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There are several ways you can go house shopping and which you choose depends on how much time and money you have. Cruising around looking for sale signs in front yards is an excellent way of seeing what houses are on the market. You can even go for a walk in your neighborhood and check to see if there are any houses for sale. Setting up a meeting with a realtor is more appropriate if you're more intent on buying a home. Discuss what you like and dislike about the houses to learn what your spouse's dream home is. Remember, this isn't just for serious buyers, this is a fun activity to just dream about your future together.
A trip to the zoo on a gorgeous day outside is a fantastic adventure. If the weather is less than stellar outside, usually the zoo has indoor attractions that you can enjoy. Go from animal to animal and see if you can identify each of them by name. You'll be surprised by several of the animals that you've never seen before. Insects, fish, and reptiles often give people the most difficulty when trying to come up with their names. Take a few pictures of each other with some of your favorite animals to make sure that this zoo's trip is never forgotten. The zoo is a perfect date for the two of your or with your children if you have any.
It seems no matter how much you clean, everything is always dirty. Are you and your spouse neat freaks? If so, a date filled with cleaning is right up your alley. If not, your house could probably use a little extra attention. It will only take you a minute or two to think of all the things in your home that need cleaning. A great idea to turn your date into something spectacular is to offer to clean the home of someone who is disabled, elderly or otherwise could use the help. A cleaning date helping out someone is a great way to spend some time together and to make life better for someone else.
Shuffleboard is a fun game that can get you outside and enjoying the company of the person you love. The most popular place to play shuffleboard is on a cruise, but you don't need to be on a ship to enjoy playing this game. You only need the right equipment and an area to play in. A lot of bars or game centers also have shuffleboards. A few minutes is all it takes to learn how to play shuffleboard. Those of you play shuffleboard several times will get better playing as time goes on. If you ever go on a cruise, everyone will be shocked by how great a shuffleboard player you are. None of those people will know about your shuffleboard dates, and they'll be surprised when watching you play.
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.
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.
Those of you who are seeking new ways to improve your health can turn XC running into a regular date activity. XC running is cross country running, and it gets you out of the house and on the move. Busy couples these days have a difficult time squeezing in enough exercise along with trying to spend some time together. An XC running date will enable you to be together and get some much-needed exercise in the process. You don't need much for your XC running other than a comfortable pair of running shoes. Buy each of yourselves a good pair of running shoes, and you can have cross country running dates as long as the weather permits.
A date first thing in the morning starts the day off right. If the two of you are early birds, then you're already awake when the sun comes up. If not, watching the sunrise might be even more special. Go out on the back porch or in the parking lot and watch the sun come up. Climbing a mountain or heading to the beach can make it even more beautiful. The best sunrise date is to eat breakfast in bed before or after the sun rises. One of you can treat the other and cook breakfast and enjoy the meal while lying in bed. Or if you're away from home why not turn it into a picnic? Don't forget to take some beautiful photos while you're at it.
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.
If you or another couple you know are thinking about having a baby soon or you see children in your future, then coming up with names is essential. Some couples spend countless days going through books and websites trying to come up with the perfect name. Many times, couples are unsure what their baby's name should be, and it takes time to come up with something they both can agree on. Get yourself some snacks, turn on some music, and have fun coming up with names. You can go through names off of the top of your head or look them up. The fun part is seeing which names your spouse likes and the ones that they refuse to give your child. The back story behind the names they won't accept can sometimes be more interesting than choosing a baby name.
You can turn a field hockey date into a one-on-one match or you can invite other couples to have fun along with you. If you're not familiar with field hockey, it's like ice hockey but not played on ice. You can play field hockey anywhere as long as you have a ball and sticks. Your back yard, a parking lot, or the park are all places where you can play field hockey. Make sure to have plenty of refreshments on hand during your field hockey date because all of that exercise will make you thirsty. Field hockey is great exercise, and it's a total blast when you're playing it against your spouse on a date.
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.
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.
Classes & Workshops
A picture is worth a thousand words, and a photo lasts a lifetime. A date that includes photography classes is sure to stay with you for the rest of your life. By taking photography classes during your date, you will be able to capture moments in time like never before. You can have one photography class date or several. Those of you who are seeking more advanced photography skills will want to take more than one class. That's okay; every couple can use a few more dates.
Fun & Games
Crashing a party is as much fun as it sounds. How do you crash a party? There are two ways to crash a party - either attend a party uninvited and try to fly under the radar or attend on that you've been invited to and do something so wild that people will never forget. Let's say that you know someone who is having a birthday party. Maybe you and your spouse dress up as your favorite cartoon characters and surprise everyone at the party. Don't do anything dangerous or illegal of course. The whole point is to surprise the guests so that they never forget the party. Be over the top, loud, or whatever it takes to make sure that you leave a lasting impression on the party's guests.
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.
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.
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.
Fun & Games
Yarn bombing is where you take yarn and cover outdoor objects with it in artistic ways. Be creative and search for things that would look so out of place if they were covered in yarn. The more unique the item is, the more fun it is to cover with yarn. If you're really feeling adventurous, you can crochet around the item you're yarn bombing. The fun thing to do here is for both of you to search for things that you can yarn bomb. If you want to go out of your way, yarn bomb a friend who will think it's hilarious to see an item of theirs covered in yarn. The look on their face will be priceless when they see what you've done. Just search online for some inspiration on what you might do.
Food & Drink
Making s'mores is so much fun. Eating the s'mores is a whole different experience. The roasting of the marshmallows is fun in itself. There's something about sticking a marshmallow on a stick and roasting it that is such an enjoyable experience. Conversations have a way of spiraling into something truly magical when you're around the campfire. Don't worry; you can roast marshmallows outside your home over a charcoal grill if needed. You can take your s'mores inside or enjoy them while out in the open fresh air. Anytime is a good time to whip up a batch of s'mores and turn it into a delicious date.
Events & Attractions
The renaissance faire is a blast from the past like few people ever experience. You can dress up as someone from medieval days or just go for the show. A renaissance faire date is a blast for those into this time period and those couples who like to experience new things. Every time you go to a renaissance faire, you notice something new about the time period that takes you by surprise. Some people really go over the top, and you can too with your costume and even your accent if you're in the mood to make it more fun.
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.
Health & Wellness
A relaxing soak in the hot tub is what every couple needs sometimes. Stress has a way of building up over time, and often, when it does, couples don't talk. A dip in the hot tub might just be what your body and relationship need. Find some relaxing music on your smartphone and sit close to each other while enjoying the warm water. Allow the mood to carry itself wherever you want it to go. The two of you need some alone time, and there's no better way to enjoy being around each other than to do so in bubbling hot water.
Blogging is a date activity that can quickly turn into a passion, or better yet, a career. You can start a free blog or use a paid host, so you have total control over it. The first thing you need to do is decide what you want to blog about. Maybe you want a family blog where you talk about everything that's going on. The blog's purpose may only be to connect your family members, so they know what's happening in your life. Set aside one evening a week or a month and create a blog post together. Blogging can be quite an enjoyable experience, and it can also be profitable, depending on the topic you're writing about.
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.
Fun & Games
A tree house can be a world of opportunities for a date. If you don't have access to one already you can build the tree house as your date. If you already have a tree house, you can have a date inside it. Why not bring along some food, snacks, and/or drinks and eat them all in your tree house? Bring along your smartphone or tablet, and you can watch your favorite TV shows or YouTube videos. A tree house is a great place to have a date because it will get you away from it all, without having to venture too far from your house.
Going to watch a volleyball game is a great way to spend time with each other and to turn watching a popular sport into a date. Volleyball is an exciting sport, and that's what drives so many spectators to watch the games. Don't be shy about showing your support for your local team by wearing the proper colors or clothing that features the team's logo. Cheer on your favorite team and give them the boost that they need while making your date even more exciting. You will feel like you're cheering played a part in their winning if your favorite team goes on to be victorious.
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.
Fun & Games
No matter where you live, there are opportunities to act like a tourist. What does it mean to act like a tourist? It means that you do things that tourists do like go sightseeing, eat at new restaurants, go to museums that you've never been to before. See what tourists do when they visit where you live and do some of the same things. You may be surprised at all the popular attractions you have nearby that you have never experienced. If you live in a small town, you can always go to the next town over and act like a tourist there. Acting like a tourist is a fun date you can do for a few hours or turn it into an all-day affair.
Fun & Games
Nothing brings out the smiles and giggles during a date quite like bumper cars. Bumping into each other becomes addictive, and it's something that you can't stop doing. Bumper cars are fun because each of you gets to drive your own vehicle. You can chase each other, bump into each other, or even try to race. You can't help but have a great time when you're driving around trying to avoid (or cause!) a collision. Don't be surprised when the two of you want to do it again after the bumper cars come to a stop, and you know your time is up.
Causes & Service
All neighborhoods need cleaning up. Why not get together with your neighbors and have a neighborhood clean-up event? If that's not your cup of tea, try to find an elderly or disabled person who needs some help cleaning up their property. A date helping clean your block will make everyone happy. All of your neighbors will think of you when they see how clean everything is. You have to live in your neighborhood, and if it's clean, you'll enjoy spending more time outside. A clean neighborhood is a happy neighborhood, and that's why this is a fantastic way to spend a date night.
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!
Every individual and couple has hopes and dreams. A vision board or dream board enables you to envision your dreams in a way that puts them in pictures. For those who don't know what a dream board is, it's a collage where you put pictures of what you want your life to be like. You can have photos of what you hope your dream job is someday, the home you've always wanted to live in, or anything else you can think of. The focus of a dream board is always on the future. You're trying to represent what you want your future to be like visually. It will be both surprising and helpful to know what your spouse wants the future to be like to help them pursue it.
Everyone reading this has at least one bad habit they should quit. If you and your spouse smoke, then why not set the same quit date? You can smoke your last cigarettes together and turn it into a date. There are other things you can quit, such as sugar, that can have a devastating effect on your health. Even if you don't plan on quitting something like sugar forever, the two of you can still turn it into a date if you plan on stopping consuming it for a month or whatever. Some people like to quit doing something, such as eating junk food for a short period in hopes of improving their health. Turn your health around and have a great date in the process when the two of you start to take things seriously.
Fun & Games
Quoits is an old-time game where you toss rings made out of metal or rope around pegs. The hope is to get the rings to land on the pegs. Quoits is a fun outdoor game that you can enjoy on bright sunny days. Every couple needs an excuse to get outside and enjoy a little fresh air. A quoits date is as good of a reason as any to get outside and to get a little sunlight. If you really want to have even more fun, bring along a sack lunch or a picnic. Take a break from playing quoits and eat your meal, and then get right back to competing against each other.
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.
Events & Attractions
The fair is so much fun, and it's a special thing since it only comes once a year. You can enjoy the animals, rides, and food. You can't go to the fair without stuffing yourself silly full of sweet, salty, and greasy foods. A fun thing to do on your date is to choose what foods or rides you think your spouse will enjoy the most. Don't forget to take a few pictures of yourselves and everything else at the fair, so you have something to remember this awesome date with. Going to the fair has to be a yearly date activity that no couple should miss.
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.
If you want to play pool, then you've got to be careful where you go. A roughneck bar might not be the ideal place for an evening game of billiards. Pool halls, bowling alleys, and even some restaurants have pool tables. Don't worry if you're any good at playing pool; sometimes it's more fun to play if you're terrible. Do learn the rules of the game though - 8-ball, 9-ball, whatever game interests you. Fire up the jukebox if they have one and just have fun. The two of you will laugh up a storm when one of you misses the cue ball. It's not about who wins the game; it's all about how much fun you have when you play pool.
Style & Fashion
Ladies, get ready for a crazy date if you allow your husband to do your nail art. Why not allow him to pick out the artwork on your fingernails? You don't have to live with it forever, just until you get tired of it. Guys, you probably never thought you'd pick out the art on your wife's nails. Give it a try, and you'll immediately see that it's a blast. Women already know what nail art is all about; it's an undiscovered world to most men. By the time your date is over, the two of you will be laughing up a storm, and you won't believe what just happened.