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Married Fun has all the date ideas! Read on to see all our Eclectic date ideas. Mix up your next date night with these awesome activities. For the full experience make sure you check out the Married Fun Date Planner
7 minutes in heaven is a game teenagers like to play and is little bit like playing spin the bottle. Typically you go into a closet or somewhere and kiss or make out for seven minutes. You're an adult; you don't need to go into the closet or anything like that to have a make-out session. Go wherever you feel comfortable and let the kissing begin. Should you only make out for seven minutes? Go with the flow. If your make-out session lasts more than seven minutes, then consider your date a success. Kissing is one of those things that well established couples usually don't do enough of. Why not have an entire date with nothing but kissing? You should be able to lock lips and enjoy yourselves now and then.
Archaeology enables history buffs to take things one step further and touch the historic landmarks and items of the era. An archaeology date can be as simple as the two of you going to an area and digging for things like glass bottles in an old trash pit. If you're feeling adventurous, you can team up with a group of researchers trying to uncover a secret hidden past. Archaeology allows you to experience history in a way that nothing else can. You will be able to see and feel the past, and it will come to life in your hands.
Babysitting is a surprisingly fun date activity for those who need a little diversity in their lives. If you have grown kids, then babysitting will make you remember when your children were young. Those couples who don't have kids, but are thinking about having them, will benefit from babysitting since it'll give you the chance to see what having a family is like. Plan out fun activities for the child or children to do that everyone can participate in. An evening babysitting is a whole lot more fun than it sounds if you're the type of couple who loves children. You can also trade babysitting with another couple so you each have free sitters for your date nights.
Going to a block party or even throwing a block party yourself is fun for the entire neighborhood. Why would you turn your date night into a party for everyone? Why not? There might be a reason you want to celebrate or just want to get the whole neighborhood together. If you're going to have a block party as a date, you'll probably want to notify the police beforehand. The police should be aware that there will be quite a bit of people going from house to house and having a good time. You wouldn't want your date to turn into an out of control party that makes the headlines in the newspaper the following day.
Every car owner knows that they need to change their oil. Many car owners don't change the oil often enough in their cars. If the two of you have never changed a car's oil, you're in for a really exciting adventure. Changing the oil isn't difficult, but it can be messy for first-timers. If one of you has changed the oil before, none of it will be much of a surprise to you. The oil in your car is the lifeblood of your engine. It's surprising to see what the oil looks like, and the two of you are in for a real shock with this date. Wear old clothes and make sure to have plenty of rags nearby because changing your oil is messy even for those who are highly experienced.
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.
Something magical happens when it gets dark outside, and the city you live in begins to light up. A drive through your city at night opens up a new world that you rarely see if you're never out late. Pay attention to all the signs and how your favorite stores and restaurants look when they're illuminated. The world comes alive at night, and there's no better proof of that than when the neon lights start to flicker. Point out which signs are your favorite and try to guess which ones your spouse might like the most. Try to find a little extra elevation for an even more beautiful scene.
Sometimes for one reason or another, you might find yourself far away from your spouse. Just because there is a distance between you and your spouse doesn't mean you can't go on a date. You might even distance yourselves a little just to try out a cyber date. You can use a free service such as Skype to talk to each other over the Internet using your webcam. If you really want to have fun, you can both order take-out food, and it will be like you are eating at a restaurant. It's also fun to watch the same television show together while on the Internet to see how the other reacts to surprising events. There are lots of services popping up for having watch parties where the shows you're watching are synched for both of you. Being apart is a good way to appreciate more the time you have together, so give it a try some time.
Don't knock it until you've tried it... Dumpster diving can result in a memorable date if you know the right dumpsters to dive in. The worst dumpsters to look for stuff in are going to be those from restaurants and grocery stores. Try to find dumpsters from high-end stores if you want to score the good stuff. The two of you can hop into the dumpster and look around while trying your best to find all the goodies. You might want to consider taking turns and someone being outside of the dumpster so you can keep an eye out for garbage trucks. The last thing you want is your dumpster diving date to end wrongly by a garbage truck coming and tossing both of you into the back of it.
There's a whole world out there waiting for you to explore. Where will you go exploring? Have you ever thought about searching through caves? Maybe you could hike through forests to find old long-lost buildings. A great exploring date is to try to find run-down mansions in your city that belonged to people who were once rich and powerful. No matter where you are, there's plenty of rich history waiting for you to discover. Exploring is one of those date activities that becomes addictive, and you shouldn't be surprised if it's something that you want to do again.
You don't need a reason for a gift exchange other than to express your love for one another. A gift exchange can be a date in itself, or you can add it to another date idea to have the ultimate experience. Set a limit on how much money you want to spend on the gift. If you really want to go all out, then have a themed gift exchange. For example, if you're both Harry Potter fans, buy each other something that only a true-blue fan would know about. The purpose of a gift exchange isn't to have high expectations about what your husband or wife will buy you, but to enjoy giving each other something even if there's no particular occasion.
Panning for gold probably won't bring in tons of money, but you'll get to enjoy a new activity. You can go to a local stream and pan for gold, and it doesn't cost anything. There are places where you pay, and they allow you to pan their streams for gold. You might see a speck of gold here and there, and that's what makes it so much fun. It's like hunting for a needle in a haystack, and seeing your spouse's face light up when they find gold is priceless. You'll feel like someone who headed out west in hopes of finding prosperity when you're sloshing the water and sediment around the pan, searching for any specks that sparkle in the light.
There's something so undeniably romantic about going on a gondola ride. It's like a blast from the past as the person guides you through the canal. It will take but a mere matter of moments before you're able to comprehend what's going on fully. After you get adjusted, that's when the sparks begin to fly. Romance will be in the air, and you'll hold hands for the entire evening after you get off the gondola. The perfect way to end a gondola date is by going to an Italian restaurant or anywhere where the two can eat a quiet meal while being left alone.
Gravestone rubbing is where you take a piece of paper and rub a pencil over the tombstone to make an imprint of it. There are several different ways you can turn gravestone rubbing into a date. You both can visit the cemeteries where your relatives are buried and rub their gravestones. Another great idea is to find dead celebrities, famous people, or business people in your area and rub their gravestones. Rubbing a gravestone is harmless, and you won't harm the grave in any way. Do a little research online to find local people of interest and visit their graves.
Break out your old clothes and your tools and get to work doing those home renovations that you've been putting off. Doing activities such as home improvement does a lot more than making your house a more livable place; it also strengthens your relationship. You're bound to get into situations where you get on your spouse's nerves. Somehow you work through those situations, and as a couple, you become stronger on the other side. If you're new to DIY projects, start doing small tasks, and work your way up to professional level remodeling.
Riding in a horsedrawn carriage feels like a blast from the past. The two of you can sit back in the carriage while enjoying this old fashioned elegance. Imagine what it would've been like for royalty in the past to travel the same way as you go down the street. Use this moment to silently reflect on what makes your love for each other so special. Times like these don't require much creativity since you can look around and see what's so incredible about the moment. The sound of the horses walking, the closeness of the two of you sitting together, and the open-air aspect of the carriage all create a romantic atmosphere that is unique to itself.
A hot-air balloon ride is the adventure of a lifetime. Your date can consist of one of those hot-air balloon rides that only go up in the air or you can hover over your city. A date that neither one of you will ever forget is what a hot-air balloon ride is. The view of the world from high above is one that draws you together. There's something romantic about being so high up and looking down at the world. The perfect opportunity to lean in for a kiss is when the two of you are floating high above while in awe about what's going on down below.
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.
Every person has at least one invention in them that they want to see so desperately. Two brains are better than one, and this is a date idea that any couple can do. Sit down and combine your thinking power and come up with an invention that solves a problem. You can either sketch it out on a piece of paper or head to the computer and use a graphics program to bring your idea to life. Who knows, maybe you can patent your invention and make big bucks off of it.
There are so many date ideas for letter writing that a book could be written about it. You can write letters to each other, combine your efforts, write a letter to a loved one, or write a letter to a celebrity you are fascinated by. Do you write the letter out by hand or use your computer? It might be more fun to take turns writing the letter by hand to see who has the best handwriting. Writing a letter feels like an old-fashioned way of communicating, and it will get your creative juices flowing. Read the letter back after you're done writing it and enjoy all the hard work you've put into it.