Turning date-night into a no-brainer

By Teryn O’Brien

Imagine this scenario: You come home on a Friday night, and your significant other asks, “What are we going to do tonight?” It’s the dreaded question couples ask across the country, joked Nick Vrana, founder of Take Us Out (TUO). “That question is awful.”

TUO is an app aimed at solving the dilemma couples face of not being able to think of anything to do for date night. In fact, TUO plans the entire date for you.

Here’s how it works: Using the app, users sign up for one of three date types: active ($150), casual ($200) or upscale ($400). Everything is paid for upfront. TUO tells you what time to be ready and what to wear. You’re picked up by a car, you’ll eat at a restaurant, and then you and your date will do something entertaining.

“There’s so many options in Dallas, and everybody thinks the only thing you can do is eat and drink,” said Vrana.

The average couple goes on two date nights a year, according to Vrana. But there are 68 million couples in America that TUO would love to inspire to go on more amazing dates each year.

TUO purposefully wants to push people toward adventure to try new experiences and go to new places that they might not have chosen on their own.

TUO has not yet officially launched, but there is a waiting list for people who’d like to be the first users to try it out.

Raquel Vincent

Raquel Vincent is a Dallas-based creative with a knack for words and inspired creative direction. When she's not working, you can find Raquel hitting a gallery opening, working on her book, or thrifting for unforgettable vintage finds. She loves music festivals, tacos, and her rescue cat Berlioz.