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Fun & Games
Face painting is a lot of fun if you're at a park or an event where someone is offering to do it. However, the real fun is when you paint each other's faces. You can order face paint online, or it can be bought from any costume shop. Imagine the laughs when you see how your spouse painted your face. Will you be able to go outside without bursting out laughing? An artistic touch isn't needed since sometimes the funniest designs are made by those who have no creativity whatsoever.
Arts & Culture
Allowing your creative side to flourish by doing arts & crafts is a fantastic date idea. Take it one step further by turning your love of arts & crafts into a business. A fun way to kick off your date is by walking through a craft store and seeing what piques your interest. By the time you're ready to leave the store, you'll have a clear idea as to what you want to make when you're at home. Be as zany and creative as you want to be when creating your crafts. It's great to watch your spouse's imagination come alive and explore their inner self. You don't know who you're married to until you see their creativity open like a flower blossoming in the morning.
Fun & Games
Temporary tattoos are a blast because you can see what you would look like with various tattoos without having to put anything permanent on your body. Everyone without tattoos always wonders what they would look full of tats. If you're not the type who would get a tattoo, going the temporary route is fantastic. You can get one tattoo or put them all over your body. A really fun thing to do during a temporary tattoo date would be to choose the tattoos for your spouse. Are you feeling mischievous or do you want to give your husband a frilly cute kitty tattoo? Maybe the husband will want to go all out and give his wife a face tattoo. You can do all kinds of things during this date and have a blast. Take a few pictures of yourself with the tattoos and freak your friends and family out. You don't have to tell them that your tattoos are temporary!
Fun & Games
Making igloos and snow forts are the perfect winter dates that are sure to create memories that last forever. Make sure to snap plenty of pictures of your snow creation process as well as the final result so you can look back at it during the warm summer months and remember what you did while the snow was falling. To make your snow date even more satisfying, fill a thermos full of hot chocolate to drink while working in the snow. The hot drink will warm your chilled bones and enable you to spend more time outside working on your snowy project together. Don't be surprised if this activity turns into a snowball fight!
Do you like it when your spouse smells good? If so, a date of perfume or cologne shopping is something the two of you will love. Most stores sell both perfume and cologne, and those are the stores that you should go to. How about you take your date to the next level and shop for a scent without your spouse being by your side? If you're leery of your spouse possibly not wanting to wear the scent, check with them before you go through the checkout aisle. It will be exciting to see what scent your spouse chooses and if it's something that you can stand to have on your skin.
Fun & Games
Science experiments are one of those things that always catch you off guard. The world is an odd place, and science experiments prove it. You can learn what science experiments to do from surfing the internet or buying science experiment kits. No matter if you take the DIY approach or buy a kit, you're bound to have a good time. No two science experiments are alike, and both of you will learn so much from doing them. Unleash your inner geek and learn about the world around you by performing experiments.
Arts & Culture
The fun thing about t-shirt design is that you can turn your hobby into a business. Brainstorm and try to come up with as many funny, witty, or off-the-wall t-shirt slogans and designs as possible. The two of you can even have a competition to see who sells the most shirts if you sell your shirts online. A really fun way to always remember your date is to design a shirt specifically for the moment. You'll have a memento of your enjoyable experience that you can cherish for a lifetime. Make sure you print up a shirt for each of you to wear out to your next great date.
Everyone always turns their head when they see a classic car rolling down the street. Couples can do everything from minor vehicle restoration to a full-blown restoration. If you're the type of couple who sees a hunk of rusted out metal and thinks it's a beautiful thing, then this is a date for you. The level of restoration you're able to do will depend on the skills and tools you have in the garage. Everyone can do little things like work with the interior or patch up some paint chips. If you're really good at turning a junker into a masterpiece, you might even consider starting a family business doing retro car restorations.
Events & Attractions
Few date ideas are as unique as the rodeo. The most fun way to enjoy a rodeo is by going there and seeing the action yourself. If you can't attend the rodeo during your date, don't sweat it. You can watch the rodeo on TV. It would be a total blast to serve up some Tex-Mex inspired dishes or snacks to watch while enjoying all the excitement. If you're an avid rodeo fan, you can cheer on your favorite athletes and see how well they do. The rodeo is an exciting sport that's so quick that it will make you regret blinking during your date.
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.
Health & Wellness
Supporting the YMCA is excellent because by doing so you do a number of good things for your community. Going to the YMCA is a great way to stay healthy and get rid of some stress. Couples who work out together tend to be healthier and happier. Anyone who has ever worked out in a gym knows that it's always great to have someone there to help you. A date at the YMCA is a wonderful chance for you two to spend some time together and also help each other become physically fit. Some YMCA locations have indoor swimming pools and other activities such as table tennis that you can enjoy as well. Look up your local YMCA to find out more.
Xpogo is taking pogo to an extreme. Yes, you can take pogo to an extreme, as you'll find out while watching Xpogo during a date. The pogo you knew and loved as a child has a new grown-up version and is best left to the professionals. Now you can do all kinds of tricks that you never thought were possible. A fun date idea is to watch people on YouTube doing Xpogo or if you're lucky, you can witness it in person.
Food & Drink
A box of chocolates is more than a great gift; it's a fun-filled date suggestion as well. A box of chocolates has all kinds of great things in them. The most fun thing to do is to bite the chocolates in half and share them. The two of you can comment on which chocolates that you like the best. One of you will more than likely favor fruity or soft chocolates while the other likes the ones with nuts in them. Either way, it's fun to sample the chocolates and to comment about which ones you like best. It will be surprising to see which ones you agree on that are the best and which you disagree about.
Water skiing is an adventure waiting to happen when you're being pulled by a boat. It's such an enjoyable experience being outside surrounded by water as the boat pulls you along. It's always fun to watch your spouse's face while they're having the time of their life. It's instant excitement when the boat goes, and you're holding on for dear life. Those who enjoy being outside, the water, and plenty of sun will enjoy a fun-filled date of water skiing.
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.
For those of you who don't know, hydroflighting is like those jet packs that propel you in the water. You strap a device onto you, and two streams of water jolt you up to make it kind of look like you're flying. If you live anywhere near the beach, you should be able to find someone offering hydroflight without any problems. There's something magical about seeing someone shoot up into the air by the power of water. If you decide to go on a hydroflight, make sure you have a camera or your smartphone ready to take plenty of pictures and videos of the excitement to share with others.
Fun & Games
A book of riddles is the type of at-home fun that any couple can enjoy. There are also plenty of riddles that you can find online. Try to see who can answer the most riddles or team up on the hardest ones you can find. The person with the highest score gets bragging rights for the entire night. Riddles come in all topics, and the ones you try to solve should be about things you know about. Add some snacks to your riddle-solving date, and it'll be far more enjoyable. A bowl of popcorn or even a frozen pizza is the perfect snack to munch while trying to solve a riddle.
These days it's super easy to rent electric bikes and scooters. You probably know several areas in your community where scooters and bikes are waiting for people to rent them. Renting the electronic devices tends to be fairly easy and inexpensive as well. You can rent them by the hour or by the day, but it's best to check with the rental company if you have any questions about how much it costs. A date on a scooter or electric bike could be just going for a ride, or you could turn it into a whole day affair. The great thing about renting the scooters or bikes is, you can leave them almost anywhere you want. You don't have to take them back where you got them, and that opens the door for even more date possibilities.
Traveling by train is an elegant way to travel. The view from outside the window is always fun because trains cover so much ground. You'll see beautiful wilderness, big cities, and everything in between. Trains can also have restaurants and even sleeping quarters. Dialogue has a way of flowing after the train starts to go down the tracks. It's when you realize that the two of you are going to be together for a while that the talking begins. Enjoy the trip, but more importantly, enjoy being with each other. Talk, eat, and get an eyeful of the moving scenery from outside the window.
Cloud watching is a free activity that gives you an insight into the inner working of your spouse's mind. All you do is find a comfortable place to sit or lay and look up towards the heavens. Each of you says the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the clouds. Use this moment to get close to each other and to enjoy being in their arms. It's less about the clouds than it is about being together. Turn your cloud watching into a picnic and enjoy an even longer time outside together. Cloud watching dates tend to be spontaneous and don't be surprised if it morphs into something else entirely.
Snow skiing is an excellent way for a married couple to enjoy winter together. Hitting the slopes is a fun way to get a healthy dose of excitement in your lives. Also, going to a resort is a fun way to take a weekend trip and enjoy yourselves. There's something extra fun about going into a resort for a cup of hot chocolate after you've been out in the cold. If you really want to have a good time, race while going down the hill. You'll end up having several races because the loser won't want to stay the loser for long. Before the two of you know it, you'll both have gone down the hill several times, and the day will be all but over.
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.
There are several different ways that you can have a product testing date. The two of you could go to the store and buy several foods that you've never tasted before and give them a try. You could try to join a company that pays people to test products for them. You could even make a video of you and your spouse testing different products and share it on YouTube. It's easy to find a ton of things either online or at the store that you've never used before. Don't limit yourself to only food; you can also test household products, hair care products, or even perfumes. Be creative and try a few things that you know you'll bust a gut laughing because of how strange they are.
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.
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.
Going to a baseball game is one of America's favorite pastimes. There are seats in the stadium for all budgets, and that means any couple who wants to go to a ballgame can. To make your baseball date even more enjoyable, deck yourself out in your favorite team's apparel. If you don't have any clothing with your favorite team's logo on it, make sure to wear the team's colors. It's fun to look as much of a fan as possible to show everyone that you are their number one supporter. If you have the extra money, the food at stadiums is always delicious, and they have what seems like a never-ending supply of snacks to munch on while watching your favorite team play.
Sporty couples and those seeking to get more exercise in their lives should consider a handball date. Handball can mean different things to different people, depending on where they live. In the U.S. handball is another name for the game called wallball or American handball. This is a really simple game that only requires a small rubber ball and a wall and it can be played fine with just 2 people. If you're a competitive couple who likes to challenge each other, give handball a try. In other parts of the world handball is a team sport that you're more likely to watch on TV. It's sort of like soccer, but you use your hands instead of your feet to get the ball into the goal and can be very exciting to watch.
There are quite a few online streaming services that allow you to make playlists. Spotify is by far the largest of the sites that allow you to make and share your playlists with everyone and to build off of the existing playlists made by others. The fun thing about turning making playlists into a date is that you can share them. If your spouse has different musical tastes than you, it will be exciting to listen to what they think is good. Don't think that your playlist is limited to music since some sites allow you to make playlists of podcast clips, stand up comedy, and even nature sounds. Be creative, and try your best to create playlists that are as unique as your interests are.
Causes & Service
Every day there are people all over the world that need a helping hand. The relationship you have as a couple is strengthened when you make the lives of others better. A single act of kindness can have a ripple effect on you and the people you help. How do you find people to perform acts of kindness for? You can start by looking at the people in your life and asking yourself how you can help them. You can also ask people in your church or civic organization if they know of anyone you can help. The love you have as a couple can be magnified and turned into something truly spectacular when you work together to improve others' lives.
An exciting date idea is to sit down with each other and determine what 30-day challenges you want to try. Some of you might balk at the thought of doing anything difficult for 30 days. You should realize that most people fail to do the challenges completely, but that shouldn't deter you from giving it a shot. They're called challenges because that's exactly what they are. Visit different websites and come up with something that the two of you can do as a challenge. The most exciting thing about doing 30-day challenges with your spouse is to see that you can accomplish difficult things when you work together.
Turning your car buying adventure into a date isn't as far fetched as it sounds. You can go to several different dealerships and drive the vehicle of your dreams. Even if you're not in the market to buy a car, you can take one out for a test drive. An entire day can be spent doing nothing but testing out cars. Take turns testing out cars and talk about the features you like and dislike about the vehicles. Test drive a few cars that may not appeal to you immediately to see if they can change your mind. Who knows, you might find yourself enjoying driving a station wagon over an SUV.
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.
Fun & Games
A jigsaw puzzle is a lot of fun to put together yourself, but it's even more fun when you do it as a date. Get a puzzle with as many pieces as you can find at the store to make this date even more challenging. Kick the fun off by searching for all the corner and border pieces. After you put together the corners and borders, work your way to the center of the puzzle. It will be interesting to see how long it takes both of you to put the puzzle together. Putting puzzles together is very relaxing and can feel almost therapeutic. When you're all done you can mount the picture onto cardboard or wood if you want to keep it as a memento of your date.
A date of sewing may not be what it seems at first. You can sew things such as homemade teddy bears and give them to charity. You can obviously turn mending your clothes into a great cost-saving date. You can buy patterns and material to make almost anything on your sewing date. If you don't have a sewing machine, don't sweat it, sewing is something you can also do by hand. You might find that sewing together not using a machine is a much more enjoyable date. If you're new to sewing, it's best to buy a couple of thimbles to save your fingers from getting poked. You don't want your fingers to turn into a pin cushion during your date!
Romance & Relationship
A second honeymoon is a perfect idea for couples married for a while, especially those who want to rekindle their marriage. A second honeymoon date can be as extravagant as you want it to be. Do you want to go all out and have the honeymoon you've ever dreamed of? Maybe your ideal honeymoon date would be to hole up in a local hotel and order takeout food. It's your honeymoon date, and the most important thing is that you find a way to enjoy it. Why not have a second honeymoon and take a little time out of your lives to appreciate each other?
If you're ready to laugh up a storm, then a comedy show is an excellent idea for any couple seeking some date night fun. A comedy show is the purest form of entertainment since there is nothing in between you and the comic. After the comedy show, talk to your spouse about what jokes they found the funniest. You and your spouse probably have a different sense of humor, and you'll get a feel for that when you hear what jokes your spouse liked the most. Comedy clubs are laid back places where you can let your hair down and enjoy an evening without being too fussy.
In many cities, the weekends are hot days for garage sales. You can easily spend an entire Saturday going from garage sale to garage sale, finding all kinds of goodies. Here is a little fun thing you can do to turn going to garage sales into a date. Try to find at least one item that you think the other would like. It doesn't have to cost much; you can set a limit of a couple of dollars on the item. You'll be surprised by the items that your spouse thinks that you will like. Seeing the items your spouse chooses gives insight into what type of person they think you are.
You never know what hidden treasures are lurking right below your feet. Everyone lives near someplace that has a fascinating history. A date activity using a metal detector can be a whole lot of fun, and it gets you outside as well. Try to find areas where you live that have a rich history and see what you can find. The two of you can take turns using the metal detector while the other digs up whatever you find. It's always exciting to pull something out of the ground that has some historical significance. Allow your imagination to run wild and try to find some areas that might be overlooked that could be teaming with ancient metallic artifacts.
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.
Whittling is a relaxing hobby that's best enjoyed on a front or back porch. All you need to for your whittling date is a piece of wood and a sharp knife. The wood can be found anywhere, and you might even consider using a fallen tree branch that you can find for free. The knife, well, you don't need a specialty whittling knife if you're not going to pursue this any further. If you think that this is something that might make for a great reoccurring date, invest a few bucks into a set of sharp knives that you can use for whittling. Allow your creativity to flow and see where your whittling will take you by see who can carve the best designs out of wood.