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Avid readers know how much fun a book club can be. How can you turn your book club membership into a date? You both need to read the same book and then talk about it. Sit around and discuss what you think is going on with the book. Sometimes it's best to talk about the book after both of you are done reading it because you don't want to risk hearing any spoilers. You can also agree to stop at the same place every week and then discuss what you read. Book clubs offer interesting reading suggestions that couples might otherwise overlook, and discussing what you read is always an enjoyable experience. Create your own little club with just the two of you or find another club that you can attend together.
Events & Attractions
Book readings can be a fun date idea for many reasons. If the author of the book is the one reading it, you'll get insight as to what the person was thinking about while they wrote the book. The way they read the book, what things they emphasize, and their body language will provide useful information as to what the person was thinking about when they put pen to paper. If the author has a book signing event afterward, consider buying a copy of the book and having them sign it for you. The autographed book will be a memento of the date and the time you got to meet an author.
Events & Attractions
There are so many reasons why a book signing is a great date idea. First off, anything that gets you to read more is a fantastic thing. Beyond all that, when you go to a book signing, you get to meet the author. The hope is that the author is someone famous and they will sign your book for you. Book signings involve plenty of waiting, and you don't get much time with the author. You should think in advance what you want to say to the author and what you want them to write while autographing your book. If you're allowed, have your spouse take a picture to have an additional memento to remember your date with a famous writer.
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.
A fun game to play at the botanical garden is to try to identify as many of the plants as possible without looking at their name. Since indoor botanical gardens are open all year round, going there during the winter is a great date idea. You'll feel like you're walking around in a warm country as you look at all the plants. A trip to the botanical garden can be an all-day date if you plan it right. Some gardens have benches, and you can even eat lunch there. Consider donating to your local botanical garden if a nonprofit organization runs it. If you donate, then your date will benefit everyone in your community.
Going bowling allows you to roll a ball towards pins while wearing funny looking shoes. Don't worry if you're the type who only throws gutter balls; the score doesn't matter when you're bowling. Somehow a game of bowling always turns into lots of laughs by the time the game is done. Also, bowling alleys are famous for having all kinds of snacks like nachos and deliciously greasy food. You can throw a few strikes and have a guilty pleasure all on the same date. Check with your local bowling alley if they have discounts during the day or other times. You may also want to avoid playing during the times when leagues are there since it might be difficult to get a lane. Many alleys also offer cosmic or other types of bowling with black lights, popular music and more.
Boxing, kickboxing and MMA are huge right now and any of them can be a great date. You can watch a fight on TV or go all out and attend the fight in person. Going to an arena is much more memorable and you can enjoy all the action as it happens. If you're planning on watching the fight on TV you can plan a whole date around it - get snacks, some takeout, and plenty of soda. This is a fun date activity for just the two of you or you can invite another couple or two over to share the fun (and the cost) of the fight or food.
It's always fun to see who is the sharpest when playing brain games. You can play brain games online or buy a box game and play against each other. Turn your game date into something genuinely spectacular buy ordering pizza and wings or creating an over the top meal from scratch. Why not turn game night into a date with all the bells and whistles? The brain games will even be more exciting if you place a little wager on the game. If you have a meal, the loser has to take out the trash or do the dishes. The bet will make both of you play a little harder, making the outcome of the game even more exciting.
Food & Drink
Going out to eat on a breakfast date is a nice change of pace. Sometimes married couples are so busy they don't have time to spend with each other in the evening. If both of you go to work at the same time, a breakfast date makes perfect sense. If you can't do it during the week, going during the weekend on a day you both have off is a great alternative. Breakfast is served at so many restaurants these days, from fast food joints to sit down places with a menu. There is no better way to start the day than to share a meal with the person who you love more than anyone in the world. Breakfast dates are a fantastic way to sneak in some time for bonding during a period of the day most people overlook.
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.
Arts & Culture
A once in a lifetime experience is what attending a broadway show is for many couples. You can turn this date into something even more special by eating dinner before you go out. Broadway has shows for every taste, and being in one of the most iconic entertainment areas of the world is reason enough to go there on a date. Attending a Broadway show is the perfect getaway if you live far away from New York City, or it's the ideal place to go for live entertainment if you live in or near the Big Apple. Or if you live further away see what shows may be touring near you.
Food & Drink
Brunch is a meal that is best enjoyed during those mornings when you wake up closer to lunchtime. What is brunch? Brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch. A brunch date can be an enjoyable way to kickstart your day without having to worry about who's going to cook and do the dishes at home. The perfect brunch date is going to a place that either serves brunch or breakfast until late. Some restaurants serve breakfast all day long, and that means you can eat brunch anytime you want. Do a little research online to see what restaurants would be the best choice for your brunch date so you can enjoy yourself as much as possible.
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.
Everyone has a mental bucket list of sorts, and it's essential to clear off as many items as possible. It's good to express these desires by writing down your bucket list and it's the perfect thing to share with your spouse. As a date, write down individual lists or a shared list that you want to work on. You can even add categories or make separate lists that are themed. Then take your lists and plan dates around checking things off. Your bucket lists are going to change as you age, and you'll have to modify them accordingly. Always keep each other up-to-date as to what's on your bucket list so you can continue planning dates and checking things off together.
We all have to live within our means, and that's why budgets are so important. Why not turn the budgeting process into a date? The two of you do need to sit down and calculate how much money is coming in and where it's going. Spice things up by ordering takeout food and treating yourself to a movie or favorite television show after you're done. Intertwine activities with your budgeting dates so that they don't feel like it's a chore and nothing else. After all, you are spending time with the person you love, and every minute is precious. Make the most of it by adding a little flair to the budgeting date, and you'll look forward to doing it the next time the need arises.
Building a computer from scratch is a surprisingly fun activity. If you've never done it before you'll want to do some research and maybe as a friend for tips on getting the right hardware. You'll love the hands-on approach to building your own machine. It's best to turn building a computer into several dates. The first date can be you going through all of the parts that you need to buy. If you're going to buy the parts online, you can go ahead and do it. If you plan on buying your computer components locally, the trip to the electronics store can be a separate date. After you decide what components you want and get them, you can have your final date of building a computer. You both will be amazed by the computer you build, and you'll always think of the date when using the machine.
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.
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.
Fun & Games
Nothing brings out the smiles and giggles during a date quite like bumper cars. Bumping into each other becomes addictive, and it's something that you can't stop doing. Bumper cars are fun because each of you gets to drive your own vehicle. You can chase each other, bump into each other, or even try to race. You can't help but have a great time when you're driving around trying to avoid (or cause!) a collision. Don't be surprised when the two of you want to do it again after the bumper cars come to a stop, and you know your time is up.
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.