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Events & Attractions
Local car shows are a great dose of nostalgia for anyone who's into antique automobiles. Usually, the shows have plenty of cars, live music, and stands selling all kinds of food. An entire evening can be planned around a car show. Walk around and try to identify the cars without looking at their place cards. If neither of you knows what the car is, ask the owner. Every owner at a show loves to talk about their car. Also, it's fun to go around and select what you consider your dream car. It will be neat to see if the two of you choose the same car. Bring your camera or phones to take pictures of the coolest cars and as many selfies as you can.
Who doesn't love magic tricks? If you have a magic shop in your area, a trip there can be a fun date in itself. If you don't have such a shop, don't sweat it, YouTube is full of videos to teach you how to do magic tricks. Each of you can learn a trick and dazzle the other by pulling it off flawlessly. Magic is one of those things that can make you feel like a kid, no matter how old you are. It's always fun to be amazed by something that appears to show up out of thin air. If you really want to have a spectacular date, invite some guests over and put on a husband and wife magic show with all the new tricks that you've learned.
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.
Fun & Games
A ride on a carousel never ends with just one go around. The two of you will enjoy yourself so much that you'll want to do it again and again. Take a ride on the carousel together, and then do it separately. Take pictures and make videos of each other on the carousel. It's hard not to have fun when you're doing something that instantly brings you back to your childhood. It won't be surprising if your carousel date ends up being something you do yearly. There is no age limit on how much fun you can have while on a carousel, and that's why it makes for a perfect date night activity. Be sure to snap a few selfies for fun reminders of a great night.
A hot-air balloon ride is the adventure of a lifetime. Your date can consist of one of those hot-air balloon rides that only go up in the air or you can hover over your city. A date that neither one of you will ever forget is what a hot-air balloon ride is. The view of the world from high above is one that draws you together. There's something romantic about being so high up and looking down at the world. The perfect opportunity to lean in for a kiss is when the two of you are floating high above while in awe about what's going on down below.
Everyone has fears, and you should get over them. Married people probably have different fears, but you might share something similar. Do you both fear heights? If so, it might be a good idea to go to the highest building you can find. Conquering your fears is an important part of personal growth. If you can both conquer the same fear at once, you'll get over a mountain that most don't. You will grow as a couple if the two of you can overcome your fears, and that will have a lasting impact on your relationship. Sit down together and make a list of your fears. Then discuss which ones you'd like to tackle with each other's help.
A home safety date can include many different things. If you have children or grandchildren who visit, you can childproof your house. Another thing you can do is make sure your smoke alarms work and also the home alarm system. Beyond all that, you can scope out for dangers such as harsh cleaning supplies out in the open, or electrical or fire safety hazards. You should also take a look around your house during the night to make sure there are no dark areas where people can hide and sneak up on you. Home safety is something few people take seriously until there's a problem, and that's why this is one of those dates that you should consider doing sooner rather than later.
Poems are a great way to express how you feel. A fantastic date idea is for the two of you to write a poem together. Maybe write a poem about the love the two of you share. The poem you write might be funny or have nothing at all to do with love. Don't worry about getting the poem's structure right or anything like that since that's not what's important. Get a pen and paper, and have yourself a blast. Writing a poem together can be done outside on a sunny day or inside on a rainy day. You can turn what would otherwise be a dreary wet day into one filled with romance when you talk about why you love the other so much. Or maybe instead of writing a poem together, each of you can write a love poem to the other. The poems you write can be cherished keepsakes forever.
Camping in your back yard is a lot of fun. The nice thing is, all your amenities are inside your home if you need something. You're not really roughing it while camping in your yard, but you still get to enjoy the outdoors. It's always interesting to hear the sounds of the night you live in, and being in a tent gives you ample opportunity to do it. Put away all of the electronic devices that distract you and spend some quality time alone outside under the stars in your tent. Cuddling outside in the dark can be extra enjoyable and a welcome change of scenery. Pack plenty of finger foods and stuff you can eat without cooking it for the ultimate backyard experience.
Fun & Games
If you know what LARPing is, then you already know it's a great date idea. For those of you who don't know what LARPing is, it's a live action role-playing game where you can create your own characters. You create the character from the ground up, and that's what makes it so much fun to play. It will be interesting to see what kind of character your spouse comes up with. You might want to hold off showing the other what your characters look like until you're done creating them. The look on your spouse's face when you reveal the character will be priceless. The expression on their face will make you want to create an even wilder character the next time you do LARPing as a date.
Causes & Service
The joy of Christmas is something that people can never get enough of. Caroling is a fun way to spread the holiday cheer that so many people desperately lack. You can either go caroling in your own neighborhood or visit friends and sing outside where they live. If you know other couples who are into caroling, you could turn it into a double or group date. After you're done caroling, go inside and warm your bones with a hot foot or drink. There's no better way to end your caroling date than with a cup of sweet, creamy hot chocolate and maybe a cookie or two.
Bird watching is a date idea that can be done in the country or the city. Parks are great places to look for birds since they usually have plenty of wooded areas. Hiking trails are the perfect spots, and they are easy to walk through. If you live in the city, not near any wooded areas, it's still possible to go out and try to spot birds. Try to guess what species the bird is. If you have any problems figuring out what the bird is, snap a picture of it and upload it to Google Images. Google might be able to tell you what the bird is.
Fun & Games
You don't need an excuse to turn anything into a celebration. You could be celebrating a holiday, a birthday, or anything. Turn your celebration into a date to make it even more enjoyable. How do you celebrate? That's the fun part, and you can make it up as you go along. Why not create your own holiday and be creative in how you celebrate it. What you want to do more than anything is to have a good time. Any excuse to get together and set aside some time is well worth it in the end. Turn Saturday or the full moon into a holiday and celebrate it until you're out of energy. You might just invent some fun traditions for you to share with your family and friends.
It's surprising the things that you know that your spouse doesn't. Maybe you know how to cook cuisine from a certain region in the world, or one of you loves to do woodwork. Why not turn date night into a moment where you teach each other how to do something? There are things that one of you can do that the other wishes they could. By teaching the other how to do something, you'll make your life easier and improve your household simultaneously. Life is a learning process, and there's no better teacher than the person you love more than anyone else.
Fun & Games
Face painting is a lot of fun if you're at a park or an event where someone is offering to do it. However, the real fun is when you paint each other's faces. You can order face paint online, or it can be bought from any costume shop. Imagine the laughs when you see how your spouse painted your face. Will you be able to go outside without bursting out laughing? An artistic touch isn't needed since sometimes the funniest designs are made by those who have no creativity whatsoever.
Don't knock it until you've tried it... Dumpster diving can result in a memorable date if you know the right dumpsters to dive in. The worst dumpsters to look for stuff in are going to be those from restaurants and grocery stores. Try to find dumpsters from high-end stores if you want to score the good stuff. The two of you can hop into the dumpster and look around while trying your best to find all the goodies. You might want to consider taking turns and someone being outside of the dumpster so you can keep an eye out for garbage trucks. The last thing you want is your dumpster diving date to end wrongly by a garbage truck coming and tossing both of you into the back of it.
Food & Drink
Brunch is a meal that is best enjoyed during those mornings when you wake up closer to lunchtime. What is brunch? Brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch. A brunch date can be an enjoyable way to kickstart your day without having to worry about who's going to cook and do the dishes at home. The perfect brunch date is going to a place that either serves brunch or breakfast until late. Some restaurants serve breakfast all day long, and that means you can eat brunch anytime you want. Do a little research online to see what restaurants would be the best choice for your brunch date so you can enjoy yourself as much as possible.
Archaeology enables history buffs to take things one step further and touch the historic landmarks and items of the era. An archaeology date can be as simple as the two of you going to an area and digging for things like glass bottles in an old trash pit. If you're feeling adventurous, you can team up with a group of researchers trying to uncover a secret hidden past. Archaeology allows you to experience history in a way that nothing else can. You will be able to see and feel the past, and it will come to life in your hands.
Cricket is a popular game throughout the world, but many Americans may not know what it is. Cricket is a game similar to baseball, and it's a lot of fun to watch as well as play. If you don't know how the game is played, go to YouTube and watch cricket videos to see how it is played. If you are feeling adventurous, you can set up a date where you play cricket against each other. If you know of other couples who would be interested in playing cricket, this would be a perfect double date or more. Cricket is fun, but it might be best to watch it either on television or online videos since it can be a difficult game for only two people to play.
Romance & Relationship
A date with nothing but hugs and kisses? Why not?! Can you ever get too many hugs and kisses? A lack of physical attention is something that happens in many marriages. You sometimes find yourself too busy for even a peck on the cheek. Why not set aside a little time for a few hugs and a whole lot of kisses? Couples who kiss usually have more robust immune systems, and their bonds become stronger as well. Sometimes it's nice to get physical with your spouse and to show them how much you love them. It's okay to get wild when you kiss, you're married, and sometimes husbands and wives need to let loose and have an old-fashioned make-out session.
Drones are so much fun to fly, and that's why they've grown in popularity. You can fly a drone just about anywhere, including inside, if you're careful. The best place to fly a drone is an area with plenty of open skies. If both of you have drones, there are so many things you can do. You can have races; you can try to do stunts, or fly together and have fun. Many drones have cameras built in, so why not go exploring and capturing video of the beauty of your area? Going outside for a few minutes to fly your drone is as good of an excuse as any to get off of the couch and to enjoy being outside. If you're new to the hobby be sure to learn about any local laws or ordinances related to flying drones. Take your love of drones to the next level by getting your spouse involved in the hobby that you can't get enough of. Your drone dates will become a regular thing if your spouse enjoys them anywhere near as much as you do.
Riding dirt bikes is a great date for anyone who has a sense of adventure or is looking for something out of their comfort zone. You can take turns riding a single dirt bike on your date, or you can rent two of them. If you really enjoy your date, you might consider buying a couple of dirt bikes so you can do this activity more often. Riding the bikes are fun, but it's equally as fun enjoying being outside. Take a break riding so you can make some videos of each other on the dirt bike. You'll want to make sure to preserve this date so you can watch it decades later.
Classes & Workshops
Classes that teach you how to paint are a great date idea because it's a skill that you can have with you for the rest of your life. Also, painting classes may introduce you to a local artist who you would've otherwise not known. You'll enjoy looking over the shoulder of someone who knows what they're doing. There's nothing like watching a professional paint. Don't think that you're painting is limited to only what you do in the classroom on your date. You can take your skills and use them to create paintings for years to come.
Extreme sports are high-risk and high-reward activities. Simply put, extreme sports aren't for the faint of heart. If you're the type of couple who loves to go to the extreme, this is right up your alley. Risk takers are a breed all of their own, and a date consisting of extreme sports can be a huge adrenaline rush. Some sports classified as "extreme" might be fairly common and carry a low risk but there are also some downright crazy extreme sports that people get into. You could turn your extreme sports date into a weekend getaway, depending on the type of risky sport you plan to take up. Bring along your smartphone, digital camera or GoPro to show people for years to come how far you were willing to go for some excitement. If you're too afraid or not at all interested in participaing in a particular extreme sport you don't have to - that's what sporting events and tv are for. Just watching extreme sports can be a thrill.
Arts & Culture
Dying eggs is a lot of fun because you get to eat your artwork after you're done. If you are an artistic couple, you can create all kinds of decorative eggs. A date of dying eggs can result in quite a few gifts that you can give to your friends and family. If Easter is right around the corner, a basket of dyed eggs is a perfect gift. Also, don't forget to take a few pictures of your eggs to share with your friends and family online. If you want to get even more creative, you can dye the eggs and also paint them. Use your imagination and allow it to run while you come up with all kinds of new designs and dye patterns that are sure to amaze anyone who looks at your eggs.
Traditions are such an essential part of who we are. If you have a family, it's always nice to teach your children about your traditions. Why not turn a date night into an evening of learning about your traditions and finding ways to preserve them? The memories that come about from reliving the traditions make the effort all that worthwhile. People from your past will spurt out of nowhere and, along with them, memories that you thought you forgot. Traditions have a way of dying in the modern technical era, but they don't have to. Preserve your past while also protecting your future by setting and doing traditions that have been passed on from generations past.
Playing baseball is a fun date that doesn't cost much if anything. There are so many different ways that you can turn baseball into a fantastic date. You can either find an established co-ed baseball or softball league or just find some friends or family to play with for fun. If you can't put a whole team together you can also play catch or hit the ball around together. Batting cages are also another option if you're looking to improve your game or just have some fun. If one of you is better at catching or hitting than the other they can help teach the other person. There are a lot of options out there, go ahead and play some baseball on your next date.
Food & Drink
A dinner date can be as low key or as fantastic as you want it to be. You can head to your favorite fast-food restaurant or go someplace that has tablecloths. Food courts at shopping malls can make for an awesome dinner date because both of you can choose what food you want. A dinner date can be a functional event where the two of you enjoy a meal after a hard day of work, or it can be a reason to celebrate. The important thing is that you're setting aside time that both of you can get together and enjoy the other's company. Eating a sack of burgers at the park can be just as enjoyable as dining in a bistro with a snooty waiter. Have fun, enjoy the meal, and allow the sparks to fly between the two of you.
Jet skiing is a great date for anyone who loves the water, sun, and a whole lot of excitement. Just think about how much fun it will be to see your partner holding on for dear life while they speed across the water? You can rent jet skis by the hour or go all day long. If you've never been jet skiing before, the adrenaline rush will surprise you. The look of excitement plastered all over your faces will make the adventure all that much more worthwhile.
Food & Drink
Going out to eat on a breakfast date is a nice change of pace. Sometimes married couples are so busy they don't have time to spend with each other in the evening. If both of you go to work at the same time, a breakfast date makes perfect sense. If you can't do it during the week, going during the weekend on a day you both have off is a great alternative. Breakfast is served at so many restaurants these days, from fast food joints to sit down places with a menu. There is no better way to start the day than to share a meal with the person who you love more than anyone in the world. Breakfast dates are a fantastic way to sneak in some time for bonding during a period of the day most people overlook.
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.
Going to a baseball game is one of America's favorite pastimes. There are seats in the stadium for all budgets, and that means any couple who wants to go to a ballgame can. To make your baseball date even more enjoyable, deck yourself out in your favorite team's apparel. If you don't have any clothing with your favorite team's logo on it, make sure to wear the team's colors. It's fun to look as much of a fan as possible to show everyone that you are their number one supporter. If you have the extra money, the food at stadiums is always delicious, and they have what seems like a never-ending supply of snacks to munch on while watching your favorite team play.
Have you ever thought of dressing up as your favorite cartoon, movie or game character? There are two ways you can turn cosplay into a date, and that is to dress up as separate characters or to dress up as a team. If the two of you are into something particular, each of you can dress up as a character from it. You can attend a costume party, surprise some friends with your costumes, or walk around town and see how people react. If none of that suits your fancy, you can always stay at home and act out scenes for your characters while all dressed up. Cosplay can also be a fun dimension to add to your bedroom routine.
Food & Drink
A box of chocolates is more than a great gift; it's a fun-filled date suggestion as well. A box of chocolates has all kinds of great things in them. The most fun thing to do is to bite the chocolates in half and share them. The two of you can comment on which chocolates that you like the best. One of you will more than likely favor fruity or soft chocolates while the other likes the ones with nuts in them. Either way, it's fun to sample the chocolates and to comment about which ones you like best. It will be surprising to see which ones you agree on that are the best and which you disagree about.
Every car owner knows that they need to change their oil. Many car owners don't change the oil often enough in their cars. If the two of you have never changed a car's oil, you're in for a really exciting adventure. Changing the oil isn't difficult, but it can be messy for first-timers. If one of you has changed the oil before, none of it will be much of a surprise to you. The oil in your car is the lifeblood of your engine. It's surprising to see what the oil looks like, and the two of you are in for a real shock with this date. Wear old clothes and make sure to have plenty of rags nearby because changing your oil is messy even for those who are highly experienced.
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.
Badminton is instant fun, no matter if you're a novice or a pro. The fun of badminton is that you get to run around while trying your best not to let the birdie hit the ground. Badminton can be played in your backyard, in a parking lot, or at the park. A game of badminton can last a few minutes, or you can make it an hours-long event. If you're short on time, head out into the backyard and hit the birdie around a little. If you have more time, make it a longer date and bring along a picnic and take a break and eat between your badminton sessions.
There are many reasons why someone wants to reduce their electric bill from wanting to cut back on carbon emissions to saving money. Every day you waste an enormous amount of electricity. Go through your home and try to identify all of the ways that you're wasting electricity. It won't be long until you've found several things that are draining cold hard cash from your wallet. After identifying which appliances are wasting electricity, come up with a game plan to stop it from happening. The solution may be to turn off the appliance or do a little research to find appliances that use much less energy. Spending a little time upfront can reap benefits month after month that you can put towards your next date night out.
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
A book of riddles is the type of at-home fun that any couple can enjoy. There are also plenty of riddles that you can find online. Try to see who can answer the most riddles or team up on the hardest ones you can find. The person with the highest score gets bragging rights for the entire night. Riddles come in all topics, and the ones you try to solve should be about things you know about. Add some snacks to your riddle-solving date, and it'll be far more enjoyable. A bowl of popcorn or even a frozen pizza is the perfect snack to munch while trying to solve a riddle.