23 Solo Dates In Louisville To Take Yourself On

It's that time of year when dating and romance is top of mind for plenty of Louisvillians, but if you're single — by choice or otherwise — and want to do something special for yourself, we've put together a list of 23 ways to treat yourself to a solo date in the Louisville area, including ways to chill and ways to be thrilled.

On a related note, this list is partially NSFW.

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Go to a sex store
Yep, we’re starting off with this one. There are plenty of things that go buzz in the night to make your solo time more enjoyable.
Photo by danroc041/Flickr, used under CC BY 2.0

Go to a sex store


Yep, we’re starting off with this one. There are plenty of things that go buzz in the night to make your solo time more enjoyable.
Photo by danroc041/Flickr, used under CC BY 2.0
Go to a sports game
Louisville has sports year-round, and even if you go to a game alone, you’re never really alone. Going to a game and doing all the chants, cheers, gestures, etc. is a great way to feel like part of a community.
Photo by Carolyn Brown

Go to a sports game


Louisville has sports year-round, and even if you go to a game alone, you’re never really alone. Going to a game and doing all the chants, cheers, gestures, etc. is a great way to feel like part of a community.
Photo by Carolyn Brown
Go to a record store 
Finding new music is fun, especially when you can find what you actually like and don’t have to try to impress anyone. There’s no such thing as a “guilty pleasure” artist when you’re by yourself.
Photo via guestroomrecordslouisville/Instagram

Go to a record store


Finding new music is fun, especially when you can find what you actually like and don’t have to try to impress anyone. There’s no such thing as a “guilty pleasure” artist when you’re by yourself.
Photo via guestroomrecordslouisville/Instagram
Go to an arcade
If you need to treat yourself to some fun solo time, plunge and drain your balls. (What? Those are real pinball terms!)
Photo via recbar502/Instagram

Go to an arcade


If you need to treat yourself to some fun solo time, plunge and drain your balls. (What? Those are real pinball terms!)
Photo via recbar502/Instagram
Go to the Speed Art Museum 
The joy of going to a museum solo is being able to go at your own pace. If there’s a particular work of art that intrigues and entrances you, you can stop in front of it for as long as you want with no one rushing you out. And, of course, the Speed has plenty of art to look at.
Photo via official_pizzspeedartmuseuma_bruno/Instagram

Go to the Speed Art Museum


The joy of going to a museum solo is being able to go at your own pace. If there’s a particular work of art that intrigues and entrances you, you can stop in front of it for as long as you want with no one rushing you out. And, of course, the Speed has plenty of art to look at.
Photo via official_pizzspeedartmuseuma_bruno/Instagram
Go to a rage room 
Being single can be frustrating. Go smash some shit.
Photo via ovrdrivefun/Instagram

Go to a rage room


Being single can be frustrating. Go smash some shit.
Photo via ovrdrivefun/Instagram
Get a private karaoke room 
Sure, you can sing anywhere, but singing in a private karaoke room (with lights and privacy and a concierge who brings you drinks) allows you to feel like a superstar. Plus, only you can judge how good your singing is!
Photo by Carolyn Brown

Get a private karaoke room


Sure, you can sing anywhere, but singing in a private karaoke room (with lights and privacy and a concierge who brings you drinks) allows you to feel like a superstar. Plus, only you can judge how good your singing is!
Photo by Carolyn Brown
Walk around the Crescent Hill Reservoir
In our 2022 Readers’ Choice Staff Picks, reporter Josh Wood awarded this the “Best Place For A Quick Walk.” He says it’s beautiful and “easily tricks the mind into thinking you’re out in the country while you’re still in the city.”
Photo by Josh Wood

Walk around the Crescent Hill Reservoir


In our 2022 Readers’ Choice Staff Picks, reporter Josh Wood awarded this the “Best Place For A Quick Walk.” He says it’s beautiful and “easily tricks the mind into thinking you’re out in the country while you’re still in the city.”
Photo by Josh Wood
 Go thrifting or vintage clothes shopping 
Find new clothes in your own style while saving money. (For a headstart on where to look, check out our  list  of 25 essential vintage shops in and around Louisville.)
Photo via theneonflea/Instagram

Go thrifting or vintage clothes shopping


Find new clothes in your own style while saving money. (For a headstart on where to look, check out our list of 25 essential vintage shops in and around Louisville.)
Photo via theneonflea/Instagram
Walk through the Waterfront Botanical Gardens
When the weather’s suited for it, these gardens make a great spot for a beautiful solo stroll.
Photo via Facebook.com/WaterfrontBotanicalGardens

Walk through the Waterfront Botanical Gardens


When the weather’s suited for it, these gardens make a great spot for a beautiful solo stroll.
Photo via Facebook.com/WaterfrontBotanicalGardens
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