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Fun & Games
A peck on the cheek is so much more fun when you're at the top of a Ferris wheel. Some big cities have enclosed Ferris wheels that operate all year long. Each person sits in the Ferris wheel in a glass-enclosed case, and it goes around slowly. The best moment is when you're at the top and looking into the eyes of your spouse. Dates like these are so precious because they're simple, but create the kind of memories that last a lifetime. Take a selfie while the two of you are kissing at the top so you can savor the memory for years to come.
Mind mapping is creating a diagram where you have something in the center, and you have things pointing to it that are similar. Mind mapping focuses on correlations between different things and what's at the center. You start with the center of focus and build up everything around it. Mind mapping can be a fun date because it can help you become more organized, and it can also give you an insight into how your spouse thinks. Sometimes it's fun to have a mind mapping date and see how your spouse puts together thought processes to understand how they compute things.
Food & Drink
Gardeners and fruit growers are always looking for ways to preserve their bountiful harvest. Even if you don't garden or grow anything yourself, you probably see all the fresh fruits and vegetables during harvest time and wish there was a way to preserve them. The best way to preserve the fruit of the land is by turning it into a date. You and your spouse can pickle, can, or make jam out of the season's best produce. If you want to turn your preserving date into something even better, give your products away as gifts. Everyone loves to receive homemade stuff as a gift because the best gift you can give anyone is something made with love.
For those of you who don't know what beachcombing is, it's where you scour the beach for valuables or interesting items. The most common form of beachcombing is where you search the beach for seashells. If you've never been beachcombing before, you'll be shocked by all the things that you can find. Keeping an eye out for loot and other valuables while walking the beach is a great way to get some exercise and spend time with your spouse. Keep a stash box at home with all your beachcombing findings to look back and remember all the fun dates you had at the beach. For best results, find a time when there are few people on the beach so you have little competition for the objects that wash up.
A little weekend getaway or a full-blown vacation are both great ideas for a date. If you don't have that much free time to work with, go on an evening road trip. The whole point is, get out there with the person you love and enjoy some scenery. Traveling is something couples do to learn about each other. You get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and allow each other to explore who you really are. Traveling is always more about learning about yourselves than it is about sightseeing. You never come back the same person as you left when you travel. Your relationship will change, and you will know each other on a much deeper level after traveling together.
The Raspberry Pi has taken the world of computing by storm. There are so many different projects you can work on with your Raspberry Pi or Arduino as a couple. You can build an arcade game, build a robot, or use it to run software that you code. You can turn your Raspberry Pi project into several dates. The first date can be where you decide what you're going to do with the Raspberry Pi. The subsequent dates can be the two of you working to put your plan into action. After you're done, you can show off your contraption or put it on eBay and see if anyone is willing to buy it from you.
A relaxing date at home of knitting is more fun than it probably sounds. You and your spouse can make a variety of things with nothing more than a few knitting needles and some yarn. You can knit a blanket to keep you warm in the winter. You could also knit a sweater. You might even consider donating your date night knitting stuff to charity or sell it online on eBay or Etsy. No matter what you do with the final product, you'll enjoy spending time with the person you love while enabling your creative side to flourish.
Health & Wellness
Being educated about first aid is something that comes in handy when you need it the most. You can learn a lot at events held by the Red Cross and other organizations. You can also turn to YouTube to learn how to administer a variety of first aid techniques. If you don't have a first aid kit in your home, go buy one or put one together. Everyone should know what to do in case of an emergency. A date learning the basics of first aid will give you the upper hand during an emergency or natural disaster. The first few minutes of a tragedy are when you prevent permanent injury or loss of a loved one. Knowing first aid cuts down on the likelihood of something terrible happening.
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.
Arts & Culture
Nothing says autumn like carving a pumpkin. It doesn't matter if your date is near Halloween or not, carving a pumpkin is a fantastic way to spend a little time with each other. If you really want to turn your pumpkin carving date into something even more enjoyable, clean up pumpkin seeds and bake them in the oven. Fresh roasted pumpkin seeds are a delicious treat, and it will make your pumpkin carving date even that much more enjoyable. If you have the extra money lying around, you can buy two pumpkins and each carve your own to allow your creative sides to run wild.
Hiking is something you can do at your local park, or you can also do it in the wilderness. City parks are a sanctuary for city dwellers as they offer up a rare opportunity to see wildlife not far from the concrete jungle. All you need is a comfortable pair of shoes and the desire to walk to turn hiking into a great date. Bring along a lunch, and you've got yourself a picnic in the open outdoors. It's also fun to try to identify wildflowers and animals while you're going on a hike. For the more adventurous or athetic, pick a more difficult hike with a better payoff for finishing it.
Fun & Games
If there's an event coming up that requires a party, planning for it is a must. Can you really turn party planning into a date? Why not? You can plan the party out longhand on a piece of paper or use an electronic device to make it much easier. You could turn an evening at the park into a party planning date and even have a picnic. You'll have to get together with your spouse to plan the party; you might as well turn it into a date. Even a pan of freshly baked brownies and a glass of milk can turn planning a party into a date that the two of you can enjoy.
Auto repair might seem like a strange date night until you learn how much a mechanic charges! This is a great idea for newlyweds without a lot of money or other couples who love to live frugally. There are many things that a couple can do in the garage that will save them quite a bit of money. Some expensive repair jobs are quite simple to do yourself. Doing so you'll save money, learn more about your car, and spend time with each other. Even something as simple as changing your windshield wiper blades can be adventurous and fun if you've never done if before. If you're unsure how to do something, watch YouTube videos and learn from others.
Hayrides give city dwellers and country folk alike a chance to enjoy the wide-open spaces of farms. The fresh, clean country air is even more enjoyable when you're enjoying a hayride while on a date with the person you love. Many hayrides have food available such as cider and donuts for before or after the ride is over. If you want to make your date even more special, have a snack before or after going on the ride. If you can, take a few selfies near the hayride so you can remember your country date for years to come. Hayrides are simple, enjoyable, and a great way to bond while enjoying some wholesome clean fun.
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.
Romance & Relationship
Communication is always an issue in a marriage. Setting aside a little time for something like learning about "love languages" is a must. Author Gary Chapman wrote in his book The Five Love Languages about the ways that people express and receive love. Taking the surveys can be eye opening as you gain insight into how your spouse (and yourself) prefers to be shown love. After you've determined your love languages you'll be more aware of the way you express love within your relationship. Sitting down next to each other and speaking about what makes you feel loved is a great way to express your feelings. It's not always easy to get mushy, but let the words flow. Allow your heart to do all the talking, and you'll find the right words to say. It's okay to feel uncomfortable talking about you feel on the inside, what isn't okay is bottling it up. Allow your heart to gush and say whatever it is that your feeling. Love is a beautiful thing but it requires nurture and attention. You need to educate yourselves on the 5 love languages to ensure that you're expressing love in the ways that your spouse cherishes most.
Fun & Games
Every year virtual reality becomes much more detailed and far more lifelike. Going on a virtual reality date isn't as far-fetched as it sounds. If the two of you have your own headsets, then going on a virtual reality date is a cinch. You just pick the place to go to in your own world and have all kinds of fun. There are places where you can rent the gear and have everything provided. The world around you will never be the same again after the two of you realize that there's much more out there than what meets the eye. Virtual reality expands on the world as we know it and creates the type of fantasy existence that was only a fantasy until now.
A home safety date can include many different things. If you have children or grandchildren who visit, you can childproof your house. Another thing you can do is make sure your smoke alarms work and also the home alarm system. Beyond all that, you can scope out for dangers such as harsh cleaning supplies out in the open, or electrical or fire safety hazards. You should also take a look around your house during the night to make sure there are no dark areas where people can hide and sneak up on you. Home safety is something few people take seriously until there's a problem, and that's why this is one of those dates that you should consider doing sooner rather than later.
Going to a hockey game is a date night idea for two people who love to watch people play on the ice. Bring a little extra cash so you can enjoy a bite to eat and a soda while watching the big game. The fun thing to do is to ask the other which team they think will win. Throw down a friendly wager if you disagree. Ask each other what you think the final score will be, and it'll be exciting to see who is right. Hockey is a fast-paced game where the fans let loose, and sometimes people act wild. The look on your face when your spouse goes crazy will be priceless.
Health & Wellness
Dreams are always interesting snippets of what's going on in our inner mind. A dream interpretation date can give you an insight into the inner workings of your spouse's brain. It can also offer plenty of funny fodder that is sure to make you wonder who you married. Write down your dreams and a couple of times a month, have a dream interpretation where the two of you try to see what all of this mumbo jumbo means. You should find enough information online to decipher the dreams and figure out what is going on while you're sawing logs at night.
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.
Fun & Games
There are a few different ways you can turn zombies into a fun date. The easiest way might be for both you and your spouse to dress up like zombies and walk around town. The look on the faces of the people you walk by will be priceless. Since this is actually a popular trend it can be even more interesting to find a zombie walk event near you or even to create your own. No one ever knows how to react when they see a bunch of zombies walking in their direction. Be creative, use makeup, and wear a raggedy outfit that seals the deal and makes you look like a zombie. If that's not your thing, go to the zombie walk anyway and have fun people watching. Offer to take people's pictures for an even more interesting time.
Break out your old clothes and your tools and get to work doing those home renovations that you've been putting off. Doing activities such as home improvement does a lot more than making your house a more livable place; it also strengthens your relationship. You're bound to get into situations where you get on your spouse's nerves. Somehow you work through those situations, and as a couple, you become stronger on the other side. If you're new to DIY projects, start doing small tasks, and work your way up to professional level remodeling.
Supporting your local bookstore is a date idea that will benefit you and other readers. Bookstores have a personality all of their own, and they are fun to go to even if you're not on a date. Go to the bookstore with the intent of buying each other a book. You probably already know what genre and authors that your spouse likes to read. Try to find at least one book that you think they will like. It will be interesting to see what your spouse chooses for you, and it will tell a lot about how much they pay attention to your reading habits.
Events & Attractions
Book readings can be a fun date idea for many reasons. If the author of the book is the one reading it, you'll get insight as to what the person was thinking about while they wrote the book. The way they read the book, what things they emphasize, and their body language will provide useful information as to what the person was thinking about when they put pen to paper. If the author has a book signing event afterward, consider buying a copy of the book and having them sign it for you. The autographed book will be a memento of the date and the time you got to meet an author.
Fun & Games
Halloween is a spooky time of year when you can play all kinds of scary games. Halloween games are extra fun because you only get to play them once a year. If you really want to make sure your Halloween game date is a blast, get all kinds of holiday-themed candy to eat while you play them. All of the candy companies have specialty packed treats to give to trick or treaters. You can munch on a few of your favorites while playing games together. You only get to enjoy these treats once a year, and that's why you should enjoy them to the max while playing spooky games.
Arts & Culture
Handicraft allows your creative side to shine while making things that you can cherish. If both of you are the type who loves arts and crafts, a handicraft date is something you should do. Even if only one of you is into crafts, making a date out of handicraft is still a great idea. You can help each other, and it's these types of dates that enables couples to bond. You get to see your partner's creative personality in action, and you get to learn more about them. So, even if you don't think you're the creative type, have a handicraft date and get to know yourself and the person you love better. Something else that's great about doing handicraft is, you can give away the final product as gifts or sell them online at a place like Etsy.
Auctions are great places to find unique items and also hidden treasures. You can probably find an auction house in or around your city or town or you an head online for virtual auctions. A good auction is one that has a variety of household items along with everything else that you can imagine. Auctions sometimes also have concession stands where you can get a bite to eat to make the entire experience more enjoyable. Roam around the auction house and see what is going up on the auction block. Give each other a set amount of money and try to find something that you like. The real excitement of an auction is the bidding process. It's so much fun to watch your spouse in the heat of the moment during a bidding war. If your spouse wants something bad enough, their animal side will come out, and a bidding war will take place.
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.
Watching the sunset is a great way to relax and unwind after a busy day. There's something so romantic about watching the sun go down while darkness begins to blanket the area. Get a blanket and sit out in the grass and look up towards the heavens as the day starts to dwindle. Take this moment and share why you love each other so much. Talk about the things that make the other special or just hold each other. Use this as a brief moment to enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature and to allow yourselves to enjoy being alone.
Time spent 4-wheeling is always quality time in the great outdoors. Every couple in today's modern world finds themselves inside way too much. Sometimes you've got to come up with unique date ideas to ensure that you get some fresh air. 4-wheeling is one of those date ideas, and it will take you as deep into the wilderness as you want to go. It doesn't take much effort to learn how to drive a 4-wheeler, and they can go over almost any type of terrain. If you're feeling adventurous, pack a picnic and take a break along the trail for a bite to eat. By eating lunch out in the forest, it will make your date even that much more enjoyable.
Building a computer from scratch is a surprisingly fun activity. If you've never done it before you'll want to do some research and maybe as a friend for tips on getting the right hardware. You'll love the hands-on approach to building your own machine. It's best to turn building a computer into several dates. The first date can be you going through all of the parts that you need to buy. If you're going to buy the parts online, you can go ahead and do it. If you plan on buying your computer components locally, the trip to the electronics store can be a separate date. After you decide what components you want and get them, you can have your final date of building a computer. You both will be amazed by the computer you build, and you'll always think of the date when using the machine.
Your financial future as a married couple is extremely important. Saving and investing are the ways you can financially prepare for old age and to create a lifestyle that you're comfortable with. An exciting date activity would be to choose a handful of possible things to invest in and then do research for them using the internet. For example, you could research investing in Bitcoin, commodities, or lesser-known stocks. Have some takeout food delivered to you and your date will not only benefit your future but will even be more enjoyable. Going over your portfolio's performance is always a great date idea, and it's also something you should do regularly.
Leathercrafting is a lost art, but there's still plenty of date night fun to be had. A cheap way to get into leathercrafting is by buying scraps of leather from your local tannery. Also, local leather workers might be willing to sell you any scraps they have. If all else fails, you can buy leather online to work with at home. You should already have something in mind that you'd like to make out of leather. Maybe you want to make a belt, pants, or a wallet. The two of you will be able to make more advanced things out of leather after you've made several dates out of it. Leatherwork is a unique date idea that can be a lot of fun for the both of you.