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Ultimate frisbee is a game similar to soccer, but instead of a ball, it uses a frisbee. If you know of another married couple that likes to go out on double dates, ultimate frisbee is an excellent activity to do. You can either play against the other couple or team up according to sexes. The men on one team and the women on another if that's the route you want to go. If you want to play by yourselves, it's possible, but a little less fun. It might be more fun to see who can score by throwing the frisbee in the goal from the furthest distance.
Food & Drink
Fondue is the perfect treat for cold weather or any time when you want to have a date night inside with the person you love. You can do chocolate or cheese fondue and dip all kinds of stuff in it. You can dip fruit, bread, or anything you can imagine. The magic of a fondue pot is that you get to enjoy creamy deliciousness at home. Turn your date night into a memorable experience by putting the fondue pot on the floor and feed each other delicious treats from it.
Tennis is one of those games that you need a partner to play with. Tennis is the perfect outdoor sport for couples which keeps you healthy and gets you out of the house. Tennis dates are great because both of your games will improve as you continue to play. It won't be long until you think back to when you weren't so good at playing tennis. If you want to keep your tennis dates going all year round, find an indoor tennis court to play on during the colder months or when it's raining outside.
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.
In many cities, the weekends are hot days for garage sales. You can easily spend an entire Saturday going from garage sale to garage sale, finding all kinds of goodies. Here is a little fun thing you can do to turn going to garage sales into a date. Try to find at least one item that you think the other would like. It doesn't have to cost much; you can set a limit of a couple of dollars on the item. You'll be surprised by the items that your spouse thinks that you will like. Seeing the items your spouse chooses gives insight into what type of person they think you are.
Couples who love to shoot guns will have a lot of fun skeet shooting. Your local gun range might offer skeet shooting for members. If you don't belong to a gun range or a gun club, skeet shooting is something that you can do by yourself. Don't be surprised if the two of you rarely hit any of the clay pigeons if you're not marksmen. The fun here isn't to see how many you can shoot, but to spend time with each other. Go back and forth and give each other the chance to practice shooting and provide tips on how to improve the accuracy of the shot. Be sure to take a class on gun safety first if you aren't experienced in shooting.
Aircraft spotting is a hobby that many people have that can be turned into a date. The easiest way to spot aircraft is by being near the airport. If you don't live near an airport, go online to see when and where the nearest planes, helicopters or other aircraft are to you. You should be able to see at least a few planes per day no matter where you live. However, you'll have the best results if you go near an airport. Some people prefer to hang out near small airports, while others prefer large commercial airports' excitement. Go to both types of airports on separate dates and see which of them you enjoy the most. Since you're up close to the aircraft take some photos that you can admire after your date is over.
Food & Drink
Quite a few couples think that going to a bar or restaurant during happy hour is all about discounted drinks. You will find that quite a few establishments offer discounted appetizers and also meals during this time. If you don't drink, it's no big deal because you can get a great deal on finger foods and sometimes meals. A happy hour date with your spouse is all about letting your hair down and enjoying the moment. Eat some chicken wings, talk about how work has been going, and enjoy being in the presence of the person you love more than anyone else. Happy hour is about, well, being happy, and that's the attitude you should have while enjoying your date.
Romance & Relationship
You probably don't get to spend enough time together as a couple. You probably spend even less time being affectionate towards one another. Cuddling as a date may sound strange at first, but there's nothing weird at all when we're talking about wanting to get close to the person you love. A great side effect of cuddling is that you get to talk to your spouse while sitting or laying next to them. More often than not, the lines of communication between spouses are too disconnected. By cuddling, you give yourselves an additional opportunity to get the conversation rolling. Add a neck or back massage to your cuddling, and your date will be even more magical and enjoyable.
Fun & Games
The fourth of July or any other event with fireworks makes for a great date night. If you're lucky, you might be able to watch the fireworks from your home. If not, then bring a blanket, something soft to sit on, and maybe a snack. Sometimes there are food vendors near fireworks shows that sell tasty treats. Turn your fireworks date night into something spectacular by getting some food to munch on while watching the colors burst into the sky. Try to find out the exact time of the show, so you don't miss out on any of the action. If fireworks are legal in your area even better - shooting fireworks off yourself can be tons of fun on date night.
Fun & Games
There are two ways you can turn caricatures into a date. The first way is to make caricatures of each other. If you go that route, try your best to make caricatures that are as funny as possible. It's always a good laugh to see your spouse's reaction when seeing themselves in a silly looking picture. You can take your caricature date a step further by finding a caricature artist at many large events to draw your pictures. During the summer months and when it's not cold outside, artists sometimes hang out at parks and draw caricatures of people for money. A professional can make you both look funny, and you'll have your caricature to remember your fun-filled park adventure.
Health & Wellness
Learning CPR, the Heimlich maneuver or other lifesaving skills could very well save someone's life. Every person should know CPR, and that's why it's such a great date idea. Your local Red Cross, fire department or another organization, more than likely, has CPR classes or workshops that you can take or attend. You don't want to learn CPR from watching videos or by practicing on each other. You must have the dummy to practice on as well as qualified instructors, and whoever has the classes will have one of them. CPR isn't challenging to learn, and it will take you less than an hour to get it down pat. By the time you're done with the CPR class, you'll have a firm grasp on how to do it, and you'll also more than likely be certified as well.
Christmas lights and decorations can really bring the Christmas season alive. As a fun date idea, take a stroll through your own neighborhood or a drive anywhere else that you'd like. Take in the lights, decorations and even the feel of the cold air on your cheeks as you go. Setting up your own decorations can also be a fun activity. Setting up Christmas lights, no matter if it's inside your home or outside, is a two-person job. Why not turn this event into a date night activity? It's even more fun if you treat yourselves with a cup of hot chocolate after you're done. You'll think about the hot chocolate the entire time that you're stringing up the lights. Talk about some of your favorite Christmas memories from years gone by while you're putting up the lights. If you have children, then there are plenty of memories to talk about while you put up the lights.
Arts & Culture
Some people take up painting as a means of self-expression and relaxation. Painting can be an inexpensive date idea that can reap all kinds of rewards. Allow your inner artist to flourish and paint what you've been bottling up for so long. It might be interesting for the two of you to work on the same project. You can either take turns painting or ask the other for input on what to paint next. If one of you is an artist while the other is not, have the master teach the apprentice how painting is done. If you want to kick up your painting date a few notches, you can both watch a famous art instructor like Bob Ross and follow along as he tells you what to do. There are tons of online tutorials or local classes that will have you painting something more than stick figures in no time.
Causes & Service
Are you a couple who has strong political convictions? If so, political canvassing can help your cause. Politics on the retail level is all about bumping shoulders and burning shoe leather. If the two of you feel strongly about the same candidates or causes, volunteering your time and turning it into a date is a great idea. You'll feel a sense of accomplishment, and you'll also get to spend time with the person you love more than anyone else in this world. You'll always remember your date fondly if your efforts helped push your cause or candidate over the top. If you're lucky you might even get to hobnob with some well known people giving you great stories to talk about for years.
Croquet offers the excitement of an outdoor sport along with the sun and fresh air that makes you feel healthy. Croquet is a game that you can play in your backyard or at the park. The game itself is simple to learn, and that's what makes it so much fun. You'll both get the hang of croquet after you've hit the ball around a couple of times. Croquet is fun to do as a group date if you know other couples who want to get outside and have some fun. You can compete against each other as couples and maybe even go for ice cream after you're done playing.
Every car gets dirty, and not everyone has the money to take it to the car wash. You might not like the idea of someone else fooling around with the inside of your car. Washing your car is the perfect outdoor activity for a married couple. Don't be surprised if tempers start to flare if it's a hot day, and you're both covered in suds. But don't get feisty, have a little fun, and get each other wet. Washing the car can be fun if you make it fun. It doesn't matter how clean the car gets, what's most important is that the two of you have fun.
Fun & Games
Science experiments are one of those things that always catch you off guard. The world is an odd place, and science experiments prove it. You can learn what science experiments to do from surfing the internet or buying science experiment kits. No matter if you take the DIY approach or buy a kit, you're bound to have a good time. No two science experiments are alike, and both of you will learn so much from doing them. Unleash your inner geek and learn about the world around you by performing experiments.
A soccer date can be a head to head battle, or you can just kick the ball around. Playing soccer is great exercise, and it also gets you out of the house. Soccer is one of those games that's easy to play but difficult to master. You can have several soccer dates and still have something to learn. Take your soccer ball, go to the park, and have fun kicking it around. Try to learn some footwork or soccer tricks. Bring along with you some water, sports drinks, and a sack lunch and turn it into a date and a picnic.
Playing football is a great way to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. If you know some other couples who need some exercise, get them together for a double or a triple date for even more fun. If it's just you and your spouse, you can still play around with the football by yourselves and have a lot of fun. How you would go about playing football with only the two of you is to run with the ball and see who can catch the other, or simply play catch. It might not be a good idea to do any serious tackling since someone can get hurt. Touch football is the best way to play without the risk of injury.
Arts & Culture
Metalworking is an interesting date idea because it produces something that lasts a lifetime. Metalwork could include small trinkets or jewelry or large pieces that weigh several pounds or more. It's not advised that you rush to a local machine shop and start to work on a lathe right away. In fact, you'd be better off trying to find an introductory course or something along those lines. You could also find a local metal worker in your area who would be willing to allow you to sit with them and maybe even help out while they work. If you do metalworking as a profession, the possibilities are endless for this as a date idea. You can work together with your spouse to create something truly unique, and who knows, you might even be able to sell it as well.
Being a mentor is something that so many couples don't see themselves as, but they are. One idea is to become a mentor to young couples who are thinking about getting married. You can also mentor couples who are recently married that might be experiencing a few rough patches in their relationship. If you have experience or expertise in other areas, see how you can share it with others. Your life experiences are valuable, and you can help guide people in many different directions. There are so many people who can benefit from your knowledge, and turning it into a date is a fantastic way to spend some time together while giving back to others. And remember, mentoring is a two-way street. You can mentor others or find a mentor that can help you as well.
Every household needs to go shopping. A shopping date can be to buy groceries, things for your home, or just to blow some money on yourselves. Shopping together is one of those things that couples do to learn about themselves. If you live busy lives, sometimes it's nice to do things such as shopping to connect. If you have a hard time finding the time for date nights, doing the things you have to do already can be an easy fix. Don't be in a hurry while shopping and take a look at all the things in the store that interest you. Sometimes setting a budget on how much you can spend can make the date so much more fun since it makes you look at the products and prices. If you really want to have a wild shopping date, allow each person to buy the other something. You really get to know how your spouse perceives you when you ask them to buy you something while shopping.
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.
Ice skating is typically a winter event, but you can do it indoors at rinks. Most places that offer ice skating also have skates that you can rent. Renting is a good option since you don't have to invest in buying a pair of skates. The look on both of your faces will be priceless as the two of you try your best to stand up on the skates. It takes a few minutes, but you'll get the hang of ice skating before you know it. Watch what other people are doing and learn from them as you skate around the rink. Ice skating isn't as difficult as it looks, and it only takes a few minutes to (mostly) learn how to keep your balance.
There are two ways that you can turn geocaching into a fantastic date. The first would be to do geocaching with another couple, and each couple places items around for the other to find. If you don't know anyone who is into geocaching, then each spouse can place objects and have the other look for it. Geocaching is kind of like a high-tech version of hide and seek or a scavenger hunt. It's exciting trying to find the items, and you will enjoy being outside. The real fun part is when both of you have difficulty finding something, and you know it's right underneath your nose. You may be surprised to learn that geocaching is very popular with a large community backing. Check out sites like geocaching.com
to learn more.
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.
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.
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.
A "staycation" is a lot like a vacation, but you never leave your home. You take a vacation in your own home or perhaps a nearby hotel, and you forget all about work and everything else. Couples can enjoy all kinds of staycation events, such as having themed days where the entire day is focused on something. For example, the first day of your staycation is Mexican themed, and you eat Mexican food and even watch Spanish television shows. The most important part of your staycation is that you're not doing anything and the two of you are able to relax and enjoy your time together.
Window shopping is a fun thing to do if you live in a city with an active downtown. Back in the day, people used to love to go window shopping to see what all the stores were selling. There are several great things about window shopping, and one of them is that it gets you plenty of exercise. Make sure you've got your smart watch or pedometer on so you get credit for all the walking you'll do. Where there are stores, there are always places to eat. Turn your window shopping date into something even more incredible by taking a break and getting a bite to eat. Put aside a little money in case you see something while window shopping that catches your eye. The stores are quite crafty, and they know what to put in their window to trigger people to come in and buy something.
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.
Being in a large, noisy stadium watching your favorite football team will be a date that you never forget. No one gets more out of control than football fans when there is action on the field. It is impossible to describe the electrifying energy that a person experiences while in the stadium. Snacks and beverages are always available during the game. There is never a shortage of food and drinks when the teams are battling it out on the gridiron. If the weather does not permit you to sit in the stands, most stadiums these days have restaurants where you can eat while enjoying the game without having to withstand the elements.
Going rafting is an adventure in itself. Rafting can be a date that lasts a few hours or the entire day if you want. Some rafters might stop along the way and go fishing. Cooking your catch near the bank of the river is a fantastic treat. However, just going down the river in the raft is more than enough fun. Enjoy the scenery, the fresh air, and spending the day with your spouse. Try to take breaks to talk if the water is calm enough that you don't have to stay so focused that it's impossible to say a word. The conversation has a way of flowing like the river water once you're out there and enjoying yourself.
Fun & Games
There are so many different ways you can have fun with paper airplanes on a date. The most obvious way to have fun with paper airplanes is to fly them. You can fly them off the roof of where you live or go outside to see how far you can throw your paper airplane, or even throw them inside your home. It's also fun to have a competition to see who can get their plane to fly the furthest or for the longest time. Look up various designs online and learn how to make them. If you want to go the extra mile and have a truly fantastic paper airplane date, decorate your airplane before you throw it. You might even consider not throwing your paper airplane at all and saving it as a memento to remember your date. If either of you are the artistic type, you can share in the decoration of your paper airplane to make it even more fabulous.
Miniature golf has many common names such as mini golf, goofy golf, putt-putt golf or crazy golf. Mini golf is fun no matter what season it is. Mini golf can be played indoors or outdoors, so it might not even matter what the weather conditions are. Also, skill isn't required to play miniature golf. A date can quickly turn into a giggle-fest when two people play mini golf. The ball has a way of getting caught up in the craziest of traps, and it's fun trying to get yourself out of them. Try not to take the game too seriously and enjoy being together. If the mini-golf joint has a snack bar, get something to eat after hitting the ball around.
Fun & Games
Building a snowman is a great wintertime date that will create memories that will last a lifetime. Decorate your snowman with all types of festive apparel, and don't forget to give him a carrot nose. Keep your smartphone handy so that you can snap a few pictures of the snowman to share on social media and remember your wintery date. If you really want to have a splendid snowman building date, have a cup of hot chocolate and a few cookies waiting for you after being done outside. Nothing warms your bones like a cup of hot chocolate, and a few cookies are the best way to end your date on a sweet note.
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.
Picnics are so much fun, and there is a wide variety of ways that you can enjoy them. If you're in a hurry, hit up your local fast food restaurant for something to eat for your picnic. Those of you who have the time, share the cooking duties, and whip up something delicious in the kitchen. Bring along an old towel or blanket so you can put it down on the ground to sit on while you're eating. Parks, hiking trails, or anywhere else you can be alone while enjoying your meal are ideal spots for a picnic date.
Fun & Games
The summer months were made for outdoor activities such as lawn darts. If you have a yard, then lawn darts are the ultimate outdoor game. If you don't have a yard, it might be possible to play at a friend's house or a park. It's important to point out that the lawn darts you may have seen or played in the past might be illegal in your area. They used to make the darts with metal tips but have since switched them to have flatter tips to prevent injuries. The surprising thing about lawn darts is how easy it is to play the game. The game itself is easy to learn but difficult to master. The skill required to get the highest score at lawn darts is what makes the game so much fun. The two of you will have all kinds of fun while you're trying to toss the dart into the circle. If you want to kick your lawn darts game up to notches unknown, you can make a little bet and say the loser has to do a household chore the other hates doing.