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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.
Social clubs are a great way to rub shoulders with people in your community. Visiting a club is a great date idea because it will give both of you a chance to get to know new people. Beyond the advantage of getting yourself out there, you can also have quite a bit of fun. Couples who enjoy mingling with others will enjoy getting social at a club. Try your best to make as many connections as possible while at the club because they will help further your life down the line. The more people you know, the higher the likelihood it is that you'll succeed at anything.
Classes & Workshops
Tennis is one of those games that you can play indoors or outdoors. There's no excuse why you as a couple can't play tennis. Tennis is one of the best sports for two players and therefore a great date activity. If you're total newbies, then tennis classes are a definite help. Have a date where you attend one or more tennis classes and work hard to improve your game. You can challenge each other while playing tennis and even have friendly wagers. Competitive couples and those who like to stay on the go will enjoy playing tennis. Couples need to find new and creative ways to ensure they stay active, and playing tennis is an excellent way of staying on the move.
Fun & Games
Playing air hockey is so much fun. Your local arcade probably has an air hockey table, but a restaurant might as well. The most fun thing about air hockey is you get to play a long time for the money. It takes only a few moments for both of you to become skilled enough at playing air hockey, where each point takes quite a while to score. The look on each other's faces while you're hitting the puck back and forth will be priceless no matter what's going on in your life. Air hockey immediately takes away all of your stress and enables you to focus on having a good time during your date.
If you have videos of friends or family, they might benefit from a little editing. Holiday videos are fun to share, but they can have quite a bit of dead air. Why not set up a date where you go through the videos and edit them? Pop yourself a bowl of popcorn, plop down in front of the computer, and have a good time going back and watching how much fun you had. You'll get to relive the moments while also preserving them for others to enjoy. You don't need to be a video editing whiz, do your best to present the fun you had while recording it.
Fun & Games
Texting games can be fun, especially if you're not near your spouse. Texting allows couples to talk with each other, no matter where they are. Be creative and come up with games that the two of you can play. You can ask each other trivia questions, historical questions, or whatever that you're both into. Go online and get the questions and answers to transition from one question to the next quickly. Just remember, there's to be no cheating during your texting date. If you don't know the answer, say so, and move on. Your spouse will catch on if you're cheating, and it will add an odd dynamic to the game.
The thing that makes refinishing furniture such a satisfying date is that you can look back at the product of your hard work and enjoy it. You can set up an initial date looking for the furniture that you will be refinishing. Some of you might be surprised that you can find furniture sitting out on the street waiting for the trash to pick it up or a great place to find inexpensive pieces of furniture to refinish is flea markets or thrift stores. You will always remember your furniture refinishing date every time you look at the furniture that the two of you worked so hard to refinish. You can also resell your refinished furniture for a profit or donate it to charity to help out local causes.
Grab a basketball, put on your sneakers, and head out to the nearest basketball court. You can play a little one-on-one or shoot hoops to see who can make the most baskets. Playing basketball is a great way to get exercise and some fresh air. Almost every park or playground has a basketball hoop. Show off and try to do some fancy shots while you're playing. You can even make videos of each other, showing off while trying to sink the impossible basket from far away.
Some of you may not know it, but there are more than likely auto races near where you live. The most common form of auto racing is dirt track racing. If you go to a dirt track, you'll want to be prepared to get dirty. The dirt flies all over the place, but that's half the fun. The smaller race tracks allow you to bring in your own beverages and snacks as well. Usually, the race track has a concession stand, and they offer the typical food of hamburgers, hot dogs, soda pop, and so on. Each of you should pick a car that you hope wins before the race begins and cheer them on until the victory lap.
The carnival might come to town only once a year, but when it's around it's the perfect date. You already know when the carnival is coming to town long before it ever does. Ask your boss for the day off, and the two of you can have fun like teenagers. Ride the rides, eat the food, and take selfies while doing all sorts of things. The fair is the one place where everyone feels the same no matter how old you are. Try to ride at least one thing that makes the two of you freak out. You'll always remember the time that you almost wet yourself because the ride was too scary.
A day at the beach is the perfect date, and there are a million things you can do. You can work on your tan, go for a quick dip, or even collect seashells. Bring a sack lunch with you and turn your beach date into a picnic. Find a secluded area and enjoy cuddling on the beach while you talk about whatever comes to mind. A beach is a romantic place that is filled with so many possibilities. All you need is a blanket and a sunny day to have fun. Small things like walking barefoot while the waves come crashing onto the beach are a lot of fun and offer plenty of enjoyable moments.
A stroll through your neighborhood might sound like an odd date at first. Everyone can use a little more exercise, and walking is a great way to get rid of stress. Walking also allows you to talk to each other. Finding the time to converse is becoming increasingly difficult these days for couples. An open line of communication is necessary for a healthy marriage. Hold hands, walk together like two teenagers in love, and enjoy the outdoors and the company of the person you love. Going for a walk is also free, so this is one of those dates that there's no excuse as to why you can't do it.
The circus is fun for all ages. Seeing the clowns, the animals, and all the hijinks is a total blast. The circus is best enjoyed with plenty of snacks and refreshing beverages. If you're lucky, one of the clowns will ask you to join them in their fun. A fun-filled evening is what you'll have when the circus comes to town. Sometimes during intermission, the clowns will pose with the audience, and they might have some animals with them too. Pay to have your picture taken so that you can always remember the great time the two of you had at the circus.
Going to the parade requires a little preplanning, but it's not too difficult. You might need to bring lawn chairs and also find a good place to sit. It's best to find a place to sit at least an hour or so before the parade begins, depending on how many people are involved. Go online to see where the parade route is so that you can find the best possible location. If you live on the parade route, then sit in your yard. It's fun to pay attention and see if you know anyone who is in the parade. Comment on all the floats and talk about the ones you enjoyed most after the parade. Make sure to keep your smartphone handy so you can snap pictures and make videos to share with each other later on.
There are two ways you can have fun with a home video date, and the first one is by creating home videos. You're only limited by your creativity when it comes to what you can do in your videos. It's also fun to watch the videos that you've already made, either years ago or just recently. Pop some popcorn, get your favorite fizzy drink, and enjoy going back through memory lane. Today everyone has a smartphone in their pocket, and people love to make videos. A home video date is as close as cuddling up with each other on the couch and pulling out your phone to watch videos.
Events & Attractions
Comic book lovers are a breed all of their own. Do you and your spouse love putting your nose in a comic book or watching superhero or sci-fi movies? If so, you will love going to a comic convention for a date. You will see people dressed up as your favorite characters, and you'll also get to mingle with those in the industry. Fantasy book and movie creators are seen as celebrities in this world, but they're often still fairly easy to connect with at conventions. Try to take a few selfies during your comic convention date so you can remember it forever.
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.
Diving is a great pastime and date idea for any couple who loves the water. Diving is something you can do all year round. If the weather permits, go diving at a local lake or wherever the water is deep enough for diving. If it's too cold out, find an indoor pool that has a diving board. Be creative and try to come up with your own dives. Make up your own competitions to make it even more fun. If you can, have a camera handy and take photos of each other doing your dives! Diving into water is a simple thing to do, but difficult to master. The most beautiful dives will take time to master, and it will be so much fun to watch the other's progress. You might consider turning diving into a weekend date that gets you out of the house and also gets you some much-needed exercise.
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.
Arts & Culture
Belly-dancing is one of the oldest and most exciting ways women have been enticing men for who knows how long. Ladies, belly-dancing is still super hot, and your husband will love it. Your date will begin long before your husband suspects anything. You will have to learn how to do some basic belly-dancing and you can make it even better if you get a little gear. You can then surprise him with a belly-dancing date that will knock his socks off. The look on his face will be priceless as you're swaying back and forth while reminding him why he finds you so attractive.
Do you like it when your spouse smells good? If so, a date of perfume or cologne shopping is something the two of you will love. Most stores sell both perfume and cologne, and those are the stores that you should go to. How about you take your date to the next level and shop for a scent without your spouse being by your side? If you're leery of your spouse possibly not wanting to wear the scent, check with them before you go through the checkout aisle. It will be exciting to see what scent your spouse chooses and if it's something that you can stand to have on your skin.
Arts & Culture
A once in a lifetime experience is what attending a broadway show is for many couples. You can turn this date into something even more special by eating dinner before you go out. Broadway has shows for every taste, and being in one of the most iconic entertainment areas of the world is reason enough to go there on a date. Attending a Broadway show is the perfect getaway if you live far away from New York City, or it's the ideal place to go for live entertainment if you live in or near the Big Apple. Or if you live further away see what shows may be touring near you.
You've got to set goals for you to grow as a couple. The goals you set should be in tandem with each other. It would be foolish for each person to set their own goals without consulting the other first. Your spouse can be your best motivation in achieving your goals. Discussing the goals that you have are a crucial first step in getting them done. Go for a walk, sit at a restaurant, have a picnic, and discuss and write down what you hope the future looks like. After you both agree on where you want to go, then make a game plan to put all of your goals into action.
Many of you may not know what gongoozling is, but quite a few of you enjoy it nonetheless. Gongoozling is an appreciation and observation of canals and the things that go on in and around canals. Someone who is gongoozling enjoys spending time on canals and, in this case, likes to have dates on them. Sometimes a simple date of holding hands while overlooking the canal can be an enjoyable experience. Since gongoozling requires you to be outside, it's a perfect date for a picnic. Toss a few things to eat in your picnic basket or go to your local favorite fast food restaurant and pick something up to go to eat after you have spent an afternoon enjoying gongoozling.
A fun-filled date of welding can yield results that are anything but typical. If neither of you is an experienced welder, then your first welding date should be to get some training. Maybe you know a friend or family member who can show you the ropes? Perhaps you could attend a trade school. You can learn to weld at almost any trade school, and it's not as hard as you think. After learning, you can hit up your friend or find a nearby shop that will allow you to hone your craft. If you have a garage, you might consider buying your own basic welding equipment. A welding date is something you can do to start a life long obsession with working with metal and even turn it into a family business.
Fun & Games
A date at the local arcade playing skee-ball is not only a great time, but it's also inexpensive as well. Pace yourself and have a blast while you rack up points and maybe even tickets depending on where you're playing skee-ball. If the arcade gives out tickets, that's even better because then you can cash them in for a date night memento. Allow your competitive spirits to gain control and see who can get the highest score in skee-ball. It's surprising how much fun the simple game of skee-ball is, and it could end up being a regular date night activity.
Road cruising is probably not what you think it is, and it's a date idea for those of you who love reptiles, amphibians, and other critters that tend to make people jolt in fear or disgust. Or maybe you want to confront your fears or are just fascinated by the world around you. You will want to be careful though because some of the critters can be poisonous, and it can take someone knowledgeable to know which are which. It's best to find some back roads where you can drive slowly and look out your car window for the creatures. Take your smartphone with you so you can snap a few shots of anything that you see while you're cruising along looking for creepy crawlies.
Volleyball is an exciting sport to watch on television, and it is a fantastic date idea. Watching volleyball is so much fun because you never know what the outcome is going to be. Each volley can be more exciting than the last and it can be so much fun to see how long the players can go without the volley coming to an end. Have plenty of snacks, ice cream, or whatever both of you like on hand to munch on while watching TV. If both of you consider yourselves to be volleyball aficionados, you might want to prepare a special meal to celebrate watching the big event. If you are fans of a particular team, show your team spirit by decorating your living room or wearing the colors of your favorite team.
A weekend in a cabin is a great way to get away from all the stresses that life has to offer. Rent a cabin for a couple of nights, bring some food, and enjoy being away from city life. You should spend time with each other and turn off any electronic devices that might get in the way of your enjoyment. Couples need time to bond and to be together, and there is no better way to do it than by being in the middle of nowhere. Take walks through nature in between meals and enjoy being in each other's presence.
Whether you or your spouse knows a lot about electronics or not, working on an electronic project can make a great date activity. Everyone these days loves electronics, so turn your love of everything electronics into a date night. There are kits you can buy where you can do things such as assemble a working radio. You could also go to a thrift store and buy something like an old computer and tear it apart. It will be interesting to learn what the components are of the computer or any electronic device you're buying. Keep your smartphone handy, so you can look up online any parts that you're not sure what they are. Another fun thing to do is to watch YouTube videos and try to learn how to repair broken electronics that you might have lying around the house.
The night sky is filled with all kinds of wonders waiting for you to discover. After it gets dark, the two of you can go outside and do a little stargazing together. Try to spot the different stars and constellations that you can see. Sometimes a short ride into the country might provide a better view if you can find an area that's pitch black. Talk to each other about what you see in the sky. Could those stars have planets like earth? Allow the conversation to flow while you look up towards the heavens in amazement at the things humanity can only look at, but barely process its existence.
Romance & Relationship
Married couples have an almost impossible time keeping the romantic flame lit. If you have children, you know that sometimes having five minutes of alone time is a dream. No matter if you have kids or not, renting a room for a night is a great idea. If you can afford it, go the all-inclusive route and rent a hotel room that comes with all the bells and whistles. You should be able to find a room that comes with three meals and all the things needed to allow you two to focus on nothing but sharing some time together.
Fun & Games
Tailgating can be a fun date; however, whatever you do, don't drink and drive. If you're planning on drinking make sure you consider other transportation options. Bring a grill, some charcoal, and all the fixings for a good time. Sometimes it's fun to walk through the parking lot and see what other people are doing. You never know, someone may offer you a bite or two of BBQ. If your favorite team isn't in town, don't worry, tailgating is fun no matter what - some people tailgate who have no interest in the sport whatsoever.
Romance & Relationship
The day you got married changed your life forever. You love your spouse even more today than you did on that wonderful day. No one fully knows when they get married, the impact it will have on them. It is a great way to show your spouse how much they mean to you by renewing your wedding vows. The most important day of your life was the day you exchanged your wedding vows. Renewing your vows doesn't need to be as elaborate as when you got married. What you're trying to do more than anything else is to convey how special your spouse is to you and how much you value your marriage to them.
Every couple has a couple of things that they find interesting as all getout. If you're fortunate, your spouse shares many of the same interests as you do. If that's the case, a research or study date is something that you'll really enjoy. The research can take place online, or you might want to trek out and gather facts in the real world. Local museums and your library are places where you can go on your date to get the information you need for your research. Don't be surprised if your research date ends up turning into something that you do for months, if not years to come. Gathering information is addictive, and you'll want to learn about the subject as much as you can. What will you do with all your research? Start a blog? Write a book? Start a business? Solve world hunger? Learning is a noble pursuit with many options of how to put your information to good use.
Extreme sports are even more exciting when you get to watch it in person. Watching your favorite extreme sports athletes perform at their very best is more thrilling when you can cheer them on. Going to an extreme sporting event is a fantastic day to experience that will create memories that last a lifetime. If you really want to have fun, cheer for your favorite athletes at the top of your lungs. Who knows, if the sporting event is broadcast on television, you might hear yourself cheering while watching.
Going for a ride on a trolly is a great way to feel like you're instantly blasted back into the past. A trolly doesn't travel very fast, so the two of you will have plenty of time to observe what's going on outside the window. Whether it's called a trolly, a streetcar or a tram, the ride itself is a great date idea, but it's even better if you take it to a destination, such as a restaurant. A slow ride in a trolly is a wonderful experience, and it's made even better since you have plenty of time to enjoy it.
Fun & Games
A car date is a great way to spend your time together regardless of what time of year it is. It might be in the dead of winter or in the middle of summer, a date in your car is always fantastic. What do you do while in your car? Anything! Just parking your car and talking while you cuddle is a great date. Or you could go for a nice scenic drive and listen to music. After you're done sightseeing, you can get something to eat. A drive-in is a real fun place to eat at, and you never have to get out of your car. Fast food restaurants are great too, and you don't have to step foot out of the vehicle. After all that, a great way to wind down a car date is by going to a drive-in movie.
Herping is where you go out into the wild searching for amphibians or reptiles. If you live in a rural area, you've probably been herping a time or two. If you haven't, herping is a great date idea for those seeking something slightly different. When you're herping you're not out to kill anything, you're out to appreciate, or photograph or possibly capture what you find. Be sure to follow local laws if you're planning on taking any wildlife you encounter. Those of you who live in hot and wet areas will have plenty of herping opportunities. Get yourself familiar with the reptiles and amphibians in your area, especially any venemous ones, so that you can identify them when you encounter them on your herping outing.
One bathtub plus the two of you equals a magical evening. Light some candles, turn on some soft relaxing music and soak in a luxurious bubble bath. Allow yourselves to melt away in the sheer elegance of the warm water and the suds. Bubble baths are a great way to connect if you've been away for far too long. The two of you will be in the bathtub together so close that talking is a must. Feeding each other chocolates or fruit can add to the romantic undercurrents of taking a bubble bath together. This is definitely a great activity to indulge in from time to time with your spouse.