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Fun & Games
You may be thinking that making pinewood derby cars is an activity reseverd for 8-year-olds. You also may be surprised about how fun it can be. Sometimes the most fun aspect of derby car racing isn't the racing at all. Building the pinewood derby car is a lot of fun, and it's a perfect project for two people. Making the car itself is fun, but what's even more enjoyable is painting and decorating it. Allow your creative juices to flow when coming up with a unique design that is sure to wow the spectators. The car itself won't be used much, but you can keep it as a memento of the fun you shared. Keep your pinewood derby car tucked away in the garage or someplace else where you can go down memory lane when you want to think about your past times together.
Fun & Games
Table tennis is a great indoor sport that you can play all year long. Nothing gets your heart rate up like batting the ball back and forth while playing ping-pong. If you want to turn your table tennis date into something spectacular, place a little wager or the outcome of the game. Maybe say the loser has to do laundry for a week or another chore around the house. You'll be surprised by how intense each of you plays when you know something is on the line.
Events & Attractions
Going to a planetarium offers you the chance to learn about the universe. There is so much in space that you and your spouse probably know very little about. Everything you see in the sky will come to life when you're at the planetarium. Each of you will walk away with new knowledge that will change the way you think about everything. We live in a universe filled with mystery, and there is no better way to discover it than by going to a planetarium. Discuss amongst yourselves after visiting the planetarium the things that you learned that you had no idea about before going there.
A great date idea for a young couple is to plant a tree. Sure, couples of all ages can enjoy planting a tree, but there's something special about it when a young couple does it or when you move to a new place. Just think about how you'll be able to look at the tree years later and watch it grow. The tree will grow just like the love between you and your spouse does. Every year you can plant a new tree to symbolize your love and to make the world a better place. Those trees will be like your love; they will stand the test of time.
Fun & Games
How long has it been since you've played on a playground? The answer to that question is too long, and now is the perfect time to get on the swings and have some fun. Allow yourselves to be kids again, ride the swings, go down the slide, and play with a ball. Do all the things that you used to love to do as a child. You'll instantly be taken back in time when you were a child, and life was simpler. It will be interesting to see which of the toys that your spouse likes the most. The laughs and giggles will be uncontrollable when you're doing all the things you enjoyed when you were a child.
If you want to play pool, then you've got to be careful where you go. A roughneck bar might not be the ideal place for an evening game of billiards. Pool halls, bowling alleys, and even some restaurants have pool tables. Don't worry if you're any good at playing pool; sometimes it's more fun to play if you're terrible. Do learn the rules of the game though - 8-ball, 9-ball, whatever game interests you. Fire up the jukebox if they have one and just have fun. The two of you will laugh up a storm when one of you misses the cue ball. It's not about who wins the game; it's all about how much fun you have when you play pool.
Almost everyone these days has a favorite podcast. Why not sit behind the microphone and start your own podcast? You don't need any fancy equipment or audio editing software to create an amateur podcast. You can even use the microphone on a laptop or your smartphone to create a podcast. You can make your podcast a weekly, monthly, or a sporadic thing you do whenever you've got the free time. Your podcast might be only meant to entertain yourselves, friends, and family, or the entire world. The most important aspect here is to have fun. If you can achieve that, your podcasting date will be a success. There are free platforms that will host your podcast, or you can put the audio on YouTube and slap an image on the video so they will host it. Invite your friends and family to listen to your podcast or keep it so you can enjoy listening to it years from now. You don't need to be a professional radio announcer or edit the audio file in any way. Sometimes the best podcasts are those without a net and include all the imperfections that life can throw at us.
Listening to podcasts might not sound like much of a date but it can actually be a total blast. First off, there are a ton of podcasts out there for you to listen to. If you've already got some podcasts picked out, you can stick with those or try to find something that the both of you will enjoy. If you want, you can find a topic that will help you grow, such as relationship advice, DIY and home maintenance tips or how to care for children. There really is an endless amount of free podcasts out there - take a little time to find something that interests you and enjoy listening to it together.
Events & Attractions
Poetry conveys a message as nothing else can. Reading the poetry of others you often wonder what the meaning the poet was trying to convey. If you're fortunate enough, there might be a poetry reading by the author near you that you can attend. Hearing the words out of a poet's mouth can be so much more impactful to you. Check for events at the largest book stores in the area to see if there are any upcoming author readings. If you're lucky you might get a signature or a selfie with the author at such an event. Reading poetry to yourselves is great, but listening to the words as delivered by the actual authors can be a real treat.
The polar bear plunge is where you jump into a body of water during the wintertime. You jump into a lake or a pond when it's cold and then go swimming. You might just find that you're jumping out faster than you jumped in. Make sure you do this safely and be prepared with towels and anything else you'll need to get warm and dry. It used to be thought that entering cold water like that was good for your immune system. If there's one thing that's for sure, plunging into ice-cold water will make you come alive as nothing else will. You will always remember the look on each other's faces (and accompanying gasps or screams) when they entered the water and then came out. Challenge each other to do this fun activity which you'll likely remember forever.
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.
Part of the fun of a potato gun date is making the gun. How do you make a potato gun? Typically, you use pipes that you can get at any hardware store. A quick Google or YouTube search will show you plans on how to make a potato gun. You can also buy potato guns already made, and you only have to add the potatoes. Buying ready-made potato guns might seem like the best choice, but making the gun is half the fun. You'll enjoy your date even more if you use your noodle to create a gun that actually works. Once you have your gun it's time to go shoot it. Find a safe location and be amazed at how far your potato gun can actually shoot.
Classes & Workshops
The feeling of the clay in your hands is both relaxing and soothing. Pottery classes are a lot like therapy sessions, and you always feel better afterward. Not only do you feel good and are in a better mood, but you walk out of the place with pottery that you can use. Save your pottery and put it up so you can always remember your date. The classes will teach you a lot, and who knows, pottery might be something that you end up getting into it more regularly. If it is, you might be able to turn your love of pottery into a profitable hobby or even a family business.
There are several different ways that you can have a product testing date. The two of you could go to the store and buy several foods that you've never tasted before and give them a try. You could try to join a company that pays people to test products for them. You could even make a video of you and your spouse testing different products and share it on YouTube. It's easy to find a ton of things either online or at the store that you've never used before. Don't limit yourself to only food; you can also test household products, hair care products, or even perfumes. Be creative and try a few things that you know you'll bust a gut laughing because of how strange they are.
Computer programming for many people isn't only a profession; it's a way of life. However, you and your spouse don't need to be computer nerds to want to take up programming. Several computer languages are easy enough to learn that you can have a whole lot of fun with. If the two of you are programmers by profession, you can work on a project together while on a date. It might be a fun task to try to sell your project after it has been completed. You might also consider making your program open source so that the public can enjoy the fruits of your date for free.
It might take a little searching, but there's probably a psychic in your area. It's not essential if you believe what the psychic says. You're there to have a fun date night, and sometimes it's more fun if the psychic goes off and talks crazy stuff. Ask the psychic what they see in your future. If you're lucky, it'll be one of those psychics that use a crystal ball or tarot cards. If there are no psychics in your area, you can call one up and put them on speakerphone. Who knows, you might even be able to get a psychic reading over Skype on live cam.
Arts & Culture
Nothing says autumn like carving a pumpkin. It doesn't matter if your date is near Halloween or not, carving a pumpkin is a fantastic way to spend a little time with each other. If you really want to turn your pumpkin carving date into something even more enjoyable, clean up pumpkin seeds and bake them in the oven. Fresh roasted pumpkin seeds are a delicious treat, and it will make your pumpkin carving date even that much more enjoyable. If you have the extra money lying around, you can buy two pumpkins and each carve your own to allow your creative sides to run wild.