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Racquetball is a fun indoor sport that you can play all year long. That means a racquetball date can take place no matter if it is in the middle of summer or the dead of winter. Racquetball is a challenging sport that will get your blood pumping in a matter of no time. If you are a competitive couple, you can place a small wager, which will give you an incentive to play even harder. For example, you might say that the loser of the racquetball game has to do a chore at home after you go out for ice cream at the end of the game. Regardless, if you're the type of couple who likes to compete against each other, playing racquetball is a great exercise that will keep you healthy while also being a lot of fun.
Fossil hunting is like going back in time and piecing together what life was like long before you were here. Do a little research beforehand to know what type of fossils you should expect in your area. If you can, travel to an area well known for having fossils. Digging up the fossils is only half the fun because you've got to identify what you dug up. The first thing you do is try to determine what part of the animal you discovered. After that, then you move on to trying to figure out what animal the bones came from. The exciting thing is, you might be holding onto the bones of a dinosaur that hasn't seen the light of day for millions of years.
Every home needs a little sprucing up now and then. Turn your date night into a home decorating extravaganza. Sometimes it's fun to allow your spouse to control every aspect of the decorating to see what ideas they come up with. You can have home decorating dates every week to change up the decor if one of you has wildly different tastes than the other. Go all out and rearrange your furniture, add new artwork, and maybe even paint the walls if that's something you can do. If neither of you know anything about interior design or how to decorate your home there are a million ideas online for inspiration.
Fun & Games
You may be thinking that making pinewood derby cars is an activity reseverd for 8-year-olds. You also may be surprised about how fun it can be. Sometimes the most fun aspect of derby car racing isn't the racing at all. Building the pinewood derby car is a lot of fun, and it's a perfect project for two people. Making the car itself is fun, but what's even more enjoyable is painting and decorating it. Allow your creative juices to flow when coming up with a unique design that is sure to wow the spectators. The car itself won't be used much, but you can keep it as a memento of the fun you shared. Keep your pinewood derby car tucked away in the garage or someplace else where you can go down memory lane when you want to think about your past times together.
Food & Drink
A dinner party for two - why not? Get some tasty drinks, the ingredients to your favorite dish, add a couple of aprons, and you're all set. Throw in some candles, and you've got a fantastic meal for two at a fraction of what it would cost in a restaurant. Being all alone is such a beautiful thing, and moments like these can be few and far between when you're married. Savor not only the food but the togetherness because who knows when the two of you will get to be all alone again. Splurge and have dessert, and since you're at home, feed it to each other while in bed. You can also attend or throw your own dinner party for friends and family which also makes a great date.
There are so many date ideas for letter writing that a book could be written about it. You can write letters to each other, combine your efforts, write a letter to a loved one, or write a letter to a celebrity you are fascinated by. Do you write the letter out by hand or use your computer? It might be more fun to take turns writing the letter by hand to see who has the best handwriting. Writing a letter feels like an old-fashioned way of communicating, and it will get your creative juices flowing. Read the letter back after you're done writing it and enjoy all the hard work you've put into it.
Video tutorials can teach you everything from how to create a web page to how to bake a cake from scratch. YouTube is the number one source of free video tutorials. Although there are plenty of paid tutorials that you can get if you want high-quality or hard to find information. If you can watch YouTube on your television, it would make the date an even better viewing event. The possibilities are endless when it comes to snacks and finger foods to eat while you watch the video tutorials. Learning how to do something new is always a great thing, and it's a lot more fun when you're doing it with your spouse. You'll be able to help each other when it comes time to put what you learned in the video to good use.
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.
Arts & Culture
Do you and your spouse play musical instruments? If so, then making music is a date that's right up your alley. If not, making music can still be a really fun activity. You can try to come up with your own songs or play what's already been written. Sometimes it's fun to improve and add your own flair to the music. Record your musical adventure so you can look back at the fun you had. Sometimes a musical date comes out of the blue, or it's something that you plan on doing. If you are the musical type, then build a little studio in your home where the two of you can perform together and make the most out of your talents.
Romance & Relationship
Aphrodisiacs are exciting because they get you in the mood for all kinds of things. Some of the most common foods said to be aphrodisiacs are chocolate, artichokes, figs, oysters, asparagus, strawberries, watermelon, and spicy chili peppers. There are also a ton of less common foods, herbs, etc. that are known for their aphrodisiacal properties. A quick Google search is all it takes to come up with several to try out. You might consider having this date in the bedroom because trying out aphrodisiacs too much may make you end up there anyway.
Fun & Games
The trick to turning a scavenger hunt into a date is making a list before you go out. The list that you create should have quite a few hard to find items on it. You can turn to the internet to find a list, and that might be the best option. The goal here is to locate hard to find items that will take you some time. The fun is working hard to find the items and where the journey leads you. Try to come up with items that will be hard to find that will require teamwork to pull it off. The more you have to rely on each other, the more the two of you will enjoy it.
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.
Fun & Games
Adult activity books have become quite popular over the past few years. An adult activity book is something like a word find, coloring book, or any of a wide variety of other puzzles or workbooks. You can easily find these types of books at your local dollar store, bookstore or online. You turn it into a date by taking turns or working on the same thing together. You both can color the same picture or look through a word search to find words. Mazes are also fun, and they don't require much skill. Pop some popcorn, throw a pizza in the oven, or pop the top off of a bottle of soda and add to your adult activity book date. You'll be surprised by how a small addition of a snack can make your date all that much more fun.
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.
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.
Going on a cruise is an excuse to pamper yourself to the max. Enjoy all the amenities that a cruise has to offer, such as delicious food, a relaxing spa, and a magnificent view. Cruise trips can last hours, days, or even weeks. Have you ever thought about going on a weekend cruise as a date? If not, it's something that you should consider. No one knows how to roll out the red carpet and make the ordinary person feel extraordinary like a cruise company does. You will feel like royalty, and the two of you will finally be able to spend some quality time together in a stress-free environment.
Going to a basketball game is a dream come true for anyone who loves the sport. There are so many date opportunities when it comes to basketball that couples can enjoy. You can go to a high school basketball game, a college game, or see the professionals in action. No matter who you see play, it will be exciting to watch the players do what they do best. Sometimes it is more enjoyable to watch local players since they are not showing off for the camera. Bring a little extra money with you if you would like to enhance your date by enjoying snacks such as popcorn and drinking things such as soda pop.
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.
Fun & Games
How long has it been since you've played on a playground? The answer to that question is too long, and now is the perfect time to get on the swings and have some fun. Allow yourselves to be kids again, ride the swings, go down the slide, and play with a ball. Do all the things that you used to love to do as a child. You'll instantly be taken back in time when you were a child, and life was simpler. It will be interesting to see which of the toys that your spouse likes the most. The laughs and giggles will be uncontrollable when you're doing all the things you enjoyed when you were a child.
Getting away for the weekend is more than just a fantastic date idea, it's also a much-needed stress reliever for couples. Fill up the gas tank on your car and go on a mini-adventure or take a short flight to a destination where you can let your hair down. Choose a romantic getaway where the two of you can be alone and enjoy the area where you're staying. Short vacation dates like these can do wonders for a relationship by strengthening your bond and keeping everything exciting. If you have kids this can offer a much-needed break from them and an opportunity for the two of you to focus on - you. A quick trip can produce lifelong memories, and the impact of the vacation can ripple throughout your relationship.
People watching is a free and fun activity that a married couple can do almost anywhere. Go to a park, shopping mall, or anywhere else people congregate. Watch the people and make comments to each other about the people that you see. It's a bad idea to make fun of people or to say anything that would hurt their feelings if they heard you. Pay attention to what the people are wearing, their hairstyles, and body types. Humans are the most interesting creatures on the planet, and there's nothing more fun than watching what they look like and do while in public.
There's something so undeniably romantic about going on a gondola ride. It's like a blast from the past as the person guides you through the canal. It will take but a mere matter of moments before you're able to comprehend what's going on fully. After you get adjusted, that's when the sparks begin to fly. Romance will be in the air, and you'll hold hands for the entire evening after you get off the gondola. The perfect way to end a gondola date is by going to an Italian restaurant or anywhere where the two can eat a quiet meal while being left alone.
Fun & Games
Table tennis is a great indoor sport that you can play all year long. Nothing gets your heart rate up like batting the ball back and forth while playing ping-pong. If you want to turn your table tennis date into something spectacular, place a little wager or the outcome of the game. Maybe say the loser has to do laundry for a week or another chore around the house. You'll be surprised by how intense each of you plays when you know something is on the line.
Arts & Culture
Going to a medieval festival is an excellent idea if you're the type of couple that likes to dress up. A knight in shining armor and a princess is what you two were meant to be. If you're not in the mood to dress up, then it's no big deal, you can still go to look at the costumes. Time has a way of harkening back to another era when you walk through the gates of a medieval festival. You'll see what life was like, how people dressed, and maybe even hear some of the old-time lingoes if you're lucky. Check out the shows and displays and pick something out from one of the shops to remember your fun medieval festival date.
Fun & Games
Horoscopes are fun to read and to think about if they are accurate or not. A date of reading your horoscopes can be fun. If you really want to challenge the accuracy of the horoscope, read some of their past predictions. See if the two of you remember any events that they were talking about. It doesn't matter if you believe that your horoscope is accurate or not, what's important is to have fun. Read several of your horoscopes online and see which ones are the funniest. You will stumble upon a few that are so far out there that they will make you bust out in laughter.
Studying scripture is one of the most important things you can do if you're religious. It's your duty to study the scriptures, and they bring you closer to God. A great date idea is to sit down and take turns reading the scriptures together. You can take turns after reading the scriptures out loud and discuss what you think they mean. Reading God's word is a vital part of your walk-in life, and it's so crucial that your spouse shares it with you. Bond together, get closer to the Lord and allow yourselves to grow in the spirit of God by reading scriptures together.
Arts & Culture
Everyone always dreams of what it would be like to learn how to play an instrument. There are several different ways you can turn learning how to play an instrument into a date. You could always buy a second-hand instrument and learn how to play it by watching YouTube videos. If you have the money to buy each of you an instrument, that would be better. It would be best if you both could get lessons from a professional and learn how to play. It's up to you how serious you want to take it. Don't forget to make videos of your progression and the two of you playing a song.
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.
Events & Attractions
Monster trucks might not come around all too often, and that in itself makes for a fantastic date opportunity. Get yourself a hot dog and a soda pop and enjoy watching the huge trucks bounce off of cars while racing to the finish. The action is always intense, and the names and designs of the trucks are often outrageous. The sound of the exciting announcer is more than enough reason to watch monster trucks. Choose a favorite truck and research it before you arrive. The trucks are the personalities of the event, and some of them are larger than life.
Health & Wellness
An obstacle course will let you know right away all about the physical abilities of your spouse. It's surprising by the time you're done with the obstacle course how you feel the areas on your body that need the most improvement. It will be interesting to see which of you are in the best shape. If you want to take your obstacle course date to the next level, time yourself and see who can go through the course the fastest. If you do the obstacles several times, you'll eventually get good at them and will be able to complete the course faster and faster.
Every town, big or small, has places where a couple can go sightseeing. Are you into old homes? Maybe you and your spouse are the types who like to go for a drive in the country. Big cities offer sight seeing attractions such as shopping districts, areas with old buildings, and hipster attractions. Sometimes the best sightseeing adventures are those where you discover new places in the city you live in. Areas of historical value are fun and educational places to visit. If you live in a touristy area, there might be tours you can take with guides who will educate you along the way.
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.
Adventuring is where you go out and do anything adventurous during a date. What do you consider an adventure? Going out on an adventure might mean scouring the countryside for abandoned houses and seeing what's in them for some people. While for others, it might be more urban where you try to find little hole-in-the-wall stores, restaurants, or other establishments that you never knew existed. Try to think outside the box and do things out of your comfort zone to make it even more memorable. You make up the adventure, and it's a date idea that you can switch up every time you do it. What's an adventure to one couple is extreme to another or maybe run of the mill to some. A few adventuring dates are all it takes to make the dates go from mild to mind-blowing.
Arts & Culture
Back in the old days blacksmithing was a way of life for many people. Today, blacksmithing is a fun hobby that can be turned into a great date. You're probably going to want to go to a blacksmith and ask if you can try your hand at it. Make sure you educate yourself on how to safely do blacksmithing before attempting it. If you're really seeking out adventure, you can try heating up metal and pounding it out yourself. You both can take turns pounding the hot metal to make whatever you want out of it. Keep the item that you make during your blacksmithing date, so you always have a memento of the great time both of you shared.
Food & Drink
Nothing says fun like throwing some food on the barbecue. The smell of the food cooking is enough to make your mouth water in excitement. Grilling outside is the perfect excuse to have an outdoor picnic. Some parks have free grills that you can use if you bring your own charcoal. The thrill of a cookout is only outdone by how enjoyable it is to eat a freshly cooked fire kissed meal. Add with it some side dishes like chips, potato salad, or even grilled veggies for the ultimate BBQ date experience. Makes a great date for just you and your honey or as a group date.
Are you and your spouse a fan of a particular sport? If so, fantasy sports are a way to have a little fun and enjoy the sport you can't get enough of. What you do is you each create a fantasy team and pit them against each other. You see which players perform the best every week and then tally up your scores at the end of the season. Fantasy sports are available for most major sports like football, baseball, basketball and even auto racing. The two of you may be die-hard sports fans, but you'll choose different players to make up your team. The players each of you chooses show how your interest in the game is different. You'll be surprised by what the other picks up on the game and the players they've been keeping an eye on.
Tennis fans know that the game can't always be played outside due to weather conditions. Televised tennis matches are going on all over the world, and that means watching them on television is a great opportunity to see them. Watching tennis on TV is exciting because you get a birds-eye view of the action like you would never see while watching the match in person. The two of you will be on the edge of your seat while watching the players hit the ball back and forth as you wonder who will make the first mistake. Enhance your tennis watching date by having a variety of finger foods and drinks available to munch on while being overwhelmed by the excitement.
Classes & Workshops
You never know if you're going to be in a situation where you need to defend yourself. Going to self-defense classes as a date can be an enjoyable and educational experience. You will learn how to defend yourself if someone were to attack you. These are lifesaving skills that might come in handy one of these days. You can't be too safe these days, and learning how to protect yourself is so crucial. You'll not only learn how to protect yourself but your family as well. If the time ever were to happen when you needed to do something to protect the people you love, you'd have the skills and knowledge to do it.
A date featuring a tour could be a number of things from taking a tour of a factory, a historical building, or riding a bus while a tour guide tells you about significant landmarks you pass. You can even go on a virtual tour online and see incredible things without ever having to leave your home. The tour's depth is up to you, but the one consistent thing is that you'll get to experience something new with your spouse. Take your date to the next level by finding places to take tours that interest both of you. It'll take a little work to find something that strikes both your fancies, but it's well worth the effort since dates like these tend to be highly memorable ones.
Audiobooks are an enjoyable way to get the information from a book without having to read it. Also, if you buy a copy of a book, only one of you can read it at a time. With an audiobook, both of you can listen to it at the same time. Why not have one night a week where you sit down and listen to an audiobook together? You could also make it a part of your drive during your other dates together. Have some snacks ready and get comfy on the couch and spend time enjoying a good story. It will be worth the audiobook's cost if the two of you can enjoy each other's company. If you have a few hours per week to have an audiobook date, you might finish a book or two a month.