Dude, obviously, Star Wars is, like, a major part of our culture. Almost everyone knows about Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Jabba the Hut, Darth Vader, Yoda, Princess Leia, and last but certainly not least, Chewbacca. When that first movie dropped in ’77, the franchise blew up all over the world, kinda like the Death Star (that is not a spoiler, if you haven’t seen the earliest movies, that’s on you).
And on May the 4th, Star Wars fans honor their shared love of that particular far, far away galaxy. This is the day to show your support, ok, your obsession, for the Star Wars franchise in all its forms, from the original trilogy to the current films and Disney+ series.
Whether you grew up watching Star Wars or are a newcomer, May 4-5 are the perfect days to nerd out and use the force to summon up a date to celebrate these special days together. Need a date? Don’t worry; you can find one of those easily on the myriad of dating apps. Make sure you put a lightsaber in your profile to let them know you’re a fan; even if they aren’t, you can introduce them to new galactic glory.
If you have someone special to spend this holiday (yes, it is a holiday) with and aren’t sure how to celebrate, we have some memorable Star Wars geek date ideas that will conquer the dark side of a dull date night. So don’t despair, Jedis, and May the 4th be with you!
Binge the Star Wars Films
Pick your fave Star Wars flicks and get ready for a wild night full of action. We’d suggest checking out the OG trilogy, but if you’re more interested in the newer flicks or spin-offs, go for it!
Hey, no need to stress if you’re in a long-distance relationship. Disney+ has got your back! You can find all the movies and watch them together online using the “GroupWatch” feature.
Online Gaming with a Date
If you and your partner prefer video games or if you just want to feel a bit more engaged, try taking a crack at some of these Star Wars-themed online games. Even a scruffy nerf herder can recognize that these games are a fun date night activity with a fellow geek.
The ones listed below are for PC players but for a complete list of all Star Wars games, you can click here!
- Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
- Star Wars: Republic Commando
- Star Wars: Empire at War
- Star Wars: The Old Republic
- Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer
- Star Wars: Dark Forces
- Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
- Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (2005)
- Star Wars: Tie Fighter
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
- Star Wars: Squadrons
- Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017)
Star Wars Date Night Trivia
Are you guys into Sci-Fi stuff? And want to see who’s the biggest Star Wars nerd on the date? Or maybe you are interested in boning up on some cool Star Wars trivia. Why not spice up your date night by throwing a trivia night with your date and some friends? Make some intergalactic drinks and snacks and geek out competitively.
Don’t worry if your Han Solo or Princess Leia is not in the same area–this can be done over Zoom if you’re in a long-distance sitch!
There are TONS of free online trivia games to choose from if you do a quick Google search, but we have picked a few of the best ones for you!
TriviaNerd’s Star Wars Trivia: Features 133 questions and can organize a 200-player multiplayer game with just one click.
Quiz Expo Star Wars Superfan Trivia: An excellent Star Wars trivia challenge that will test the true aficionados. There are 35 questions in this tough Star Wars quiz about the plot, locations, scenes, Jedi, Sith, and much more.
And if you want to go old school, there is a plethora, yes, I said a plethora, of board games that you and your date can play. These Star Wars board games attempt to bring the iconic space drama to your kitchen table, and it’s no wonder why: the Star Wars franchise has spawned three film trilogies, outstanding videogames, and a vast body of knowledge that archives planetary life down to the slightest detail. Thankfully, many of them are super fun, and we’ve compiled the best of the best just for you.
- Star Wars: Legion
- Star Wars: X-Wing
- Star Wars: Rebellion
- Star Wars: Armada
- Star Wars: Imperial Assault
- Star Wars Villainous
- Star Wars: Destiny
- Star Wars: Empire vs. Rebellion
- Star Wars: Outer Rim
- Risk: Star Wars Edition
- Carcassonne: Star Wars
- Star Wars Monopoly
- Star Wars Cluedo
- Hasbro Trivial Pursuit: Star Wars The Black Series Edition
Most of these games are available to purchase in stores or online, so if you are planning on a board game bonanza, you’d better hop to it so you can get them in your hands before the big date/day arrives!
Binge The Mandalorian
Those who haven’t yet checked out the Disney+ original Star Wars series are missing out. That charming “Child” (baby Yoda to me, Grogu to most) who has won over the hearts of Star Wars fans of all ages is just one more reason to enjoy this amazing extension of the galaxy.
Make it a date night with some popcorn and some quality time together–just you, your date, and, of course, Pedro Pascal.
Final Thoughts on May the 4th
If you get a chance to date a Star Wars, grab onto it, as these enthusiasts are a rare and delightful breed! A lightsaber battle may break out at any moment simply because you can, and it’s FUN. Prepare for a Jedi Master Luke Skywalker vs. the Emperor Darth Vader showdown with the use of a broom or mop, but you HAVE to do the sound effects. You just have to, and true Star Wars heads know this.
And may the force be with you on the fourth and fifth of May as you test out some of these Star Wars date ideas, regardless of whether you are a Rebel or have turned to the dark side.