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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.
Those who enjoy the great outdoors will love going out on a date to do a little wildlife spotting. National parks are great places where you can walk around and see all kinds of wild animals. You shouldn't try to spot things such as bears unless you are prepared to defend yourself if one comes a little too close. Bird watching, insect watching, and looking for small animals is always fun. Even a stroll through a national park that doesn't turn up any significant wildlife is still a fantastic date. You get to spend time with each other and hopefully chat it up while walking around.
Fun & Games
Tossing horseshoes allows you to get exercise while you enjoy being outside. You'll have a ton of fun while encouraging your spouse to toss the horseshoe onto the spike. Laughing is something that both of you do when you miss the target by a mile. Playing horseshoes doesn't take much skill, but it's a challenging sport to perfect. Take turns tossing the horseshoes and keep score to see who performs better. Before you know it, you'll have to game down pat, and the two of you will become competitors.
Health & Wellness
For those of you who don't know, canicross is cross country running - with dogs. Basically, you go take your dog for a run. If you have two dogs, it's a lot of fun to do on a date. You and your spouse take your dogs to the park or some area where they can run on a leash and allow them to stretch their legs and have a good time. As a pet owner, you always have to be concerned about your dog, not getting enough exercise. The same can be said about you and your spouse not getting enough exercise. A canicross date is good exercise for everyone involved, and that's what makes it such an enjoyable experience.
Food & Drink
Every week there are new products at your local supermarket. Big companies love to roll out new items because the public demands something different. A fun date at home is to try a few of these new products. You can find the products by either watching YouTube reviewers talk about the latest products or cruise the aisles at your local grocery store. Don't always buy things that you know both of you will like; instead, try some new foods. The big companies don't make duds, and you'll be surprised by how many of the new items that you like. Venture off into the unknown by trying new things and enjoy watching how the other reacts to them.
Amateur or ham radio is an exciting way to connect with people all over the world. Every time you have a ham radio date, make a record of where the person is that you're talking to. Make it your goal to speak to people in as many states or countries as you can. The two of you can take turns talking to people and be a husband and wife duo. Try to find other couples from around the world who would like to have an amateur radio date night. It will be like a global double date or more if you can get several couples involved.
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.
It seems that dogs never get enough exercise. Taking your dog for a walk is a great date idea since it gets everyone involved some much-needed exercise. You can take your dog for a walk around where you live or take them to a park. Turn your dog walking date into something extra special by going to a pet store that allows pets inside. Tell your dog that it can have any treat or toy they choose. It'll be so much fun watching your dog go excitedly go through the aisles trying to find something they want to take home.
Laying on a hammock has to be one of the most relaxing things ever. Imagine lying next to the person you love in a hammock. The problem that many couples have is that they don't talk to each other very much. A date laying on a hammock is the perfect way to open up the lines of communication. It's impossible for a couple not to talk when you're so close to each other. It doesn't matter how far apart your relationship has drifted, a hammock date will pull the two of you together, and get the both of you chatting up a storm in no time.
Demolition derbies are so exciting, and you never know who is going to come out victorious. A demolition derby usually happens at a state or county fair, which means you can turn this into an all-day date if you want. Fairs have great food, fun rides, and everything you could ever want to do. The main attraction is the demolition derby, and it will be the center of your attention. For added excitement, each of you should choose a car when the derby begins that you think will win. Cheer your car on and see who made the better choice. Watching cars smash into each other is surprisingly exciting, and the outcome is rarely what you expect it will be.
Sites & Landmarks
Every city, regardless of how large, has plenty of urban areas to explore. Urban exploration is the term used to describe touring or checking out old man-made structures that are no longer in use. You can seek out old mansions, historical places, underground tunnles or similar places of interest. A fun thing to do is learn what the buildings in your city were used for in the past. For example, an office building today might have been a department store 50 years ago. Research what your city was like way back when and explore what it looks like in the present day. Urban exploration is something that can easily go from one date to many if you're the type of couple who is extra curious and loves history, culture or architecture.
Romance & Relationship
If you're expecting a baby anytime soon, a babymoon is a great way to get away, especially if it's your first child. Newly expecting parents have no idea what they're in for. Take this opportunity now, and take a load off of your feet while you can. A vacation now is the right idea since it will become much harder to take vacations for quite some time. Your babymoon can be as simple as a staycation where you stay at home or as elaborate as flying to another country. Since your babymoon will be the last big vacation you take for a while, make it memorable! Your babymoon will be a date like no other. You'll remember your babymoon for years to come, and that's what will make it so special.
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.
Food & Drink
A food crawl is where you go from restaurant to restaurant eating several different things. If you're fortunate enough to have an area where there are several restaurants nearby, a food crawl is super easy. You can order one appetizer at each place and share it and move onto the next restaurant. You can also order a full meal and share it and then go to another restaurant and share that meal. Food trucks also make for awesome food crawling opportunities because sometimes, at lunchtime or mealtimes, they will all park close to each other, making it easy to sample the offerings of many trucks without having to go very far.
Glamping is a more glamourous version of camping. You don't have to rough it or anything like that when going glamping. With camping you are stuck with cooking, sleeping and going to the bathroom outdoors. With glamping you get to enjoy both the benefits of indoor facilities and the beauty of nature at the same time. With glamping you don't live in a little tent and have to forage for your food like you would under normal camping conditions. Glamping usually requires more than a few hours, and it's best suited for a weekend date getaway where you spend time with each other and forget all about the distractions that usually drive couples apart.
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.
Fun & Games
Celebrity parties are always a blast, and they give you the opportunity to meet someone famous. The average person rarely has the chance to rub shoulders with the rich and famous. Celebrities don't live lives like everyone else, and their parties are always over the top. It will be a fantastic experience to meet someone famous and to be at a party with them. If the celebrity allows taking selfies, you and your spouse should try to get your picture taken with them. You can share the photo with your friends and also on social media. You will always have the picture of the time you met a celebrity and had an awesome once in a lifetime date.
Events & Attractions
Every city has tourist attractions that you can visit. The tourist attractions in your area might include museums, theaters, and amusement parks. Search online to see what are the most popular tourist hot spots in your area. Sometimes people who live their whole lives in an area end up forgetting all about the special places in their backyard. If that's the case for you, it will be a lot of fun to revisit the places you haven't been to in a while. Touristy places are always fun because everyone likes to roll out the red carpet for out of towners and locals alike who are looking to have a good time.
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.
The great outdoors is where many couples like to spend their time on a date. The act of hunting in itself is an excellent way for two people to get closer. You've got to have a keen eye when it comes to finding prey to hunt down. The two of you will have to be in tune with your surroundings. You can't ignore each other when you are a part of the wilderness. The closeness you share while out in the middle of nowhere will increase your bond strength. Also, if you're able to bag something, then you'll have fresh meat for dinner.
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.
Classes & Workshops
A picture is worth a thousand words, and a photo lasts a lifetime. A date that includes photography classes is sure to stay with you for the rest of your life. By taking photography classes during your date, you will be able to capture moments in time like never before. You can have one photography class date or several. Those of you who are seeking more advanced photography skills will want to take more than one class. That's okay; every couple can use a few more dates.
Fun & Games
Every now and then, everyone needs to let their hair down and have a little old-fashioned fun. A skipping stones date allows you to do just that, and it's so incredibly relaxing. How exactly do you skip stones? First you find some small, flat rocks, they'll skip across the water best. Once you have a good rock to toss out there, try to throw it hard and fast, at a low angle (as parallel to the water as possible). This will allow you to skip them across the water. Ponds and lakes work best for skipping stones, and you'll get the hang of it after a while. You'll be surprised by how many times you can get the stone to skip across the water. It won't be long until you're able to skip the stone a pretty far distance. For added fun, have a competition to see who can get the most skips in, get the highest skip, skip the largest rock, etc.
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.
Base jumping is a fantastic date for the couple who loves adrenaline rushes or to check things off of their bucket lists. Base jumping is where you jump off of high things and then parachute down, and it's exhilarating! You do need some training and understanding of how to jump safely before making any such attempts. Find a place that offers the sport and can help you learn how to be safe and ultimately make that jump. Be sure to get whatever pictures you can so you have some cool mementos of your extreme date. Everyone has a natural amount of fear in them, and overcoming your fears is incredible.
Fun & Games
The pursuit of hidden treasure is always exciting. A treasure hunting date can be even more exciting if you find something during your hunt. The best places to search for hidden treasure are historical sites that people have long forgotten about. Will you find a treasure chest filled with gold and jewels? Probably not, but you might find some old relics, coins, or any metal artifacts that can stand the test of time. Get ahold of some old maps, a compass, a metal detector or whatever tools to make the job easier and head out on the hunt. If you want to take it a different direction, hide some treasure and see if your spouse can find it. No matter if you wish to find hidden treasure or hide it yourself, a date like this will get you outside and enjoying some fresh air and adventure.
Fun & Games
Quoits is an old-time game where you toss rings made out of metal or rope around pegs. The hope is to get the rings to land on the pegs. Quoits is a fun outdoor game that you can enjoy on bright sunny days. Every couple needs an excuse to get outside and enjoy a little fresh air. A quoits date is as good of a reason as any to get outside and to get a little sunlight. If you really want to have even more fun, bring along a sack lunch or a picnic. Take a break from playing quoits and eat your meal, and then get right back to competing against each other.
For those of you who don't know, zorbing is when you roll down a hill in an orb or a big balloon-like ball. You can go down a hill or a slightly sloped area. Sure, you can go flat, but it's best to go a little downgrade to make it easier. Zorbing is one of those things that you can only do by yourself. Still, it's a whole lot of fun while you're on a date. If you're thinking that rolling around in a plastic ball is ridiculous you're right - and that's part of why it's so much fun. Each of you can take turns zorbing while the other makes a video of it. At first, it feels a little weird being inside such a massive plastic bubble, but before long, you'll be rolling down the grass while having the time of your life. The best time is always after you're done zorbing and talking to each other about your experience.
Fishing is a fun way to enjoy the great outdoors and to get some tasty food for free. Fishing itself is fun, and it gives you a chance to sit down next to each other and be a couple. Also, if you're the type who likes to catch what they cook, you can have a feast near the water. Remember, it's called fishing and not catching, so you might not have anything to eat on your date. The point of fishing isn't always to catch fish, but to spend time with the person you love. These precious moments are what your bond is built upon, and they are needed for a strong, lasting relationship. There aren't many things that can get you to forget about the hustle and bustle of your life like fishing. It's a great way to relax with the one you love.
Events & Attractions
If you live near the ocean, you have plenty of lighthouses all around. It's funny how many people who live near the coast have never been inside a lighthouse. Visiting a lighthouse is a great idea for those who live near the coast. What if you don't live anywhere near the coast? Hop on a plane and enjoy a weekend getaway date near the ocean. Not only will you get away from it all, but you'll get to tour one of the most fascinating things that's near the sea. People don't realize it, but lighthouses are still a vital part of the transportation of people and goods, and that's what makes them so interesting. If you're able to tour the lighthouse and climb to the top bring your camera - you might have a rare opportunity to get some great photos.
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.
Fun & Games
A deck of cards can provide endless hours of fun. Put away anything that distracts you and sit on the floor and play cards. It doesn't matter if you're playing a simple game like Go Fish or a complicated game like poker. If you're not familiar with many card games, search online and you'll find dozens with simple rules. It's not winning and losing that matters, it's the amount of fun that you have. Snacks and cold drinks add to the enjoyment of playing cards together. If you want to kick your hard game up a notch order a pizza or buy a frozen one at the store and turn it into a card and pizza party.
Fun & Games
Ice blocking is, by far, one of the most unique dates a married couple will ever encounter. What is ice blocking? Ice blocking is where you sit on a block of ice and slide down a hill on it. Think of ice blocking like you were sledding, except you're on a block of ice, and there is no snow. You will have to buy or make a block of ice that is big enough to sit on to slide down the hill. You don't need anything other than the ice and a folded up towel to sit on, which makes this date idea fairly simple and cheap. Try to go down the hill as many times as you can before the ice melts.
Who doesn't love the idea of understanding and being able to communicate is secret codes? There are a lot of codes and languages that you can learn for fun. What about having secret codes with the person you love? Set aside some time for a cryptography date where the two of you make your own secret codes. Try to make some codes that cause you to burst out laughing. Get a couple of small frozen pizzas, some takeout, or a bag of chips to make your cryptography date even more fun. How seriously should you take this? It's actually not a bad idea to have a few secret codes amongst couples so that you can say things without anyone know what you're talking about. Everyone needs a way to tell their spouse they have spinach in their teeth without bringing attention to it by everyone in a public setting.
UNESCO world heritage sites are places where you can turn a date into an unforgettable experience. You've seen these sites in books, movies, and on the internet. Why not see them in person and turn it into a date? Take your smartphone with you so you can read up about the site before you get there. Don't forget to take plenty of pictures and videos while you're there to share with your friends and family. No one knows how long UNESCO world heritage sites will last or if they'll continue to be open to the public, so that means you should try your best to see them while you can.
Fun & Games
Impersonations are always a total blast, and sometimes they're even funnier if you can't sound anything at all like the person. You and your spouse undoubtedly share a few favorite celebrities, politicians, or friends that have a unique way of talking. Try your best to imitate your favorite people, both verbally and physically. Impressions are one of those things that get better over time, and yours will improve if you have several impersonation date nights. For added fun, you can wear costumes like the character or imitate their body language while trying to sound like them. If you're not sure where to start, find online videos that can give you pointers and pick out a few celebrities to attempt to impersonate.
Fun & Games
For those of you who don't know, letterboxing is like a version of hide and seek where you try to find boxes out in the wilderness and other places. The clues to where the boxes are located can be found on the Internet or in magazines. If you don't wish to use the Internet to find the boxes, you can set up your own search. How you would go about this is you would hide the box and give your spouse clues as to where they can find it. It will be exciting to see if your spouse can find the box with your hints. You might want to hide your first box in an easily accessible place so that the two of you can get the hang of playing this game. Future dates can be more thrilling by placing the box in a harder to find place once you have a full grasp of the gameplay.
Sharing your hobbies with your spouse is a great way to connect and learn about each other. You can divide a date based on your hobbies into several dates. It doesn't matter how well you think you know your spouse; there's plenty about them that you don't know anything about. If you've been around a while, there are probably a lot of hobbies you used to have when you were younger that you can revive. Hobbies are usually done by ourselves, which means you rarely get to see your spouse participate in them. Learning what your spouse enjoys is always a fascinating experience, and you might also find yourself enjoying the hobby as well. Who knows, in the future the two of you might want to keep doing the hobby together.
Fun & Games
Glowsticking is a fantastic date idea for those who enjoy being outside after dark. It's also possible to use glow sticks inside, but you've got to be careful not to hit anything. To have fun while glowsticking you take the glow stick on a string in swing it around. The stick glows in the dark, and it looks incredible as it moves around. If you want to have even more fun on your glowsticking date, play some music and try to swing the glow stick to the beat. Play with the glow sticks while listening to various styles of music. Choose a style of music that you think goes least with glowsticking and try your best to make it work. Sometimes the most fun day you'll have glowsticking will be when you least expect it, and you discover a new way of playing with your glow sticks. Try to take some photos or videos of the light show that you put on and see what kind of art you can produce.
A fitness challenge is a great date idea that can eventually lead to so much more. You start with one date focused on fitness, and then it snowballs into a life of its own. The health of a couple is vital since, as time goes on, how in shape and healthy you are will determine the quality of your life. If you have a family, then you must be in tip-top shape to take care of everyone. A fitness challenge reminds both the husband and wife that their health is essential for their family's longevity. Fitness challenges are a great way to motivate a healthy lifestyle and what better cheerleader and coach than your own spouse.