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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.
Fun & Games
Challenges and dares always make for an interesting date. How do you choose what type of challenges or dares you dish out? Well, only you know what you're spouse is willing to do. You don't want the dare to be so extreme that you know they aren't going to do it. So, with that in mind, you should test the waters and see what comes about. If you're running blanks, go online and find some suggestions on challenges and dares. You'll find plenty of suggestions that don't go to an extreme. This is one of those dates that you can do anywhere, and it can be incredibly exciting if you're in the bedroom or in a romantic mood.
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.
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.
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.
Classes & Workshops
Tennis is one of those games that you can play indoors or outdoors. There's no excuse why you as a couple can't play tennis. Tennis is one of the best sports for two players and therefore a great date activity. If you're total newbies, then tennis classes are a definite help. Have a date where you attend one or more tennis classes and work hard to improve your game. You can challenge each other while playing tennis and even have friendly wagers. Competitive couples and those who like to stay on the go will enjoy playing tennis. Couples need to find new and creative ways to ensure they stay active, and playing tennis is an excellent way of staying on the move.
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.
Arts & Culture
Nothing says autumn like carving a pumpkin. It doesn't matter if your date is near Halloween or not, carving a pumpkin is a fantastic way to spend a little time with each other. If you really want to turn your pumpkin carving date into something even more enjoyable, clean up pumpkin seeds and bake them in the oven. Fresh roasted pumpkin seeds are a delicious treat, and it will make your pumpkin carving date even that much more enjoyable. If you have the extra money lying around, you can buy two pumpkins and each carve your own to allow your creative sides to run wild.
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.
Windsurfing is more than an excuse to get out there on the water; it's also a great way to spend the day with the person you love. Both of you can go windsurfing at the same time, or you can use the same board and take turns. The fun thing about windsurfing is, it's exciting, and it gets you closer to nature. Being out on the open water is fantastic, and being able to do it with your spouse makes it even better. Make your windsurfing date even better by turning it into a mini-vacation. Get a hotel room near the beach and hit the waves over the weekend to create an outdoor experience with memories that will last forever.
Food & Drink
Candy making is a delicious date idea that can spread happiness far and wide. You can savor your hard work for days and weeks to come by eating the candy you make. What's even better than eating your candy is giving it away as gifts. The holidays are a great time to make candy and give it to your friends, family, and neighbors. The look on your loved ones' faces when they receive your homemade candy gift will be priceless. Take pictures of the candy you make and share them on social media. If you're really getting into it, see if you can't sell your candy. If you really want to go all out during your candy making date, record it and share your fun on YouTube or with people you know.
Unless your car just came off the showroom floor, it probably needs some automotive maintenance done to it. Taking your vehicle to the shop for routine maintenance is a hassle, and it's expensive. Turn auto maintenance into a date and have all kinds of fun in the process. Reward yourself with something great to eat after you're done to turn your auto maintenance date into something even more enjoyable. If you want to make your date even more enjoyable, take your vehicle for a spin after you perform maintenance on it. All your hard work will pay off when you're going down the road and enjoying the ride.
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.
When was the last time you and your spouse decided to test each other's strength? Arm wrestling is a fun date idea in the sense that it pits you both against each other. If you're the competitive type, you'll love arm wrestling. Another great thing about arm wrestling is, it gets you close to your spouse. Don't be surprised if the sparks begin flying between you two when you're arm wrestling. Things have a way of quickly moving from arm wrestling to whatever happens next when two love birds are close to each other.
A soccer date can be a head to head battle, or you can just kick the ball around. Playing soccer is great exercise, and it also gets you out of the house. Soccer is one of those games that's easy to play but difficult to master. You can have several soccer dates and still have something to learn. Take your soccer ball, go to the park, and have fun kicking it around. Try to learn some footwork or soccer tricks. Bring along with you some water, sports drinks, and a sack lunch and turn it into a date and a picnic.
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.
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.
Arts & Culture
Belly-dancing is one of the oldest and most exciting ways women have been enticing men for who knows how long. Ladies, belly-dancing is still super hot, and your husband will love it. Your date will begin long before your husband suspects anything. You will have to learn how to do some basic belly-dancing and you can make it even better if you get a little gear. You can then surprise him with a belly-dancing date that will knock his socks off. The look on his face will be priceless as you're swaying back and forth while reminding him why he finds you so attractive.
Feng shui is all about decorating your home so that the energy flows. If you're into feng shui, you already know what it is. A feng shui date idea will help you transform the energy in your home and, in turn, your life. Feng shui has a way of being the focal point of a person's life, even if they don't intend on it. If you've never been involved with feng shui, give it a try and see how it will change things. You may end up spending several hours working on the feng shui in your home over the next few months to ensure that the energy there is exactly what you want it to be.
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.
Fun & Games
You might find yourselves home alone on a rainy or snowy day where you can't do anything at all outside. Days like those are perfect for online quizzes. You can either do the same online quizzes and see who can answer the most questions or take them individually. It might be fun to see who gets the most correct answers if you both take the quiz at the same time. There are online quizzes that cover almost every topic you can think of, so there's no excuse for anyone who can't play them. You and your spouse are experts at something, and if you aren't, then getting the wrong answers can sometimes be more fun than guessing the right ones.
Style & Fashion
Face it; you've got things in your wardrobe that haven't been in style for a long time. Now is the perfect time for both you and your spouse to go through your wardrobe and see what you need to get rid of and buy. Online shopping makes it easy, but for the ultimate date, go to a mall or a big box store where both of you can get what you need. Sure, the two of you won't find everything that you need at the same place. But it will be fun to see how the other shops for clothes. Men and women can be polar opposites when it comes to clothes buying, but you'll enjoy seeing how different the other is. Be open about your opinions of clothing options for each other and try stepping out of your comfort zone a little in your choices.
There are so many different ways you can turn graphic design into a date. You can create graphics that display the love that the two of you have. You can also turn the dates into a work of art where each of you has a direct input as to what the outcome is. If the two of you are graphic designers, you could take on some freelance work and donate your earnings to charity. If none of that sounded appealing, you could also turn your dates into a side hustle and earn a little money to pay the bills. Keep a few finger foods nearby to increase your graphic design date enjoyment and break up the monotony of work.
Arts & Culture
Handicraft allows your creative side to shine while making things that you can cherish. If both of you are the type who loves arts and crafts, a handicraft date is something you should do. Even if only one of you is into crafts, making a date out of handicraft is still a great idea. You can help each other, and it's these types of dates that enables couples to bond. You get to see your partner's creative personality in action, and you get to learn more about them. So, even if you don't think you're the creative type, have a handicraft date and get to know yourself and the person you love better. Something else that's great about doing handicraft is, you can give away the final product as gifts or sell them online at a place like Etsy.
Estate sales are well known for having a little bit of everything. An estate sale is an auction where you bid on the items that come from someone's home. You're going through every little thing to see if there's something you want. Most people accumulate quite a bit of stuff over their lifetime, which usually means there's a wide variety of items to bid on. Sometimes walking around and looking at all the stuff is the most enjoyable part of the date. Though, if you have a few bucks to spare, the bidding process can be exciting. It's also a lot of fun to watch bidding wars between different people who want the same item. After you're done with checking out what's for sale head over to grab a quick bite to eat at a nearby restaurant you've never tried and talk about the cool stuff you saw or maybe even purchased.
Hiking is something you can do at your local park, or you can also do it in the wilderness. City parks are a sanctuary for city dwellers as they offer up a rare opportunity to see wildlife not far from the concrete jungle. All you need is a comfortable pair of shoes and the desire to walk to turn hiking into a great date. Bring along a lunch, and you've got yourself a picnic in the open outdoors. It's also fun to try to identify wildflowers and animals while you're going on a hike. For the more adventurous or athetic, pick a more difficult hike with a better payoff for finishing it.
It doesn't matter what time of year it is; there's always some yard work that needs to be done. Two people can get the job done faster than one, and you can turn your outdoor chores into a date. You can turn it into an even more fun date by planning ahead and making some tasty drinks to enjoy if you're working on a hot day. Lemonade is a refreshing drink that will add some joy to your work. If you really want to treat yourselves for a job well done, eat some ice cream after doing the yard work. You might even consider planting a small garden so the two of you can have more enjoyable dates in the great outdoors.
Food & Drink
People live busy lives, and sometimes it's hard to prepare a home-cooked meal during the week. Have you ever thought about turning a night of cooking into a date? You can make several meals at once over a few hours if the two of you chip in on the work. You cook the food and then freeze it to eat later on during the week. Think of your date night meals as frozen TV dinners with the most crucial ingredient in them, which is love. You can eat healthily all week long, and it will be because of the time you shared during your date night cooking spree.
Badminton is instant fun, no matter if you're a novice or a pro. The fun of badminton is that you get to run around while trying your best not to let the birdie hit the ground. Badminton can be played in your backyard, in a parking lot, or at the park. A game of badminton can last a few minutes, or you can make it an hours-long event. If you're short on time, head out into the backyard and hit the birdie around a little. If you have more time, make it a longer date and bring along a picnic and take a break and eat between your badminton sessions.
Fun & Games
Crashing a party is as much fun as it sounds. How do you crash a party? There are two ways to crash a party - either attend a party uninvited and try to fly under the radar or attend on that you've been invited to and do something so wild that people will never forget. Let's say that you know someone who is having a birthday party. Maybe you and your spouse dress up as your favorite cartoon characters and surprise everyone at the party. Don't do anything dangerous or illegal of course. The whole point is to surprise the guests so that they never forget the party. Be over the top, loud, or whatever it takes to make sure that you leave a lasting impression on the party's guests.
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
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.
Your financial future as a married couple is extremely important. Saving and investing are the ways you can financially prepare for old age and to create a lifestyle that you're comfortable with. An exciting date activity would be to choose a handful of possible things to invest in and then do research for them using the internet. For example, you could research investing in Bitcoin, commodities, or lesser-known stocks. Have some takeout food delivered to you and your date will not only benefit your future but will even be more enjoyable. Going over your portfolio's performance is always a great date idea, and it's also something you should do regularly.