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Romance & Relationship
You probably don't get to spend enough time together as a couple. You probably spend even less time being affectionate towards one another. Cuddling as a date may sound strange at first, but there's nothing weird at all when we're talking about wanting to get close to the person you love. A great side effect of cuddling is that you get to talk to your spouse while sitting or laying next to them. More often than not, the lines of communication between spouses are too disconnected. By cuddling, you give yourselves an additional opportunity to get the conversation rolling. Add a neck or back massage to your cuddling, and your date will be even more magical and enjoyable.
Romance & Relationship
Almost every couple needs to spend more time in the bedroom. Let's face it, time in the bedroom is precious, and most couples don't get enough of it. Games are a fun way to create the type of sparks needed to turn your love life into a wildfire. The game itself is only a vehicle for allowing each other to feel closer to each other. Take some time out to laugh, have fun, and enjoy each other's company. Allow the conversation to flow and see where things go. You'll be surprised by how quickly the moment will heat up, and you'll feel like you were just married all over again.
Fun & Games
For those of you who don't know, playing cornhole is where you toss bean bags through a hole in a board. You can either make your own cornhole board and bags or buy them online. You can play cornhole inside your home, but it's even more fun to play outside. The further away you are from the board, the more challenging it becomes. The goal is to get as many bags in the hole as possible. You can have a lively competition where the loser has to wash dishes in the evening. It won't be long before the two of you are laughing and having fun while trying to get the bag into the hole. cornhole is such a simple game, but that's what makes it fun to play. Anyone can play cornhole, but it's tough to master, and that's why you'll want to keep playing to improve your skills. Invite a couple of other couples to your cornhole date activity and compete as teams for even more fun.
Gymnastics challenges a person physically in almost every way possible. Women tend to be better at gymnastics than men, but that shouldn't stop husbands from enjoying a gymnastics date. The best place to do gymnastics is outside in the grass in case you fall down. If you're new to gymnastics, watch a few YouTube videos covering the basics. You should be able to learn how to do a few easy maneuvers quickly. After a few gymnastics dates, you may consider having them at the park to show off your skills. If you really want to turn your date into something fantastic, use your phone to play music while going through your gymnastic routine.
A stroll through your neighborhood might sound like an odd date at first. Everyone can use a little more exercise, and walking is a great way to get rid of stress. Walking also allows you to talk to each other. Finding the time to converse is becoming increasingly difficult these days for couples. An open line of communication is necessary for a healthy marriage. Hold hands, walk together like two teenagers in love, and enjoy the outdoors and the company of the person you love. Going for a walk is also free, so this is one of those dates that there's no excuse as to why you can't do it.
Watching golf on TV allows you to see the sport like few people do in real life. Professional golfers are incredibly talented, and the close-up shots that the camera provides are like nothing else. Whether you're into golf or not so much, watching it on television is a great idea for a date. You can go back and forth and pretend that you are giving the golfer advice on how they can improve their game. You can even pretend to be their caddy and suggest what golf clubs they should use for the next shot. Don't forget to have plenty of snacks and refreshing beverages ready because you will want to snack and drink while watching all of the golfing excitement.
Hiking is something you can do at your local park, or you can also do it in the wilderness. City parks are a sanctuary for city dwellers as they offer up a rare opportunity to see wildlife not far from the concrete jungle. All you need is a comfortable pair of shoes and the desire to walk to turn hiking into a great date. Bring along a lunch, and you've got yourself a picnic in the open outdoors. It's also fun to try to identify wildflowers and animals while you're going on a hike. For the more adventurous or athetic, pick a more difficult hike with a better payoff for finishing it.
Going to watch a volleyball game is a great way to spend time with each other and to turn watching a popular sport into a date. Volleyball is an exciting sport, and that's what drives so many spectators to watch the games. Don't be shy about showing your support for your local team by wearing the proper colors or clothing that features the team's logo. Cheer on your favorite team and give them the boost that they need while making your date even more exciting. You will feel like you're cheering played a part in their winning if your favorite team goes on to be victorious.
There's something romantic about watching a movie with the person you love at the theater. Maybe it's being next to the person you love in a dark room that's illuminated with all kinds of exciting lights. If you want to save money, watching a movie at home is the next best thing. Sometimes watching a movie at home is even better because you can choose the snacks you want without paying those high concession stand prices. If you really want to go all out on your home movie date, whip up some finger foods such as nachos and snuggle together on the couch and enjoy.
The fun thing about paddle boats is that you both can do it at the same time. If one of you slacks off, then the boat won't go nearly as fast. Parks and other places with bodies of water often have paddle boats that you can rent. A couple of hours out on the water is an enjoyable experience, and it gives you a chance to spend some time with your spouse. It won't be long after you're out on the water that the two of you are talking up a storm. Before you know it, you've spent the time chatting about all the things that you've wanted to talk about. A date spent paddle boating isn't about being on the water; it's about being alone with your spouse and having the opportunity to talk and relax together.
The thing that makes refinishing furniture such a satisfying date is that you can look back at the product of your hard work and enjoy it. You can set up an initial date looking for the furniture that you will be refinishing. Some of you might be surprised that you can find furniture sitting out on the street waiting for the trash to pick it up or a great place to find inexpensive pieces of furniture to refinish is flea markets or thrift stores. You will always remember your furniture refinishing date every time you look at the furniture that the two of you worked so hard to refinish. You can also resell your refinished furniture for a profit or donate it to charity to help out local causes.
Boxing, kickboxing and MMA are huge right now and any of them can be a great date. You can watch a fight on TV or go all out and attend the fight in person. Going to an arena is much more memorable and you can enjoy all the action as it happens. If you're planning on watching the fight on TV you can plan a whole date around it - get snacks, some takeout, and plenty of soda. This is a fun date activity for just the two of you or you can invite another couple or two over to share the fun (and the cost) of the fight or food.
A Battle of the Bands is where 2 or more bands compete for the honor of being called the best band. Going to a Battle of the Bands can be a fun date activity for the two of you. Live concerts are always entertaining, but multiple bands trying to outdo each other can be even more fun. Or maybe you'd be interested in competing against each other in your own Battle of the Bands. If so, you can play the video game of the same name. You and your spouse would compete against each other to see which band performs the best. Some couples like to play games, but they're not into violent video games. Battle of the Bands is a fun game without violence. If it's a rainy day outside and your date plans have been ruined, or you want to enjoy a little downtime at home playing games, Battle of the Bands is something you should look into. Battle of the Bands is a game that takes a little time to become a master at, and it's an excellent excuse to turn it into a few more date nights.
True rock climbing is an outdoor activity, but there are some indoor places where you can practice rock climbing too. Many couples who go on rock climbing dates enjoy being in the great outdoors while also getting quite a workout. You can't climb a rock without working up a pretty good sweat. Rock climbing is so popular that it's one of the few activities where you can be at one with yourself. Everything is erased from your mind when you're focused on going from one move to the next. When you're rock climbing as a date, you can offer each other support and guidance on which places to grip and hold onto.
A fire pit is difficult to make, but it's possible to build one during a date. Or you can opt to buy a firepit to place in your backyard to use over and over. The real fun of a fire pit is sitting around it together. Watching the fire dance as you two are nestled close to each other is as relaxing as it is romantic. Roasting marshmallows or weenies is also a lot of fun when the two of you are sitting around the fire pit. The warmth of the fire and the smell of the smoke creates a mood that connects to the very spirit of humankind. Sitting at the fire pit is even more enjoyable during nighttime when the fire lifts the cover of darkness.
Romance & Relationship
Do you remember your first date? Nothing has changed your life course as much as your first date has. Why not recreate your first date? If you can't, because the restaurant or whatever no longer exists, spend some time reminiscing about your first date. Talk to each other and go through how you were feeling during your first date. Were you feeling excited? Nervous? You might be surprised by how your spouse felt during that fateful first date. If you have any journal or diary entries from the time, bust them out and read them. If not, it's not to late to write about your first date so you can better remember this important event. Always take time out to remember where you've been as a couple so that you can see your progress. Reliving the past is essential to understand how you got where you're at now. Enjoy yesterday, while appreciating today with a date that celebrates the infancy of your relationship.
Stuff a backpack with everything you need and go hit the trail. Where are the best places to go backpacking on a date? You could go to a park, a hiking trail, or someplace out in the wilderness. You could also turn backpacking into camping and have a date in the great outdoors. Just remember if you're planning on staying outside for an extended period to make sure that you have food and other supplies. Your date night will end up being a disaster if you are out in the wilderness with no food or water. Done right, backpacking makes a great date.
Hitting the road is always a lot of fun. A road trip can be taking a trip for a few miles, or it can be an all-day adventure. Plan your road trip to ensure that you have as much fun as possible. Consider going to a fun destination, or a fun dinner in a sleepy highway town, or whatever floats your boat. If you have a little extra money, spend the night in a hotel. Make sure to do a little online research about the hotel to ensure that you don't end up spending the night in a dump. You can also be spontaneous and surprise your spouse or even hit the road without a plan and see where it leads you.
Events & Attractions
There are so many reasons why a book signing is a great date idea. First off, anything that gets you to read more is a fantastic thing. Beyond all that, when you go to a book signing, you get to meet the author. The hope is that the author is someone famous and they will sign your book for you. Book signings involve plenty of waiting, and you don't get much time with the author. You should think in advance what you want to say to the author and what you want them to write while autographing your book. If you're allowed, have your spouse take a picture to have an additional memento to remember your date with a famous writer.
Events & Attractions
Comic book lovers are a breed all of their own. Do you and your spouse love putting your nose in a comic book or watching superhero or sci-fi movies? If so, you will love going to a comic convention for a date. You will see people dressed up as your favorite characters, and you'll also get to mingle with those in the industry. Fantasy book and movie creators are seen as celebrities in this world, but they're often still fairly easy to connect with at conventions. Try to take a few selfies during your comic convention date so you can remember it forever.
Going to the parade requires a little preplanning, but it's not too difficult. You might need to bring lawn chairs and also find a good place to sit. It's best to find a place to sit at least an hour or so before the parade begins, depending on how many people are involved. Go online to see where the parade route is so that you can find the best possible location. If you live on the parade route, then sit in your yard. It's fun to pay attention and see if you know anyone who is in the parade. Comment on all the floats and talk about the ones you enjoyed most after the parade. Make sure to keep your smartphone handy so you can snap pictures and make videos to share with each other later on.
No matter what time of year it is, you can go swimming. If it's summertime, then hitting the beach or a public pool is a lot of fun. During the colder months, there are several different places where you can go swimming indoors. Gyms, hotels, and even the YMCA usually have indoor pools that are open all year long. Swimming is a great activity because it relaxes while also providing a great source of exercise. It's next to impossible not to have fun when you're swimming together and enjoying the water. If you're swimming at the beach, bring lunch with you and turn it into a picnic after you're done having fun in the sun.
A trip to a national park is a great adventure. After you get to the park, that's when the real fun begins. There's hiking, fishing, rafting, bird watching and other outdoor activities that are enjoyable at a national park. Some parks even allow you to go camping. The fun you have in a national park can last a few hours or even a few days. Bring along a picnic for a short stay or camping gear for a weekend adventure. National parks usually have free or low-cost entry fees. Be sure to follow all the laws and rules for any activities that you may be doing. The fresh air, nature, and togetherness that you share will make for such an enjoyable experience. Nature has a way of bringing people together and stripping away all the negative things about life, so you can enjoy each other for who you are.
We all have to live within our means, and that's why budgets are so important. Why not turn the budgeting process into a date? The two of you do need to sit down and calculate how much money is coming in and where it's going. Spice things up by ordering takeout food and treating yourself to a movie or favorite television show after you're done. Intertwine activities with your budgeting dates so that they don't feel like it's a chore and nothing else. After all, you are spending time with the person you love, and every minute is precious. Make the most of it by adding a little flair to the budgeting date, and you'll look forward to doing it the next time the need arises.
Going to a soccer game can be a really fun thing to do on a date with your spouse. No one gets more excited about their team, than soccer fans do. If you have never been to a soccer game in person before, be prepared to hear lots of cheering from passionate fans every time something happens on the field. Soccer is a fast-paced game that can leave you feeling mesmerized by all of the action. Try your best to help each other follow the action on the field so that you know what's going on as it happens.
Health & Wellness
Going for a quick run is a great exercise, and it's also a fantastic way to spend some time with each other. Before your running date, scout out an area that is safe to run. If you're a regular runner, you won't have a problem finding a place to run. If you're living in a big city, a park is probably your best bet to find a safe running space. Bring along some fruit or water bottles and take a break during your running date to spend a little time with each other. If you're feeling up to it, you can have a little competition to see who can run the furthest without getting winded. Running not only is a fantastic one-time date idea but a healthy lifestyle that will reward you for years if you can turn it into a habit.
Quite a few couples share a love of collecting items. Do both of you like to collect the same things? If so, then turn hunting the items into a date. If not, help build each other's collections together. You can go to flea markets, estate auctions, or garage sales to find the items you collect. Also, surfing eBay or Craigslist is a great way to find collectibles without leaving the house. Half of the fun of collecting isn't buying the items; it's trying to find them. You get to meet a lot of interesting people, and their stories are always so fun to hear. The adventure of collecting draws all kinds of people into the hobby, and the thrill of the hunt is what keeps couples seeking out collectibles on dates.