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A great date idea for a young couple is to plant a tree. Sure, couples of all ages can enjoy planting a tree, but there's something special about it when a young couple does it or when you move to a new place. Just think about how you'll be able to look at the tree years later and watch it grow. The tree will grow just like the love between you and your spouse does. Every year you can plant a new tree to symbolize your love and to make the world a better place. Those trees will be like your love; they will stand the test of time.
Snowmobiling is a date that you can do only when there is ample snow on the ground. However, if you're up for a road trip, you can always travel to wherever there's snow. The fun of snowmobiling is that you get to enjoy the outdoors during a time when it's beautiful. The sun will sparkle off the snow, and driving a snowmobile is a lot of fun. You can either ride the same snowmobile and take turns driving, or each drive your own. If you own your own snowmobiles that's great, otherwise you'll have to find a place to borrow or rent them. Put some hot chocolate in a thermos to warm your bones and turn your snowmobiling date into a true winter wonderland activity.
Arts & Culture
The ballet is an extra special treat for any couple who loves dance and live music. Discuss with your spouse after the ballet what you think they were trying to get across. Usually, art has a message, and it's sometimes more subtle than others. Also, talk about which scenes you enjoyed the most. It will be fun to see if the two of you enjoyed the same scenes or different ones. Dance is a complicated art form, and it can be interpreted in many different ways. The more complex the ballet is, the more room there is for each of you to interpret it differently.
Fun & Games
Have you ever wanted to have your name in the record books? If so, breaking a record is a fantastic date idea for the couple who wants to cement their name in history. What type of record would you break? Unless you're a world-class athlete or genius you'll probably have to find something wacky or off the wall. You could try to set or break a record as a couple. If you don't go that route, then one of you can help the other overcome any obstacles that stand in between them and victory as they break a record. It's going to take quite a bit of hard work and dedication to break a record, and that's why you might want to break this up into several dates.
Health & Wellness
For those of you who don't know, acroyoga combines yoga and acrobatics. Also written as acro yoga and acro-yoga, acroyoga requires two people, and that's what makes it such a fantastic date idea. You can easily find an acroyoga class by searching Google. Just type in acroyoga + your city to find classes in your area. If you can't find classes or wish to practice at home, do a simple search on YouTube for videos to instruct you on how to do acroyoga by yourselves. Any date that gets your blood flowing and focusing on exercise is a good thing. If you really want to kick your acroyoga date into high gear, follow it up with some healthy snacks. After a couple of acroyoga dates you'll begin to feel the difference, and your dates will end up being a regular routine to stay fit.
Fun & Games
A deck of cards can provide endless hours of fun. Put away anything that distracts you and sit on the floor and play cards. It doesn't matter if you're playing a simple game like Go Fish or a complicated game like poker. If you're not familiar with many card games, search online and you'll find dozens with simple rules. It's not winning and losing that matters, it's the amount of fun that you have. Snacks and cold drinks add to the enjoyment of playing cards together. If you want to kick your hard game up a notch order a pizza or buy a frozen one at the store and turn it into a card and pizza party.
Fun & Games
A book of riddles is the type of at-home fun that any couple can enjoy. There are also plenty of riddles that you can find online. Try to see who can answer the most riddles or team up on the hardest ones you can find. The person with the highest score gets bragging rights for the entire night. Riddles come in all topics, and the ones you try to solve should be about things you know about. Add some snacks to your riddle-solving date, and it'll be far more enjoyable. A bowl of popcorn or even a frozen pizza is the perfect snack to munch while trying to solve a riddle.
Every couple has a couple of things that they find interesting as all getout. If you're fortunate, your spouse shares many of the same interests as you do. If that's the case, a research or study date is something that you'll really enjoy. The research can take place online, or you might want to trek out and gather facts in the real world. Local museums and your library are places where you can go on your date to get the information you need for your research. Don't be surprised if your research date ends up turning into something that you do for months, if not years to come. Gathering information is addictive, and you'll want to learn about the subject as much as you can. What will you do with all your research? Start a blog? Write a book? Start a business? Solve world hunger? Learning is a noble pursuit with many options of how to put your information to good use.
Romance & Relationship
Married couples have an almost impossible time keeping the romantic flame lit. If you have children, you know that sometimes having five minutes of alone time is a dream. No matter if you have kids or not, renting a room for a night is a great idea. If you can afford it, go the all-inclusive route and rent a hotel room that comes with all the bells and whistles. You should be able to find a room that comes with three meals and all the things needed to allow you two to focus on nothing but sharing some time together.
Health & Wellness
Dreams are always interesting snippets of what's going on in our inner mind. A dream interpretation date can give you an insight into the inner workings of your spouse's brain. It can also offer plenty of funny fodder that is sure to make you wonder who you married. Write down your dreams and a couple of times a month, have a dream interpretation where the two of you try to see what all of this mumbo jumbo means. You should find enough information online to decipher the dreams and figure out what is going on while you're sawing logs at night.
You and your spouse probably have slightly different tastes in music. You also probably listen to different music in the car or on your phone while doing various activities. A good date idea is to settle down for the evening and listen to music. Take turns playing songs that each of you enjoys. It will be fun to see if your spouse has any new musical interests or is still listening to the stuff you're familiar with. You might also want to try to venture off into different genres of music to see if there's anything new that both of you find enjoyable. YouTube is a great free site to explore music since you can listen to almost everything there. Familiarize yourselves with each other's favorites and explore new music together. If you're using a streaming service why not create a playlist of music that you both love and can listen to again and again?
One bathtub plus the two of you equals a magical evening. Light some candles, turn on some soft relaxing music and soak in a luxurious bubble bath. Allow yourselves to melt away in the sheer elegance of the warm water and the suds. Bubble baths are a great way to connect if you've been away for far too long. The two of you will be in the bathtub together so close that talking is a must. Feeding each other chocolates or fruit can add to the romantic undercurrents of taking a bubble bath together. This is definitely a great activity to indulge in from time to time with your spouse.
Fun & Games
Attending a costume party during a holiday such as Halloween is a great date idea. If it's nowhere near Halloween, you can always throw a costume party at your home. Be creative and help each other make the perfect costume. Don't forget to snap a few pictures of each other while wearing your costume so that you can remember this night for a lifetime. You get a window into your spouse's mind when you see what they make their costume out of. If you really want to have a blast, go someplace while wearing your costume and see how people react. Get a little extra mileage out of your costumes by bring them to Comicon or home for just the two of you to enjoy.
Bull riding is a date idea that's unique and super fun. Most likely you'll only be watching the pros do the riding, but you may even have an opportunity to do some riding yourself somewhere, even if it's just a mechanical bull. Bull riding is both dangerous and exciting at the same time. If you've never watched a rodeo before, you have no idea what you're in for. A bull bucks and goes crazy when someone is on their back. If you do have the opportunity to do the riding yourself, make sure you record your date so you can remember the time you both went crazy and hopped onto the back of a bucking bull and rode it for dear life.
Events & Attractions
There are many different types of historical reenactments that you can attend while on a date. A civil war reenactment is probably the most common. If you really want to turn your date into something truly memorable, you might be able to participate in the reenactment. If you participate in the reenactment, see if someone can take some pictures or videos of you doing it. Couples who are history buffs can hook up with their local historical society and discover all kinds of reenactments that are going on in their area. History is alive and well when there are people trying their best to make sure no one ever forgets it.
Fun & Games
The summer months were made for outdoor activities such as lawn darts. If you have a yard, then lawn darts are the ultimate outdoor game. If you don't have a yard, it might be possible to play at a friend's house or a park. It's important to point out that the lawn darts you may have seen or played in the past might be illegal in your area. They used to make the darts with metal tips but have since switched them to have flatter tips to prevent injuries. The surprising thing about lawn darts is how easy it is to play the game. The game itself is easy to learn but difficult to master. The skill required to get the highest score at lawn darts is what makes the game so much fun. The two of you will have all kinds of fun while you're trying to toss the dart into the circle. If you want to kick your lawn darts game up to notches unknown, you can make a little bet and say the loser has to do a household chore the other hates doing.
A home safety date can include many different things. If you have children or grandchildren who visit, you can childproof your house. Another thing you can do is make sure your smoke alarms work and also the home alarm system. Beyond all that, you can scope out for dangers such as harsh cleaning supplies out in the open, or electrical or fire safety hazards. You should also take a look around your house during the night to make sure there are no dark areas where people can hide and sneak up on you. Home safety is something few people take seriously until there's a problem, and that's why this is one of those dates that you should consider doing sooner rather than later.
Building a website is a two-person job, and you can quickly turn it in a date night extravaganza. If you've never built a site, don't worry, it's not that difficult. There are simple website builders that allow you to focus on the content of your site and not the mechanics behind it. The fun part will be deciding what to put on your website. Will you make your site a storefront, a personal homepage, or something, unlike anything anyone has ever seen before? Explore your interests and allow each other plenty of room for creativity so that the site reflects their personality.
Fun & Games
Imagine how much fun it will be ten or twenty years down the line to open a time capsule that you create today? To create a time capsule, all you do is put into it the things that you feel are important now. A time capsule is a snapshot into the period that it was created. You are offering a window into what it was like during this time during your marriage. You or your children can open it in the years to come, and it will be a fantastic thing to behold. Put your time capsule in a safe place after you're done creating it, so nothing happens to it over the years. This can be a great tradition for couples and families.
There are two ways that you can turn geocaching into a fantastic date. The first would be to do geocaching with another couple, and each couple places items around for the other to find. If you don't know anyone who is into geocaching, then each spouse can place objects and have the other look for it. Geocaching is kind of like a high-tech version of hide and seek or a scavenger hunt. It's exciting trying to find the items, and you will enjoy being outside. The real fun part is when both of you have difficulty finding something, and you know it's right underneath your nose. You may be surprised to learn that geocaching is very popular with a large community backing. Check out sites like geocaching.com
to learn more.
Both free and paid concerts offer up exciting live entertainment that is suitable for any date night. Keep an eye out to see if your favorite band is coming to town. Don't just hold out for your favorite bands though, the experience is worth it for any music that you enjoy. You can turn a concert night into a whole event. Go out to eat, have a little dessert, and then go to the concert. If you can't do all that, then going to the concert is enough. Some couples might not want to go if they can't afford front row seats, but that shouldn't be a concern. Sometimes it's best to be further away from the stage because it can be too noisy.
Fun & Games
Role-playing games enable you to get out of your shell and be someone else. You can discover sides of your spouse you never knew existed during a role-playing date. There are a wide variety of games that you can play, and some of them can even be found on the internet. A date of playing a role-playing game is usually less about the game and more about spending quality time together. Sometimes couples need a little nudge to relax and enjoy a little alone time. If it takes playing a game, then pull out the box or load up the app and have at it. Enjoy some snacks, order a pizza, or slurp down some fizzy sodas while playing a game that should bring you closer together.
Causes & Service
It always seems like there's an election right around the corner. Have you ever thought about turning voting day into a date? Most people vote close to home, so you're never too far away from the voting booth. You can walk to the polling station and get a little fresh air. Why not go out to eat after you're done voting? If that isn't your cup of tea, then bring a picnic and find someplace to eat. The act of voting itself can be turned into a date. Voting is a duty that doesn't have to be dull and boring. You can turn it into a fun date, and the two of you can talk about the issues on the way to vote and after you've voted. The debate the two of you have may end up being more entertaining than what you see on those cable news channels.
Every person has at least one invention in them that they want to see so desperately. Two brains are better than one, and this is a date idea that any couple can do. Sit down and combine your thinking power and come up with an invention that solves a problem. You can either sketch it out on a piece of paper or head to the computer and use a graphics program to bring your idea to life. Who knows, maybe you can patent your invention and make big bucks off of it.
Volleyball is an excellent workout activity that often also gets you outside. There are two ways you can turn this sport into a fun date night adventure. The first would be to ask an existing game of volleyball if you can join. You and your spouse can be on opposing teams or whatever the other players are up for. Another way to play volleyball would be to compete with each other directly. If you have a volleyball and there's an unoccupied net, then compete against each other. Wear appropriate clothing and bring along a couple of bottles of water for the maximum amount of fun.
Traditions are such an essential part of who we are. If you have a family, it's always nice to teach your children about your traditions. Why not turn a date night into an evening of learning about your traditions and finding ways to preserve them? The memories that come about from reliving the traditions make the effort all that worthwhile. People from your past will spurt out of nowhere and, along with them, memories that you thought you forgot. Traditions have a way of dying in the modern technical era, but they don't have to. Preserve your past while also protecting your future by setting and doing traditions that have been passed on from generations past.
Fun & Games
Face painting is a lot of fun if you're at a park or an event where someone is offering to do it. However, the real fun is when you paint each other's faces. You can order face paint online, or it can be bought from any costume shop. Imagine the laughs when you see how your spouse painted your face. Will you be able to go outside without bursting out laughing? An artistic touch isn't needed since sometimes the funniest designs are made by those who have no creativity whatsoever.
Food & Drink
A date at a sports bar is a dream come true for anyone who loves sports. The best time to go to a sports bar is when there's a big game on with the local team. The sports bar will be packed, and everyone will be cheering the action. Get yourself a plate of chicken wings or whatever you're in the mood for since most sports bars have all kinds of delicious foods and snacks. For added fun, wear clothing featuring your favorite team. You'll fit right in since everyone else will be wearing their team's gear also.
Racquetball is a fun indoor sport that you can play all year long. That means a racquetball date can take place no matter if it is in the middle of summer or the dead of winter. Racquetball is a challenging sport that will get your blood pumping in a matter of no time. If you are a competitive couple, you can place a small wager, which will give you an incentive to play even harder. For example, you might say that the loser of the racquetball game has to do a chore at home after you go out for ice cream at the end of the game. Regardless, if you're the type of couple who likes to compete against each other, playing racquetball is a great exercise that will keep you healthy while also being a lot of fun.
Cloud watching is a free activity that gives you an insight into the inner working of your spouse's mind. All you do is find a comfortable place to sit or lay and look up towards the heavens. Each of you says the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the clouds. Use this moment to get close to each other and to enjoy being in their arms. It's less about the clouds than it is about being together. Turn your cloud watching into a picnic and enjoy an even longer time outside together. Cloud watching dates tend to be spontaneous and don't be surprised if it morphs into something else entirely.
Karate lessons are a great form of exercise and also self-defense. Why not turn your curiosity about karate into a date? The two of you can learn some vital safety moves while enjoying some together. Karate is such a great form of exercise, and it doesn't matter if you ever put what you learn to the test. The health benefits of learning karate are as such that it will help you live a long and healthy life together. If there was ever anything to make you want to do something on a date night, the idea of spending more time on planet earth together should.
Seminars and lectures might sound dry and dull, but it all depends on the subject! You might find a lecture at your local college about a topic that you and your spouse really enjoy. Churches often have guest speakers who give seminars free of charge that can be quite helpful in your spiritual growth. You can make your lecture or seminar date even more enjoyable by going out to eat before or after attending. You aren't going to be able to talk much while the person talks, so you may want to sit at a coffee shop or someplace else and discuss what the lecturer spoke about.
Fun & Games
The first thing that probably comes to mind when you think of balloon twisting is clowns. As you probably know, clowns or others who are good at balloon twisting can make all kinds of things out of balloons. You can learn how to make all kinds of things out of balloons by watching a couple of YouTube videos. You can buy the balloons required for twisting at almost any party shop or even online. The balloons used for twisting are inexpensive, and that's why this is a fun date idea nearly all couples can do. You can create all kinds of balloon figures and give them to neighborhood children or kids in your family. All kids love balloons, and they like them even more if they're in fun shapes. If you're planning on twisting your own balloon creations, make sure you have the pump too, blowing up these balloons can be very difficult without it.
Couples who need a little adventure in their lives should try driving dune buggies. You can rent a dune buggy and have all the fun in the world. If you're feeling adventurous, then both of you can rent dune buggies. You can race, follow each other, or do whatever you want if both of you have your own vehicle. Many couples will enjoy renting one dune buggy to drive while enjoying the scenery. A little closeness and togetherness are what driving dune buggies are all about.
Causes & Service
Being in service to others means that you do whatever they need help with. You might offer your time to take someone to the doctor, clean their home, or walk their dog. Sometimes what people need is something that requires two more or to get the job done. By turning servicing the community into a date, you'll improve others' lives while spending time together. You will feel great about yourself and as a couple if you can do something that will make someone's life better. Even small tasks like doing laundry, raking leaves, or sitting down and talking to someone can significantly impact their life.
Arts & Culture
Jewelry making is as much of a skill as it is an art form. It's hard to imagine that it's possible to turn a date into a work of art. You can do just that when you make jewelry. If the two of you are into fashion, then jewelry making is an acceleration of what you already love. Turn your date into profit or show off your hard work when you're out and about. Either way, you'll not only have something you can show from your date, but you'll gain insightful knowledge on how to do something in a highly profitable trade. Making jewelry for each other can be a great way to give each other mementos and fun conversation starters among friends, family and even strangers at the grocery store.
Everyone always turns their head when they see a classic car rolling down the street. Couples can do everything from minor vehicle restoration to a full-blown restoration. If you're the type of couple who sees a hunk of rusted out metal and thinks it's a beautiful thing, then this is a date for you. The level of restoration you're able to do will depend on the skills and tools you have in the garage. Everyone can do little things like work with the interior or patch up some paint chips. If you're really good at turning a junker into a masterpiece, you might even consider starting a family business doing retro car restorations.
Ice skating is typically a winter event, but you can do it indoors at rinks. Most places that offer ice skating also have skates that you can rent. Renting is a good option since you don't have to invest in buying a pair of skates. The look on both of your faces will be priceless as the two of you try your best to stand up on the skates. It takes a few minutes, but you'll get the hang of ice skating before you know it. Watch what other people are doing and learn from them as you skate around the rink. Ice skating isn't as difficult as it looks, and it only takes a few minutes to (mostly) learn how to keep your balance.
You never know what hidden treasures are lurking right below your feet. Everyone lives near someplace that has a fascinating history. A date activity using a metal detector can be a whole lot of fun, and it gets you outside as well. Try to find areas where you live that have a rich history and see what you can find. The two of you can take turns using the metal detector while the other digs up whatever you find. It's always exciting to pull something out of the ground that has some historical significance. Allow your imagination to run wild and try to find some areas that might be overlooked that could be teaming with ancient metallic artifacts.
A community garden is an excellent place for those who want to raise fruits and vegetables but don't have a place to do so where they live. Some community gardens donate the food to the poor or to food banks. You might consider starting a community garden with other members of your church and donate the bountiful harvest. Gardening allows you to eat fresh foods at a fraction of the cost that you'd pay at the supermarket. Also, gardening is great exercise, and it's quality time spent outside with your spouse. Eat better, get more exercise, and enjoy a lungful of clean, fresh air by having a gardening date with your spouse. You can also give away your harvest as gifts since everyone loves fresh produce, but many can't afford it.