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An exciting date idea is to sit down with each other and determine what 30-day challenges you want to try. Some of you might balk at the thought of doing anything difficult for 30 days. You should realize that most people fail to do the challenges completely, but that shouldn't deter you from giving it a shot. They're called challenges because that's exactly what they are. Visit different websites and come up with something that the two of you can do as a challenge. The most exciting thing about doing 30-day challenges with your spouse is to see that you can accomplish difficult things when you work together.
Audiobooks are an enjoyable way to get the information from a book without having to read it. Also, if you buy a copy of a book, only one of you can read it at a time. With an audiobook, both of you can listen to it at the same time. Why not have one night a week where you sit down and listen to an audiobook together? You could also make it a part of your drive during your other dates together. Have some snacks ready and get comfy on the couch and spend time enjoying a good story. It will be worth the audiobook's cost if the two of you can enjoy each other's company. If you have a few hours per week to have an audiobook date, you might finish a book or two a month.
It's always fun to see who is the sharpest when playing brain games. You can play brain games online or buy a box game and play against each other. Turn your game date into something genuinely spectacular buy ordering pizza and wings or creating an over the top meal from scratch. Why not turn game night into a date with all the bells and whistles? The brain games will even be more exciting if you place a little wager on the game. If you have a meal, the loser has to take out the trash or do the dishes. The bet will make both of you play a little harder, making the outcome of the game even more exciting.
Everyone has a mental bucket list of sorts, and it's essential to clear off as many items as possible. It's good to express these desires by writing down your bucket list and it's the perfect thing to share with your spouse. As a date, write down individual lists or a shared list that you want to work on. You can even add categories or make separate lists that are themed. Then take your lists and plan dates around checking things off. Your bucket lists are going to change as you age, and you'll have to modify them accordingly. Always keep each other up-to-date as to what's on your bucket list so you can continue planning dates and checking things off together.
Almost every couple will go through a career change at some point in their marriage. Turn that quest for a new career into a date. Order some takeout food and sit on the couch while the two of you brainstorm about the best job for the other person. Make a list and try to include a few off the wall suggestions that might be worthwhile to pursue. Sometimes success happens when you think outside the box. Your spouse knows you better than anyone else, and they might be able to point you in a direction that you were unable to go on your own.
If you've never been to church before, it's a great place to go. If you are a member of a church, then there are all kinds of activities you can attend. If it's near the holidays, there's always something going on. An active church will have events all the time, and usually, they're free to join. You can enjoy the festivities or volunteer and donate your time to a good cause. Church activities always make for a great date idea because it allows you to spend time with your spouse, and it also strengthens your relationship with your God or your spirituality.
Social clubs are a great way to rub shoulders with people in your community. Visiting a club is a great date idea because it will give both of you a chance to get to know new people. Beyond the advantage of getting yourself out there, you can also have quite a bit of fun. Couples who enjoy mingling with others will enjoy getting social at a club. Try your best to make as many connections as possible while at the club because they will help further your life down the line. The more people you know, the higher the likelihood it is that you'll succeed at anything.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You've got to set goals for you to grow as a couple. The goals you set should be in tandem with each other. It would be foolish for each person to set their own goals without consulting the other first. Your spouse can be your best motivation in achieving your goals. Discussing the goals that you have are a crucial first step in getting them done. Go for a walk, sit at a restaurant, have a picnic, and discuss and write down what you hope the future looks like. After you both agree on where you want to go, then make a game plan to put all of your goals into action.
Searching for a job can be a tedious thing if you're bummed out about being unemployed. It's also difficult to search all the sites to ensure that you don't miss a job opportunity. Turn your job search into a date to get more eyeballs searching for the career of your dreams and to make it a more enjoyable experience. Each of you needs to break out your smartphone or hop onto the computer and look at what jobs currently are available. Have plenty of snacks and refreshing beverages ready, so the searching doesn't bore you out. Snuggle up next to each other on the couch while searching the job sites and enjoy the warmth and comfort of being together.
You're not going to learn a new language in one date. However, you can learn a few words. If the two of you like learning a new language, it can become a regular date night event. There are more than enough resources online to learn a language. If you learn a language like Spanish, you can visit your local Mexican restaurant and talk to the people working there. It begins with you learning a handful of words and then using them in real-world situations. It's also a lot of fun to use the words you learn at home throughout the day.
Mind mapping is creating a diagram where you have something in the center, and you have things pointing to it that are similar. Mind mapping focuses on correlations between different things and what's at the center. You start with the center of focus and build up everything around it. Mind mapping can be a fun date because it can help you become more organized, and it can also give you an insight into how your spouse thinks. Sometimes it's fun to have a mind mapping date and see how your spouse puts together thought processes to understand how they compute things.
There are all kinds of free personality tests that you can take online. It will be so funny to see your spouse's reaction to some of the questions. It'll be even more eye-opening when they see the results of their personality test. Pop some popcorn, pour a glass of soda and see where the questions take you. Usually, the questions take you down a path where the two of you will be chatting it up in no time flat. The real fun of a personality test isn't the test itself; it's spending time with each other. Sometimes you need a little nudge in the right direction to sit down and smell the roses, and a personality test is as good of an excuse as any.
Everyone reading this has at least one bad habit they should quit. If you and your spouse smoke, then why not set the same quit date? You can smoke your last cigarettes together and turn it into a date. There are other things you can quit, such as sugar, that can have a devastating effect on your health. Even if you don't plan on quitting something like sugar forever, the two of you can still turn it into a date if you plan on stopping consuming it for a month or whatever. Some people like to quit doing something, such as eating junk food for a short period in hopes of improving their health. Turn your health around and have a great date in the process when the two of you start to take things seriously.
At first glance, a date featuring reading doesn't sound all that exciting for some people. If you need to mix it up a little, take turns reading the book out loud and make voices for every character. It doesn't matter if the voices sound silly; that's all a part of the fun. The sillier you sound, the more fun you'll have with each other. The book you choose to read should be something that both of you enjoy. You can set aside an hour every week for your reading date until the book is completed. You'll have so much fun taking turns while reading that you won't be able to wait until your weekly storytime date comes around.
Every couple has a couple of things that they find interesting as all getout. If you're fortunate, your spouse shares many of the same interests as you do. If that's the case, a research or study date is something that you'll really enjoy. The research can take place online, or you might want to trek out and gather facts in the real world. Local museums and your library are places where you can go on your date to get the information you need for your research. Don't be surprised if your research date ends up turning into something that you do for months, if not years to come. Gathering information is addictive, and you'll want to learn about the subject as much as you can. What will you do with all your research? Start a blog? Write a book? Start a business? Solve world hunger? Learning is a noble pursuit with many options of how to put your information to good use.
Studying scripture is one of the most important things you can do if you're religious. It's your duty to study the scriptures, and they bring you closer to God. A great date idea is to sit down and take turns reading the scriptures together. You can take turns after reading the scriptures out loud and discuss what you think they mean. Reading God's word is a vital part of your walk-in life, and it's so crucial that your spouse shares it with you. Bond together, get closer to the Lord and allow yourselves to grow in the spirit of God by reading scriptures together.