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Martial arts are a great thing to know because you can use them to protect yourself. Beyond self-protection, martial arts are a great form of exercise. Many martial arts enthusiasts live to a ripe old age, and it's because of all the exercise and healthy life choices involved. You can attend classes as a couple and learn together. If you're an adventurous couple, you can do a little martial arts on each other. You can teach each other some moves or do some wrestling. Your martial arts dates will be unique in that you're learning something new that will last a lifetime. The maneuvers and exercises that you learn during your martial arts training will stick with you for the rest of your life. You can turn your martial arts date into something even more spectacular by practicing what you learn at home on future dates.
Tennis fans know that the game can't always be played outside due to weather conditions. Televised tennis matches are going on all over the world, and that means watching them on television is a great opportunity to see them. Watching tennis on TV is exciting because you get a birds-eye view of the action like you would never see while watching the match in person. The two of you will be on the edge of your seat while watching the players hit the ball back and forth as you wonder who will make the first mistake. Enhance your tennis watching date by having a variety of finger foods and drinks available to munch on while being overwhelmed by the excitement.
Adventuring is where you go out and do anything adventurous during a date. What do you consider an adventure? Going out on an adventure might mean scouring the countryside for abandoned houses and seeing what's in them for some people. While for others, it might be more urban where you try to find little hole-in-the-wall stores, restaurants, or other establishments that you never knew existed. Try to think outside the box and do things out of your comfort zone to make it even more memorable. You make up the adventure, and it's a date idea that you can switch up every time you do it. What's an adventure to one couple is extreme to another or maybe run of the mill to some. A few adventuring dates are all it takes to make the dates go from mild to mind-blowing.
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.
Going to a baseball game is one of America's favorite pastimes. There are seats in the stadium for all budgets, and that means any couple who wants to go to a ballgame can. To make your baseball date even more enjoyable, deck yourself out in your favorite team's apparel. If you don't have any clothing with your favorite team's logo on it, make sure to wear the team's colors. It's fun to look as much of a fan as possible to show everyone that you are their number one supporter. If you have the extra money, the food at stadiums is always delicious, and they have what seems like a never-ending supply of snacks to munch on while watching your favorite team play.
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.
Romance & Relationship
A relationship advice date can take form in many different ways. If you've been married for a while, you are an expert at relationships. You could offer advice through support groups at your church, you could make videos and share them on YouTube, or you could even collectively give advice to couples on Reddit. The avenues for you to give relationship advice are almost endless. Those of you who have been married for a long time know that couples need all kinds of advice to keep them together. There isn't a week that goes by that isn't full of landmines, and you will be able to help other couples avoid the misery that comes along with stepping on one of them. And whether you're newlyweds or been married for decades it's always good to take in relationship advice and look for ways to improve your own relationship.
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.
There's plenty of money to be made online selling a wide variety of things. You can go to garage sales, flea markets, and closeout stores and find items to sell online. If you're the creative type, you can make stuff and sell it on a place like Etsy. If you prefer the auction route, you can sell almost anything on eBay. You can turn selling online into a family business if you want. It starts with having a couple of dates selling items online, and from there, it's anyone's guess as to how far your business will grow.
Carving usually is done with wood, and it's something that everyone reading this can easily get their hands on. Carving is a skill that takes quite a bit of time to master, but anyone can pick up a piece of wood and begin to carve. A great way to turn carving into a date is by taking turns carving on the same wood piece. Also, one of you might enjoy painting or decorating the final product more than you do carving. A fun thing to do after your carving date is to give your artwork away as gifts. If you have several carving dates and you both get the skill down pat, you can sell your carvings on places like eBay or Etsy to make a little spending money for future dates.
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.
Fun & Games
Building a snowman is a great wintertime date that will create memories that will last a lifetime. Decorate your snowman with all types of festive apparel, and don't forget to give him a carrot nose. Keep your smartphone handy so that you can snap a few pictures of the snowman to share on social media and remember your wintery date. If you really want to have a splendid snowman building date, have a cup of hot chocolate and a few cookies waiting for you after being done outside. Nothing warms your bones like a cup of hot chocolate, and a few cookies are the best way to end your date on a sweet note.
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.
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.
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.
For a fun date you can either watch wrestling, or the two of you can wrestle each other! If you plan on wrestling each other, try to have some rules in place, or your date will get out of control quickly. A husband and wife wrestling is a great way to enjoy a little closeness with each other. It sounds crazy, but wrestling allows you to get close and be near each other. You're not going to want to hurt each other or perform any moves like you see professional wrestlers do. However, tussling around on the floor or bed is more than okay. The goal is to get up close and personal on a wrestling date and see where things go. Married couples who lack intimacy might find that wrestling ignites a spark in their intimate relationship that sometimes seems fizzled out.
There are quite a few online streaming services that allow you to make playlists. Spotify is by far the largest of the sites that allow you to make and share your playlists with everyone and to build off of the existing playlists made by others. The fun thing about turning making playlists into a date is that you can share them. If your spouse has different musical tastes than you, it will be exciting to listen to what they think is good. Don't think that your playlist is limited to music since some sites allow you to make playlists of podcast clips, stand up comedy, and even nature sounds. Be creative, and try your best to create playlists that are as unique as your interests are.
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.
Events & Attractions
There is no celebration quite like Oktoberfest. You don't need to be German or be in Germany to celebrate Oktoberfest. Many cities around the world celebrate Oktoberfest. If the two of you are feeling adventurous on your Oktoberfest date, you can dress up like they do in Germany. Make sure to stop by and visit some friends and family while wearing your costumes. They will get a kick out of your date and will want to take some pictures. Enjoy the sights, sounds, and all the offerings of Oktoberfest and this wonderful time of year during your date.
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.
Classes & Workshops
You never know if you're going to be in a situation where you need to defend yourself. Going to self-defense classes as a date can be an enjoyable and educational experience. You will learn how to defend yourself if someone were to attack you. These are lifesaving skills that might come in handy one of these days. You can't be too safe these days, and learning how to protect yourself is so crucial. You'll not only learn how to protect yourself but your family as well. If the time ever were to happen when you needed to do something to protect the people you love, you'd have the skills and knowledge to do it.
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.
Causes & Service
Donating bone marrow can be a life-saving gift for some people. Have you ever thought about having a bone marrow donor date? This date activity is not for actually donating any bone marrow, it's for registering to become a donor. After you take a quick saliva sample it will be sent in for analysis and your information will be placed in a database. If someone needs a bone marrow transplant and your marrow would be a good match you may be called on to help. Even if you're never called upon to help it's still a great service you can provide and something that will make you good about doing. About 1 in 400 people end up being called to make a donation for someone in need.
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.
Seminars and lectures might sound dry and dull, but it all depends on the subject! You might find a lecture at your local college about a topic that you and your spouse really enjoy. Churches often have guest speakers who give seminars free of charge that can be quite helpful in your spiritual growth. You can make your lecture or seminar date even more enjoyable by going out to eat before or after attending. You aren't going to be able to talk much while the person talks, so you may want to sit at a coffee shop or someplace else and discuss what the lecturer spoke about.
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.
Racquetball is a fun indoor sport that you can play all year long. That means a racquetball date can take place no matter if it is in the middle of summer or the dead of winter. Racquetball is a challenging sport that will get your blood pumping in a matter of no time. If you are a competitive couple, you can place a small wager, which will give you an incentive to play even harder. For example, you might say that the loser of the racquetball game has to do a chore at home after you go out for ice cream at the end of the game. Regardless, if you're the type of couple who likes to compete against each other, playing racquetball is a great exercise that will keep you healthy while also being a lot of fun.
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.
Audiobooks are an enjoyable way to get the information from a book without having to read it. Also, if you buy a copy of a book, only one of you can read it at a time. With an audiobook, both of you can listen to it at the same time. Why not have one night a week where you sit down and listen to an audiobook together? You could also make it a part of your drive during your other dates together. Have some snacks ready and get comfy on the couch and spend time enjoying a good story. It will be worth the audiobook's cost if the two of you can enjoy each other's company. If you have a few hours per week to have an audiobook date, you might finish a book or two a month.
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.
Health & Wellness
Nothing leaves a couple feeling more relaxed and rejuvenated than going to the spa. You can start things off with a massage. Both guys and gals can enjoy body treatments, massages, and aromatherapy. Couples can have a great time at the spa if you preplan and schedule activities that both of you will enjoy. Pedicures and manicures can also be enjoyable and can leave the two of you with nails that don't make you cringe when you look at them. The two of you will feel like a million bucks after you leave the spa. The conversation after a spa trip always flows so easily since both of you are relaxed.
Turning your car buying adventure into a date isn't as far fetched as it sounds. You can go to several different dealerships and drive the vehicle of your dreams. Even if you're not in the market to buy a car, you can take one out for a test drive. An entire day can be spent doing nothing but testing out cars. Take turns testing out cars and talk about the features you like and dislike about the vehicles. Test drive a few cars that may not appeal to you immediately to see if they can change your mind. Who knows, you might find yourself enjoying driving a station wagon over an SUV.
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.
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.
Do you know what your zodiac sign is? If not, now is the perfect time to learn. Turn learning about your zodiac sign into a date, and you'll be surprised by all the stuff you didn't know. Many people believe that your zodiac sign plays a role in every aspect of your life. Whether you believe that or not it's interesting to see what the meaning behind you and your spouse's sign is and how your zodiac sign is said to affect you. You can debate back and forth if astrology is a bunch of hype or if there's something to it. It's a hotly contested subject, and it might end up carrying over into several dates.