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Fun & Games
A watch party is a great double date idea for married couples who want to go out on a date with others, but don't want to or can't leave. A watch party is where you watch TV, streaming or other videos with friends, either together or virtually. You could also do the same thing with YouTube videos and comment about them over a video app like Skype. The whole point is, you and another couple are watching something together and discussing or commenting on it. Where you watch the videos or the type of content is irrelevant. A watch party is a great way for couples to spend time with people they haven't seen in a while and want to have light-hearted fun in the process.
A cycling date has a way of turning into a reoccurring date activity because you'll love it so much. The feeling of your heart pumping, the fresh outdoors, and the sense of adventure is what biking is all about. Cycling is so good for your health and it's something that the two of you can do together. Beginner bike riders can search for flat surfaces or areas that are slightly downhill. As your stamina grows, you can then move onto more difficult terrain. You can add to your cycling date fun by making a pit stop at your favorite store for a bottle of water or a low-calorie drink to replenish the fluids that you lost during your bike ride. Exploring your city or the nearby countryside can be a wonderful experience for the two of you to share 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.
Food & Drink
Building a gingerbread house is a delicious activity that produces excitement as no other date can. You can share your gingerbread house with friends and family after you're done building it. Your gingerbread house can be as elaborate or as simple as you want it to be. The most fun thing about building a gingerbread house might be eating your final product. Make sure to take quite a few pictures of your gingerbread house to remember how delicious your date was. Share the photos on social media to make everyone jealous about your confectionary filled date.
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.
Scuba diving is the perfect date night for those who live near the ocean. If you don't live near the ocean, then going scuba diving is a great weekend vacation. Hop on a plane and go to the nearest clear ocean and go in for a dip. The beauty of the ocean awaits those who are adventurous enough to dive into it. The look on your faces will be priceless as you see things in real life that you've only seen on television.
Take a trip out on the water and enjoy a date paddleboarding. The great thing about paddleboarding is that it's not only fun but it's also a great workout for your entire body. Sometimes it's great to get out and put your body in motion. Paddleboarding allows enjoying Mother Nature while also sharing a precious moment with your spouse. Paddleboarding doesn't require you to own your own equipment, as many areas will have rentals available. Having an instructor isn't necessary since you can quickly learn how to paddleboard within a few minutes at the most.
Events & Attractions
Those who care about their community and want to give back always have a great time at charity events. Sometimes they really roll out the red carpet for those who are willing to part ways with enough money for a good cause. Why not turn a date into something that you'll enjoy that will also help others? A gala of goodwill is what you'll enjoy, and it'll be one of those events that stick with you for a lifetime. Doing a good deed never feels better than when you get to share it with someone you love.
Classes & Workshops
You can't be a happy couple if both of you aren't healthy. The first step to becoming healthy is by being active and exercising. Going to fitness classes on your date nights is a great idea since they will help you get fit. You'll also remember the exercises they teach you, and you'll be able to do them at home. If you have fitness classes once or twice a week, you can have exercise dates at home for the rest of the week. Just a handful of fitness class sessions paired with other healthy life choices can spur into something so much bigger in a short period.
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.
Health & Wellness
Yoga can be done at home or in a class. Some couples might not feel comfortable doing yoga in front of strangers, so doing it home might be the best solution. There are many yoga instructors on YouTube who are more than willing to show you the ropes. If doing yoga at home, each of you will need a mat. Make sure to wear the appropriate attire for all of the stretching you'll be doing. It's okay if you're not able to do all of the poses, yoga is something that you get better at over time. Have a chat after your yoga session is over, and you'll be surprised by how effortlessly the conversation flows after a mind-clearing workout. This activity can be done just once or can be done more often to achieve all the benefits yoga has to offer.
Camping is more than just a few hour date, it's something that takes most of the day or more. Camping can be free or a low-cost dating idea that gets you away from it all. If you're the type that likes to live off the land, then camping is a fantastic date idea. You can go hiking, enjoy the fresh air, and spend every waking minute with each other. Many couples who enjoy the great outdoors feel that camping strengthens their relationship, and they notice stronger lines of communication after the camping adventure is over. Established campgrounds offer a way for inexperienced campers to have access to things such as running water, toilets, and other amenities that some might consider a necessity even when roughing it. Either way you go, camping is a fun date idea, especially for married couples.
Kitesurfing is one of those sports that is a pure adrenaline rush. If you're the type of couple who likes to live life on the edge, then kitesurfing is right up your alley. For those of you who may not know, kitesurfing is where you surf while holding onto a big kite. It's far more exciting than you can imagine and you've probably seen people at the beach doing it. If you live near the beach, then you don't have to go far to go kitesurfing. If not, consider a two-day weekend date getaway where you fly to a sunny beach destination to do a little kitesurfing. Don't forget to make videos of your kitesurfing adventure so you can someday share your date with your grandkids.
Touring a university might not sound like the most exciting date idea, but it can be a practical date idea if either one of you is thinking about going to school. Or if you're not looking for educational opportunities, almost every university has a history that is as unique as its students. You might have lived in your city your entire life and not know all there is to know about your local university. Take a university tour with your spouse and discover the rich heritage of the educational facility or learn about the benefits of pursuing your education there. If you've got some extra cash laying around, buy a sweatshirt or two for each of you to remember your university tour. If either of you went to the university, it would make the tour much more enjoyable. You'll be able to tell your spouse all about what happened when you were in school.
Causes & Service
Every day there are people all over the world that need a helping hand. The relationship you have as a couple is strengthened when you make the lives of others better. A single act of kindness can have a ripple effect on you and the people you help. How do you find people to perform acts of kindness for? You can start by looking at the people in your life and asking yourself how you can help them. You can also ask people in your church or civic organization if they know of anyone you can help. The love you have as a couple can be magnified and turned into something truly spectacular when you work together to improve others' lives.
Fun & Games
A zipline can get your adrenaline flowing like nothing else can. If you're on a high mountain top, then it's going to be a wild ride down. Ziplines are addictive and don't be surprised if you want to do it more than once. Try to enjoy the view while you're going down the zipline. It might be difficult at first if you're afraid of heights, but the view is almost always spectacular. The ride usually doesn't last very long, but it's those seconds to a few minutes of heart-pounding excitement that people find so addictive. The thrill of being so high up there and the speed that you get to the other side makes it so incredibly fun.
Arts & Culture
Shooting a bow and arrow usually requires you to go an archery range or out into the wilderness. Going out in the woods is a great date idea for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. If you're country folks, then you already know the value of enjoying nature. You don't have to go hunting or anything like that to have fun. Target practice can be fun if you have all the equipment necessary. Even if you don't, then shooting arrows into a tree can be just as fun. Always remember safety is crucial if you want to have a good time and be able to talk about it later.
Hitting the road is always a lot of fun. A road trip can be taking a trip for a few miles, or it can be an all-day adventure. Plan your road trip to ensure that you have as much fun as possible. Consider going to a fun destination, or a fun dinner in a sleepy highway town, or whatever floats your boat. If you have a little extra money, spend the night in a hotel. Make sure to do a little online research about the hotel to ensure that you don't end up spending the night in a dump. You can also be spontaneous and surprise your spouse or even hit the road without a plan and see where it leads you.
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.
Lacrosse is a unique game that takes quite a bit of skill to pull off. The basics of the game are simple, and you can learn it quite quickly. A lacrosse date can be you two learning how to scoop the ball up and how to pass it. Or maybe there's a game somewhere that you can watch in person or on TV. If you get good at lacrosse, you can invite other couples to play along. Lacrosse is a sport that many people have no experience playing which can make it even more fun. You and your spouse will be challenged to do something new that you find both exciting and a great source of exercise.
Arts & Culture
Everyone watches TV and movies and thinks that they can act as well as their favorite actors. An acting date will enable you to put your acting chops to the test. If you want to take your acting date to the next level, record the two of you acting, and share it on YouTube. If you're not feeling so adventurous, you can share what happened during your date with people you know. You can act out scenes from your favorite movies, go a notch higher and read Shakespeare, or make up your own script. Acting enables you to get in touch with your inner artist, and it also allows you to see another side of your spouse that you may have never seen before.
Fun & Games
If you search online for Newlywed Game questions, you'll see a ton of them. Those of you who are familiar with the Newlywed Game already know how zany the questions can be. If you haven't watched the Newlywed Game television show before, the questions are for those who are newly married. However, you don't need to be a newlywed to have fun playing this game. You might want to write down your answers so the other person can't cheat and change what they say. It will be so funny to see how your spouse answers the questions on this date. The questions are always really out there, and you never know what the answers are going to be. Although you can find ways to play the game with just the two of you, a group date where you all play the Newlywed Game together can be a fun evening for everyone.
Events & Attractions
The fair is so much fun, and it's a special thing since it only comes once a year. You can enjoy the animals, rides, and food. You can't go to the fair without stuffing yourself silly full of sweet, salty, and greasy foods. A fun thing to do on your date is to choose what foods or rides you think your spouse will enjoy the most. Don't forget to take a few pictures of yourselves and everything else at the fair, so you have something to remember this awesome date with. Going to the fair has to be a yearly date activity that no couple should miss.
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.
Something magical happens when it gets dark outside, and the city you live in begins to light up. A drive through your city at night opens up a new world that you rarely see if you're never out late. Pay attention to all the signs and how your favorite stores and restaurants look when they're illuminated. The world comes alive at night, and there's no better proof of that than when the neon lights start to flicker. Point out which signs are your favorite and try to guess which ones your spouse might like the most. Try to find a little extra elevation for an even more beautiful scene.
Sometimes for one reason or another, you might find yourself far away from your spouse. Just because there is a distance between you and your spouse doesn't mean you can't go on a date. You might even distance yourselves a little just to try out a cyber date. You can use a free service such as Skype to talk to each other over the Internet using your webcam. If you really want to have fun, you can both order take-out food, and it will be like you are eating at a restaurant. It's also fun to watch the same television show together while on the Internet to see how the other reacts to surprising events. There are lots of services popping up for having watch parties where the shows you're watching are synched for both of you. Being apart is a good way to appreciate more the time you have together, so give it a try some time.
Romance & Relationship
Receiving a love note from your spouse is always a heart-melting experience. Why don't the two of you plan at least an hour date where you write love notes to each other? The first half of the hour is spent writing the note. After you're done writing, then comes the reading. It will be so romantic to see your spouse's heart flutter when they read your note. Save the notes so that you can read them years down the line. Love notes aren't only for those who are newly in love; they're much-needed items later on in the marriage as well. It's so important to do little things like writing down how you feel to keep a marriage strong. Sometimes we can forget how much our spouse loves us, and this is one of those ways of reminding each other.
Going to a soccer game can be a really fun thing to do on a date with your spouse. No one gets more excited about their team, than soccer fans do. If you have never been to a soccer game in person before, be prepared to hear lots of cheering from passionate fans every time something happens on the field. Soccer is a fast-paced game that can leave you feeling mesmerized by all of the action. Try your best to help each other follow the action on the field so that you know what's going on as it happens.
Fun & Games
A social media date is more fun than what most people probably realize. The way you turn social media into a date is by sitting next to each other on the couch and taking turns scrolling through your timeline. Do you know what your spouse looks at while on social media? You might learn quite a bit about them if you see what they're up to. Social media is loaded with everything, from humor to politics and everything in between. You might want to start your date with something light-hearted and see where it goes. Pop a bowl of popcorn and see where this date takes you because you never know when it comes to social media.
Radio-controlled cars offer the type of fun that very few things can. If you've got two radio-controlled cars, then you already have the perfect tools for a date at the park. If you only have one RC car, don't sweat it, you can take turns at the park. Just about anywhere is the right spot to play with your cars. A park, the sidewalk, a parking lot, or maybe even the grass if you have an off-road vehicle. You can even set up a race track and see who can drive around it in the fastest time. Be creative and come up with your own games to turn your RC date into a fun-filled evening.
Fun & Games
Challenges and dares always make for an interesting date. How do you choose what type of challenges or dares you dish out? Well, only you know what you're spouse is willing to do. You don't want the dare to be so extreme that you know they aren't going to do it. So, with that in mind, you should test the waters and see what comes about. If you're running blanks, go online and find some suggestions on challenges and dares. You'll find plenty of suggestions that don't go to an extreme. This is one of those dates that you can do anywhere, and it can be incredibly exciting if you're in the bedroom or in a romantic mood.
Fun & Games
No matter where you live, there are opportunities to act like a tourist. What does it mean to act like a tourist? It means that you do things that tourists do like go sightseeing, eat at new restaurants, go to museums that you've never been to before. See what tourists do when they visit where you live and do some of the same things. You may be surprised at all the popular attractions you have nearby that you have never experienced. If you live in a small town, you can always go to the next town over and act like a tourist there. Acting like a tourist is a fun date you can do for a few hours or turn it into an all-day affair.
Fun & Games
Nothing brings out the smiles and giggles during a date quite like bumper cars. Bumping into each other becomes addictive, and it's something that you can't stop doing. Bumper cars are fun because each of you gets to drive your own vehicle. You can chase each other, bump into each other, or even try to race. You can't help but have a great time when you're driving around trying to avoid (or cause!) a collision. Don't be surprised when the two of you want to do it again after the bumper cars come to a stop, and you know your time is up.
You may have always considered a date and a vacation two different things, but isn't a vacation just a long-lasting date? Your vacation might last a matter of days, or maybe even a week or more. If you've got a few days to spend, why not go on a train ride? You'll get to see the beautiful backcountry and travel the elegant way. Flying is also a great mode of transportation since you can go to hundreds, if not thousands of destinations, in a mere matter of hours. Why not take a short flight and go to someplace you've never been to during your date? Vacations like these are so precious because they're mini getaways that enable you to let your hair down and enjoy life as a couple.
Fun & Games
A tree house can be a world of opportunities for a date. If you don't have access to one already you can build the tree house as your date. If you already have a tree house, you can have a date inside it. Why not bring along some food, snacks, and/or drinks and eat them all in your tree house? Bring along your smartphone or tablet, and you can watch your favorite TV shows or YouTube videos. A tree house is a great place to have a date because it will get you away from it all, without having to venture too far from your house.
Ghost towns hold such historical value that they are something that every history buff should visit. Going on a ghost town tour is one of the best ways to see one of these deserted towns and learn about its history. If you can't find a tour for whatever reason, don't hesitate to take a trip to a local ghost town. You will want to do as much research as possible about the town before you go there, so you have a full understanding of what you are about to see. Ghost towns are amazing in that they preserve life as it was even though time has flown by. You can get a feeling for what life was like when the town was bustling by the buildings and the remnants of the lives of the people who lived and worked in them.
Fun & Games
Juggling classes are a thing, and you don't need to want to be a clown to attend them. Juggling is a fun activity if you're blessed with great hand-eye coordination. Nothing is funnier than seeing someone try to juggle, and they end up causing all the balls to fall on the ground. A date night filled with laughs is what you should expect if you're planning on taking a juggling class. Don't be surprised if you don't get the hang of juggling right away because it takes quite a bit of time learning to pull off what a clown makes look easy.
Food & Drink
A dinner party for two - why not? Get some tasty drinks, the ingredients to your favorite dish, add a couple of aprons, and you're all set. Throw in some candles, and you've got a fantastic meal for two at a fraction of what it would cost in a restaurant. Being all alone is such a beautiful thing, and moments like these can be few and far between when you're married. Savor not only the food but the togetherness because who knows when the two of you will get to be all alone again. Splurge and have dessert, and since you're at home, feed it to each other while in bed. You can also attend or throw your own dinner party for friends and family which also makes a great date.
Hitting the gym is a fantastic way for a couple to connect. A gym date is a way to work on your bond while also paying close attention to your health. A married couple who works out together has an advantage that most singles don't, and that is they can help each other. You can spot your spouse and also help them with the equipment. Your workout will be much more in-depth if you do it with a partner. Having your spouse right there can also be a great motivation as you work on your shared fitness goals. Treat yourself with a protein shake after your workout so the two of you can relax a little while enjoying the afterglow of the exercise.
Causes & Service
Churches, soup kitchens, and food banks all need volunteers. Your next date night could help those in need while also increasing your bond. The two of you could volunteer to clean a soup kitchen or to stock the shelves of a food bank. If you're an animal lover, contact your local animal shelter and see if they need volunteers. The love that you share for each other can impact your community by turning your date night into something that helps those who are less fortunate. Make yourself available during times when most people can't volunteer on days such as weekends to increase your odds of being able to help out.