The former president and first lady revealed the details of their first date, which took place in 1989, in a video released on his website to promote a competition to win dinner with him and his wife.
They explain how they spent a day together, beginning at the Art Institute of Chicago where they had lunch before taking a stroll down the city’s Michigan Avenue.
They then went to see the then recently-released Spike Lee film Do The Right Thing about racial tensions in 1980s New York.
In the video, Mrs Obama recalls the date saying: “It was a cool date, we spent the whole day together, he was showing me all facets of his character. We went to the Art Institute.”
A smiling Mr Obama then interjects, points into the camera and says: “Art. Guys out there, it impresses people.”
Mr Obama, again smiling at the camera, adds: “Kind of romantic.”
Mrs Obama struggles to recall whether they went for dinner before or after the museum, before her husband corrects her, saying: “We didn’t have dinner we actually had lunch, at the Art Institute. There’s a little courtyard with a little fountain. Yeah it was very nice.”
Mrs Obama added: “He showed all the sides – he was hip, cutting edge, cultural, sensitive. The fountain – nice touch. The walk – patient.”
Looking pleased with himself, Mr Obama again smiles at the camera and says: “Take tips, gentlemen.”
Mr and Mrs Obama, who met when he was a summer associate at Sidley Austin, the law firm she worked at, married three years later in 1992.
It is not the first time the couple have given romantic advice. They have previously spoken about the importance of married couples on making time for each other, setting aside evening regularly for “date nights”.
In an interview with the cable network TVOne in 2009, Mrs Obama said the couple have managed to make their relationship work despite having to overcome often being large distances apart.
She said: “We learned how to sustain our relationship at a distance which is why carving out that time making sure that we have Friday or Saturday date nights making sure that it is not a just a movie. Because you can’t talk at a movie, you can’t ask questions and look him in the eye so we usually go out to dinner.”
Mrs Obama said that keeping romance alive in a relationship is also good for the children.
She said: “My eldest daughter says ‘It makes me feel good to see you and dad hold hands’. We forget about that. We think they don’t care about that but they like the fact that they know we love each other, that gives them security. Sometimes you lose sight of that, they want to know that my mother and father love each other.
“For all the parents out there: have your date nights because it is important to kids to know that their parents are connecting.”
Mrs Obama has also given dating tips. In an interview with CBS in 2009 she told a viewer who had asked for advice: “The advice I would give to woman: don’t look at the bank book or the title. Look at the heart, look at the soul.
“Look at how the guy treats his mother and what he says about women and how he acts with children that he doesn’t know and more important how does he treat you?
“When you’re dating a man you should always feel good you should never be in a relationship with a man who doesn’t make you completely happy and make you feel whole.
“Find that person that brings you complete an utter joy.”