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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.
Glamping is a more glamourous version of camping. You don't have to rough it or anything like that when going glamping. With camping you are stuck with cooking, sleeping and going to the bathroom outdoors. With glamping you get to enjoy both the benefits of indoor facilities and the beauty of nature at the same time. With glamping you don't live in a little tent and have to forage for your food like you would under normal camping conditions. Glamping usually requires more than a few hours, and it's best suited for a weekend date getaway where you spend time with each other and forget all about the distractions that usually drive couples apart.
A "staycation" is a lot like a vacation, but you never leave your home. You take a vacation in your own home or perhaps a nearby hotel, and you forget all about work and everything else. Couples can enjoy all kinds of staycation events, such as having themed days where the entire day is focused on something. For example, the first day of your staycation is Mexican themed, and you eat Mexican food and even watch Spanish television shows. The most important part of your staycation is that you're not doing anything and the two of you are able to relax and enjoy your time together.
Arts & Culture
Couples who enjoy going out and listening to instrumental music will love going to the piano bar on date night. Have a drink or two, and enjoy live music being played on a piano. Piano bars are great alternatives for people who like live music but don't like the wild bar scene. Set aside money for a taxi or have a friend pick you up if you plan on drinking. You can play dress up and wear all kinds of fancy clothes. Make it a theme night, and the two of you wear something similar, like beach vacation night or whatever strikes your fancy.
The fun thing about origami is you can create a million different things out of small pieces of paper. Allow your creativity to run wild and see what you come up with. You and your spouse have different interests, and they will come out when you're creating things using paper pieces. If you want to have a total blast, then try to guess what each other is making. Sometimes the most fun is trying to come up with what your spouse is making out of the folded paper. Your creativity often runs wild when you're trying to outdo each other when trying to create the best origami.
Fun & Games
You don't need an excuse to turn anything into a celebration. You could be celebrating a holiday, a birthday, or anything. Turn your celebration into a date to make it even more enjoyable. How do you celebrate? That's the fun part, and you can make it up as you go along. Why not create your own holiday and be creative in how you celebrate it. What you want to do more than anything is to have a good time. Any excuse to get together and set aside some time is well worth it in the end. Turn Saturday or the full moon into a holiday and celebrate it until you're out of energy. You might just invent some fun traditions for you to share with your family and friends.
If you've been married for any length of time, then scrapbooking is a total blast. It's like walking down memory lane and reliving all of your favorite moments together. Sometimes it's good to sit and think back to all the fun that the two of you had. Don't just go through the motions, and build your scrapbook, talk about what happened in the pictures. Relive your most wonderful moments by looking at the photos you took during those times. It's as much of a celebration of the life that the two of you have shared as much as it is enjoying the moment that the photo was taken during.
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.
Everyone out there has at least one good joke in them. Your local comedy club probably has an open mic night now and then. The two of you can go up as a team or individually and try your best to make people laugh. If you're too afraid to get up there yourself, enjoy how the scene unfolds as other people brave the microphone. You can have a date where you try out your jokes on the other person. Give each other tips on how to improve the jokes and polish them before hitting the stage. You'll need at least a couple minutes of material, but it's not that hard to come up with stuff. After you have your jokes ready, you're now on your way to making people bust a gut laughing. Telling jokes in front of an audience is an exhilarating experience, and it's something that both of you might want to do again.
Arts & Culture
Do you and your spouse play musical instruments? If so, then making music is a date that's right up your alley. If not, making music can still be a really fun activity. You can try to come up with your own songs or play what's already been written. Sometimes it's fun to improve and add your own flair to the music. Record your musical adventure so you can look back at the fun you had. Sometimes a musical date comes out of the blue, or it's something that you plan on doing. If you are the musical type, then build a little studio in your home where the two of you can perform together and make the most out of your talents.
Getting away for the weekend is more than just a fantastic date idea, it's also a much-needed stress reliever for couples. Fill up the gas tank on your car and go on a mini-adventure or take a short flight to a destination where you can let your hair down. Choose a romantic getaway where the two of you can be alone and enjoy the area where you're staying. Short vacation dates like these can do wonders for a relationship by strengthening your bond and keeping everything exciting. If you have kids this can offer a much-needed break from them and an opportunity for the two of you to focus on - you. A quick trip can produce lifelong memories, and the impact of the vacation can ripple throughout your relationship.
Fun & Games
Juggling classes are a thing, and you don't need to want to be a clown to attend them. Juggling is a fun activity if you're blessed with great hand-eye coordination. Nothing is funnier than seeing someone try to juggle, and they end up causing all the balls to fall on the ground. A date night filled with laughs is what you should expect if you're planning on taking a juggling class. Don't be surprised if you don't get the hang of juggling right away because it takes quite a bit of time learning to pull off what a clown makes look easy.
Ice skating is typically a winter event, but you can do it indoors at rinks. Most places that offer ice skating also have skates that you can rent. Renting is a good option since you don't have to invest in buying a pair of skates. The look on both of your faces will be priceless as the two of you try your best to stand up on the skates. It takes a few minutes, but you'll get the hang of ice skating before you know it. Watch what other people are doing and learn from them as you skate around the rink. Ice skating isn't as difficult as it looks, and it only takes a few minutes to (mostly) learn how to keep your balance.
Health & Wellness
Massages are a great way to relax and put your worries aside. Couple's massages allow you both to relax at the same time and enjoy the handiwork of a professional masseuse or masseur and can even be therapeutic. Giving each other massages is a great way to enjoy the benefits of a massage and to save money. Massages encourage closeness and intimacy and can be very relaxing. A bottle of lotion or massage oil is a great investment as it will make the massage more enjoyable. Have your spouse lay on the bed, and you begin massaging their feet. Work your way up to their legs from their feet and massage the rest of their body. Pay close attention to any sensitive areas so you can avoid massaging them and pay attention to where they liked being massaged the most. Spend more time on the areas that your partner enjoys being massaged, and they'll love the rubdown even more.
Food & Drink
People live busy lives, and sometimes it's hard to prepare a home-cooked meal during the week. Have you ever thought about turning a night of cooking into a date? You can make several meals at once over a few hours if the two of you chip in on the work. You cook the food and then freeze it to eat later on during the week. Think of your date night meals as frozen TV dinners with the most crucial ingredient in them, which is love. You can eat healthily all week long, and it will be because of the time you shared during your date night cooking spree.
Fun & Games
Bingo is an exciting game that is perfect for any date night. It's probably not the most exciting game for two, so find a few extra couples or a place where lots of people will be playing. Also, if you end up playing bingo in a church, you're giving back to the community. Pay close attention to your spouse as they think they're getting closer and closer to winning. Your spouse won't be able to contain their excitement, and it'll be super fun to watch. Who knows, you might win some money while playing bingo. The fun isn't just in the winning; it's in the excitement when the numbers are called, and you hope that your spots will be picked.
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.
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.
Health & Wellness
Yoga can be done at home or in a class. Some couples might not feel comfortable doing yoga in front of strangers, so doing it home might be the best solution. There are many yoga instructors on YouTube who are more than willing to show you the ropes. If doing yoga at home, each of you will need a mat. Make sure to wear the appropriate attire for all of the stretching you'll be doing. It's okay if you're not able to do all of the poses, yoga is something that you get better at over time. Have a chat after your yoga session is over, and you'll be surprised by how effortlessly the conversation flows after a mind-clearing workout. This activity can be done just once or can be done more often to achieve all the benefits yoga has to offer.
Fun & Games
You might find yourselves home alone on a rainy or snowy day where you can't do anything at all outside. Days like those are perfect for online quizzes. You can either do the same online quizzes and see who can answer the most questions or take them individually. It might be fun to see who gets the most correct answers if you both take the quiz at the same time. There are online quizzes that cover almost every topic you can think of, so there's no excuse for anyone who can't play them. You and your spouse are experts at something, and if you aren't, then getting the wrong answers can sometimes be more fun than guessing the right ones.
Fun & Games
There are two great ways to play video games - you can hit up your local arcade or you can play games at home. If you have a game console, then go ahead and make the most of it. If not, don't sweat it, since you can use your smartphone to play games. The two of you can take turns and see who does better. You'll be surprised by how involved you are in the other's gameplay. It won't be long until you are jerking back in excitement when your spouse jumps on the ledge or has an ill-fated encounter with a bad guy. If your game collection is old and boring try renting a few new games or finding free games to play on your phone, tablet or PC.
Sites & Landmarks
Every city, regardless of how large, has plenty of urban areas to explore. Urban exploration is the term used to describe touring or checking out old man-made structures that are no longer in use. You can seek out old mansions, historical places, underground tunnles or similar places of interest. A fun thing to do is learn what the buildings in your city were used for in the past. For example, an office building today might have been a department store 50 years ago. Research what your city was like way back when and explore what it looks like in the present day. Urban exploration is something that can easily go from one date to many if you're the type of couple who is extra curious and loves history, culture or architecture.
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.
Going bowling allows you to roll a ball towards pins while wearing funny looking shoes. Don't worry if you're the type who only throws gutter balls; the score doesn't matter when you're bowling. Somehow a game of bowling always turns into lots of laughs by the time the game is done. Also, bowling alleys are famous for having all kinds of snacks like nachos and deliciously greasy food. You can throw a few strikes and have a guilty pleasure all on the same date. Check with your local bowling alley if they have discounts during the day or other times. You may also want to avoid playing during the times when leagues are there since it might be difficult to get a lane. Many alleys also offer cosmic or other types of bowling with black lights, popular music and more.
Fun & Games
Eyebombing is where you put googly eyes on objects in public. The goal is to make things look silly, so people get a chuckle. There are a million and one things you can eyebomb, and the hilarity sometimes gets out of hand. Grab yourself a pack of eyes and try to find the silliest places where you think they should go. You'll laugh so hard when you see how people react to the googly eyes. You will have a ton of fun eyebombing, but your date will bring plenty of lighthearted laughs to anyone who catches a glimpse of the eyes. Please remember to eyebomb responsibly.
Fun & Games
A car date is a great way to spend your time together regardless of what time of year it is. It might be in the dead of winter or in the middle of summer, a date in your car is always fantastic. What do you do while in your car? Anything! Just parking your car and talking while you cuddle is a great date. Or you could go for a nice scenic drive and listen to music. After you're done sightseeing, you can get something to eat. A drive-in is a real fun place to eat at, and you never have to get out of your car. Fast food restaurants are great too, and you don't have to step foot out of the vehicle. After all that, a great way to wind down a car date is by going to a drive-in movie.
If either of you is currently on the job market or is thinking about returning, updating your resume will be a must. Two heads are better than one when it comes to updating your resume, and that's what makes it a fantastic date idea. You can go over each other's resume and give some tips or talk about something that was looked over. It's always best to have a fresh pair of eyes look over a resume before giving it to a potential employer. Add some snacks into the mix and a little soda pop, and you've got yourself a fun date that could help you land a better career.
Style & Fashion
Face it; you've got things in your wardrobe that haven't been in style for a long time. Now is the perfect time for both you and your spouse to go through your wardrobe and see what you need to get rid of and buy. Online shopping makes it easy, but for the ultimate date, go to a mall or a big box store where both of you can get what you need. Sure, the two of you won't find everything that you need at the same place. But it will be fun to see how the other shops for clothes. Men and women can be polar opposites when it comes to clothes buying, but you'll enjoy seeing how different the other is. Be open about your opinions of clothing options for each other and try stepping out of your comfort zone a little in your choices.
Going for a nice relaxing drive is a great way to spend some quality time with your spouse. Hitting the open road offers up many opportunities for conversation and closeness that you otherwise would not be able to obtain on your own. A driving date can consist of taking a stroll through town or hitting the road and taking the highway and seeing where it ends up. A driving date is made even more enjoyable if you go out for a bite to eat. You can visit a drive-in restaurant or get fast food and eat it in your car. Sometimes a great way to end a driving date is to find a secluded area and relax while listening to music and allow the conversation to go wherever it may. Who knows, you might even be able to sneak a kiss while you're parked.
Fun & Games
Games for couples can come in many different forms. Some games that are made for couples are super sexy, and they will make you want to turn out the lights and enjoy some alone time together. Other games are more challenging and are all about testing your skills. Your mood and nothing else should determine the type of game that you play. Sometimes couples need a little motivation to get into the bedroom, and a sexy game can do that. A date of sexy games can be enhanced with finger foods, chocolate, or by setting a romantic mood. If the game you're playing isn't sexy, you can still enjoy some snacks and your favorite beverages to make your gameplay more enjoyable.
Taking a woodworking class or working on a project together is a great way to work on your bond. The project itself can vary in degrees of difficulty, and your abilities will grow over time. Each project you work on with each other will give you the skills and confidence to work on more complex things. You can sell the things you make, use them in your own home, or donate them to a local charity. No matter what you do with the final product, the real fun is always making it.
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.
Almost every couple will go through a career change at some point in their marriage. Turn that quest for a new career into a date. Order some takeout food and sit on the couch while the two of you brainstorm about the best job for the other person. Make a list and try to include a few off the wall suggestions that might be worthwhile to pursue. Sometimes success happens when you think outside the box. Your spouse knows you better than anyone else, and they might be able to point you in a direction that you were unable to go on your own.
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.
Food & Drink
A date at a sports bar is a dream come true for anyone who loves sports. The best time to go to a sports bar is when there's a big game on with the local team. The sports bar will be packed, and everyone will be cheering the action. Get yourself a plate of chicken wings or whatever you're in the mood for since most sports bars have all kinds of delicious foods and snacks. For added fun, wear clothing featuring your favorite team. You'll fit right in since everyone else will be wearing their team's gear also.
Causes & Service
Have you ever thought about becoming an organ donor? If not, it's something that everyone needs to talk about. The discussion would make for a perfect date night activity. It's a conversation every couple needs to have. Why not make a list of the pros and cons of donating your organs? It will be interesting to see which one of you wants to donate their organs. You might find out that both of you either want to donate or don't want to. The conversation will go into all sorts of unexpected areas, which is good because it'll give you a chance to get to know your spouse better.
Causes & Service
Are you a couple who has strong political convictions? If so, political canvassing can help your cause. Politics on the retail level is all about bumping shoulders and burning shoe leather. If the two of you feel strongly about the same candidates or causes, volunteering your time and turning it into a date is a great idea. You'll feel a sense of accomplishment, and you'll also get to spend time with the person you love more than anyone else in this world. You'll always remember your date fondly if your efforts helped push your cause or candidate over the top. If you're lucky you might even get to hobnob with some well known people giving you great stories to talk about for years.
If you and your spouse are movie buffs, then a film festival is right up your alley. By attending a film festival, you'll get to watch many different movies. Quite a few of those movies may never see the light of day outside of the festival. Film festivals are also places where movie producers and fans get to meet each other. Don't be surprised if you end up rubbing shoulders with legendary producers and actors who you've admired your whole life. Sometimes the smaller festivals are the best because they get less attention and that means you'll have more access to celebrities.
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.
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.