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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.
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.
Arts & Culture
The perfect date for art lovers and art novices alike is a local art exhibit. Exhibits expose you to new artists and their view of life. Walk around the exhibit and discuss with your spouse what you think the meaning behind the art is. Ask each other what your favorite pieces were and what you think inspired the artist. Trying to understand the art will teach the two of you how the other perceives things. Also, the things they pick up about the art may be totally different from how you process it.
Arts & Culture
Making tie-dye shirts and other things is a total blast and an excellent date idea. Before you know it, the two of you will be tie-dye experts and creating all kinds of intricate designs. The most fun thing to do is to try to come up with designs that are so wild they make your jaw drop. Turn your date night fun into a profitable hobby or side hustle by selling your tie-dyed clothing online. Tie-dyed clothing is one of those things that never seem to go out of style. Remember, you can tie-dye all kinds of things, and you're not limited to only shirts.
Have you ever thought of dressing up as your favorite cartoon, movie or game character? There are two ways you can turn cosplay into a date, and that is to dress up as separate characters or to dress up as a team. If the two of you are into something particular, each of you can dress up as a character from it. You can attend a costume party, surprise some friends with your costumes, or walk around town and see how people react. If none of that suits your fancy, you can always stay at home and act out scenes for your characters while all dressed up. Cosplay can also be a fun dimension to add to your bedroom routine.
Unless your car just came off the showroom floor, it probably needs some automotive maintenance done to it. Taking your vehicle to the shop for routine maintenance is a hassle, and it's expensive. Turn auto maintenance into a date and have all kinds of fun in the process. Reward yourself with something great to eat after you're done to turn your auto maintenance date into something even more enjoyable. If you want to make your date even more enjoyable, take your vehicle for a spin after you perform maintenance on it. All your hard work will pay off when you're going down the road and enjoying the ride.
Causes & Service
Habitat for Humanity does so many good things for our society. Donating your time as a couple to Habitat for Humanity is a fantastic way to give back to your community while also going out on a date. Don't worry if neither of you is a carpenter or can build a home, many tasks need to be completed, and people can do them with no experience. For example, you might clean up the construction site or help in another way. Though, if you can help build the house, it will be a fantastic feeling. Every time the two of you go by the home that you helped build, you will always remember your date. The best dates are always those that benefit the most, and few dates can benefit your community like donating your time and talents to Habitat for Humanity.
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.
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.
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.
Fun & Games
The fourth of July or any other event with fireworks makes for a great date night. If you're lucky, you might be able to watch the fireworks from your home. If not, then bring a blanket, something soft to sit on, and maybe a snack. Sometimes there are food vendors near fireworks shows that sell tasty treats. Turn your fireworks date night into something spectacular by getting some food to munch on while watching the colors burst into the sky. Try to find out the exact time of the show, so you don't miss out on any of the action. If fireworks are legal in your area even better - shooting fireworks off yourself can be tons of fun on date night.
Health & Wellness
For those of you who don't know, canicross is cross country running - with dogs. Basically, you go take your dog for a run. If you have two dogs, it's a lot of fun to do on a date. You and your spouse take your dogs to the park or some area where they can run on a leash and allow them to stretch their legs and have a good time. As a pet owner, you always have to be concerned about your dog, not getting enough exercise. The same can be said about you and your spouse not getting enough exercise. A canicross date is good exercise for everyone involved, and that's what makes it such an enjoyable experience.
Turning your car buying adventure into a date isn't as far fetched as it sounds. You can go to several different dealerships and drive the vehicle of your dreams. Even if you're not in the market to buy a car, you can take one out for a test drive. An entire day can be spent doing nothing but testing out cars. Take turns testing out cars and talk about the features you like and dislike about the vehicles. Test drive a few cars that may not appeal to you immediately to see if they can change your mind. Who knows, you might find yourself enjoying driving a station wagon over an SUV.
Wearing ugly sweaters is a trend, and it's not going to go away anytime soon. How do you turn ugly sweaters into a date? You can go out wearing ugly sweaters and see how people react to them. Also, you can go shopping for ugly sweaters. The ugliest sweaters are usually found online, but you never know what your local second-hand shops are going to have. Sometimes thrift stores are the final destination for a sweater that is so ugly no one wants to wear it. Seek out the ugliest sweaters you can find and then have fun taking pictures of yourselves wearing them in all kinds of situations.
Going for a nice relaxing drive is a great way to spend some quality time with your spouse. Hitting the open road offers up many opportunities for conversation and closeness that you otherwise would not be able to obtain on your own. A driving date can consist of taking a stroll through town or hitting the road and taking the highway and seeing where it ends up. A driving date is made even more enjoyable if you go out for a bite to eat. You can visit a drive-in restaurant or get fast food and eat it in your car. Sometimes a great way to end a driving date is to find a secluded area and relax while listening to music and allow the conversation to go wherever it may. Who knows, you might even be able to sneak a kiss while you're parked.
Boxing, kickboxing and MMA are huge right now and any of them can be a great date. You can watch a fight on TV or go all out and attend the fight in person. Going to an arena is much more memorable and you can enjoy all the action as it happens. If you're planning on watching the fight on TV you can plan a whole date around it - get snacks, some takeout, and plenty of soda. This is a fun date activity for just the two of you or you can invite another couple or two over to share the fun (and the cost) of the fight or food.
Health & Wellness
Massages are a great way to relax and put your worries aside. Couple's massages allow you both to relax at the same time and enjoy the handiwork of a professional masseuse or masseur and can even be therapeutic. Giving each other massages is a great way to enjoy the benefits of a massage and to save money. Massages encourage closeness and intimacy and can be very relaxing. A bottle of lotion or massage oil is a great investment as it will make the massage more enjoyable. Have your spouse lay on the bed, and you begin massaging their feet. Work your way up to their legs from their feet and massage the rest of their body. Pay close attention to any sensitive areas so you can avoid massaging them and pay attention to where they liked being massaged the most. Spend more time on the areas that your partner enjoys being massaged, and they'll love the rubdown even more.
Fun & Games
Putting together models is an exercise with your hand-eye coordination and also your patience. Couples who like to work with their hands will enjoy putting together many different kinds of models. Those of you who prefer aviation, automobiles, or trains all have something that you can work together to accomplish. The real fun of putting together models as a date isn't putting them together like what is shown on the box. The real fun begins when you decorate your model with a variety of decals and paint. Go out of your way to decorate your model to make it as unique as your relationship is.
You and your spouse probably have slightly different tastes in music. You also probably listen to different music in the car or on your phone while doing various activities. A good date idea is to settle down for the evening and listen to music. Take turns playing songs that each of you enjoys. It will be fun to see if your spouse has any new musical interests or is still listening to the stuff you're familiar with. You might also want to try to venture off into different genres of music to see if there's anything new that both of you find enjoyable. YouTube is a great free site to explore music since you can listen to almost everything there. Familiarize yourselves with each other's favorites and explore new music together. If you're using a streaming service why not create a playlist of music that you both love and can listen to again and again?
Health & Wellness
If the two of you have a date in a sensory deprivation tank, you'll never come back the same. You might think that floating in salt water in a dark tank while having your senses deprived of everything doesn't sound like it would be life-altering. Anyone who has ever been in a sensory deprivation tank knows how much it changes everything. If you haven't had this experience yet, now's the time to give it a try. After you're done, talk to each other and discuss the immediate changes. You will be surprised by how almost identical your reactions are to this profoundly odd and satisfying experience.
Window shopping is a fun thing to do if you live in a city with an active downtown. Back in the day, people used to love to go window shopping to see what all the stores were selling. There are several great things about window shopping, and one of them is that it gets you plenty of exercise. Make sure you've got your smart watch or pedometer on so you get credit for all the walking you'll do. Where there are stores, there are always places to eat. Turn your window shopping date into something even more incredible by taking a break and getting a bite to eat. Put aside a little money in case you see something while window shopping that catches your eye. The stores are quite crafty, and they know what to put in their window to trigger people to come in and buy something.
Romance & Relationship
If you're expecting a baby anytime soon, a babymoon is a great way to get away, especially if it's your first child. Newly expecting parents have no idea what they're in for. Take this opportunity now, and take a load off of your feet while you can. A vacation now is the right idea since it will become much harder to take vacations for quite some time. Your babymoon can be as simple as a staycation where you stay at home or as elaborate as flying to another country. Since your babymoon will be the last big vacation you take for a while, make it memorable! Your babymoon will be a date like no other. You'll remember your babymoon for years to come, and that's what will make it so special.
Wakeboarding is a little like water skiing, but you use a board instead of skis. Any couple who loves to spend time on the water or who likes excitement should give wakeboarding a try. The look on your spouse's face as the boat starts to go quickly in the water will be priceless. The faster the boat goes, the more exciting it will be for both of you. It's next to impossible not to feel excited when you hear your spouse yelling in excitement. You might end up fighting over who will go next since you'll both want to go again and again. You will want to save your wakeboarding date forever, and that's why you need to make sure to take some videos and still shots of all the excitement.
A soccer date can be a head to head battle, or you can just kick the ball around. Playing soccer is great exercise, and it also gets you out of the house. Soccer is one of those games that's easy to play but difficult to master. You can have several soccer dates and still have something to learn. Take your soccer ball, go to the park, and have fun kicking it around. Try to learn some footwork or soccer tricks. Bring along with you some water, sports drinks, and a sack lunch and turn it into a date and a picnic.
We are living in an increasingly automated world. There are several household tasks that you can automate. Did you know some robots can vacuum your floors? You can set up the lights to turn on so that your house isn't dark when you come home. You can even automate the coffee brewing process, so you have a fresh cup in the morning. With a smart thermostat you can control the temperature in your house by the sound of your voice or hundreds of miles away. Don't you think it's about time that machines helped improve the quality of your life? Turn it into a date and find new appliances and turn your home into a place that only the Jetsons could've envisioned.
There are so many different ways you can turn graphic design into a date. You can create graphics that display the love that the two of you have. You can also turn the dates into a work of art where each of you has a direct input as to what the outcome is. If the two of you are graphic designers, you could take on some freelance work and donate your earnings to charity. If none of that sounded appealing, you could also turn your dates into a side hustle and earn a little money to pay the bills. Keep a few finger foods nearby to increase your graphic design date enjoyment and break up the monotony of work.
Romance & Relationship
Aphrodisiacs are exciting because they get you in the mood for all kinds of things. Some of the most common foods said to be aphrodisiacs are chocolate, artichokes, figs, oysters, asparagus, strawberries, watermelon, and spicy chili peppers. There are also a ton of less common foods, herbs, etc. that are known for their aphrodisiacal properties. A quick Google search is all it takes to come up with several to try out. You might consider having this date in the bedroom because trying out aphrodisiacs too much may make you end up there anyway.
Parasailing combines a love of water, adventure, and the great outdoors. Going parasailing is a marvelous date for those who don't get to be outside enough. Also, if you're the type that seeks an adrenaline rush, there's no better way to get it than when you're high up parasailing. Try to find a parasailing company that can take both of you up at the same time. It will be so much fun to see how the other reacts while you're taking off and going up in the sky. The view from all the way up there is beautiful, and there is no better person to share it with than the person you love.
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.
Fun & Games
For those of you who don't know, letterboxing is like a version of hide and seek where you try to find boxes out in the wilderness and other places. The clues to where the boxes are located can be found on the Internet or in magazines. If you don't wish to use the Internet to find the boxes, you can set up your own search. How you would go about this is you would hide the box and give your spouse clues as to where they can find it. It will be exciting to see if your spouse can find the box with your hints. You might want to hide your first box in an easily accessible place so that the two of you can get the hang of playing this game. Future dates can be more thrilling by placing the box in a harder to find place once you have a full grasp of the gameplay.
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.
Fun & Games
A jigsaw puzzle is a lot of fun to put together yourself, but it's even more fun when you do it as a date. Get a puzzle with as many pieces as you can find at the store to make this date even more challenging. Kick the fun off by searching for all the corner and border pieces. After you put together the corners and borders, work your way to the center of the puzzle. It will be interesting to see how long it takes both of you to put the puzzle together. Putting puzzles together is very relaxing and can feel almost therapeutic. When you're all done you can mount the picture onto cardboard or wood if you want to keep it as a memento of your date.
Petting zoos tend to have cute furry animals that are so much fun to pet. Usually, the cost of entry into a petting zoo is a few dollars at the most. Going to a petting zoo is a great date idea if one or both of you are an animal lover. Make sure to take plenty of pictures of each other with the animals during your date. Looking back at the photos of you having so much fun at the petting zoo will be a total blast later on. The zoo's wide variety of animals ensures there is something that both of you will enjoy petting.
Food & Drink
Do you or your spouse have a sweet tooth? If so, going out for dessert can be a fun addition to any date or might even qualify for a stand-alone date idea. Your date could include going to the dairy aisle, a local bakery or ice cream parlor, or even a fancy restaurant. Sometimes it's fun to buy one dessert and share it. Going out for only dessert can be such a romantic experience. Chocolate desserts set a type of mood between a couple like nothing else can. Sitting there with the person you love while you're enjoying the creamy sweetness of chocolate can only bring you together as a couple.
Fun & Games
The trick to turning a scavenger hunt into a date is making a list before you go out. The list that you create should have quite a few hard to find items on it. You can turn to the internet to find a list, and that might be the best option. The goal here is to locate hard to find items that will take you some time. The fun is working hard to find the items and where the journey leads you. Try to come up with items that will be hard to find that will require teamwork to pull it off. The more you have to rely on each other, the more the two of you will enjoy it.
Picnics are so much fun, and there is a wide variety of ways that you can enjoy them. If you're in a hurry, hit up your local fast food restaurant for something to eat for your picnic. Those of you who have the time, share the cooking duties, and whip up something delicious in the kitchen. Bring along an old towel or blanket so you can put it down on the ground to sit on while you're eating. Parks, hiking trails, or anywhere else you can be alone while enjoying your meal are ideal spots for a picnic date.
Poems are a great way to express how you feel. A fantastic date idea is for the two of you to write a poem together. Maybe write a poem about the love the two of you share. The poem you write might be funny or have nothing at all to do with love. Don't worry about getting the poem's structure right or anything like that since that's not what's important. Get a pen and paper, and have yourself a blast. Writing a poem together can be done outside on a sunny day or inside on a rainy day. You can turn what would otherwise be a dreary wet day into one filled with romance when you talk about why you love the other so much. Or maybe instead of writing a poem together, each of you can write a love poem to the other. The poems you write can be cherished keepsakes forever.
Fun & Games
A ride on a carousel never ends with just one go around. The two of you will enjoy yourself so much that you'll want to do it again and again. Take a ride on the carousel together, and then do it separately. Take pictures and make videos of each other on the carousel. It's hard not to have fun when you're doing something that instantly brings you back to your childhood. It won't be surprising if your carousel date ends up being something you do yearly. There is no age limit on how much fun you can have while on a carousel, and that's why it makes for a perfect date night activity. Be sure to snap a few selfies for fun reminders of a great night.
Going to an observatory is a great way to learn about the world and the universe around you. The place that we call home has so many mysteries that are just waiting for you to unlock them. The two of you will be amazed by how much of the universe that you've overlooked. You'll learn about planets, stars, and everything else that illuminates the night sky. Educational dates such as this can be fun since you will take the knowledge with you for the rest of your life. Every time the two of you have a star-filled romantic time under the blanket of darkness, you'll think back to everything you learned at the observatory.
Sites & Landmarks
Every city, regardless of how large, has plenty of urban areas to explore. Urban exploration is the term used to describe touring or checking out old man-made structures that are no longer in use. You can seek out old mansions, historical places, underground tunnles or similar places of interest. A fun thing to do is learn what the buildings in your city were used for in the past. For example, an office building today might have been a department store 50 years ago. Research what your city was like way back when and explore what it looks like in the present day. Urban exploration is something that can easily go from one date to many if you're the type of couple who is extra curious and loves history, culture or architecture.