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Causes & Service
All neighborhoods need cleaning up. Why not get together with your neighbors and have a neighborhood clean-up event? If that's not your cup of tea, try to find an elderly or disabled person who needs some help cleaning up their property. A date helping clean your block will make everyone happy. All of your neighbors will think of you when they see how clean everything is. You have to live in your neighborhood, and if it's clean, you'll enjoy spending more time outside. A clean neighborhood is a happy neighborhood, and that's why this is a fantastic way to spend a date night.
Going for a ride on a trolly is a great way to feel like you're instantly blasted back into the past. A trolly doesn't travel very fast, so the two of you will have plenty of time to observe what's going on outside the window. Whether it's called a trolly, a streetcar or a tram, the ride itself is a great date idea, but it's even better if you take it to a destination, such as a restaurant. A slow ride in a trolly is a wonderful experience, and it's made even better since you have plenty of time to enjoy it.
Romance & Relationship
Receiving a love note from your spouse is always a heart-melting experience. Why don't the two of you plan at least an hour date where you write love notes to each other? The first half of the hour is spent writing the note. After you're done writing, then comes the reading. It will be so romantic to see your spouse's heart flutter when they read your note. Save the notes so that you can read them years down the line. Love notes aren't only for those who are newly in love; they're much-needed items later on in the marriage as well. It's so important to do little things like writing down how you feel to keep a marriage strong. Sometimes we can forget how much our spouse loves us, and this is one of those ways of reminding each other.
Food & Drink
Going out to eat on a breakfast date is a nice change of pace. Sometimes married couples are so busy they don't have time to spend with each other in the evening. If both of you go to work at the same time, a breakfast date makes perfect sense. If you can't do it during the week, going during the weekend on a day you both have off is a great alternative. Breakfast is served at so many restaurants these days, from fast food joints to sit down places with a menu. There is no better way to start the day than to share a meal with the person who you love more than anyone in the world. Breakfast dates are a fantastic way to sneak in some time for bonding during a period of the day most people overlook.
Grab a basketball, put on your sneakers, and head out to the nearest basketball court. You can play a little one-on-one or shoot hoops to see who can make the most baskets. Playing basketball is a great way to get exercise and some fresh air. Almost every park or playground has a basketball hoop. Show off and try to do some fancy shots while you're playing. You can even make videos of each other, showing off while trying to sink the impossible basket from far away.
Petsitting enables you to do something good for someone and also provides the perfect opportunity to spend some time with your spouse. If the two of you are animal lovers, then petsitting will come naturally. If you aren't, then petsitting might offer a hilarious opportunity that otherwise wouldn't exist. Or maybe the two of you are interested in getting a pet and want to try it out for a day. If you're sitting a dog, take it out for a walk. The two of you will get some much-needed exercise, and so will your furry friend. Also, some pet stores allow you to bring pets inside them. Take the dog or cat to the pet store and allow them to choose a toy. It will be nice for the animal, and the two of you will enjoy watching it react to being inside the store. Petsitting can also sometimes turn into housesitting, where you get to stay at someone else's house for a little while free of charge. In either case petsitting can be a fun date with your spouse.
Both free and paid concerts offer up exciting live entertainment that is suitable for any date night. Keep an eye out to see if your favorite band is coming to town. Don't just hold out for your favorite bands though, the experience is worth it for any music that you enjoy. You can turn a concert night into a whole event. Go out to eat, have a little dessert, and then go to the concert. If you can't do all that, then going to the concert is enough. Some couples might not want to go if they can't afford front row seats, but that shouldn't be a concern. Sometimes it's best to be further away from the stage because it can be too noisy.
Arts & Culture
Photography is a fun hobby that you can share with your spouse. The enjoyable aspect of having a photography date isn't only taking the pictures but also finding interesting locations. If you have camera equipment great, but if you don't, then it's no big deal. The camera on your smartphone is probably good enough for taking amateur pictures. Try your best to scour your local area for the most exciting photo opportunities. If you really want to take your photography date to the next level, share your pictures on social media. The two of you will love to see how many people like your photos and to read the comments left by your followers.
A kickball game with your spouse will immediately send you back to the days when you were in school. Be creative and come up with your own rules while playing kickball. You can take turns kicking the ball or turn it into a game like soccer. Take your ball and go to the park and enjoy some fun in the sun. If you take a picnic or some snacks, you can turn your kickball game into an outdoor extravaganza. It's always nice to spend some quality time with the person you love outside, and doing something healthy is a bonus.
Fun & Games
An escape room offers the type of excitement that couples rarely get to experience. You're given sixty minutes to get out of a room. You're given all the instructions you need, and it's up to you to find a way out. The excitement comes from only having an hour to get out of the room. The excitement builds as the time becomes shorter for you to solve the puzzle. Will you leave within the sixty minutes? Playing in an escape room improves your team working skills. By the time the sixty minutes are up, you'll be a well-oiled machine that can tackle anything that life throws your way. Escape rooms are usually done by small groups, so this makes a great double or group date.
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.
Did you know you can rent a home for as short of a period as a day or even a week? Why not rent a home and go on vacation? Scour the internet and find a home that is near all the attractions that you want to be near. If you've got the cash to burn, turn your vacation date into something a little more permanent by renting it for several weeks. Spending a few weeks in the area will enable you to feel where you're at. If you're the type who doesn't like short vacations, you'll love renting a home and having an extended vacation. Staying in the comfort of an actual house or apartment beats out a hotel stay any day.
Romance & Relationship
Marriage takes effort and all marriages could benefit from a little extra attention. That's a truth that many married couples aren't willing to admit. You can always strengthen your marriage, and it's not as difficult as it sounds. A marriage workshop is an ideal date for those who want to improve the quality of their relationship. You will learn vital tasks that will go a long way in helping you strengthen your bond, learn how to diffuse situations, and be a reliable partner. You can't put a dollar value on such information, and it will stay with you for ever.
Fun & Games
A trip to the arcade is about more than just going down memory lane. The arcade is a great place to have all kinds of fun. Try to find two-player games that each of you can play together. Don't limit yourself to only video games since most arcades also have games of skill. Air hockey is a fun game to play, and you get quite a bang for your buck. Skee ball is another game where you can take turns or compete against each other to see who can get the highest score. Games of skill are great because you can collect tickets and redeem them for all kinds of toys you can have fun with later.
A mountaineering date is where you climb a mountain. It sounds simple enough, but depending on the mountain, it can be one of life's greatest challenges. If you're new to mountaineering, it's best to start small and work your way up to the big mountains. It's also a good idea to have an experienced climber with you, so you don't risk your life going up or down the mountain. Climbing a mountain can be one of life's greatest, most exhilarating challenges, and it's something that can bring you closer as a couple. Something happens when you're high up on a mountain, and you get to experience nature on a level that most people can only dream of.
Arts & Culture
Dying eggs is a lot of fun because you get to eat your artwork after you're done. If you are an artistic couple, you can create all kinds of decorative eggs. A date of dying eggs can result in quite a few gifts that you can give to your friends and family. If Easter is right around the corner, a basket of dyed eggs is a perfect gift. Also, don't forget to take a few pictures of your eggs to share with your friends and family online. If you want to get even more creative, you can dye the eggs and also paint them. Use your imagination and allow it to run while you come up with all kinds of new designs and dye patterns that are sure to amaze anyone who looks at your eggs.
Sharing your hobbies with your spouse is a great way to connect and learn about each other. You can divide a date based on your hobbies into several dates. It doesn't matter how well you think you know your spouse; there's plenty about them that you don't know anything about. If you've been around a while, there are probably a lot of hobbies you used to have when you were younger that you can revive. Hobbies are usually done by ourselves, which means you rarely get to see your spouse participate in them. Learning what your spouse enjoys is always a fascinating experience, and you might also find yourself enjoying the hobby as well. Who knows, in the future the two of you might want to keep doing the hobby together.
Fun & Games
A day at the beach making sandcastles is as much fun as it sounds. Bring along a few little shovels, some containers, and whatever else that you need to make sandcastles. If you really want to go out of your way and turn it into a fantastic date, take lunch with you and eat it on the beach. Make it more fun by seeing how elaborate you can build your sandcastles. Collaborate or compete to make it fabulous. After your sandcastles are complete, then go for a dip in the water and enjoy yourself. The perfect way to end a date under the sun and in the sand is with the two of you swimming and having a ton of fun in the water.
Causes & Service
The joy of Christmas is something that people can never get enough of. Caroling is a fun way to spread the holiday cheer that so many people desperately lack. You can either go caroling in your own neighborhood or visit friends and sing outside where they live. If you know other couples who are into caroling, you could turn it into a double or group date. After you're done caroling, go inside and warm your bones with a hot foot or drink. There's no better way to end your caroling date than with a cup of sweet, creamy hot chocolate and maybe a cookie or two.
Going to a golf match enables you to see the professionals in action. If you start your date early, you might be able to get close to the ropes and have an even better view of the professionals as they work the course. Golfers tend to be a little more relaxed than other professional athletes, and you might be able to get an autograph if you're lucky. If you want to have even more fun during your golf date, each of you can choose a player that you think will win and cheer them on as the game continues, or even have a little friendly wager between the two of you.
Fishing is a fun way to enjoy the great outdoors and to get some tasty food for free. Fishing itself is fun, and it gives you a chance to sit down next to each other and be a couple. Also, if you're the type who likes to catch what they cook, you can have a feast near the water. Remember, it's called fishing and not catching, so you might not have anything to eat on your date. The point of fishing isn't always to catch fish, but to spend time with the person you love. These precious moments are what your bond is built upon, and they are needed for a strong, lasting relationship. There aren't many things that can get you to forget about the hustle and bustle of your life like fishing. It's a great way to relax with the one you love.
People watching is a free and fun activity that a married couple can do almost anywhere. Go to a park, shopping mall, or anywhere else people congregate. Watch the people and make comments to each other about the people that you see. It's a bad idea to make fun of people or to say anything that would hurt their feelings if they heard you. Pay attention to what the people are wearing, their hairstyles, and body types. Humans are the most interesting creatures on the planet, and there's nothing more fun than watching what they look like and do while in public.
Causes & Service
It always seems like there's an election right around the corner. Have you ever thought about turning voting day into a date? Most people vote close to home, so you're never too far away from the voting booth. You can walk to the polling station and get a little fresh air. Why not go out to eat after you're done voting? If that isn't your cup of tea, then bring a picnic and find someplace to eat. The act of voting itself can be turned into a date. Voting is a duty that doesn't have to be dull and boring. You can turn it into a fun date, and the two of you can talk about the issues on the way to vote and after you've voted. The debate the two of you have may end up being more entertaining than what you see on those cable news channels.
Fun & Games
Crossword puzzles can be bought at any dollar store for a buck or two at the most. Sometimes working your noodle gets you in the mood for other things. The fun thing about crossword puzzles is that you can ask each other the clues. If you don't know the answer, you can cheat and look online. Crossword puzzle books come in a variety of difficulty levels, and you can build your way up. Not only are you spending quality time with each other, but you both learn something as well. For added enjoyment, take the crossword puzzle book outside and turn your fun into an outdoor date.
Laser shows are always amazing, and it's stunning to see what they can do with lasers. Usually, laser shows and music go together hand in hand. Laser shows are best viewed at night, so you might want to turn this into a dinner and evening event. Whisper into each other's ear when you see a new shape and say what you think it is. It'll be next to impossible not to bust out laughing when your spouse observes something utterly different than what you do.
Classes & Workshops
Art classes are fun for both artistic couples and those who aren't creative in the least. Sometimes those who are the least creative end up enjoying art classes the most because you discover a side of yourself that you didn't know existed. Art classes come in various forms, and you should be able to find some locally that are both paid and free. If you don't want to leave the house, you might be able to find some live streaming art classes for your date. If all else fails, check out YouTube and find some free art classes there that you can watch at any time. Save your art projects so you can remember your date or give them away as gifts so that the fun you two had impacts even more lives.
Christmas lights and decorations can really bring the Christmas season alive. As a fun date idea, take a stroll through your own neighborhood or a drive anywhere else that you'd like. Take in the lights, decorations and even the feel of the cold air on your cheeks as you go. Setting up your own decorations can also be a fun activity. Setting up Christmas lights, no matter if it's inside your home or outside, is a two-person job. Why not turn this event into a date night activity? It's even more fun if you treat yourselves with a cup of hot chocolate after you're done. You'll think about the hot chocolate the entire time that you're stringing up the lights. Talk about some of your favorite Christmas memories from years gone by while you're putting up the lights. If you have children, then there are plenty of memories to talk about while you put up the lights.
Events & Attractions
A haunted house is as spooky as they come. It doesn't matter where you live; there are haunted houses. Typically, most haunted houses are only open during the autumn around Halloween. Sometimes haunted houses are put on by local churches or civic groups with a theme in mind. The real haunted houses will scare you to your very core. If you're prepared to get freaked out and scared like you've never been scared before, go to a quality haunted house during a date. Just don't be surprised if you come out the other end shaking like a leaf.
Historical sites litter the globe, and there are more than you can ever see during your lifetime. Why not find a historical site near where you live and visit it on a date? No matter where you are, there are plenty of historical sites that are sure to fascinate you. Learning history from a book or a movie is fun, but it's completely different when you go to where the event happened. Being there in the flesh changes your perspective, and you will grow as a couple as you begin to learn about your surroundings. What you learn you'll pass on to other generations, and that means your date will live long past when it happened.
Video tutorials can teach you everything from how to create a web page to how to bake a cake from scratch. YouTube is the number one source of free video tutorials. Although there are plenty of paid tutorials that you can get if you want high-quality or hard to find information. If you can watch YouTube on your television, it would make the date an even better viewing event. The possibilities are endless when it comes to snacks and finger foods to eat while you watch the video tutorials. Learning how to do something new is always a great thing, and it's a lot more fun when you're doing it with your spouse. You'll be able to help each other when it comes time to put what you learned in the video to good use.
A date first thing in the morning starts the day off right. If the two of you are early birds, then you're already awake when the sun comes up. If not, watching the sunrise might be even more special. Go out on the back porch or in the parking lot and watch the sun come up. Climbing a mountain or heading to the beach can make it even more beautiful. The best sunrise date is to eat breakfast in bed before or after the sun rises. One of you can treat the other and cook breakfast and enjoy the meal while lying in bed. Or if you're away from home why not turn it into a picnic? Don't forget to take some beautiful photos while you're at it.
Events & Attractions
Every city has tourist attractions that you can visit. The tourist attractions in your area might include museums, theaters, and amusement parks. Search online to see what are the most popular tourist hot spots in your area. Sometimes people who live their whole lives in an area end up forgetting all about the special places in their backyard. If that's the case for you, it will be a lot of fun to revisit the places you haven't been to in a while. Touristy places are always fun because everyone likes to roll out the red carpet for out of towners and locals alike who are looking to have a good time.
If you or another couple you know are thinking about having a baby soon or you see children in your future, then coming up with names is essential. Some couples spend countless days going through books and websites trying to come up with the perfect name. Many times, couples are unsure what their baby's name should be, and it takes time to come up with something they both can agree on. Get yourself some snacks, turn on some music, and have fun coming up with names. You can go through names off of the top of your head or look them up. The fun part is seeing which names your spouse likes and the ones that they refuse to give your child. The back story behind the names they won't accept can sometimes be more interesting than choosing a baby name.
Watching extreme sports on TV is a date that will leave both of you on the edge of the couch, wondering what's going to happen next. There is a reason why they call them extreme sports, and that is because they are exciting. The best way to enjoy your television date is by making sure there are plenty of goodies to munch on while watching. You might settle for some chips, or take things the extra mile and make some snacks of your own. Some of you might want to turn this date into something truly spectacular, and the way you can do that is by ordering takeout food and having it delivered to you. Your extreme sports date can be as simple or as festive as you want and the great thing is, you don't have to leave the house to enjoy it.
A little weekend getaway or a full-blown vacation are both great ideas for a date. If you don't have that much free time to work with, go on an evening road trip. The whole point is, get out there with the person you love and enjoy some scenery. Traveling is something couples do to learn about each other. You get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and allow each other to explore who you really are. Traveling is always more about learning about yourselves than it is about sightseeing. You never come back the same person as you left when you travel. Your relationship will change, and you will know each other on a much deeper level after traveling together.
Food & Drink
Nothing says fun like throwing some food on the barbecue. The smell of the food cooking is enough to make your mouth water in excitement. Grilling outside is the perfect excuse to have an outdoor picnic. Some parks have free grills that you can use if you bring your own charcoal. The thrill of a cookout is only outdone by how enjoyable it is to eat a freshly cooked fire kissed meal. Add with it some side dishes like chips, potato salad, or even grilled veggies for the ultimate BBQ date experience. Makes a great date for just you and your honey or as a group date.
Jet skiing is a great date for anyone who loves the water, sun, and a whole lot of excitement. Just think about how much fun it will be to see your partner holding on for dear life while they speed across the water? You can rent jet skis by the hour or go all day long. If you've never been jet skiing before, the adrenaline rush will surprise you. The look of excitement plastered all over your faces will make the adventure all that much more worthwhile.
Flea markets are where you can get deals and also find items that are impossible to buy elsewhere. An entire day can be turned into a flea market date without much effort at all. The most fun you'll ever have is to go into the flea market with a small budget and try to buy as many interesting items as possible. Another part of the fun is negotiating prices with the sellers at the flea market. The sellers are used to haggling, and many of them think it is a sport. You and your spouse can try your best to haggle different sellers and see who can get the biggest discounts.
Fun & Games
Challenges and dares always make for an interesting date. How do you choose what type of challenges or dares you dish out? Well, only you know what you're spouse is willing to do. You don't want the dare to be so extreme that you know they aren't going to do it. So, with that in mind, you should test the waters and see what comes about. If you're running blanks, go online and find some suggestions on challenges and dares. You'll find plenty of suggestions that don't go to an extreme. This is one of those dates that you can do anywhere, and it can be incredibly exciting if you're in the bedroom or in a romantic mood.
Volleyball is an exciting sport to watch on television, and it is a fantastic date idea. Watching volleyball is so much fun because you never know what the outcome is going to be. Each volley can be more exciting than the last and it can be so much fun to see how long the players can go without the volley coming to an end. Have plenty of snacks, ice cream, or whatever both of you like on hand to munch on while watching TV. If both of you consider yourselves to be volleyball aficionados, you might want to prepare a special meal to celebrate watching the big event. If you are fans of a particular team, show your team spirit by decorating your living room or wearing the colors of your favorite team.