Whether you’re cooking for a long-time partner, a first date, or an “it’s complicated,” these dinner ideas for two are sure to spark lively conversation—and maybe even a little romance. Because in our book, there’s nothing sexier than sharing a plate of pappardelle, Lady-and-the-Tramp–style. Sure, some of these recipes are a little extra, but date night is a great time to take on a more elaborate culinary project (and finally use that pizza stone you got last December). We’re not suggesting you have to poach a live lobster to impress your beaux (if you want to, though, we’ve got a recipe for that). This collection also includes easy dinner ideas for two, like better-than-takeout sheet-pan orange tofu and one-skillet Thai chicken thighs. No matter what’s on the table, you might as well make it look nice: Iron the tablecloth, light the candles, and queue up that mood-setting playlist (we know you have one). With an at-home date night this classy, you may never fight over what’s for dinner again.