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A bike tour offers you beautiful scenery, exercise, and an ecologically friendly way to travel. You can go on a bike tour with others, and there might be several tours to choose from in your area. You can just as easily create your own bike tour that's just you and your spouse. A bike tour can be as long or as short as you want it to be. If you're up for it, you can turn the bike tour into an all-day event by taking a lunch with you. Take a break along the trip to eat your lunch and to enjoy a little alone time together. Bike tours and other outdoor activities are great dates because you get to enjoy being together while doing something healthy.
Fun & Games
The reason why sledding is such a great date idea is that you don't need anything fancy to do it. All you need is a sled, some snow, and a hill. If you have those three things, you have all the ingredients necessary for a great sledding experience. It's fun to sled together or go down the hill separately. By the time you are at the foot of the hill you'll be smiling and belting out all kinds of laughter. If you want to go all out on your sledding date, fill a thermos full of hot chocolate and have a sweet treat that will warm your bones after being outside in the cold.
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Setting up an Easter egg hunt is a fantastic date idea that you can share with others as well. You can hide Easter eggs while allowing neighbors or the children of members of your family to find them. You and your spouse will excitedly watch as the children try to find the eggs that you hide. You can also have an Easter egg hunt just for the two of you, and that would entail you hiding eggs so that your spouse can find them. However, a holiday like Easter is best enjoyed with other people, and that's why it is far more fun to invite others to hunt the eggs that you hide or to find another Easter egg hunt that you can attend.
Arts & Culture
Everyone watches TV and movies and thinks that they can act as well as their favorite actors. An acting date will enable you to put your acting chops to the test. If you want to take your acting date to the next level, record the two of you acting, and share it on YouTube. If you're not feeling so adventurous, you can share what happened during your date with people you know. You can act out scenes from your favorite movies, go a notch higher and read Shakespeare, or make up your own script. Acting enables you to get in touch with your inner artist, and it also allows you to see another side of your spouse that you may have never seen before.
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.
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A jigsaw puzzle is a lot of fun to put together yourself, but it's even more fun when you do it as a date. Get a puzzle with as many pieces as you can find at the store to make this date even more challenging. Kick the fun off by searching for all the corner and border pieces. After you put together the corners and borders, work your way to the center of the puzzle. It will be interesting to see how long it takes both of you to put the puzzle together. Putting puzzles together is very relaxing and can feel almost therapeutic. When you're all done you can mount the picture onto cardboard or wood if you want to keep it as a memento of your date.
A fun game to play at the botanical garden is to try to identify as many of the plants as possible without looking at their name. Since indoor botanical gardens are open all year round, going there during the winter is a great date idea. You'll feel like you're walking around in a warm country as you look at all the plants. A trip to the botanical garden can be an all-day date if you plan it right. Some gardens have benches, and you can even eat lunch there. Consider donating to your local botanical garden if a nonprofit organization runs it. If you donate, then your date will benefit everyone in your community.
Shuffleboard is a fun game that can get you outside and enjoying the company of the person you love. The most popular place to play shuffleboard is on a cruise, but you don't need to be on a ship to enjoy playing this game. You only need the right equipment and an area to play in. A lot of bars or game centers also have shuffleboards. A few minutes is all it takes to learn how to play shuffleboard. Those of you play shuffleboard several times will get better playing as time goes on. If you ever go on a cruise, everyone will be shocked by how great a shuffleboard player you are. None of those people will know about your shuffleboard dates, and they'll be surprised when watching you play.
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Temporary tattoos are a blast because you can see what you would look like with various tattoos without having to put anything permanent on your body. Everyone without tattoos always wonders what they would look full of tats. If you're not the type who would get a tattoo, going the temporary route is fantastic. You can get one tattoo or put them all over your body. A really fun thing to do during a temporary tattoo date would be to choose the tattoos for your spouse. Are you feeling mischievous or do you want to give your husband a frilly cute kitty tattoo? Maybe the husband will want to go all out and give his wife a face tattoo. You can do all kinds of things during this date and have a blast. Take a few pictures of yourself with the tattoos and freak your friends and family out. You don't have to tell them that your tattoos are temporary!
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.
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A Halloween party is a date that enables you to show off your creative side. If you're throwing the party yourselves start with making some spooky invitations. Search online or even make up your own Halloween games. If you're the type of couple who likes to make your own costumes, your party will even be more exciting. It doesn't matter if you buy or make your costume, what does matter is that you're enjoying this fabulous time of year. Make sure to snap a few photographs of both of you in your costumes to remember this date for years to come. It might also be a good idea to take pictures of everyone so you can always remember the party you threw on Halloween.
Health & Wellness
Supporting the YMCA is excellent because by doing so you do a number of good things for your community. Going to the YMCA is a great way to stay healthy and get rid of some stress. Couples who work out together tend to be healthier and happier. Anyone who has ever worked out in a gym knows that it's always great to have someone there to help you. A date at the YMCA is a wonderful chance for you two to spend some time together and also help each other become physically fit. Some YMCA locations have indoor swimming pools and other activities such as table tennis that you can enjoy as well. Look up your local YMCA to find out more.
Arts & Culture
A musical theatre date can be something as fancy as catching a Broadway show or watching a play put on by your local church. No matter if you live in a small town or a major metropolitan city, there is always some kind of theatre going on. You might have to pay attention to the local showtimes more closely if you live in a small town because musical theatre could only be a once a year type of thing. If you want to really make your musical theatre date even more special, go out to eat before or after the performance. Dates featuring musical theatre are often memorable because you'll talk about what you saw for years to come.
Wearing ugly sweaters is a trend, and it's not going to go away anytime soon. How do you turn ugly sweaters into a date? You can go out wearing ugly sweaters and see how people react to them. Also, you can go shopping for ugly sweaters. The ugliest sweaters are usually found online, but you never know what your local second-hand shops are going to have. Sometimes thrift stores are the final destination for a sweater that is so ugly no one wants to wear it. Seek out the ugliest sweaters you can find and then have fun taking pictures of yourselves wearing them in all kinds of situations.
Food & Drink
A box of chocolates is more than a great gift; it's a fun-filled date suggestion as well. A box of chocolates has all kinds of great things in them. The most fun thing to do is to bite the chocolates in half and share them. The two of you can comment on which chocolates that you like the best. One of you will more than likely favor fruity or soft chocolates while the other likes the ones with nuts in them. Either way, it's fun to sample the chocolates and to comment about which ones you like best. It will be surprising to see which ones you agree on that are the best and which you disagree about.
Skateboarding is the type of date that you will never forget for as long as you live. Riding a skateboard is difficult, but there are so many different things that you can do while standing on the board. Watch a few YouTube videos to get ideas on what type of tricks beginners can do on skateboards. It will take you a little time to get used to the feeling of the wheels under your feet as you go down the sidewalk. It might be a good idea to hold each other's hands, in the beginning, to learn how to balance yourself on the skateboard. For the sake of having a safe date, you may want to invest in at least a helmet and/or some kneepads to protect yourself from falling.
Events & Attractions
Local car shows are a great dose of nostalgia for anyone who's into antique automobiles. Usually, the shows have plenty of cars, live music, and stands selling all kinds of food. An entire evening can be planned around a car show. Walk around and try to identify the cars without looking at their place cards. If neither of you knows what the car is, ask the owner. Every owner at a show loves to talk about their car. Also, it's fun to go around and select what you consider your dream car. It will be neat to see if the two of you choose the same car. Bring your camera or phones to take pictures of the coolest cars and as many selfies as you can.
Events & Attractions
The renaissance faire is a blast from the past like few people ever experience. You can dress up as someone from medieval days or just go for the show. A renaissance faire date is a blast for those into this time period and those couples who like to experience new things. Every time you go to a renaissance faire, you notice something new about the time period that takes you by surprise. Some people really go over the top, and you can too with your costume and even your accent if you're in the mood to make it more fun.
A cycling date has a way of turning into a reoccurring date activity because you'll love it so much. The feeling of your heart pumping, the fresh outdoors, and the sense of adventure is what biking is all about. Cycling is so good for your health and it's something that the two of you can do together. Beginner bike riders can search for flat surfaces or areas that are slightly downhill. As your stamina grows, you can then move onto more difficult terrain. You can add to your cycling date fun by making a pit stop at your favorite store for a bottle of water or a low-calorie drink to replenish the fluids that you lost during your bike ride. Exploring your city or the nearby countryside can be a wonderful experience for the two of you to share together.
Being in a large, noisy stadium watching your favorite football team will be a date that you never forget. No one gets more out of control than football fans when there is action on the field. It is impossible to describe the electrifying energy that a person experiences while in the stadium. Snacks and beverages are always available during the game. There is never a shortage of food and drinks when the teams are battling it out on the gridiron. If the weather does not permit you to sit in the stands, most stadiums these days have restaurants where you can eat while enjoying the game without having to withstand the elements.
Food & Drink
A food crawl is where you go from restaurant to restaurant eating several different things. If you're fortunate enough to have an area where there are several restaurants nearby, a food crawl is super easy. You can order one appetizer at each place and share it and move onto the next restaurant. You can also order a full meal and share it and then go to another restaurant and share that meal. Food trucks also make for awesome food crawling opportunities because sometimes, at lunchtime or mealtimes, they will all park close to each other, making it easy to sample the offerings of many trucks without having to go very far.
Social clubs are a great way to rub shoulders with people in your community. Visiting a club is a great date idea because it will give both of you a chance to get to know new people. Beyond the advantage of getting yourself out there, you can also have quite a bit of fun. Couples who enjoy mingling with others will enjoy getting social at a club. Try your best to make as many connections as possible while at the club because they will help further your life down the line. The more people you know, the higher the likelihood it is that you'll succeed at anything.
At first glance, a date featuring reading doesn't sound all that exciting for some people. If you need to mix it up a little, take turns reading the book out loud and make voices for every character. It doesn't matter if the voices sound silly; that's all a part of the fun. The sillier you sound, the more fun you'll have with each other. The book you choose to read should be something that both of you enjoy. You can set aside an hour every week for your reading date until the book is completed. You'll have so much fun taking turns while reading that you won't be able to wait until your weekly storytime date comes around.
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Table tennis is a great indoor sport that you can play all year long. Nothing gets your heart rate up like batting the ball back and forth while playing ping-pong. If you want to turn your table tennis date into something spectacular, place a little wager or the outcome of the game. Maybe say the loser has to do laundry for a week or another chore around the house. You'll be surprised by how intense each of you plays when you know something is on the line.
We are living in an increasingly automated world. There are several household tasks that you can automate. Did you know some robots can vacuum your floors? You can set up the lights to turn on so that your house isn't dark when you come home. You can even automate the coffee brewing process, so you have a fresh cup in the morning. With a smart thermostat you can control the temperature in your house by the sound of your voice or hundreds of miles away. Don't you think it's about time that machines helped improve the quality of your life? Turn it into a date and find new appliances and turn your home into a place that only the Jetsons could've envisioned.
A beautiful yard is something that always makes a husband and wife proud. No one likes to see people rubbernecking while driving by a yard more than the homeowner does. Don't think that landscaping is only about keeping your yard mowed and all that. It's the entire grounds of your home that you've got to work with. If the two of you don't mind getting sweaty and dirty, turning landscaping chores into a date is a great way to spend time together. Make sure you have plenty of refreshments handy because you're going to get plenty hot and work up a thirst while landscaping. You'll quickly see that with a little hard work how beautiful you can make your own yard.
A dartboard and a fist full of darts are all you need for a fun-filled date. You can either set your dartboard up outside or put it somewhere where you don't mind there being a little damage to the wall. If you've never played darts before, you will ultimately miss the board in the beginning. If you're feeling up to a friendly wager, you can play against each other for a prize. Maybe say the person who loses the game has to wash the dishes or do a chore the other doesn't want to do. Keep score and watch how your game improves after several games of playing darts.
Some of you may not know it, but there are more than likely auto races near where you live. The most common form of auto racing is dirt track racing. If you go to a dirt track, you'll want to be prepared to get dirty. The dirt flies all over the place, but that's half the fun. The smaller race tracks allow you to bring in your own beverages and snacks as well. Usually, the race track has a concession stand, and they offer the typical food of hamburgers, hot dogs, soda pop, and so on. Each of you should pick a car that you hope wins before the race begins and cheer them on until the victory lap.
Fun & Games
The trick to turning a scavenger hunt into a date is making a list before you go out. The list that you create should have quite a few hard to find items on it. You can turn to the internet to find a list, and that might be the best option. The goal here is to locate hard to find items that will take you some time. The fun is working hard to find the items and where the journey leads you. Try to come up with items that will be hard to find that will require teamwork to pull it off. The more you have to rely on each other, the more the two of you will enjoy it.
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.
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Horoscopes are fun to read and to think about if they are accurate or not. A date of reading your horoscopes can be fun. If you really want to challenge the accuracy of the horoscope, read some of their past predictions. See if the two of you remember any events that they were talking about. It doesn't matter if you believe that your horoscope is accurate or not, what's important is to have fun. Read several of your horoscopes online and see which ones are the funniest. You will stumble upon a few that are so far out there that they will make you bust out in laughter.
Going to a hockey game is a date night idea for two people who love to watch people play on the ice. Bring a little extra cash so you can enjoy a bite to eat and a soda while watching the big game. The fun thing to do is to ask the other which team they think will win. Throw down a friendly wager if you disagree. Ask each other what you think the final score will be, and it'll be exciting to see who is right. Hockey is a fast-paced game where the fans let loose, and sometimes people act wild. The look on your face when your spouse goes crazy will be priceless.
Every town, big or small, has places where a couple can go sightseeing. Are you into old homes? Maybe you and your spouse are the types who like to go for a drive in the country. Big cities offer sight seeing attractions such as shopping districts, areas with old buildings, and hipster attractions. Sometimes the best sightseeing adventures are those where you discover new places in the city you live in. Areas of historical value are fun and educational places to visit. If you live in a touristy area, there might be tours you can take with guides who will educate you along the way.
Classes & Workshops
The feeling of the clay in your hands is both relaxing and soothing. Pottery classes are a lot like therapy sessions, and you always feel better afterward. Not only do you feel good and are in a better mood, but you walk out of the place with pottery that you can use. Save your pottery and put it up so you can always remember your date. The classes will teach you a lot, and who knows, pottery might be something that you end up getting into it more regularly. If it is, you might be able to turn your love of pottery into a profitable hobby or even a family business.
Auctions are great places to find unique items and also hidden treasures. You can probably find an auction house in or around your city or town or you an head online for virtual auctions. A good auction is one that has a variety of household items along with everything else that you can imagine. Auctions sometimes also have concession stands where you can get a bite to eat to make the entire experience more enjoyable. Roam around the auction house and see what is going up on the auction block. Give each other a set amount of money and try to find something that you like. The real excitement of an auction is the bidding process. It's so much fun to watch your spouse in the heat of the moment during a bidding war. If your spouse wants something bad enough, their animal side will come out, and a bidding war will take place.
Picnics are so much fun, and there is a wide variety of ways that you can enjoy them. If you're in a hurry, hit up your local fast food restaurant for something to eat for your picnic. Those of you who have the time, share the cooking duties, and whip up something delicious in the kitchen. Bring along an old towel or blanket so you can put it down on the ground to sit on while you're eating. Parks, hiking trails, or anywhere else you can be alone while enjoying your meal are ideal spots for a picnic date.
You're not going to learn a new language in one date. However, you can learn a few words. If the two of you like learning a new language, it can become a regular date night event. There are more than enough resources online to learn a language. If you learn a language like Spanish, you can visit your local Mexican restaurant and talk to the people working there. It begins with you learning a handful of words and then using them in real-world situations. It's also a lot of fun to use the words you learn at home throughout the day.
Fun & Games
A ride on a carousel never ends with just one go around. The two of you will enjoy yourself so much that you'll want to do it again and again. Take a ride on the carousel together, and then do it separately. Take pictures and make videos of each other on the carousel. It's hard not to have fun when you're doing something that instantly brings you back to your childhood. It won't be surprising if your carousel date ends up being something you do yearly. There is no age limit on how much fun you can have while on a carousel, and that's why it makes for a perfect date night activity. Be sure to snap a few selfies for fun reminders of a great night.
Classes & Workshops
Classes that teach you how to paint are a great date idea because it's a skill that you can have with you for the rest of your life. Also, painting classes may introduce you to a local artist who you would've otherwise not known. You'll enjoy looking over the shoulder of someone who knows what they're doing. There's nothing like watching a professional paint. Don't think that you're painting is limited to only what you do in the classroom on your date. You can take your skills and use them to create paintings for years to come.
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Feel like a kid again by having a water park date. Make it an all-day date and have even more fun. You might want to map out your adventure before going. If you plan your water park activities in advance, then you might be able to beat the lines. Water parks usually have restaurants where you can eat and enjoy a lazy day away from home. If you really want to splurge, go to a water park that has a hotel. Get a room for the weekend and turn your water park date into a mini weekend vacation. Don't forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and flip flops and just have a blast.