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Enjoy the view of where you live by going on a helicopter ride. Are there areas in your city that are significant to you and your spouse? Ask the pilot if they can fly over those areas. Check out the place where you had your first date. You might be able to fly over the park where you had your wedding reception. The world looks like such a different place when you're up in the sky. Don't forget to give each other a kiss while you're hovering over your city. A kiss high in the sky always feels so special.
Food & Drink
Nothing says fun like throwing some food on the barbecue. The smell of the food cooking is enough to make your mouth water in excitement. Grilling outside is the perfect excuse to have an outdoor picnic. Some parks have free grills that you can use if you bring your own charcoal. The thrill of a cookout is only outdone by how enjoyable it is to eat a freshly cooked fire kissed meal. Add with it some side dishes like chips, potato salad, or even grilled veggies for the ultimate BBQ date experience. Makes a great date for just you and your honey or as a group date.
Romance & Relationship
The day you got married changed your life forever. You love your spouse even more today than you did on that wonderful day. No one fully knows when they get married, the impact it will have on them. It is a great way to show your spouse how much they mean to you by renewing your wedding vows. The most important day of your life was the day you exchanged your wedding vows. Renewing your vows doesn't need to be as elaborate as when you got married. What you're trying to do more than anything else is to convey how special your spouse is to you and how much you value your marriage to them.
Frisbee is a fun sport that requires two people and almost no talent at all. If you're new to playing frisbee, stand near each other while throwing the disc back and forth. The better you get at playing, the further apart the two of you should stand. When you get really good is when the real fun starts because you can do all kinds of tricks. Watch YouTube videos on how to improve your frisbee game so that this doesn't turn out to be a one-time date thing and nothing else. Frisbee is a lot of fun, it gets you out in the sun and fresh air, and there's also plenty of exercise involved.
Ultimate frisbee is a game similar to soccer, but instead of a ball, it uses a frisbee. If you know of another married couple that likes to go out on double dates, ultimate frisbee is an excellent activity to do. You can either play against the other couple or team up according to sexes. The men on one team and the women on another if that's the route you want to go. If you want to play by yourselves, it's possible, but a little less fun. It might be more fun to see who can score by throwing the frisbee in the goal from the furthest distance.
Food & Drink
Making s'mores is so much fun. Eating the s'mores is a whole different experience. The roasting of the marshmallows is fun in itself. There's something about sticking a marshmallow on a stick and roasting it that is such an enjoyable experience. Conversations have a way of spiraling into something truly magical when you're around the campfire. Don't worry; you can roast marshmallows outside your home over a charcoal grill if needed. You can take your s'mores inside or enjoy them while out in the open fresh air. Anytime is a good time to whip up a batch of s'mores and turn it into a delicious date.
A fire pit is difficult to make, but it's possible to build one during a date. Or you can opt to buy a firepit to place in your backyard to use over and over. The real fun of a fire pit is sitting around it together. Watching the fire dance as you two are nestled close to each other is as relaxing as it is romantic. Roasting marshmallows or weenies is also a lot of fun when the two of you are sitting around the fire pit. The warmth of the fire and the smell of the smoke creates a mood that connects to the very spirit of humankind. Sitting at the fire pit is even more enjoyable during nighttime when the fire lifts the cover of darkness.
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.
If you have videos of friends or family, they might benefit from a little editing. Holiday videos are fun to share, but they can have quite a bit of dead air. Why not set up a date where you go through the videos and edit them? Pop yourself a bowl of popcorn, plop down in front of the computer, and have a good time going back and watching how much fun you had. You'll get to relive the moments while also preserving them for others to enjoy. You don't need to be a video editing whiz, do your best to present the fun you had while recording it.
Health & Wellness
Makeovers are necessary from time to time because well get stale in our beauty and wardrobe choices. Have you ever thought about letting your spouse choose your clothes or hair style for you? A makeover might consist of changes to clothing, hair styles or how she does her makeup. It sounds as crazy as it is because you never know what they are going to choose for you. Go to the store and allow each person to buy one outfit for the other. You will be shocked and probably amazed by what your spouse thinks you'll look the best in. Work together on how to improve each others appearance. This is a great way to open up lines of communication that you may have never considered.
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.
Romance & Relationship
Your creative side comes to light when you're body painting. Take turns painting each other and see what kind of funky designs you can come up with. It might be fun to have a theme such as nature, or animal prints, or whatever. The point is to add a new dimension to the body painting to make it even more exciting. If you want to have even more fun after painting each other, step into the shower together and wash the paint off. It might take a little scrubbing to get the paint off, but both of you will end up laughing up a storm at the mess the two of you made.
Fun & Games
A jigsaw puzzle is a lot of fun to put together yourself, but it's even more fun when you do it as a date. Get a puzzle with as many pieces as you can find at the store to make this date even more challenging. Kick the fun off by searching for all the corner and border pieces. After you put together the corners and borders, work your way to the center of the puzzle. It will be interesting to see how long it takes both of you to put the puzzle together. Putting puzzles together is very relaxing and can feel almost therapeutic. When you're all done you can mount the picture onto cardboard or wood if you want to keep it as a memento of your date.
A stroll through a city park is as good for the mind as it is the body. Put on some comfortable shoes, wear loose-fitting clothing, and put one foot in front of the other and enjoy the great outdoors. Not only are you getting a healthy dose of exercise, but going for a walk on a date night is an excellent way of opening the lines of communication. Don't forget to hold hands while the two of you are walking; it will increase the likelihood that you talk to each other. Sometimes dates like this aren't about the activity, but the opportunity to spend some quality alone time together.
Orienteering is where you follow a course with the aid of a map and a compass for those of you who don't know. Some courses are rugged and meant to be ran, while others are more about nature and outdoors. If speed and exercise are your goal, you'll want to see how quickly you can go from one end of the course to the other. You aren't going to time yourself, but it is fun to challenge yourselves to see how quickly you can run the course. You can run the course as a couple or go solo to see who has the best time. You might want to run the course together for the first time so that you both know what you're in for. Also, it will be exciting to see how the other reacts to the course that will challenge you in every way possible.
It might take a little searching, but there's probably a psychic in your area. It's not essential if you believe what the psychic says. You're there to have a fun date night, and sometimes it's more fun if the psychic goes off and talks crazy stuff. Ask the psychic what they see in your future. If you're lucky, it'll be one of those psychics that use a crystal ball or tarot cards. If there are no psychics in your area, you can call one up and put them on speakerphone. Who knows, you might even be able to get a psychic reading over Skype on live cam.
Health & Wellness
A relaxing soak in the hot tub is what every couple needs sometimes. Stress has a way of building up over time, and often, when it does, couples don't talk. A dip in the hot tub might just be what your body and relationship need. Find some relaxing music on your smartphone and sit close to each other while enjoying the warm water. Allow the mood to carry itself wherever you want it to go. The two of you need some alone time, and there's no better way to enjoy being around each other than to do so in bubbling hot water.
Fun & Games
Kite flying gets you outside and enjoying being in the great outdoors. If you don't know how to assemble a kite, you can buy them already built online or at your local kite shop. You will need to go to a park or a place that is far away from power lines. A football field works great, but any place with access to the sky will work. You can take turns flying the same kite, or each of you can have your own kite. Try to get the kite as high as you can without it flying away from you. You need a little wind for kite flying to be fun so check your weather forecast first. Winds of 5 or 10 mph work great.
Tidepooling is a lot of fun because you never know what's going to be in the water. If you're new to the beach, then finding areas where the tide pools are is a lot of fun. Anything that gets you to walk on the beach and near the water is a total blast. It's rare, but sometimes you can find all kinds of fish or maybe even a crab in a tide pool. If nothing else, it's fun to go on a date and walk around in the water without wearing any shoes. Be sure to look up the local laws and rules on the wildlife that may be present. But have fun, splash the water and have a great time enjoying your day at the beach.
Every car gets dirty, and not everyone has the money to take it to the car wash. You might not like the idea of someone else fooling around with the inside of your car. Washing your car is the perfect outdoor activity for a married couple. Don't be surprised if tempers start to flare if it's a hot day, and you're both covered in suds. But don't get feisty, have a little fun, and get each other wet. Washing the car can be fun if you make it fun. It doesn't matter how clean the car gets, what's most important is that the two of you have fun.
Laser shows are always amazing, and it's stunning to see what they can do with lasers. Usually, laser shows and music go together hand in hand. Laser shows are best viewed at night, so you might want to turn this into a dinner and evening event. Whisper into each other's ear when you see a new shape and say what you think it is. It'll be next to impossible not to bust out laughing when your spouse observes something utterly different than what you do.
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.
Fun & Games
Tossing horseshoes allows you to get exercise while you enjoy being outside. You'll have a ton of fun while encouraging your spouse to toss the horseshoe onto the spike. Laughing is something that both of you do when you miss the target by a mile. Playing horseshoes doesn't take much skill, but it's a challenging sport to perfect. Take turns tossing the horseshoes and keep score to see who performs better. Before you know it, you'll have to game down pat, and the two of you will become competitors.
The night sky is filled with all kinds of wonders waiting for you to discover. After it gets dark, the two of you can go outside and do a little stargazing together. Try to spot the different stars and constellations that you can see. Sometimes a short ride into the country might provide a better view if you can find an area that's pitch black. Talk to each other about what you see in the sky. Could those stars have planets like earth? Allow the conversation to flow while you look up towards the heavens in amazement at the things humanity can only look at, but barely process its existence.
Everyone has fears, and you should get over them. Married people probably have different fears, but you might share something similar. Do you both fear heights? If so, it might be a good idea to go to the highest building you can find. Conquering your fears is an important part of personal growth. If you can both conquer the same fear at once, you'll get over a mountain that most don't. You will grow as a couple if the two of you can overcome your fears, and that will have a lasting impact on your relationship. Sit down together and make a list of your fears. Then discuss which ones you'd like to tackle with each other's help.
Picnics are so much fun, and there is a wide variety of ways that you can enjoy them. If you're in a hurry, hit up your local fast food restaurant for something to eat for your picnic. Those of you who have the time, share the cooking duties, and whip up something delicious in the kitchen. Bring along an old towel or blanket so you can put it down on the ground to sit on while you're eating. Parks, hiking trails, or anywhere else you can be alone while enjoying your meal are ideal spots for a picnic date.
Open houses are a lot of fun, and it doesn't matter if you're only window shopping or looking to buy a home. If you're a young couple, it will be fun to look at houses to see what you want in the future. By going to open houses, you'll have a better idea of what the other wants in a new home. If you have no intent on buying a house, going to open houses is still an enjoyable experience because you get to see what homes look like in different areas. Take a look at houses all over and imagine what it would be like to live in them. If you live in an area with homes for sale, you can walk to them and add a little exercise to your date.
Every individual and couple has hopes and dreams. A vision board or dream board enables you to envision your dreams in a way that puts them in pictures. For those who don't know what a dream board is, it's a collage where you put pictures of what you want your life to be like. You can have photos of what you hope your dream job is someday, the home you've always wanted to live in, or anything else you can think of. The focus of a dream board is always on the future. You're trying to represent what you want your future to be like visually. It will be both surprising and helpful to know what your spouse wants the future to be like to help them pursue it.
Going to antique shops is a fun way to spend an afternoon for any couple. You don't need to buy any antiques to make your date a success. Antiquing has grown in popularity over the years, and now there are more shops devoted to collecting items from the past. If the two of you share the same interests, it's even more fun because you can spot items both of you might want to purchase. Try your hand at haggling and do your best to get items for as cheaply as possible. Haggling is a part of the antique shopping experience, and it's sure to add a little flair to your date.
Causes & Service
Donating blood is a great way to give back to the community while spending some time with each other. Try to have the nurse sit the two of you next to each other so you can talk while giving blood. Relax and enjoy yourself while you give blood. For some couples, a blood donation date is the only time they can relax and not worry about doing anything else. Sometimes it takes something out of the ordinary to make a couple pause the world around them for a brief moment. Other than the initial prick, giving blood is a date idea that helps you feel good about helping others who need it. Or if you're in need of a little cash look into donating plasma as well.
Fun & Games
A day at the beach making sandcastles is as much fun as it sounds. Bring along a few little shovels, some containers, and whatever else that you need to make sandcastles. If you really want to go out of your way and turn it into a fantastic date, take lunch with you and eat it on the beach. Make it more fun by seeing how elaborate you can build your sandcastles. Collaborate or compete to make it fabulous. After your sandcastles are complete, then go for a dip in the water and enjoy yourself. The perfect way to end a date under the sun and in the sand is with the two of you swimming and having a ton of fun in the water.
Every household needs to go shopping. A shopping date can be to buy groceries, things for your home, or just to blow some money on yourselves. Shopping together is one of those things that couples do to learn about themselves. If you live busy lives, sometimes it's nice to do things such as shopping to connect. If you have a hard time finding the time for date nights, doing the things you have to do already can be an easy fix. Don't be in a hurry while shopping and take a look at all the things in the store that interest you. Sometimes setting a budget on how much you can spend can make the date so much more fun since it makes you look at the products and prices. If you really want to have a wild shopping date, allow each person to buy the other something. You really get to know how your spouse perceives you when you ask them to buy you something while shopping.
Fun & Games
There are a few different ways you can turn zombies into a fun date. The easiest way might be for both you and your spouse to dress up like zombies and walk around town. The look on the faces of the people you walk by will be priceless. Since this is actually a popular trend it can be even more interesting to find a zombie walk event near you or even to create your own. No one ever knows how to react when they see a bunch of zombies walking in their direction. Be creative, use makeup, and wear a raggedy outfit that seals the deal and makes you look like a zombie. If that's not your thing, go to the zombie walk anyway and have fun people watching. Offer to take people's pictures for an even more interesting time.
Fun & Games
Ice blocking is, by far, one of the most unique dates a married couple will ever encounter. What is ice blocking? Ice blocking is where you sit on a block of ice and slide down a hill on it. Think of ice blocking like you were sledding, except you're on a block of ice, and there is no snow. You will have to buy or make a block of ice that is big enough to sit on to slide down the hill. You don't need anything other than the ice and a folded up towel to sit on, which makes this date idea fairly simple and cheap. Try to go down the hill as many times as you can before the ice melts.
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.
Causes & Service
Do you know someone in the hospital, serving in the military or maybe someone lonely or down on their luck? If so, making a care package for them is a great idea. If you belong to a church, you can ask your pastor if there are people who you can make care packages for. Making care packages during a date night will bring you closer together while also doing something great for other people. Any time that you can combine your energy to make lives better for others is a great date. Your compassion for others will improve your life and strengthen your relationship.
There are so many date ideas for letter writing that a book could be written about it. You can write letters to each other, combine your efforts, write a letter to a loved one, or write a letter to a celebrity you are fascinated by. Do you write the letter out by hand or use your computer? It might be more fun to take turns writing the letter by hand to see who has the best handwriting. Writing a letter feels like an old-fashioned way of communicating, and it will get your creative juices flowing. Read the letter back after you're done writing it and enjoy all the hard work you've put into it.
Food & Drink
Do you or your spouse have a sweet tooth? If so, going out for dessert can be a fun addition to any date or might even qualify for a stand-alone date idea. Your date could include going to the dairy aisle, a local bakery or ice cream parlor, or even a fancy restaurant. Sometimes it's fun to buy one dessert and share it. Going out for only dessert can be such a romantic experience. Chocolate desserts set a type of mood between a couple like nothing else can. Sitting there with the person you love while you're enjoying the creamy sweetness of chocolate can only bring you together as a couple.
The fun thing about origami is you can create a million different things out of small pieces of paper. Allow your creativity to run wild and see what you come up with. You and your spouse have different interests, and they will come out when you're creating things using paper pieces. If you want to have a total blast, then try to guess what each other is making. Sometimes the most fun is trying to come up with what your spouse is making out of the folded paper. Your creativity often runs wild when you're trying to outdo each other when trying to create the best origami.
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.