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Racquetball is a fun indoor sport that you can play all year long. That means a racquetball date can take place no matter if it is in the middle of summer or the dead of winter. Racquetball is a challenging sport that will get your blood pumping in a matter of no time. If you are a competitive couple, you can place a small wager, which will give you an incentive to play even harder. For example, you might say that the loser of the racquetball game has to do a chore at home after you go out for ice cream at the end of the game. Regardless, if you're the type of couple who likes to compete against each other, playing racquetball is a great exercise that will keep you healthy while also being a lot of fun.
Going rafting is an adventure in itself. Rafting can be a date that lasts a few hours or the entire day if you want. Some rafters might stop along the way and go fishing. Cooking your catch near the bank of the river is a fantastic treat. However, just going down the river in the raft is more than enough fun. Enjoy the scenery, the fresh air, and spending the day with your spouse. Try to take breaks to talk if the water is calm enough that you don't have to stay so focused that it's impossible to say a word. The conversation has a way of flowing like the river water once you're out there and enjoying yourself.
For those of you who don't know, rappelling is when you go down the side of a mountain using a rope. Think of rappelling as being the opposite of mountain climbing. Rappelling allows you to experience the height and beauty of a mountain without having the difficult journey of climbing up it. You get to bounce around on the rope until you're all the way down to the very bottom. Those couples who enjoy outdoor adventures will get the most out of rappelling. Rappelling does require some equipment and training, so do your research and determine the best way to be safe and have a great time. If you really want to turn your rappelling into something special, go camping afterward to get the most of being in the great outdoors.
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.
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.
Arts & Culture
Reading poetry can be a fun addition to any date or could be a date all by itself. You can read poems written by others that you find online or in books. Each of you should search the internet for poems that you find enjoyable. For fun, try to convey what the poem is saying with your voice and body language. Act out parts of the poem to emphasize the meaning behind certain parts of it. Share them by standing up and reading the poems to each other. Try to capture the spirit of the written word and act out what you feel the poet had in mind. It's also fun to have a themed poetry reading night. For example, love might be a theme for one night, while sadness could be a theme for your next poetry reading date. Reading poetry can open up your emotions as nothing else can. A poetry reading date is about so much more than the poems; it's about how they make you feel. Get in contact with your inner selves during this date, and the two of you will grow as a couple. Literature can be a beautiful thing to experience together as a couple.
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.
Romance & Relationship
A relationship advice date can take form in many different ways. If you've been married for a while, you are an expert at relationships. You could offer advice through support groups at your church, you could make videos and share them on YouTube, or you could even collectively give advice to couples on Reddit. The avenues for you to give relationship advice are almost endless. Those of you who have been married for a long time know that couples need all kinds of advice to keep them together. There isn't a week that goes by that isn't full of landmines, and you will be able to help other couples avoid the misery that comes along with stepping on one of them. And whether you're newlyweds or been married for decades it's always good to take in relationship advice and look for ways to improve your own relationship.
Events & Attractions
The renaissance faire is a blast from the past like few people ever experience. You can dress up as someone from medieval days or just go for the show. A renaissance faire date is a blast for those into this time period and those couples who like to experience new things. Every time you go to a renaissance faire, you notice something new about the time period that takes you by surprise. Some people really go over the top, and you can too with your costume and even your accent if you're in the mood to make it more fun.
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.
Fun & Games
Video games from yesteryear offer a unique opportunity to go back in time without having to leave your home. A retrogaming date activity could be playing games from your childhood or even going back further in time, depending on your age. You can buy the consoles for future retrogaming dates, or you can download the games and play them on your mobile devices for some immediate fun. If you have a retrogaming date, snacks like cheesy flavored corn chips and soda pop are a must. You can't play video games without getting your fingers dirty with cheese dust from the chips.
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.
Road cruising is probably not what you think it is, and it's a date idea for those of you who love reptiles, amphibians, and other critters that tend to make people jolt in fear or disgust. Or maybe you want to confront your fears or are just fascinated by the world around you. You will want to be careful though because some of the critters can be poisonous, and it can take someone knowledgeable to know which are which. It's best to find some back roads where you can drive slowly and look out your car window for the creatures. Take your smartphone with you so you can snap a few shots of anything that you see while you're cruising along looking for creepy crawlies.
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.
Fun & Games
The world of robotics is ever increasing and becoming more exciting. You can build simple robots at home with kits that are easily found online. You could take your love of robotics to a whole new level by going on a factory tour and seeing robots in action. A fun robotics date idea might be for each of you to search YouTube for the best robot videos you can find and then share them. Watch the videos you stumble upon over a hot fudge sundae while the two of you talk about why the videos are so incredible. If your spouse loves robotics as much as you do, you'll melt faster than the ice cream while watching the videos.
True rock climbing is an outdoor activity, but there are some indoor places where you can practice rock climbing too. Many couples who go on rock climbing dates enjoy being in the great outdoors while also getting quite a workout. You can't climb a rock without working up a pretty good sweat. Rock climbing is so popular that it's one of the few activities where you can be at one with yourself. Everything is erased from your mind when you're focused on going from one move to the next. When you're rock climbing as a date, you can offer each other support and guidance on which places to grip and hold onto.
Events & Attractions
Few date ideas are as unique as the rodeo. The most fun way to enjoy a rodeo is by going there and seeing the action yourself. If you can't attend the rodeo during your date, don't sweat it. You can watch the rodeo on TV. It would be a total blast to serve up some Tex-Mex inspired dishes or snacks to watch while enjoying all the excitement. If you're an avid rodeo fan, you can cheer on your favorite athletes and see how well they do. The rodeo is an exciting sport that's so quick that it will make you regret blinking during your date.
Fun & Games
Role-playing games enable you to get out of your shell and be someone else. You can discover sides of your spouse you never knew existed during a role-playing date. There are a wide variety of games that you can play, and some of them can even be found on the internet. A date of playing a role-playing game is usually less about the game and more about spending quality time together. Sometimes couples need a little nudge to relax and enjoy a little alone time. If it takes playing a game, then pull out the box or load up the app and have at it. Enjoy some snacks, order a pizza, or slurp down some fizzy sodas while playing a game that should bring you closer together.
Going to a roller derby is a classic date experience that never goes out of style. Nothing is more exciting than watching people on roller skates go around in a circle while trying their best to ransack their opponents. Anyone who has ever seen a roller derby knows there is no greater form of excitement than watching these talented, athletic individuals pound the living daylights out of each other. Try to find souvenirs such as t-shirts or other things at the roller derby so you have a trinket you can take home with you to remember your date by. If the roller derby sells DVDs of the event, try to snag one so you have a video of your date that you can watch later on to remember how much fun you had.
Fun & Games
An outdoor ropes course is fun, exciting, and a great form of exercise. For those of you seeking new and exciting things to do outside of the house, a ropes course date offers just that. Sometimes it can be surprising by how in shape or out of shape you or your spouse are. By watching how your spouse performs on the ropes course, you'll know quite a bit about their physical abilities. If either of you need to improve in a specific area, that can be turned into another date later on. A couple who does things such as ropes courses is a couple who are in tune with their health and their physical limitations.