to spend your spooky season, it’s important to remember that being romantic and goth has no timeline, so feel free to use these date ideas year-round!

Alejandra Martinez

Alejandra Martinez

Alejandra Martinez is a Tejana writer and archivist. She has been published in The Texas Observer, Pomegranate Magazine, and We Got This Covered. You can often find her reading a good book, watching a movie, or writing at your local coffee shop.
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