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Arts & Culture
Making your own Christmas cards is a great way to spend some time together as a couple. By making your own Christmas cards, you'll spread holiday cheer in a way that is as unique as you are as a couple. Your friends and family will love receiving your one-of-a-kind Christmas cards. You can turn creating Christmas cards into multiple dates. You can create your Christmas cards and then prepare them to be sent off. Taking your Christmas cards to the post office can be another date. Walk to the post office if weather permits or go out to eat to celebrate sending off your Christmas cards.
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.
Classes & Workshops
Attending dance classes is a great date idea for many different reasons. First off, dancing is fun. It's also an excellent exercise, and it's in some cases better than going to the gym. Dancing also promotes intimacy between the two of you. Dancing is something that you and your spouse can do for the rest of your life. What you learn today in the classes you'll be able to do for years down the line. A dancing class date will get you out of the house, you'll be near other couples, and you'll enjoy yourself. The greatest thing about learning how to dance is, it's something you can do at home. Turn on some music, get close, and slow dance while allowing yourselves to live in the moment. Your dance classes will take a life of their own, which is why this is such a fantastic date idea.
Romance & Relationship
If you're expecting a baby anytime soon, a babymoon is a great way to get away, especially if it's your first child. Newly expecting parents have no idea what they're in for. Take this opportunity now, and take a load off of your feet while you can. A vacation now is the right idea since it will become much harder to take vacations for quite some time. Your babymoon can be as simple as a staycation where you stay at home or as elaborate as flying to another country. Since your babymoon will be the last big vacation you take for a while, make it memorable! Your babymoon will be a date like no other. You'll remember your babymoon for years to come, and that's what will make it so special.
Arts & Culture
Couples who enjoy going out and listening to instrumental music will love going to the piano bar on date night. Have a drink or two, and enjoy live music being played on a piano. Piano bars are great alternatives for people who like live music but don't like the wild bar scene. Set aside money for a taxi or have a friend pick you up if you plan on drinking. You can play dress up and wear all kinds of fancy clothes. Make it a theme night, and the two of you wear something similar, like beach vacation night or whatever strikes your fancy.
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
Poetry conveys a message as nothing else can. Reading the poetry of others you often wonder what the meaning the poet was trying to convey. If you're fortunate enough, there might be a poetry reading by the author near you that you can attend. Hearing the words out of a poet's mouth can be so much more impactful to you. Check for events at the largest book stores in the area to see if there are any upcoming author readings. If you're lucky you might get a signature or a selfie with the author at such an event. Reading poetry to yourselves is great, but listening to the words as delivered by the actual authors can be a real treat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A fashion show is a collision of modern expression and art in a way that's easily presentable to the public. Ask your spouse which outfits they liked the best and why. Also, ask them what they think are the worst outfits. It'll be fun to see if the two of you like the same outfits or something entirely different. Fashion shows often have food and other attractions that you can enjoy as well. Who knows, the two of you may end up meeting a famous model, and if so, you'll always have that to remember your fashion show date with. For a sexy variation on this theme, put on your own fashion show for each other. Dress up however you'd like and strut your own stuff down the runway at home.
Getting away for the weekend is more than just a fantastic date idea, it's also a much-needed stress reliever for couples. Fill up the gas tank on your car and go on a mini-adventure or take a short flight to a destination where you can let your hair down. Choose a romantic getaway where the two of you can be alone and enjoy the area where you're staying. Short vacation dates like these can do wonders for a relationship by strengthening your bond and keeping everything exciting. If you have kids this can offer a much-needed break from them and an opportunity for the two of you to focus on - you. A quick trip can produce lifelong memories, and the impact of the vacation can ripple throughout your relationship.
Events & Attractions
Those who care about their community and want to give back always have a great time at charity events. Sometimes they really roll out the red carpet for those who are willing to part ways with enough money for a good cause. Why not turn a date into something that you'll enjoy that will also help others? A gala of goodwill is what you'll enjoy, and it'll be one of those events that stick with you for a lifetime. Doing a good deed never feels better than when you get to share it with someone you love.
There's something so undeniably romantic about going on a gondola ride. It's like a blast from the past as the person guides you through the canal. It will take but a mere matter of moments before you're able to comprehend what's going on fully. After you get adjusted, that's when the sparks begin to fly. Romance will be in the air, and you'll hold hands for the entire evening after you get off the gondola. The perfect way to end a gondola date is by going to an Italian restaurant or anywhere where the two can eat a quiet meal while being left alone.
Health & Wellness
Meditation is about so much more than sitting still, as you will learn on this date. Those who meditate learn how to control their emotions and to clear their mind. At first, it will feel that a mediation date leads up to not much of anything, but wait until it's over. You will feel refreshed and rejuvenated. A couple who meditates together grows together because you come out of it with a clear mind. You'll be able to work through your problems more efficiently, and the lines of communication are freer. It might not make sense until you've tried it, but once you have, your relationship will never be the same.
Health & Wellness
Yoga can be done at home or in a class. Some couples might not feel comfortable doing yoga in front of strangers, so doing it home might be the best solution. There are many yoga instructors on YouTube who are more than willing to show you the ropes. If doing yoga at home, each of you will need a mat. Make sure to wear the appropriate attire for all of the stretching you'll be doing. It's okay if you're not able to do all of the poses, yoga is something that you get better at over time. Have a chat after your yoga session is over, and you'll be surprised by how effortlessly the conversation flows after a mind-clearing workout. This activity can be done just once or can be done more often to achieve all the benefits yoga has to offer.
If you and your spouse are movie buffs, then a film festival is right up your alley. By attending a film festival, you'll get to watch many different movies. Quite a few of those movies may never see the light of day outside of the festival. Film festivals are also places where movie producers and fans get to meet each other. Don't be surprised if you end up rubbing shoulders with legendary producers and actors who you've admired your whole life. Sometimes the smaller festivals are the best because they get less attention and that means you'll have more access to celebrities.
Fun & Games
Celebrity parties are always a blast, and they give you the opportunity to meet someone famous. The average person rarely has the chance to rub shoulders with the rich and famous. Celebrities don't live lives like everyone else, and their parties are always over the top. It will be a fantastic experience to meet someone famous and to be at a party with them. If the celebrity allows taking selfies, you and your spouse should try to get your picture taken with them. You can share the photo with your friends and also on social media. You will always have the picture of the time you met a celebrity and had an awesome once in a lifetime date.
Arts & Culture
Some people take up painting as a means of self-expression and relaxation. Painting can be an inexpensive date idea that can reap all kinds of rewards. Allow your inner artist to flourish and paint what you've been bottling up for so long. It might be interesting for the two of you to work on the same project. You can either take turns painting or ask the other for input on what to paint next. If one of you is an artist while the other is not, have the master teach the apprentice how painting is done. If you want to kick up your painting date a few notches, you can both watch a famous art instructor like Bob Ross and follow along as he tells you what to do. There are tons of online tutorials or local classes that will have you painting something more than stick figures in no time.
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.
Food & Drink
A dinner party for two - why not? Get some tasty drinks, the ingredients to your favorite dish, add a couple of aprons, and you're all set. Throw in some candles, and you've got a fantastic meal for two at a fraction of what it would cost in a restaurant. Being all alone is such a beautiful thing, and moments like these can be few and far between when you're married. Savor not only the food but the togetherness because who knows when the two of you will get to be all alone again. Splurge and have dessert, and since you're at home, feed it to each other while in bed. You can also attend or throw your own dinner party for friends and family which also makes a great date.
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.
Food & Drink
A dinner date can be as low key or as fantastic as you want it to be. You can head to your favorite fast-food restaurant or go someplace that has tablecloths. Food courts at shopping malls can make for an awesome dinner date because both of you can choose what food you want. A dinner date can be a functional event where the two of you enjoy a meal after a hard day of work, or it can be a reason to celebrate. The important thing is that you're setting aside time that both of you can get together and enjoy the other's company. Eating a sack of burgers at the park can be just as enjoyable as dining in a bistro with a snooty waiter. Have fun, enjoy the meal, and allow the sparks to fly between the two of you.
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.
Causes & Service
Every day there are people all over the world that need a helping hand. The relationship you have as a couple is strengthened when you make the lives of others better. A single act of kindness can have a ripple effect on you and the people you help. How do you find people to perform acts of kindness for? You can start by looking at the people in your life and asking yourself how you can help them. You can also ask people in your church or civic organization if they know of anyone you can help. The love you have as a couple can be magnified and turned into something truly spectacular when you work together to improve others' lives.
Poems are a great way to express how you feel. A fantastic date idea is for the two of you to write a poem together. Maybe write a poem about the love the two of you share. The poem you write might be funny or have nothing at all to do with love. Don't worry about getting the poem's structure right or anything like that since that's not what's important. Get a pen and paper, and have yourself a blast. Writing a poem together can be done outside on a sunny day or inside on a rainy day. You can turn what would otherwise be a dreary wet day into one filled with romance when you talk about why you love the other so much. Or maybe instead of writing a poem together, each of you can write a love poem to the other. The poems you write can be cherished keepsakes forever.
Classes & Workshops
Art classes are fun for both artistic couples and those who aren't creative in the least. Sometimes those who are the least creative end up enjoying art classes the most because you discover a side of yourself that you didn't know existed. Art classes come in various forms, and you should be able to find some locally that are both paid and free. If you don't want to leave the house, you might be able to find some live streaming art classes for your date. If all else fails, check out YouTube and find some free art classes there that you can watch at any time. Save your art projects so you can remember your date or give them away as gifts so that the fun you two had impacts even more lives.
Couples retreats aren't only for married couples who are going through rough patches in their relationships. A couple's retreat offers guidance and advice that any couple can make use of. Some retreats last a weekend or longer, and it's like you're on vacation. The nice thing about going on a retreat is that you get to spend time together. All relationships require work, and this is a great date idea that you can use to strengthen yours. There is no such thing as the perfect relationship, and everyone can benefit from the teachings of a couple's retreat getaway.
Tennis is one of those games that you need a partner to play with. Tennis is the perfect outdoor sport for couples which keeps you healthy and gets you out of the house. Tennis dates are great because both of your games will improve as you continue to play. It won't be long until you think back to when you weren't so good at playing tennis. If you want to keep your tennis dates going all year round, find an indoor tennis court to play on during the colder months or when it's raining outside.
Hitting the links on a bright, beautiful sunny day is an excellent getaway for those who want some alone time. You can either go on the range and hit some balls or play as many holes as possible. There are so many opportunities for couples to talk while they're playing golf. The game itself often is the backdrop for the conversation that takes place. As you go from hole to hole, the conversation has a way of flowing. As a well-established couple, good communication can sometimes be difficult, and hitting the golf course is an excellent excuse to spawn some great conversations.
Riding in a horsedrawn carriage feels like a blast from the past. The two of you can sit back in the carriage while enjoying this old fashioned elegance. Imagine what it would've been like for royalty in the past to travel the same way as you go down the street. Use this moment to silently reflect on what makes your love for each other so special. Times like these don't require much creativity since you can look around and see what's so incredible about the moment. The sound of the horses walking, the closeness of the two of you sitting together, and the open-air aspect of the carriage all create a romantic atmosphere that is unique to itself.
Can you really start a business during a date? Sure, you can. The way you start a business during a date is by laying the groundwork. It all starts with an idea. If you've been married long you've surely had discussions about thinks you'd like to invent or existing ideas that really need some improvement. Maybe you discuss what type of business you want to start. If it's an online business, you can move onto buying your domain and web hosting. After doing all that, then you can move on to creating your website and so forth. It will take you several dates to start a business, but there's nothing wrong with that. No one expects that you start a successful business in a few hours.
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.
Going on a cruise is an excuse to pamper yourself to the max. Enjoy all the amenities that a cruise has to offer, such as delicious food, a relaxing spa, and a magnificent view. Cruise trips can last hours, days, or even weeks. Have you ever thought about going on a weekend cruise as a date? If not, it's something that you should consider. No one knows how to roll out the red carpet and make the ordinary person feel extraordinary like a cruise company does. You will feel like royalty, and the two of you will finally be able to spend some quality time together in a stress-free environment.
Romance & Relationship
A date with nothing but hugs and kisses? Why not?! Can you ever get too many hugs and kisses? A lack of physical attention is something that happens in many marriages. You sometimes find yourself too busy for even a peck on the cheek. Why not set aside a little time for a few hugs and a whole lot of kisses? Couples who kiss usually have more robust immune systems, and their bonds become stronger as well. Sometimes it's nice to get physical with your spouse and to show them how much you love them. It's okay to get wild when you kiss, you're married, and sometimes husbands and wives need to let loose and have an old-fashioned make-out session.
You may have always considered a date and a vacation two different things, but isn't a vacation just a long-lasting date? Your vacation might last a matter of days, or maybe even a week or more. If you've got a few days to spend, why not go on a train ride? You'll get to see the beautiful backcountry and travel the elegant way. Flying is also a great mode of transportation since you can go to hundreds, if not thousands of destinations, in a mere matter of hours. Why not take a short flight and go to someplace you've never been to during your date? Vacations like these are so precious because they're mini getaways that enable you to let your hair down and enjoy life as a couple.
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.
Fun & Games
Jazz is more than a type of music; it's a way of life. Going to a jazz club is a great way to introduce yourself to a new culture and possibly new music. If the two of you are jazz fans, then this is the perfect date for you. Live music is exciting in itself, and jazz is so unpredictable that you never know what's going to happen from one minute to the next. Listening to jazz is like a blast from the past since many performers stay true to their roots. Enjoy the music while you dine and talk. Dress up to make it even more fun.
Horseback riding connects humans and animals in a way that few things can. A horse is a majestic animal, and many city folks have no idea of how real these words are. Inexperienced couples can receive horseback riding lessons before heading off to the big trail. The real fun happens when the two of you can connect with the animals. When you share a bond with the horses, that's when your date takes a turn. You'll understand why people have been so fond of horses after just one horseback ride. Every horse has its own personality, and you'll learn that the longer you're taking it for a ride.