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Causes & Service
Going to an animal shelter can be a great date if the two of you are looking for a new pet to adopt. You can also volunteer at an animal shelter which is a great way to give back to the community and to share your love of animals on a date. Animal shelters are always in need of volunteers, and it's an excellent way for the two of you to spend some time together. During your volunteering date, you'll spend time with each other and take care of some of society's neediest animals. Knowing that you're improving the lives of animals while also spending quality time with the person you love makes this a no brainer date idea for many married couples.
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.
Fun & Games
Foosball is a fun game to play when you pit your skills against your spouse. Foosball doesn't require a great strategy, though you do need pretty good hand-eye coordination. It's impossible to do anything other than laugh when the two of you are having a ton of fun playing foosball. Before you know it, both of you will be lost in the game, and the time will have flown by. Take your foosball to a whole new level by making a recording of your gameplay. Share your video with others, and don't forget to do a little boasting if you're the lucky person who gets to call themself the winner.
You and your spouse probably have slightly different tastes in music. You also probably listen to different music in the car or on your phone while doing various activities. A good date idea is to settle down for the evening and listen to music. Take turns playing songs that each of you enjoys. It will be fun to see if your spouse has any new musical interests or is still listening to the stuff you're familiar with. You might also want to try to venture off into different genres of music to see if there's anything new that both of you find enjoyable. YouTube is a great free site to explore music since you can listen to almost everything there. Familiarize yourselves with each other's favorites and explore new music together. If you're using a streaming service why not create a playlist of music that you both love and can listen to again and again?
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.
Croquet offers the excitement of an outdoor sport along with the sun and fresh air that makes you feel healthy. Croquet is a game that you can play in your backyard or at the park. The game itself is simple to learn, and that's what makes it so much fun. You'll both get the hang of croquet after you've hit the ball around a couple of times. Croquet is fun to do as a group date if you know other couples who want to get outside and have some fun. You can compete against each other as couples and maybe even go for ice cream after you're done playing.
Ice skating is typically a winter event, but you can do it indoors at rinks. Most places that offer ice skating also have skates that you can rent. Renting is a good option since you don't have to invest in buying a pair of skates. The look on both of your faces will be priceless as the two of you try your best to stand up on the skates. It takes a few minutes, but you'll get the hang of ice skating before you know it. Watch what other people are doing and learn from them as you skate around the rink. Ice skating isn't as difficult as it looks, and it only takes a few minutes to (mostly) learn how to keep your balance.
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.
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.
Romance & Relationship
Lingerie shopping is as fun for him as it is for her. Can shopping for lingerie be considered a date? Sure. In all fairness, the guy might feel a little uneasy about being in a store that sells nothing but frilly underwear. If you're searching for a date night to remember, this is it. Go into the lingerie store, and each of you pick out what you think is the sexiest outfit. Both the husband and the wife will be shocked when they see what the other thinks of as being sexy. Get both outfits if you can afford them and take them home for a little added excitement. Remember, lingerie shopping is always a 2-part date!
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.
Libraries are about so much more than only books these days. You can read newspapers, magazines, and use the internet. Sometimes sitting at the library is an excellent way to relax and not be disturbed. What would you do on a date at the library? A fun thing to do is to try to find a book that you think your spouse will like. Be creative and find an author that you don't think that they've ever read before. You'll learn so much about your spouse when you're at the library and seeing what they like to read.
In many cities, the weekends are hot days for garage sales. You can easily spend an entire Saturday going from garage sale to garage sale, finding all kinds of goodies. Here is a little fun thing you can do to turn going to garage sales into a date. Try to find at least one item that you think the other would like. It doesn't have to cost much; you can set a limit of a couple of dollars on the item. You'll be surprised by the items that your spouse thinks that you will like. Seeing the items your spouse chooses gives insight into what type of person they think you are.
Break out your old clothes and your tools and get to work doing those home renovations that you've been putting off. Doing activities such as home improvement does a lot more than making your house a more livable place; it also strengthens your relationship. You're bound to get into situations where you get on your spouse's nerves. Somehow you work through those situations, and as a couple, you become stronger on the other side. If you're new to DIY projects, start doing small tasks, and work your way up to professional level remodeling.
Petting zoos tend to have cute furry animals that are so much fun to pet. Usually, the cost of entry into a petting zoo is a few dollars at the most. Going to a petting zoo is a great date idea if one or both of you are an animal lover. Make sure to take plenty of pictures of each other with the animals during your date. Looking back at the photos of you having so much fun at the petting zoo will be a total blast later on. The zoo's wide variety of animals ensures there is something that both of you will enjoy petting.
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.
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.
Mountain biking is a lot of fun, and it gets you into the great outdoors. Mountains and hills aren't necessary, but a little rough terrain is nice when riding a mountain bike. A secluded, wooded area works perfectly as a place where you can go mountain biking. Bring a lunch along with you and the wilderness makes for the perfect picnic backdrop. The outdoors is a wonderful place to find yourself while on a bicycle. Take a few breaks along the way and snap a few pictures of your date so you can remember your mountain biking adventure. Renting the bikes is easy and inexpensive if you don't own them. You may just find that mountain biking is so enjoyable that you want to buy your own bikes and go out often.
Every home needs a little sprucing up now and then. Turn your date night into a home decorating extravaganza. Sometimes it's fun to allow your spouse to control every aspect of the decorating to see what ideas they come up with. You can have home decorating dates every week to change up the decor if one of you has wildly different tastes than the other. Go all out and rearrange your furniture, add new artwork, and maybe even paint the walls if that's something you can do. If neither of you know anything about interior design or how to decorate your home there are a million ideas online for inspiration.
Fun & Games
If you're searching for a date idea to get your blood flowing, laser tag is it. You run around an obstacle course while trying to shoot a laser gun at each other. The goal is to hit the other as many times as possible without you getting hit. It takes creativity, a little luck, and a whole lot of agility to pull this off. You'll need to hide behind corners, be sneaky, and have good aim. The look on your spouse's face when you zap them will make playing laser tag worthwhile. Allow your animal instincts to kick in as you hunt for each other in this high tech shooting game.
Arts & Culture
The opera is a date night event that the ladies usually seem to enjoy a more than the men. But, there are plenty of operas that appeal to both sexes or you may be willing to sit through it as a special occasion for your wife. Pay a few extra dollars and get the binoculars so you can see what's going on. Unless you're sitting in the front row, it's hard to see what's going on the stage. The opera is far more entertaining when you can both see and hear what's going on. Also, the further back you sit, the cheaper the tickets are. If you're on a budget, sit in the back and take turns looking through the binoculars.
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.
Fun & Games
Water gun fights are a total blast on hot summer days. Load up your water gun and run around while squirting each other. You instantly feel like a child all over again when aiming your water gun at your spouse. It's impossible to do anything other than smile and giggle while you're spraying the person you love with water. If you really want to have a wild time, use cold water and really douse each other during a hot day. It's even more fun if you play cops and robbers and try to hide from each other. An unsuspecting blast of water is an instant laugh fest when you've been caught while hiding.
Fun & Games
A deck of cards can provide endless hours of fun. Put away anything that distracts you and sit on the floor and play cards. It doesn't matter if you're playing a simple game like Go Fish or a complicated game like poker. If you're not familiar with many card games, search online and you'll find dozens with simple rules. It's not winning and losing that matters, it's the amount of fun that you have. Snacks and cold drinks add to the enjoyment of playing cards together. If you want to kick your hard game up a notch order a pizza or buy a frozen one at the store and turn it into a card and pizza party.
Fun & Games
Playing games in your yard offers the opportunity to have fun while not having to go very far at all. Badminton, corn hole and lawn darts are a few games that you can play in your yard. Getting some fresh air and moving your body is always a great way to spend some of your free time. If you've got a competitive spirit, then yard games are right up your alley. Make friendly wagers with each other or try to get more points than the other for bragging rights. Playing any game is much more fun when you have someone who you can compete against.
The one thing that every dog owner can agree on is that their pet doesn't get enough exercise. A great date idea that benefits you, your spouse as well as the family pet is going to the dog park. It's a fantastic opportunity to start talking with each other, and things have a way of spiraling from there. Your dog will be happy since they rarely get to go out, and the two of you will feel refreshed after an evening of talking. Enjoy the fresh air, the other dogs, and the sense of togetherness all three of you share.
Are you and your spouse a fan of a particular sport? If so, fantasy sports are a way to have a little fun and enjoy the sport you can't get enough of. What you do is you each create a fantasy team and pit them against each other. You see which players perform the best every week and then tally up your scores at the end of the season. Fantasy sports are available for most major sports like football, baseball, basketball and even auto racing. The two of you may be die-hard sports fans, but you'll choose different players to make up your team. The players each of you chooses show how your interest in the game is different. You'll be surprised by what the other picks up on the game and the players they've been keeping an eye on.
City tours can be fun dates. You can either do a tour of your own city or another further away. No matter how long you've lived in your city, there are still plenty of things that you don't know. A city tour will open up your eyes to many things that you never knew about the place that you call home. City tours are also fun during the holidays if they go all around town looking at the decorated houses and businesses. Take your city tour date to another level by going out to eat afterward. You may want to make videos on your phone to remember what the tour guide teaches you. The videos would also be fun to show people when you talk to others about your date.
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.
A fitness challenge is a great date idea that can eventually lead to so much more. You start with one date focused on fitness, and then it snowballs into a life of its own. The health of a couple is vital since, as time goes on, how in shape and healthy you are will determine the quality of your life. If you have a family, then you must be in tip-top shape to take care of everyone. A fitness challenge reminds both the husband and wife that their health is essential for their family's longevity. Fitness challenges are a great way to motivate a healthy lifestyle and what better cheerleader and coach than your own spouse.
Window shopping is a fun thing to do if you live in a city with an active downtown. Back in the day, people used to love to go window shopping to see what all the stores were selling. There are several great things about window shopping, and one of them is that it gets you plenty of exercise. Make sure you've got your smart watch or pedometer on so you get credit for all the walking you'll do. Where there are stores, there are always places to eat. Turn your window shopping date into something even more incredible by taking a break and getting a bite to eat. Put aside a little money in case you see something while window shopping that catches your eye. The stores are quite crafty, and they know what to put in their window to trigger people to come in and buy something.
Fun & Games
A peck on the cheek is so much more fun when you're at the top of a Ferris wheel. Some big cities have enclosed Ferris wheels that operate all year long. Each person sits in the Ferris wheel in a glass-enclosed case, and it goes around slowly. The best moment is when you're at the top and looking into the eyes of your spouse. Dates like these are so precious because they're simple, but create the kind of memories that last a lifetime. Take a selfie while the two of you are kissing at the top so you can savor the memory for years to come.
Fun & Games
Board games aren't only fun when it's cold or rainy outside; they're also the indoor perfect date night activity. Board games such as Monopoly take a long time, but games such as Connect Four are much quicker. A small investment in a few games can yield several great date nights. Pop some popcorn, crack open a two-liter of soda pop, and have yourself a good time playing games. You will have fun, but more importantly, you'll get to have time alone with your spouse. Any excuse to be alone is a good one in the busy world that we live in.
Going for a nice relaxing drive is a great way to spend some quality time with your spouse. Hitting the open road offers up many opportunities for conversation and closeness that you otherwise would not be able to obtain on your own. A driving date can consist of taking a stroll through town or hitting the road and taking the highway and seeing where it ends up. A driving date is made even more enjoyable if you go out for a bite to eat. You can visit a drive-in restaurant or get fast food and eat it in your car. Sometimes a great way to end a driving date is to find a secluded area and relax while listening to music and allow the conversation to go wherever it may. Who knows, you might even be able to sneak a kiss while you're parked.
Food & Drink
A quick lunch date is a fantastic way to put a little pep in your step during the workday. The two of you can meet up at your favorite restaurant or whatever is close by. If you both work different shifts, that might mean you don't get to see each other very often. A lunch date is perfect because it will allow you to get together and see each other. The best restaurants to go to for a lunch date are those that have lunch specials because those places tend to cater to people in a hurry. The lunch specials are meals that are prepared quickly and are often sold at a great price.
Fossil hunting is like going back in time and piecing together what life was like long before you were here. Do a little research beforehand to know what type of fossils you should expect in your area. If you can, travel to an area well known for having fossils. Digging up the fossils is only half the fun because you've got to identify what you dug up. The first thing you do is try to determine what part of the animal you discovered. After that, then you move on to trying to figure out what animal the bones came from. The exciting thing is, you might be holding onto the bones of a dinosaur that hasn't seen the light of day for millions of years.
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.
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.
A trip to the zoo on a gorgeous day outside is a fantastic adventure. If the weather is less than stellar outside, usually the zoo has indoor attractions that you can enjoy. Go from animal to animal and see if you can identify each of them by name. You'll be surprised by several of the animals that you've never seen before. Insects, fish, and reptiles often give people the most difficulty when trying to come up with their names. Take a few pictures of each other with some of your favorite animals to make sure that this zoo's trip is never forgotten. The zoo is a perfect date for the two of your or with your children if you have any.
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.