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All throughout the year there are probably shows, expos or other events in your area that offer a wide variety of entertainment and shopping options. Car shows are popular, and so are expos that feature the latest and greatest gadgets. Going to an expo can be an all-day date that leaves you both amazed. You never walk into one of these events and come out without having your mind blown. That's the whole point of an expo, and it's why you might want to plan for additional shows to attend throughout the year.
Fun & Games
Every year virtual reality becomes much more detailed and far more lifelike. Going on a virtual reality date isn't as far-fetched as it sounds. If the two of you have your own headsets, then going on a virtual reality date is a cinch. You just pick the place to go to in your own world and have all kinds of fun. There are places where you can rent the gear and have everything provided. The world around you will never be the same again after the two of you realize that there's much more out there than what meets the eye. Virtual reality expands on the world as we know it and creates the type of fantasy existence that was only a fantasy until now.
Romance & Relationship
Do you remember your first date? Nothing has changed your life course as much as your first date has. Why not recreate your first date? If you can't, because the restaurant or whatever no longer exists, spend some time reminiscing about your first date. Talk to each other and go through how you were feeling during your first date. Were you feeling excited? Nervous? You might be surprised by how your spouse felt during that fateful first date. If you have any journal or diary entries from the time, bust them out and read them. If not, it's not to late to write about your first date so you can better remember this important event. Always take time out to remember where you've been as a couple so that you can see your progress. Reliving the past is essential to understand how you got where you're at now. Enjoy yesterday, while appreciating today with a date that celebrates the infancy of your relationship.
A fun-filled date of welding can yield results that are anything but typical. If neither of you is an experienced welder, then your first welding date should be to get some training. Maybe you know a friend or family member who can show you the ropes? Perhaps you could attend a trade school. You can learn to weld at almost any trade school, and it's not as hard as you think. After learning, you can hit up your friend or find a nearby shop that will allow you to hone your craft. If you have a garage, you might consider buying your own basic welding equipment. A welding date is something you can do to start a life long obsession with working with metal and even turn it into a family business.
Food & Drink
Every week there are new products at your local supermarket. Big companies love to roll out new items because the public demands something different. A fun date at home is to try a few of these new products. You can find the products by either watching YouTube reviewers talk about the latest products or cruise the aisles at your local grocery store. Don't always buy things that you know both of you will like; instead, try some new foods. The big companies don't make duds, and you'll be surprised by how many of the new items that you like. Venture off into the unknown by trying new things and enjoy watching how the other reacts to them.
Snow skiing is an excellent way for a married couple to enjoy winter together. Hitting the slopes is a fun way to get a healthy dose of excitement in your lives. Also, going to a resort is a fun way to take a weekend trip and enjoy yourselves. There's something extra fun about going into a resort for a cup of hot chocolate after you've been out in the cold. If you really want to have a good time, race while going down the hill. You'll end up having several races because the loser won't want to stay the loser for long. Before the two of you know it, you'll both have gone down the hill several times, and the day will be all but over.
Supporting your local bookstore is a date idea that will benefit you and other readers. Bookstores have a personality all of their own, and they are fun to go to even if you're not on a date. Go to the bookstore with the intent of buying each other a book. You probably already know what genre and authors that your spouse likes to read. Try to find at least one book that you think they will like. It will be interesting to see what your spouse chooses for you, and it will tell a lot about how much they pay attention to your reading habits.
Fun & Games
There's no time of year better than Christmas. It's such a wonderful time, and you can make it even better by throwing a Christmas party. Invite some friends and family over and turn your date into something that everyone can enjoy. You might also consider throwing a party for those who are less fortunate. A Christmas party for people in a nursing home or homeless people can bring a lot of holiday cheer to those who need it the most. A date celebrating Christmas by throwing a party is a fantastic way to bring yourselves together as a couple and bring happiness to others.
Turning your car buying adventure into a date isn't as far fetched as it sounds. You can go to several different dealerships and drive the vehicle of your dreams. Even if you're not in the market to buy a car, you can take one out for a test drive. An entire day can be spent doing nothing but testing out cars. Take turns testing out cars and talk about the features you like and dislike about the vehicles. Test drive a few cars that may not appeal to you immediately to see if they can change your mind. Who knows, you might find yourself enjoying driving a station wagon over an SUV.
A Battle of the Bands is where 2 or more bands compete for the honor of being called the best band. Going to a Battle of the Bands can be a fun date activity for the two of you. Live concerts are always entertaining, but multiple bands trying to outdo each other can be even more fun. Or maybe you'd be interested in competing against each other in your own Battle of the Bands. If so, you can play the video game of the same name. You and your spouse would compete against each other to see which band performs the best. Some couples like to play games, but they're not into violent video games. Battle of the Bands is a fun game without violence. If it's a rainy day outside and your date plans have been ruined, or you want to enjoy a little downtime at home playing games, Battle of the Bands is something you should look into. Battle of the Bands is a game that takes a little time to become a master at, and it's an excellent excuse to turn it into a few more date nights.
A conworlding date can be as complex or as simple as you want it to be. For those who don't know what conworlding is, it's where you make up your own world. The two of you can sit down on the couch and make up your own world and all that goes with it. Do you want to make horses fly? Maybe you've always wanted people to live underwater. No matter how zanny it may sound, you can make anything a reality in your world. You might want to write down your conworlding adventure to build upon it during your next date. After a few dates, your make-believe world will be more complex than the space we're living in now.
A bike tour offers you beautiful scenery, exercise, and an ecologically friendly way to travel. You can go on a bike tour with others, and there might be several tours to choose from in your area. You can just as easily create your own bike tour that's just you and your spouse. A bike tour can be as long or as short as you want it to be. If you're up for it, you can turn the bike tour into an all-day event by taking a lunch with you. Take a break along the trip to eat your lunch and to enjoy a little alone time together. Bike tours and other outdoor activities are great dates because you get to enjoy being together while doing something healthy.
Fun & Games
Unleash your competitive side by going go-kart racing. Many of the places that have go-kart racing also have restaurants and video games. Why not turn your go-kart racing adventure into a day-long date? Eat pizza, race cars, and play a few games afterward. It's so much fun to drive side by side in the go-karts. You'll have a blast when one passes the other in their kart. Don't be surprised if you want to keep the fun going and race several times in a row. It's next to impossible to stop racing once you get it into your system.
If you've never been to church before, it's a great place to go. If you are a member of a church, then there are all kinds of activities you can attend. If it's near the holidays, there's always something going on. An active church will have events all the time, and usually, they're free to join. You can enjoy the festivities or volunteer and donate your time to a good cause. Church activities always make for a great date idea because it allows you to spend time with your spouse, and it also strengthens your relationship with your God or your spirituality.
Causes & Service
Have you ever thought about becoming an organ donor? If not, it's something that everyone needs to talk about. The discussion would make for a perfect date night activity. It's a conversation every couple needs to have. Why not make a list of the pros and cons of donating your organs? It will be interesting to see which one of you wants to donate their organs. You might find out that both of you either want to donate or don't want to. The conversation will go into all sorts of unexpected areas, which is good because it'll give you a chance to get to know your spouse better.
Logrolling tests your stamina, agility, and your athleticism in a sport that is quite like no other. For those of you who don't know what logrolling is, it's where you stand on a log and roll with your feet while trying your best not to fall into the water. You have probably seen logrolling on television in cartoons in a lighthearted and funny way. Those of you who enjoy going out on dates in the great outdoors will enjoy the challenge of logrolling. If you're going to go on a logrolling date, it's best to bring along a change of clothes for when you fall into the water and get drenched.
There are many reasons why someone wants to reduce their electric bill from wanting to cut back on carbon emissions to saving money. Every day you waste an enormous amount of electricity. Go through your home and try to identify all of the ways that you're wasting electricity. It won't be long until you've found several things that are draining cold hard cash from your wallet. After identifying which appliances are wasting electricity, come up with a game plan to stop it from happening. The solution may be to turn off the appliance or do a little research to find appliances that use much less energy. Spending a little time upfront can reap benefits month after month that you can put towards your next date night out.
A bonfire is a great way to signal that autumn has finally arrived. Though, you can have a bonfire during almost any time of the year. Gather sticks and tree limbs that are lying on the ground before the bonfire. You can make a separate date out of preparing for the bonfire since it does take quite a bit of wood. A bonfire is best at nighttime so that you can see the flames dance as they illuminate the night sky. Bring along some marshmallows to roast and some apple cider if you're going after the full autumn effect.
Traveling by train is an elegant way to travel. The view from outside the window is always fun because trains cover so much ground. You'll see beautiful wilderness, big cities, and everything in between. Trains can also have restaurants and even sleeping quarters. Dialogue has a way of flowing after the train starts to go down the tracks. It's when you realize that the two of you are going to be together for a while that the talking begins. Enjoy the trip, but more importantly, enjoy being with each other. Talk, eat, and get an eyeful of the moving scenery from outside the window.
Arts & Culture
Are you the type of couple who finds yourselves reading bumper stickers while you're out and about? If so, you're the perfect candidates to make your own bumper stickers! Designing a bumper sticker isn't all that difficult, and you can do it online for free. The fun part is to come up with something funny or witty to say on your bumper sticker. You can give out your finished bumper stickers to your friends, and you can also put them on your car. You'll laugh up a storm while you're creating bumper stickers that you think are funny. Creating bumper stickers is one of those dates that you can enjoy for weeks or even months later, when you look at what you produced.
A mountaineering date is where you climb a mountain. It sounds simple enough, but depending on the mountain, it can be one of life's greatest challenges. If you're new to mountaineering, it's best to start small and work your way up to the big mountains. It's also a good idea to have an experienced climber with you, so you don't risk your life going up or down the mountain. Climbing a mountain can be one of life's greatest, most exhilarating challenges, and it's something that can bring you closer as a couple. Something happens when you're high up on a mountain, and you get to experience nature on a level that most people can only dream of.
Food & Drink
Going to the farmers market is one of the best ways to eat healthy while maintaining a budget. Also, shopping at a farmers market helps support local farmers who are always in need of more customers. A fun thing to do is to walk through the farmer's market and try to spot things that the other doesn't. You can also try to find one thing that neither of you has ever tried before. Buy the items and try it either on the spot or take it home if it needs to be cooked, peeled or prepared. You can spend several hours at the farmers market, and it's a great place to connect with the people who produce the food you eat. Being as close to farm to table as possible is a great thing, and your farmers market date will enable you to do just that.
Bird watching is a date idea that can be done in the country or the city. Parks are great places to look for birds since they usually have plenty of wooded areas. Hiking trails are the perfect spots, and they are easy to walk through. If you live in the city, not near any wooded areas, it's still possible to go out and try to spot birds. Try to guess what species the bird is. If you have any problems figuring out what the bird is, snap a picture of it and upload it to Google Images. Google might be able to tell you what the bird is.
The surprising thing about going to an aquarium is you always end up seeing several species of fish that are new to you. Seeing fish swim around in an aquarium is always relaxing and has a soothing effect. A fun game to do on an aquarium date is to see if you know what species of fish you're looking at. Tally up the score to see who is more familiar with fish and tease each other on the way home about it. Trying to guess what type of fish you're looking at is even more fun if neither of you know what you're looking at. The guesses that both of you come up with will be so hilarious that you're bound to get a good chuckle.
A boat right can be a scenic journey down a river, or it can last a matter of days. Traveling by boat is old fashioned, and it'll be a blast from the past while you're floating down the river. Boats often offer things such as restaurants and other attractions if you're up for more than only enjoying the scenery. Enjoy all the sights and sounds that being on the water has and take advantage of any of the amenities that the boat may offer. Stand on the deck of the boat and enjoy a world you rarely see while you're with the person you love.
Lacrosse is a unique game that takes quite a bit of skill to pull off. The basics of the game are simple, and you can learn it quite quickly. A lacrosse date can be you two learning how to scoop the ball up and how to pass it. Or maybe there's a game somewhere that you can watch in person or on TV. If you get good at lacrosse, you can invite other couples to play along. Lacrosse is a sport that many people have no experience playing which can make it even more fun. You and your spouse will be challenged to do something new that you find both exciting and a great source of exercise.
Classes & Workshops
You never know if you're going to be in a situation where you need to defend yourself. Going to self-defense classes as a date can be an enjoyable and educational experience. You will learn how to defend yourself if someone were to attack you. These are lifesaving skills that might come in handy one of these days. You can't be too safe these days, and learning how to protect yourself is so crucial. You'll not only learn how to protect yourself but your family as well. If the time ever were to happen when you needed to do something to protect the people you love, you'd have the skills and knowledge to do it.
Laying on a hammock has to be one of the most relaxing things ever. Imagine lying next to the person you love in a hammock. The problem that many couples have is that they don't talk to each other very much. A date laying on a hammock is the perfect way to open up the lines of communication. It's impossible for a couple not to talk when you're so close to each other. It doesn't matter how far apart your relationship has drifted, a hammock date will pull the two of you together, and get the both of you chatting up a storm in no time.
Financial planning is something people rarely like to do because it's not exciting. However, every couple needs to sit down and think about where their money is going. What is your financial future, and where do you want to be in the next five years? The only way you know the answer to these questions is by sitting down and planning for your financial future. Therefore a financial planning date is a must, and there are so many ways you can spruce it up so it's not entirely dull. Turn your date into an enjoyable experience by making sure you have plenty of snacks or maybe even taking a break in between discussing your financial future to enjoy a great meal. You have to get through this, and the more serious you take it now, the fewer worries you'll have down the line.
Arts & Culture
Everyone always dreams of what it would be like to learn how to play an instrument. There are several different ways you can turn learning how to play an instrument into a date. You could always buy a second-hand instrument and learn how to play it by watching YouTube videos. If you have the money to buy each of you an instrument, that would be better. It would be best if you both could get lessons from a professional and learn how to play. It's up to you how serious you want to take it. Don't forget to make videos of your progression and the two of you playing a song.
A day at the beach is the perfect date, and there are a million things you can do. You can work on your tan, go for a quick dip, or even collect seashells. Bring a sack lunch with you and turn your beach date into a picnic. Find a secluded area and enjoy cuddling on the beach while you talk about whatever comes to mind. A beach is a romantic place that is filled with so many possibilities. All you need is a blanket and a sunny day to have fun. Small things like walking barefoot while the waves come crashing onto the beach are a lot of fun and offer plenty of enjoyable moments.
Fun & Games
A murder mystery is a real who-done-it. You can watch a murder mystery on TV, read a book, or go on a chilling haunted tour of a crime scene. There are also games you can play and dinner theaters that focus on murder mysteries. How can you have fun while pursuing a murder mystery? The real fun happens when you try to solve the murder together. Put your heads together and ask each other who you think did it. Go back and forth and try your best to come up with different scenarios. It will be interesting to see which one of you is right when you learn who was the person behind the murder.
Fun & Games
There's a whole world of improvisation games waiting for couples to discover them. Although improvisation games are mainly geared toward actors and performers they can be fun games for others as well. A quick Google search will produce dozens of games that you can play right away. Everyone has a hidden actor or comedian in them. Playing improvisation games unleashes your creative side while spending time together as the perfect date. Preserve your improvisation games date forever by making a video of your acting skills. The two of you will laugh uncontrollably years down the line when you watch the video of your date.
Gymnastics challenges a person physically in almost every way possible. Women tend to be better at gymnastics than men, but that shouldn't stop husbands from enjoying a gymnastics date. The best place to do gymnastics is outside in the grass in case you fall down. If you're new to gymnastics, watch a few YouTube videos covering the basics. You should be able to learn how to do a few easy maneuvers quickly. After a few gymnastics dates, you may consider having them at the park to show off your skills. If you really want to turn your date into something fantastic, use your phone to play music while going through your gymnastic routine.
For those of you who don't know, hydroflighting is like those jet packs that propel you in the water. You strap a device onto you, and two streams of water jolt you up to make it kind of look like you're flying. If you live anywhere near the beach, you should be able to find someone offering hydroflight without any problems. There's something magical about seeing someone shoot up into the air by the power of water. If you decide to go on a hydroflight, make sure you have a camera or your smartphone ready to take plenty of pictures and videos of the excitement to share with others.
A dartboard and a fist full of darts are all you need for a fun-filled date. You can either set your dartboard up outside or put it somewhere where you don't mind there being a little damage to the wall. If you've never played darts before, you will ultimately miss the board in the beginning. If you're feeling up to a friendly wager, you can play against each other for a prize. Maybe say the person who loses the game has to wash the dishes or do a chore the other doesn't want to do. Keep score and watch how your game improves after several games of playing darts.
Your family history is far more interesting than what you believe. Your local library might have a genealogy department where you and your spouse can research your family. If not, then turn to the internet. Who knows, you might find out that there's someone famous in your family. The further you go back, the more opportunity you have to find someone interesting. Take turns researching the other's family and see what pops up. If you locate some relatives that you don't know that live near you, maybe visit them. It would be interesting to meet people in your family that you never knew existed. Or try interviewing the oldest members in your family and learn about their lives and see how they relate (or don't relate) to your own.
At first glance, a date featuring reading doesn't sound all that exciting for some people. If you need to mix it up a little, take turns reading the book out loud and make voices for every character. It doesn't matter if the voices sound silly; that's all a part of the fun. The sillier you sound, the more fun you'll have with each other. The book you choose to read should be something that both of you enjoy. You can set aside an hour every week for your reading date until the book is completed. You'll have so much fun taking turns while reading that you won't be able to wait until your weekly storytime date comes around.
Arts & Culture
Photography is a fun hobby that you can share with your spouse. The enjoyable aspect of having a photography date isn't only taking the pictures but also finding interesting locations. If you have camera equipment great, but if you don't, then it's no big deal. The camera on your smartphone is probably good enough for taking amateur pictures. Try your best to scour your local area for the most exciting photo opportunities. If you really want to take your photography date to the next level, share your pictures on social media. The two of you will love to see how many people like your photos and to read the comments left by your followers.
Almost everyone these days has a favorite podcast. Why not sit behind the microphone and start your own podcast? You don't need any fancy equipment or audio editing software to create an amateur podcast. You can even use the microphone on a laptop or your smartphone to create a podcast. You can make your podcast a weekly, monthly, or a sporadic thing you do whenever you've got the free time. Your podcast might be only meant to entertain yourselves, friends, and family, or the entire world. The most important aspect here is to have fun. If you can achieve that, your podcasting date will be a success. There are free platforms that will host your podcast, or you can put the audio on YouTube and slap an image on the video so they will host it. Invite your friends and family to listen to your podcast or keep it so you can enjoy listening to it years from now. You don't need to be a professional radio announcer or edit the audio file in any way. Sometimes the best podcasts are those without a net and include all the imperfections that life can throw at us.