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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.
A night filled with dancing is a great way to get exercise and be close to each other. Sometimes it's fun to practice new dance moves at home before hitting the dance floor. You can easily turn a night out dancing into an incredible date if you also add a meal to it. Dinner and dancing have always been a fantastic date night combo, and it gives you the chance to burn off the calories you just ate. Slow dances are lovely because they allow you to connect while creating a romantic atmosphere. If you're not much of a dancer and don't know where to begin, check out YouTube for countless tutorials on every kind of dancing you can imagine. After you've been out a few times you may just find that you have a new go-to date night plan.
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.
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.
Food & Drink
Do you or your spouse have a sweet tooth? If so, going out for dessert can be a fun addition to any date or might even qualify for a stand-alone date idea. Your date could include going to the dairy aisle, a local bakery or ice cream parlor, or even a fancy restaurant. Sometimes it's fun to buy one dessert and share it. Going out for only dessert can be such a romantic experience. Chocolate desserts set a type of mood between a couple like nothing else can. Sitting there with the person you love while you're enjoying the creamy sweetness of chocolate can only bring you together as a couple.
Health & Wellness
Detoxing and cleansing is a vital part of your health. Your body needs to cleanse itself from time to time. Why not turn your detox into a date? Both of you can detox at the same time - that will come in handy if you feel any unwanted side effects. You can help each other out and encourage your spouse if they hit any rough patches. Detoxing isn't the easiest thing to put your body through, but you feel so much better afterward. Turn your cleansing date into something you do every few months for optimal health.
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.
Food & Drink
A dinner cruise combines both boating and mealtime into one. The two of you will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the deck before going down to eat your meal. If you're the type of couple who likes to see what's going on, try to sit near the window. The conversation will begin to flow as you're eating while floating down the river. The romantic side of a dinner cruise is that you get to savor a great meal while doing something that you may have never done before. Allow yourself to live in the moment and enjoy each other's company while being in the middle of a scenic spot.
Food & Drink
A dinner party for two - why not? Get some tasty drinks, the ingredients to your favorite dish, add a couple of aprons, and you're all set. Throw in some candles, and you've got a fantastic meal for two at a fraction of what it would cost in a restaurant. Being all alone is such a beautiful thing, and moments like these can be few and far between when you're married. Savor not only the food but the togetherness because who knows when the two of you will get to be all alone again. Splurge and have dessert, and since you're at home, feed it to each other while in bed. You can also attend or throw your own dinner party for friends and family which also makes a great date.
Arts & Culture
Going to a dinner theater as a date is awesome because you get to do two great things simultaneously. You get to enjoy a fantastic meal, and you also get to watch a theatrical production. Most theater dates require you to go to a restaurant first and then go to the theater, which is difficult for those who have limited free time. Couples who rarely get to go out will enjoy being able to eat and enjoy a show together. Choose where you want to sit, depending on how romantic you're feeling. If you're feeling very romantic, try to sit near the back of the venue. Some of you will naturally gravitate towards the front so you can have a better view.
Riding dirt bikes is a great date for anyone who has a sense of adventure or is looking for something out of their comfort zone. You can take turns riding a single dirt bike on your date, or you can rent two of them. If you really enjoy your date, you might consider buying a couple of dirt bikes so you can do this activity more often. Riding the bikes are fun, but it's equally as fun enjoying being outside. Take a break riding so you can make some videos of each other on the dirt bike. You'll want to make sure to preserve this date so you can watch it decades later.
Diving is a great pastime and date idea for any couple who loves the water. Diving is something you can do all year round. If the weather permits, go diving at a local lake or wherever the water is deep enough for diving. If it's too cold out, find an indoor pool that has a diving board. Be creative and try to come up with your own dives. Make up your own competitions to make it even more fun. If you can, have a camera handy and take photos of each other doing your dives! Diving into water is a simple thing to do, but difficult to master. The most beautiful dives will take time to master, and it will be so much fun to watch the other's progress. You might consider turning diving into a weekend date that gets you out of the house and also gets you some much-needed exercise.
Fun & Games
Setting up a DIY photobooth is a super simple task, thanks to modern-day technology. All you need is a digital camera - either a standalone camera or the camera on your phone, tablet or laptop. If you want to print out the pictures, you can use your own printer. However, you don't actually need a printer, you can use a printing service or send the photos to everyone over the internet. Be creative and make all kinds of props for your photobooth. You might even want to set up themes such as vacation, retro, or wildlife scenes. The photos you produce in your booth will provide lasting memories of all the fun you had on your date.
DIY projects often require two people, and that's what makes them perfect for date nights. You can build your DIY projects from the ground up, or you can go to a place like Ikea and buy boxed projects that only need to be assembled. Look online for inspiration and tips on how to accomplish your plans. It's good to do DIY projects to strengthen your bond as a couple and also to spruce up your living quarters. A new dresser or a fresh coat of paint on the walls can make a huge difference in how you feel when you're at home. You'll save money by doing it yourself, and you'll also have a sense of accomplishment. If you want to turn your DIY date into something phenomenal, treat yourself with pizza or other takeout food after your project is complete.
Dodgeball isn't only a game played in gym during your grade school years. You can also play dodgeball as an adult. How would you turn dodgeball into a date? Well, the easiest way is to play against each other and see who can dodge the ball the best. You can take turns throwing the ball at each other. If you know of other couples who would be interested in playing dodgeball, you can turn it into a double date. You can even get all the married couples in your church or civic club to have a dodgeball date and have even more fun.
The one thing that every dog owner can agree on is that their pet doesn't get enough exercise. A great date idea that benefits you, your spouse as well as the family pet is going to the dog park. It's a fantastic opportunity to start talking with each other, and things have a way of spiraling from there. Your dog will be happy since they rarely get to go out, and the two of you will feel refreshed after an evening of talking. Enjoy the fresh air, the other dogs, and the sense of togetherness all three of you share.
It seems that dogs never get enough exercise. Taking your dog for a walk is a great date idea since it gets everyone involved some much-needed exercise. You can take your dog for a walk around where you live or take them to a park. Turn your dog walking date into something extra special by going to a pet store that allows pets inside. Tell your dog that it can have any treat or toy they choose. It'll be so much fun watching your dog go excitedly go through the aisles trying to find something they want to take home.
Causes & Service
Donating blood is a great way to give back to the community while spending some time with each other. Try to have the nurse sit the two of you next to each other so you can talk while giving blood. Relax and enjoy yourself while you give blood. For some couples, a blood donation date is the only time they can relax and not worry about doing anything else. Sometimes it takes something out of the ordinary to make a couple pause the world around them for a brief moment. Other than the initial prick, giving blood is a date idea that helps you feel good about helping others who need it. Or if you're in need of a little cash look into donating plasma as well.
Causes & Service
No matter what the current economic situation is like, there are always those who need financial assistance. Helping others and giving back to the community is a great way to spend some quality time with your spouse. You can either host the donation drive or participate in it. If your church has a canned food drive, for example, both of you can collect donations and put them away to be redistributed later. Don't limit yourself to just physical or monetary donations since some people are more willing or able to part with one over the other.
Classes & Workshops
Everyone loves to doodle regardless if you consider yourself an artist or not. By attending drawing classes, you can sharpen your skills while spending some time with your spouse. Allowing your mind's eye to flourish and create new things is always a wonderful experience. Expose your inner artist and see where it takes you by going to a couple of drawing classes. After a couple of classes learning how to draw better, set up a date to draw pictures of each other. It would be interesting to see how your spouse views you, and you'll both laugh at the drawings each of you make.