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Fun & Games
A watch party is a great double date idea for married couples who want to go out on a date with others, but don't want to or can't leave. A watch party is where you watch TV, streaming or other videos with friends, either together or virtually. You could also do the same thing with YouTube videos and comment about them over a video app like Skype. The whole point is, you and another couple are watching something together and discussing or commenting on it. Where you watch the videos or the type of content is irrelevant. A watch party is a great way for couples to spend time with people they haven't seen in a while and want to have light-hearted fun in the process.
Thrift stores often promote good causes and offer significant savings at the same time. The reason why many people shop at a thrift store is that everything is so much cheaper. So, if you want to have fun at the thrift store, give each other a budget to buy something for the other. A budget of five or ten dollars can get quite a bit of stuff at a thrift store. If you're unsure what your spouse might buy, tell them to meet you at the cash register before checking out. You might want to look over what each other picked to make sure that it's something you want. Thrift stores are also great places to find stuff from your childhood, and playing with old toys might add a little excitement to your date night.
A day at the beach is the perfect date, and there are a million things you can do. You can work on your tan, go for a quick dip, or even collect seashells. Bring a sack lunch with you and turn your beach date into a picnic. Find a secluded area and enjoy cuddling on the beach while you talk about whatever comes to mind. A beach is a romantic place that is filled with so many possibilities. All you need is a blanket and a sunny day to have fun. Small things like walking barefoot while the waves come crashing onto the beach are a lot of fun and offer plenty of enjoyable moments.
Extreme sports are high-risk and high-reward activities. Simply put, extreme sports aren't for the faint of heart. If you're the type of couple who loves to go to the extreme, this is right up your alley. Risk takers are a breed all of their own, and a date consisting of extreme sports can be a huge adrenaline rush. Some sports classified as "extreme" might be fairly common and carry a low risk but there are also some downright crazy extreme sports that people get into. You could turn your extreme sports date into a weekend getaway, depending on the type of risky sport you plan to take up. Bring along your smartphone, digital camera or GoPro to show people for years to come how far you were willing to go for some excitement. If you're too afraid or not at all interested in participaing in a particular extreme sport you don't have to - that's what sporting events and tv are for. Just watching extreme sports can be a thrill.
A "staycation" is a lot like a vacation, but you never leave your home. You take a vacation in your own home or perhaps a nearby hotel, and you forget all about work and everything else. Couples can enjoy all kinds of staycation events, such as having themed days where the entire day is focused on something. For example, the first day of your staycation is Mexican themed, and you eat Mexican food and even watch Spanish television shows. The most important part of your staycation is that you're not doing anything and the two of you are able to relax and enjoy your time together.
Glamping is a more glamourous version of camping. You don't have to rough it or anything like that when going glamping. With camping you are stuck with cooking, sleeping and going to the bathroom outdoors. With glamping you get to enjoy both the benefits of indoor facilities and the beauty of nature at the same time. With glamping you don't live in a little tent and have to forage for your food like you would under normal camping conditions. Glamping usually requires more than a few hours, and it's best suited for a weekend date getaway where you spend time with each other and forget all about the distractions that usually drive couples apart.
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.
House sitting is a fun way to get out of your own home and experience new places. When you house site for someone else you agree to watch over their home while they are away. House sitting can feel like you're staying in a hotel if you have the right mindset. Take a look around their house and ask each other what you like and don't like about it. Get suggestions from each other on how you can improve your own home. House sitting isn't a difficult task, and that means you will have plenty of time together. If done right you can combine house sitting and travel for a neat way to experience new places while keeping your travel costs down.
Arts & Culture
A museum is a commonly overlooked treasure trove of epic proportions. There are art, science, and history museums, as well as museums for almost anything you can imagine. Sometimes museums have exhibits that are for a limited time only. Exhibits are great because they offer up something new to look at even if you've already had a museum date. Going to the museum is usually either free or very low cost, and you always walk out knowing more than when you entered. Expand your knowledge and cultural awareness while having an entertaining time with the person you love by going to museum for your next date night. There is a world waiting for you to discover at the museum.
Romance & Relationship
Your wedding was the defining moment of your life. Looking back at the photos and videos from that special day is one of those things that helps you relive the magical time. Your wedding was priceless, and its impact on your life is beyond measurable. Take a few moments out of your busy life and have a date going back in time. If you really want to have a splendid date, have a fantastic meal and tell each other why you love the other so much. Use this opportunity not only to go down memory lane but also to strengthen your relationship. The wedding was the first step in what turned out to be the most eventful day of your life. Why not set aside a little time and appreciate it?
Causes & Service
Fundraisers do all kinds of great things for the community. Helping others by raising money is a fantastic way to turn your date night into something that benefits so many people. There are so many different charities out there, and you can easily have several fundraising dates throughout the year. Set an individual goal or as a couple to see how much money you can raise. It will be exciting to see if you're able to make or break your goal. The harder you work, the more people will benefit from your date night. You'll be able to get away from the house, spend some quality time together, and change lives in the process. There aren't too many dates couples can go on in which all that can happen.
Gardening is an activity both of you can do during a date and enjoy the benefits for months to come. Who doesn't love eating fresh produce straight from the garden? Another great date idea is to preserve your bountiful harvest together by canning and freezing everything after you've picked it. A jar of preserves is a wonderful gift, and the two of you can whip up a batch in your kitchen with the fruits of your labor in the garden. You can turn your backyard into a garden or even a windowsill if you're in an apartment, and outdoor space is at a premium.
Arts & Culture
Everyone has a smartphone these days, and along with it is a video camera. Have you ever thought about it to make a short movie? The first thing you need to do is to write a short script for your film. Why not set up a few dates? The first date can be writing your script while the second and third could be for filming and editing the movie itself. If you're feeling adventurous, you can adlib the entire film from start to finish. If you go that route, you can skip writing a script and go straight to work filming your movie. For added fun, share your video on YouTube with your friends and family and see how they react to it.
Fun & Games
You better be prepared for anything and everything during a game of truth or dare. You never know what your spouse is going to say or do. Sometimes the truth can be far more terrible than a dare. Are you willing to test your relationship to see how truthful your spouse is? If you can't handle the truth, you might be forced to take a dare. Somehow a truth or dare date always ends up being super wild, and it's an experience no couple will ever forget. Of course we all want to be friends afterwards, so go easy on the questions and dares with your spouse or the game won't be any fun.
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.
Searching for a job can be a tedious thing if you're bummed out about being unemployed. It's also difficult to search all the sites to ensure that you don't miss a job opportunity. Turn your job search into a date to get more eyeballs searching for the career of your dreams and to make it a more enjoyable experience. Each of you needs to break out your smartphone or hop onto the computer and look at what jobs currently are available. Have plenty of snacks and refreshing beverages ready, so the searching doesn't bore you out. Snuggle up next to each other on the couch while searching the job sites and enjoy the warmth and comfort of being together.
Fun & Games
There's no time of year better than Christmas. It's such a wonderful time, and you can make it even better by throwing a Christmas party. Invite some friends and family over and turn your date into something that everyone can enjoy. You might also consider throwing a party for those who are less fortunate. A Christmas party for people in a nursing home or homeless people can bring a lot of holiday cheer to those who need it the most. A date celebrating Christmas by throwing a party is a fantastic way to bring yourselves together as a couple and bring happiness to others.
All throughout the year there are probably shows, expos or other events in your area that offer a wide variety of entertainment and shopping options. Car shows are popular, and so are expos that feature the latest and greatest gadgets. Going to an expo can be an all-day date that leaves you both amazed. You never walk into one of these events and come out without having your mind blown. That's the whole point of an expo, and it's why you might want to plan for additional shows to attend throughout the year.
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.
Food & Drink
Going to the farmers market is one of the best ways to eat healthy while maintaining a budget. Also, shopping at a farmers market helps support local farmers who are always in need of more customers. A fun thing to do is to walk through the farmer's market and try to spot things that the other doesn't. You can also try to find one thing that neither of you has ever tried before. Buy the items and try it either on the spot or take it home if it needs to be cooked, peeled or prepared. You can spend several hours at the farmers market, and it's a great place to connect with the people who produce the food you eat. Being as close to farm to table as possible is a great thing, and your farmers market date will enable you to do just that.
Hayrides give city dwellers and country folk alike a chance to enjoy the wide-open spaces of farms. The fresh, clean country air is even more enjoyable when you're enjoying a hayride while on a date with the person you love. Many hayrides have food available such as cider and donuts for before or after the ride is over. If you want to make your date even more special, have a snack before or after going on the ride. If you can, take a few selfies near the hayride so you can remember your country date for years to come. Hayrides are simple, enjoyable, and a great way to bond while enjoying some wholesome clean fun.
Fun & Games
Bingo is an exciting game that is perfect for any date night. It's probably not the most exciting game for two, so find a few extra couples or a place where lots of people will be playing. Also, if you end up playing bingo in a church, you're giving back to the community. Pay close attention to your spouse as they think they're getting closer and closer to winning. Your spouse won't be able to contain their excitement, and it'll be super fun to watch. Who knows, you might win some money while playing bingo. The fun isn't just in the winning; it's in the excitement when the numbers are called, and you hope that your spots will be picked.
Health & Wellness
An obstacle course will let you know right away all about the physical abilities of your spouse. It's surprising by the time you're done with the obstacle course how you feel the areas on your body that need the most improvement. It will be interesting to see which of you are in the best shape. If you want to take your obstacle course date to the next level, time yourself and see who can go through the course the fastest. If you do the obstacles several times, you'll eventually get good at them and will be able to complete the course faster and faster.
Watching a basketball game on television is a fantastic date because of the excitement of the live event. If you want to make sure that your basketball date is exciting, watch two teams that you know will be fierce competitors. The best time to watch basketball on TV is during the playoffs when the stakes are high, and both teams are fighting to get to the championship. You can order food and have it delivered, whip up your own game day food and have a feast, or settle for an old reliable snack like popcorn. It's best to eat something while watching the game because food enhances the excitement. If the two of you are fans of a local team, consider wearing your jerseys to show your team spirit while watching the big game. Watch the game just the two of you or invite over another couple or two to share the fun.
Enjoying the great outdoors while being out on the water is what kayaking is all about. You can either both be in the same kayak or go down the stream in separate kayaks. Kayaking takes very little skill, and even an outdoor novice can get the hang of it in a mere matter of minutes. Kayaking is an excellent form of exercise; it enables you to be close to nature and spend time with your spouse. For the ultimate kayaking date, go exploring, pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic while out in the middle of nowhere.
Catching a baseball game on TV is a fantastic date idea for those who don't feel like leaving the house. Watching a game on television allows you to see the players up close as you would never be able to in a stadium. Another great aspect of watching the game at home is that you can eat all kinds of snacks and prepare your own food, which costs a fraction of what you would pay at the stadium. Decorate your living room in the spirit of your favorite team, and don't be shy about cheering them on when they are at-bat. Watching your favorite baseball team at home is exciting because you can let loose without caring what other people think.
If you want to play pool, then you've got to be careful where you go. A roughneck bar might not be the ideal place for an evening game of billiards. Pool halls, bowling alleys, and even some restaurants have pool tables. Don't worry if you're any good at playing pool; sometimes it's more fun to play if you're terrible. Do learn the rules of the game though - 8-ball, 9-ball, whatever game interests you. Fire up the jukebox if they have one and just have fun. The two of you will laugh up a storm when one of you misses the cue ball. It's not about who wins the game; it's all about how much fun you have when you play pool.
Playing baseball is a fun date that doesn't cost much if anything. There are so many different ways that you can turn baseball into a fantastic date. You can either find an established co-ed baseball or softball league or just find some friends or family to play with for fun. If you can't put a whole team together you can also play catch or hit the ball around together. Batting cages are also another option if you're looking to improve your game or just have some fun. If one of you is better at catching or hitting than the other they can help teach the other person. There are a lot of options out there, go ahead and play some baseball on your next date.
Fun & Games
A date at the local arcade playing skee-ball is not only a great time, but it's also inexpensive as well. Pace yourself and have a blast while you rack up points and maybe even tickets depending on where you're playing skee-ball. If the arcade gives out tickets, that's even better because then you can cash them in for a date night memento. Allow your competitive spirits to gain control and see who can get the highest score in skee-ball. It's surprising how much fun the simple game of skee-ball is, and it could end up being a regular date night activity.
Listening to podcasts might not sound like much of a date but it can actually be a total blast. First off, there are a ton of podcasts out there for you to listen to. If you've already got some podcasts picked out, you can stick with those or try to find something that the both of you will enjoy. If you want, you can find a topic that will help you grow, such as relationship advice, DIY and home maintenance tips or how to care for children. There really is an endless amount of free podcasts out there - take a little time to find something that interests you and enjoy listening to it together.
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.
Demolition derbies are so exciting, and you never know who is going to come out victorious. A demolition derby usually happens at a state or county fair, which means you can turn this into an all-day date if you want. Fairs have great food, fun rides, and everything you could ever want to do. The main attraction is the demolition derby, and it will be the center of your attention. For added excitement, each of you should choose a car when the derby begins that you think will win. Cheer your car on and see who made the better choice. Watching cars smash into each other is surprisingly exciting, and the outcome is rarely what you expect it will be.
Laying on a hammock has to be one of the most relaxing things ever. Imagine lying next to the person you love in a hammock. The problem that many couples have is that they don't talk to each other very much. A date laying on a hammock is the perfect way to open up the lines of communication. It's impossible for a couple not to talk when you're so close to each other. It doesn't matter how far apart your relationship has drifted, a hammock date will pull the two of you together, and get the both of you chatting up a storm in no time.
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.
There are several ways you can go house shopping and which you choose depends on how much time and money you have. Cruising around looking for sale signs in front yards is an excellent way of seeing what houses are on the market. You can even go for a walk in your neighborhood and check to see if there are any houses for sale. Setting up a meeting with a realtor is more appropriate if you're more intent on buying a home. Discuss what you like and dislike about the houses to learn what your spouse's dream home is. Remember, this isn't just for serious buyers, this is a fun activity to just dream about your future together.
Miniature golf has many common names such as mini golf, goofy golf, putt-putt golf or crazy golf. Mini golf is fun no matter what season it is. Mini golf can be played indoors or outdoors, so it might not even matter what the weather conditions are. Also, skill isn't required to play miniature golf. A date can quickly turn into a giggle-fest when two people play mini golf. The ball has a way of getting caught up in the craziest of traps, and it's fun trying to get yourself out of them. Try not to take the game too seriously and enjoy being together. If the mini-golf joint has a snack bar, get something to eat after hitting the ball around.
Classes & Workshops
You can't be a happy couple if both of you aren't healthy. The first step to becoming healthy is by being active and exercising. Going to fitness classes on your date nights is a great idea since they will help you get fit. You'll also remember the exercises they teach you, and you'll be able to do them at home. If you have fitness classes once or twice a week, you can have exercise dates at home for the rest of the week. Just a handful of fitness class sessions paired with other healthy life choices can spur into something so much bigger in a short period.
Arts & Culture
Allowing your creative side to flourish by doing arts & crafts is a fantastic date idea. Take it one step further by turning your love of arts & crafts into a business. A fun way to kick off your date is by walking through a craft store and seeing what piques your interest. By the time you're ready to leave the store, you'll have a clear idea as to what you want to make when you're at home. Be as zany and creative as you want to be when creating your crafts. It's great to watch your spouse's imagination come alive and explore their inner self. You don't know who you're married to until you see their creativity open like a flower blossoming in the morning.
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.
Do you like it when your spouse smells good? If so, a date of perfume or cologne shopping is something the two of you will love. Most stores sell both perfume and cologne, and those are the stores that you should go to. How about you take your date to the next level and shop for a scent without your spouse being by your side? If you're leery of your spouse possibly not wanting to wear the scent, check with them before you go through the checkout aisle. It will be exciting to see what scent your spouse chooses and if it's something that you can stand to have on your skin.