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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.
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.
Fun & Games
There's a whole world of improvisation games waiting for couples to discover them. Although improvisation games are mainly geared toward actors and performers they can be fun games for others as well. A quick Google search will produce dozens of games that you can play right away. Everyone has a hidden actor or comedian in them. Playing improvisation games unleashes your creative side while spending time together as the perfect date. Preserve your improvisation games date forever by making a video of your acting skills. The two of you will laugh uncontrollably years down the line when you watch the video of your date.
Tennis is one of those games that you need a partner to play with. Tennis is the perfect outdoor sport for couples which keeps you healthy and gets you out of the house. Tennis dates are great because both of your games will improve as you continue to play. It won't be long until you think back to when you weren't so good at playing tennis. If you want to keep your tennis dates going all year round, find an indoor tennis court to play on during the colder months or when it's raining outside.
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.
Have you ever thought of dressing up as your favorite cartoon, movie or game character? There are two ways you can turn cosplay into a date, and that is to dress up as separate characters or to dress up as a team. If the two of you are into something particular, each of you can dress up as a character from it. You can attend a costume party, surprise some friends with your costumes, or walk around town and see how people react. If none of that suits your fancy, you can always stay at home and act out scenes for your characters while all dressed up. Cosplay can also be a fun dimension to add to your bedroom routine.
Food & Drink
Every week there are new products at your local supermarket. Big companies love to roll out new items because the public demands something different. A fun date at home is to try a few of these new products. You can find the products by either watching YouTube reviewers talk about the latest products or cruise the aisles at your local grocery store. Don't always buy things that you know both of you will like; instead, try some new foods. The big companies don't make duds, and you'll be surprised by how many of the new items that you like. Venture off into the unknown by trying new things and enjoy watching how the other reacts to them.
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.
Ted talks are not only fun to watch, but they are so informative. You will learn so much by watching ted talks with your spouse. Turn your ted talks date into a dinner date and eat while listening to what they say. After you're done listening, talk about what you just heard. Every couple can find something they find interesting when it comes to Ted talks. There are few things that a couple can do that will change how they think about things like listening to Ted talks. Your world will be open, and you'll grow as a couple after listening to Ted talks.
Causes & Service
Donating bone marrow can be a life-saving gift for some people. Have you ever thought about having a bone marrow donor date? This date activity is not for actually donating any bone marrow, it's for registering to become a donor. After you take a quick saliva sample it will be sent in for analysis and your information will be placed in a database. If someone needs a bone marrow transplant and your marrow would be a good match you may be called on to help. Even if you're never called upon to help it's still a great service you can provide and something that will make you good about doing. About 1 in 400 people end up being called to make a donation for someone in need.
Petting zoos tend to have cute furry animals that are so much fun to pet. Usually, the cost of entry into a petting zoo is a few dollars at the most. Going to a petting zoo is a great date idea if one or both of you are an animal lover. Make sure to take plenty of pictures of each other with the animals during your date. Looking back at the photos of you having so much fun at the petting zoo will be a total blast later on. The zoo's wide variety of animals ensures there is something that both of you will enjoy petting.
Fun & Games
A murder mystery is a real who-done-it. You can watch a murder mystery on TV, read a book, or go on a chilling haunted tour of a crime scene. There are also games you can play and dinner theaters that focus on murder mysteries. How can you have fun while pursuing a murder mystery? The real fun happens when you try to solve the murder together. Put your heads together and ask each other who you think did it. Go back and forth and try your best to come up with different scenarios. It will be interesting to see which one of you is right when you learn who was the person behind the murder.
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.
Fun & Games
Costumes can bring out a side of a couple that they never knew existed. You can dress up as your favorite cartoon characters, athletes, or celebrities. Your costume date can consist of creating the costume, buying the costume, or simply wearing it. If you're feeling adventurous, level up your date night by wearing your costume out in public. Imagine the look on a friend's face if you both were to show up at their place of employment while dressed up in your costumes. There is so much fun to be had with a costume date, and you can also turn it into several dates. Making or buying the costume can be one date, and wearing it can be another date.
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.
Fun & Games
Going to an ice cream social is so much fun because it gives you a chance to mingle with people while enjoying a delicious frozen treat. Sometimes ice cream socials are put on by churches or civic organizations that use the money raised for good causes. Your date will be delicious, but the money you spend very well could help people in your community. Another great aspect of ice cream socials is they take place outside, and that gives you a perfect opportunity to enjoy the fresh air with the person you love.
Classes & Workshops
You can't be a happy couple if both of you aren't healthy. The first step to becoming healthy is by being active and exercising. Going to fitness classes on your date nights is a great idea since they will help you get fit. You'll also remember the exercises they teach you, and you'll be able to do them at home. If you have fitness classes once or twice a week, you can have exercise dates at home for the rest of the week. Just a handful of fitness class sessions paired with other healthy life choices can spur into something so much bigger in a short period.
The Olympics is always a must-see event. If you're fortunate enough to be there in person, it will be a remarkable, unforgettable experience. Don't worry if you can't attend the Olympics in person on your date. Watching the Olympics can be even more fun because you can prepare all kinds of snacks or even order a pizza to chow down on during the games. If you and your spouse are real sports fans, you can choose favorite athletes to see who will win. Want to take your date to the next level? Place friendly wagers on the outcomes of the games. For example, if your athlete wins, your spouse will have to do the laundry the next time.
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.
Historical sites litter the globe, and there are more than you can ever see during your lifetime. Why not find a historical site near where you live and visit it on a date? No matter where you are, there are plenty of historical sites that are sure to fascinate you. Learning history from a book or a movie is fun, but it's completely different when you go to where the event happened. Being there in the flesh changes your perspective, and you will grow as a couple as you begin to learn about your surroundings. What you learn you'll pass on to other generations, and that means your date will live long past when it happened.
Fun & Games
The reason why sledding is such a great date idea is that you don't need anything fancy to do it. All you need is a sled, some snow, and a hill. If you have those three things, you have all the ingredients necessary for a great sledding experience. It's fun to sled together or go down the hill separately. By the time you are at the foot of the hill you'll be smiling and belting out all kinds of laughter. If you want to go all out on your sledding date, fill a thermos full of hot chocolate and have a sweet treat that will warm your bones after being outside in the cold.
A little fun in the sun goes a long way when you're standing on a surfboard. Catching some waves is a great date idea if the two of you love to be out in the water. No two waves are the same, and every time either of you is riding one, it's like a brand new experience. You can take turns using the surfboard, or you can both rent boards and surf at the same time. You will laugh for years about the big wave that got away. There's always one crash that sticks out, and it'll be even funnier if both of you biff at the same time.
Events & Attractions
Going to a planetarium offers you the chance to learn about the universe. There is so much in space that you and your spouse probably know very little about. Everything you see in the sky will come to life when you're at the planetarium. Each of you will walk away with new knowledge that will change the way you think about everything. We live in a universe filled with mystery, and there is no better way to discover it than by going to a planetarium. Discuss amongst yourselves after visiting the planetarium the things that you learned that you had no idea about before going there.
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.
A boat right can be a scenic journey down a river, or it can last a matter of days. Traveling by boat is old fashioned, and it'll be a blast from the past while you're floating down the river. Boats often offer things such as restaurants and other attractions if you're up for more than only enjoying the scenery. Enjoy all the sights and sounds that being on the water has and take advantage of any of the amenities that the boat may offer. Stand on the deck of the boat and enjoy a world you rarely see while you're with the person you love.
If you've never been to church before, it's a great place to go. If you are a member of a church, then there are all kinds of activities you can attend. If it's near the holidays, there's always something going on. An active church will have events all the time, and usually, they're free to join. You can enjoy the festivities or volunteer and donate your time to a good cause. Church activities always make for a great date idea because it allows you to spend time with your spouse, and it also strengthens your relationship with your God or your spirituality.
Is your house a mess? Does it look like a cyclone has burst through your home? If so, it's time for an organizing date. To make organizing a date, all you have to do is find an area of your home, garage, or shed that needs to be organized. You might have to go through things or simply move them around to make everything neat and tidy. Take breaks and have some snacks prepared to make the date even more enjoyable. You can make your organizing date more fun by making a game plan before you begin. Take before and after pictures so that you can show off your handiwork and brag to each other about the job you did.
Fun & Games
Jazz is more than a type of music; it's a way of life. Going to a jazz club is a great way to introduce yourself to a new culture and possibly new music. If the two of you are jazz fans, then this is the perfect date for you. Live music is exciting in itself, and jazz is so unpredictable that you never know what's going to happen from one minute to the next. Listening to jazz is like a blast from the past since many performers stay true to their roots. Enjoy the music while you dine and talk. Dress up to make it even more fun.
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?
Events & Attractions
Nothing can make a cooped up couple feel young again like going to a theme park. What type of parks do you enjoy most? Maybe you're the type of couple who loves to go to a water park. Then again, you might be the type who enjoys going to Disneyland. If you really want to turn your theme park into a date you'll never forget, rent a room and stay there for the night. Almost all theme parks have a hotel on-site, and staying there will make the experience all that much more enjoyable. If you're on a budget, look for a hotel a little further away, pay close attention for deals or schedule your date during non-peak travel times when admission is cheaper.
Berry picking gives you the opportunity to spend time together while also getting a good deal on tasty fruit. Usually, farms that allow you to pick your own berries sell the fruit at a discounted rate. You'll get to enjoy the great outdoors, breathe fresh country air, and spend some time together. If you get enough berries to preserve and enjoy over winter, you'll have a reminder of the fun you had on your fruit picking country date. For added fun, rush home right away and bake a pie using the fresh fruit you picked. This activity isn't just limited to berries, pick whatever fruits are available to you for your location and season, including berries, apples, peaches and more.
Hit the slopes and go down them together while snowboarding. Snowboarding is indeed something that you can only do during certain times of the year. But you can also take a short vacation and hit the powder that way too. Going down a mountain while on a snowboard is one of the most exciting things you'll ever experience. You will want to do it all over again by the time you're at the bottom of the hill. Watching each other's faces as you go down the mountain will offer many priceless memories since no one can hide their excitement while snowboarding.
Events & Attractions
If you live in a major metropolitan area, there are always all kinds of events that make for great date ideas. If it's an election year, you know there's going to be plenty of politicians holding rallies, and it would be exciting to see them in person. Conferences, workshops, and seminars can also be fun dates. An easy way to see what's going on is to visit the site of a convention center and see what their schedule is. You never know who you're going to see at these events, and that's what makes them so exciting.
Arts & Culture
Everyone has a smartphone these days, and along with it is a video camera. Have you ever thought about it to make a short movie? The first thing you need to do is to write a short script for your film. Why not set up a few dates? The first date can be writing your script while the second and third could be for filming and editing the movie itself. If you're feeling adventurous, you can adlib the entire film from start to finish. If you go that route, you can skip writing a script and go straight to work filming your movie. For added fun, share your video on YouTube with your friends and family and see how they react to it.
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.
X Games are one of those events that are fun to watch, no matter if you can be there in person or you're just watching on television. Sure, it might be more fun to be where all the action is, but the camera angles on TV give you a much better view of what's happening. There are so many different fun things to watch when it comes to X Games. No matter what sports you are into as a couple, you'll find something that interests you when it comes to X Games. Watching X Games is the perfect night in date if you have plenty of snacks to munch on. If you really want to go out of your way, prepare some finger foods or order takeout to make the games even more exciting to watch.
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.
Pet stores are a lot of fun for many different reasons, so going to one is a great date idea. If you have a pet, then take it along with you if the store allows it. Take a walk and get some exercise along with your furry friend. If you don't have a pet, walk around the pet store and consider buying one. If you're a newly married couple, you might be surprised by what type of pet your partner chooses. Sometimes the funniest thing to do is to look around at the pets and see which one looks like your spouse. You'll both burst out laughing when you tell the other which animal you think they look like.
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.
Events & Attractions
Poetry conveys a message as nothing else can. Reading the poetry of others you often wonder what the meaning the poet was trying to convey. If you're fortunate enough, there might be a poetry reading by the author near you that you can attend. Hearing the words out of a poet's mouth can be so much more impactful to you. Check for events at the largest book stores in the area to see if there are any upcoming author readings. If you're lucky you might get a signature or a selfie with the author at such an event. Reading poetry to yourselves is great, but listening to the words as delivered by the actual authors can be a real treat.