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Fun & Games
Imagine how much fun it will be ten or twenty years down the line to open a time capsule that you create today? To create a time capsule, all you do is put into it the things that you feel are important now. A time capsule is a snapshot into the period that it was created. You are offering a window into what it was like during this time during your marriage. You or your children can open it in the years to come, and it will be a fantastic thing to behold. Put your time capsule in a safe place after you're done creating it, so nothing happens to it over the years. This can be a great tradition for couples and families.
The fun thing about paddle boats is that you both can do it at the same time. If one of you slacks off, then the boat won't go nearly as fast. Parks and other places with bodies of water often have paddle boats that you can rent. A couple of hours out on the water is an enjoyable experience, and it gives you a chance to spend some time with your spouse. It won't be long after you're out on the water that the two of you are talking up a storm. Before you know it, you've spent the time chatting about all the things that you've wanted to talk about. A date spent paddle boating isn't about being on the water; it's about being alone with your spouse and having the opportunity to talk and relax together.
Sharing your hobbies with your spouse is a great way to connect and learn about each other. You can divide a date based on your hobbies into several dates. It doesn't matter how well you think you know your spouse; there's plenty about them that you don't know anything about. If you've been around a while, there are probably a lot of hobbies you used to have when you were younger that you can revive. Hobbies are usually done by ourselves, which means you rarely get to see your spouse participate in them. Learning what your spouse enjoys is always a fascinating experience, and you might also find yourself enjoying the hobby as well. Who knows, in the future the two of you might want to keep doing the hobby together.
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.
Is your house a mess? Does it look like a cyclone has burst through your home? If so, it's time for an organizing date. To make organizing a date, all you have to do is find an area of your home, garage, or shed that needs to be organized. You might have to go through things or simply move them around to make everything neat and tidy. Take breaks and have some snacks prepared to make the date even more enjoyable. You can make your organizing date more fun by making a game plan before you begin. Take before and after pictures so that you can show off your handiwork and brag to each other about the job you did.
Arts & Culture
Do you and your spouse play musical instruments? If so, then making music is a date that's right up your alley. If not, making music can still be a really fun activity. You can try to come up with your own songs or play what's already been written. Sometimes it's fun to improve and add your own flair to the music. Record your musical adventure so you can look back at the fun you had. Sometimes a musical date comes out of the blue, or it's something that you plan on doing. If you are the musical type, then build a little studio in your home where the two of you can perform together and make the most out of your talents.
The Olympics is always a must-see event. If you're fortunate enough to be there in person, it will be a remarkable, unforgettable experience. Don't worry if you can't attend the Olympics in person on your date. Watching the Olympics can be even more fun because you can prepare all kinds of snacks or even order a pizza to chow down on during the games. If you and your spouse are real sports fans, you can choose favorite athletes to see who will win. Want to take your date to the next level? Place friendly wagers on the outcomes of the games. For example, if your athlete wins, your spouse will have to do the laundry the next time.
There's a whole world out there waiting for you to explore. Where will you go exploring? Have you ever thought about searching through caves? Maybe you could hike through forests to find old long-lost buildings. A great exploring date is to try to find run-down mansions in your city that belonged to people who were once rich and powerful. No matter where you are, there's plenty of rich history waiting for you to discover. Exploring is one of those date activities that becomes addictive, and you shouldn't be surprised if it's something that you want to do again.
The one thing that every dog owner can agree on is that their pet doesn't get enough exercise. A great date idea that benefits you, your spouse as well as the family pet is going to the dog park. It's a fantastic opportunity to start talking with each other, and things have a way of spiraling from there. Your dog will be happy since they rarely get to go out, and the two of you will feel refreshed after an evening of talking. Enjoy the fresh air, the other dogs, and the sense of togetherness all three of you share.
The night sky is filled with all kinds of wonders waiting for you to discover. After it gets dark, the two of you can go outside and do a little stargazing together. Try to spot the different stars and constellations that you can see. Sometimes a short ride into the country might provide a better view if you can find an area that's pitch black. Talk to each other about what you see in the sky. Could those stars have planets like earth? Allow the conversation to flow while you look up towards the heavens in amazement at the things humanity can only look at, but barely process its existence.
Are you and your spouse a fan of a particular sport? If so, fantasy sports are a way to have a little fun and enjoy the sport you can't get enough of. What you do is you each create a fantasy team and pit them against each other. You see which players perform the best every week and then tally up your scores at the end of the season. Fantasy sports are available for most major sports like football, baseball, basketball and even auto racing. The two of you may be die-hard sports fans, but you'll choose different players to make up your team. The players each of you chooses show how your interest in the game is different. You'll be surprised by what the other picks up on the game and the players they've been keeping an eye on.
Fun & Games
There's a whole world of improvisation games waiting for couples to discover them. Although improvisation games are mainly geared toward actors and performers they can be fun games for others as well. A quick Google search will produce dozens of games that you can play right away. Everyone has a hidden actor or comedian in them. Playing improvisation games unleashes your creative side while spending time together as the perfect date. Preserve your improvisation games date forever by making a video of your acting skills. The two of you will laugh uncontrollably years down the line when you watch the video of your date.
Hitting the links on a bright, beautiful sunny day is an excellent getaway for those who want some alone time. You can either go on the range and hit some balls or play as many holes as possible. There are so many opportunities for couples to talk while they're playing golf. The game itself often is the backdrop for the conversation that takes place. As you go from hole to hole, the conversation has a way of flowing. As a well-established couple, good communication can sometimes be difficult, and hitting the golf course is an excellent excuse to spawn some great conversations.
Auctions are great places to find unique items and also hidden treasures. You can probably find an auction house in or around your city or town or you an head online for virtual auctions. A good auction is one that has a variety of household items along with everything else that you can imagine. Auctions sometimes also have concession stands where you can get a bite to eat to make the entire experience more enjoyable. Roam around the auction house and see what is going up on the auction block. Give each other a set amount of money and try to find something that you like. The real excitement of an auction is the bidding process. It's so much fun to watch your spouse in the heat of the moment during a bidding war. If your spouse wants something bad enough, their animal side will come out, and a bidding war will take place.
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.
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.
Fun & Games
Crossword puzzles can be bought at any dollar store for a buck or two at the most. Sometimes working your noodle gets you in the mood for other things. The fun thing about crossword puzzles is that you can ask each other the clues. If you don't know the answer, you can cheat and look online. Crossword puzzle books come in a variety of difficulty levels, and you can build your way up. Not only are you spending quality time with each other, but you both learn something as well. For added enjoyment, take the crossword puzzle book outside and turn your fun into an outdoor date.
The fun thing about origami is you can create a million different things out of small pieces of paper. Allow your creativity to run wild and see what you come up with. You and your spouse have different interests, and they will come out when you're creating things using paper pieces. If you want to have a total blast, then try to guess what each other is making. Sometimes the most fun is trying to come up with what your spouse is making out of the folded paper. Your creativity often runs wild when you're trying to outdo each other when trying to create the best origami.
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.
Romance & Relationship
There are two stages to planning a dream date, and the first is to determine what your dream date is, and then the second is to put it into action. Planning your dream date can be a date in itself. Don't hold anything back and plan for the type of date that you'll remember for the rest of your life. After all the planning is over, then enjoy your dream date! A dream date often consists of things that most people do only once in their lifetime. You're splurging on yourselves, and you mustn't cut any corners. Have you always dreamed of going sky diving, eating at a fancy restaurant, or taking a long cruise? If so, a dream date is a perfect opportunity to do any of those things.
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.
Cloud watching is a free activity that gives you an insight into the inner working of your spouse's mind. All you do is find a comfortable place to sit or lay and look up towards the heavens. Each of you says the first thing that comes to mind when you look at the clouds. Use this moment to get close to each other and to enjoy being in their arms. It's less about the clouds than it is about being together. Turn your cloud watching into a picnic and enjoy an even longer time outside together. Cloud watching dates tend to be spontaneous and don't be surprised if it morphs into something else entirely.
Arts & Culture
Back in the old days blacksmithing was a way of life for many people. Today, blacksmithing is a fun hobby that can be turned into a great date. You're probably going to want to go to a blacksmith and ask if you can try your hand at it. Make sure you educate yourself on how to safely do blacksmithing before attempting it. If you're really seeking out adventure, you can try heating up metal and pounding it out yourself. You both can take turns pounding the hot metal to make whatever you want out of it. Keep the item that you make during your blacksmithing date, so you always have a memento of the great time both of you shared.
Couples who need a little adventure in their lives should try driving dune buggies. You can rent a dune buggy and have all the fun in the world. If you're feeling adventurous, then both of you can rent dune buggies. You can race, follow each other, or do whatever you want if both of you have your own vehicle. Many couples will enjoy renting one dune buggy to drive while enjoying the scenery. A little closeness and togetherness are what driving dune buggies are all about.
There are two ways that you can turn geocaching into a fantastic date. The first would be to do geocaching with another couple, and each couple places items around for the other to find. If you don't know anyone who is into geocaching, then each spouse can place objects and have the other look for it. Geocaching is kind of like a high-tech version of hide and seek or a scavenger hunt. It's exciting trying to find the items, and you will enjoy being outside. The real fun part is when both of you have difficulty finding something, and you know it's right underneath your nose. You may be surprised to learn that geocaching is very popular with a large community backing. Check out sites like geocaching.com
to learn more.
Enjoy the view of where you live by going on a helicopter ride. Are there areas in your city that are significant to you and your spouse? Ask the pilot if they can fly over those areas. Check out the place where you had your first date. You might be able to fly over the park where you had your wedding reception. The world looks like such a different place when you're up in the sky. Don't forget to give each other a kiss while you're hovering over your city. A kiss high in the sky always feels so special.
Fun & Games
Horoscopes are fun to read and to think about if they are accurate or not. A date of reading your horoscopes can be fun. If you really want to challenge the accuracy of the horoscope, read some of their past predictions. See if the two of you remember any events that they were talking about. It doesn't matter if you believe that your horoscope is accurate or not, what's important is to have fun. Read several of your horoscopes online and see which ones are the funniest. You will stumble upon a few that are so far out there that they will make you bust out in laughter.
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.
Food & Drink
Gardeners and fruit growers are always looking for ways to preserve their bountiful harvest. Even if you don't garden or grow anything yourself, you probably see all the fresh fruits and vegetables during harvest time and wish there was a way to preserve them. The best way to preserve the fruit of the land is by turning it into a date. You and your spouse can pickle, can, or make jam out of the season's best produce. If you want to turn your preserving date into something even better, give your products away as gifts. Everyone loves to receive homemade stuff as a gift because the best gift you can give anyone is something made with love.
Classes & Workshops
A picture is worth a thousand words, and a photo lasts a lifetime. A date that includes photography classes is sure to stay with you for the rest of your life. By taking photography classes during your date, you will be able to capture moments in time like never before. You can have one photography class date or several. Those of you who are seeking more advanced photography skills will want to take more than one class. That's okay; every couple can use a few more dates.
Fun & Games
There's no time of year better than Christmas. It's such a wonderful time, and you can make it even better by throwing a Christmas party. Invite some friends and family over and turn your date into something that everyone can enjoy. You might also consider throwing a party for those who are less fortunate. A Christmas party for people in a nursing home or homeless people can bring a lot of holiday cheer to those who need it the most. A date celebrating Christmas by throwing a party is a fantastic way to bring yourselves together as a couple and bring happiness to others.
There are quite a few online streaming services that allow you to make playlists. Spotify is by far the largest of the sites that allow you to make and share your playlists with everyone and to build off of the existing playlists made by others. The fun thing about turning making playlists into a date is that you can share them. If your spouse has different musical tastes than you, it will be exciting to listen to what they think is good. Don't think that your playlist is limited to music since some sites allow you to make playlists of podcast clips, stand up comedy, and even nature sounds. Be creative, and try your best to create playlists that are as unique as your interests are.
House sitting is a fun way to get out of your own home and experience new places. When you house site for someone else you agree to watch over their home while they are away. House sitting can feel like you're staying in a hotel if you have the right mindset. Take a look around their house and ask each other what you like and don't like about it. Get suggestions from each other on how you can improve your own home. House sitting isn't a difficult task, and that means you will have plenty of time together. If done right you can combine house sitting and travel for a neat way to experience new places while keeping your travel costs down.
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.
Events & Attractions
There are so many reasons why a book signing is a great date idea. First off, anything that gets you to read more is a fantastic thing. Beyond all that, when you go to a book signing, you get to meet the author. The hope is that the author is someone famous and they will sign your book for you. Book signings involve plenty of waiting, and you don't get much time with the author. You should think in advance what you want to say to the author and what you want them to write while autographing your book. If you're allowed, have your spouse take a picture to have an additional memento to remember your date with a famous writer.
Style & Fashion
Ladies, get ready for a crazy date if you allow your husband to do your nail art. Why not allow him to pick out the artwork on your fingernails? You don't have to live with it forever, just until you get tired of it. Guys, you probably never thought you'd pick out the art on your wife's nails. Give it a try, and you'll immediately see that it's a blast. Women already know what nail art is all about; it's an undiscovered world to most men. By the time your date is over, the two of you will be laughing up a storm, and you won't believe what just happened.
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.
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.
Health & Wellness
Going for a quick run is a great exercise, and it's also a fantastic way to spend some time with each other. Before your running date, scout out an area that is safe to run. If you're a regular runner, you won't have a problem finding a place to run. If you're living in a big city, a park is probably your best bet to find a safe running space. Bring along some fruit or water bottles and take a break during your running date to spend a little time with each other. If you're feeling up to it, you can have a little competition to see who can run the furthest without getting winded. Running not only is a fantastic one-time date idea but a healthy lifestyle that will reward you for years if you can turn it into a habit.
Pet stores are a lot of fun for many different reasons, so going to one is a great date idea. If you have a pet, then take it along with you if the store allows it. Take a walk and get some exercise along with your furry friend. If you don't have a pet, walk around the pet store and consider buying one. If you're a newly married couple, you might be surprised by what type of pet your partner chooses. Sometimes the funniest thing to do is to look around at the pets and see which one looks like your spouse. You'll both burst out laughing when you tell the other which animal you think they look like.