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Food & Drink
Every week there are new products at your local supermarket. Big companies love to roll out new items because the public demands something different. A fun date at home is to try a few of these new products. You can find the products by either watching YouTube reviewers talk about the latest products or cruise the aisles at your local grocery store. Don't always buy things that you know both of you will like; instead, try some new foods. The big companies don't make duds, and you'll be surprised by how many of the new items that you like. Venture off into the unknown by trying new things and enjoy watching how the other reacts to them.
Creating animation isn't as difficult as you might think it is in today's digital age. There are both free and paid software and services that you can use to create animations without being a professional graphic artist. If you'd like, you can break up your animation date into multiple dates. On the first date, you can write out the script for your animation. The second date you can bring your script to life and the third date is where you watch your animation. All three things can be done on one date if you have the time or know what you want to do right away. Sharing your animation with friends and family is always a whole lot of fun. You can also share the animation you produce together on the internet on YouTube or someplace else.
A fire pit is difficult to make, but it's possible to build one during a date. Or you can opt to buy a firepit to place in your backyard to use over and over. The real fun of a fire pit is sitting around it together. Watching the fire dance as you two are nestled close to each other is as relaxing as it is romantic. Roasting marshmallows or weenies is also a lot of fun when the two of you are sitting around the fire pit. The warmth of the fire and the smell of the smoke creates a mood that connects to the very spirit of humankind. Sitting at the fire pit is even more enjoyable during nighttime when the fire lifts the cover of darkness.
A beautiful yard is something that always makes a husband and wife proud. No one likes to see people rubbernecking while driving by a yard more than the homeowner does. Don't think that landscaping is only about keeping your yard mowed and all that. It's the entire grounds of your home that you've got to work with. If the two of you don't mind getting sweaty and dirty, turning landscaping chores into a date is a great way to spend time together. Make sure you have plenty of refreshments handy because you're going to get plenty hot and work up a thirst while landscaping. You'll quickly see that with a little hard work how beautiful you can make your own yard.
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.
Flea markets are where you can get deals and also find items that are impossible to buy elsewhere. An entire day can be turned into a flea market date without much effort at all. The most fun you'll ever have is to go into the flea market with a small budget and try to buy as many interesting items as possible. Another part of the fun is negotiating prices with the sellers at the flea market. The sellers are used to haggling, and many of them think it is a sport. You and your spouse can try your best to haggle different sellers and see who can get the biggest discounts.
Health & Wellness
Detoxing and cleansing is a vital part of your health. Your body needs to cleanse itself from time to time. Why not turn your detox into a date? Both of you can detox at the same time - that will come in handy if you feel any unwanted side effects. You can help each other out and encourage your spouse if they hit any rough patches. Detoxing isn't the easiest thing to put your body through, but you feel so much better afterward. Turn your cleansing date into something you do every few months for optimal health.
Karate lessons are a great form of exercise and also self-defense. Why not turn your curiosity about karate into a date? The two of you can learn some vital safety moves while enjoying some together. Karate is such a great form of exercise, and it doesn't matter if you ever put what you learn to the test. The health benefits of learning karate are as such that it will help you live a long and healthy life together. If there was ever anything to make you want to do something on a date night, the idea of spending more time on planet earth together should.
If you have videos of friends or family, they might benefit from a little editing. Holiday videos are fun to share, but they can have quite a bit of dead air. Why not set up a date where you go through the videos and edit them? Pop yourself a bowl of popcorn, plop down in front of the computer, and have a good time going back and watching how much fun you had. You'll get to relive the moments while also preserving them for others to enjoy. You don't need to be a video editing whiz, do your best to present the fun you had while recording it.
Karaoke is an instant hit if you're the type who loves to have a good time and consider yourself a music lover. You and your spouse will be smiling and laughing up a storm while the two of you sing your favorite songs. Sometimes the best karaoke sessions are when you mess up the song so bad that you can't stop laughing while trying to sing. If you're too shy to sing at a karaoke bar, watch everyone else while they give it a shot. You can also buy the equipment and have fun at home. You can download tracks from the internet to create all kinds of karaoke-themed fun.
You never know what hidden treasures are lurking right below your feet. Everyone lives near someplace that has a fascinating history. A date activity using a metal detector can be a whole lot of fun, and it gets you outside as well. Try to find areas where you live that have a rich history and see what you can find. The two of you can take turns using the metal detector while the other digs up whatever you find. It's always exciting to pull something out of the ground that has some historical significance. Allow your imagination to run wild and try to find some areas that might be overlooked that could be teaming with ancient metallic artifacts.
Traditions are such an essential part of who we are. If you have a family, it's always nice to teach your children about your traditions. Why not turn a date night into an evening of learning about your traditions and finding ways to preserve them? The memories that come about from reliving the traditions make the effort all that worthwhile. People from your past will spurt out of nowhere and, along with them, memories that you thought you forgot. Traditions have a way of dying in the modern technical era, but they don't have to. Preserve your past while also protecting your future by setting and doing traditions that have been passed on from generations past.
Causes & Service
It always seems like there's an election right around the corner. Have you ever thought about turning voting day into a date? Most people vote close to home, so you're never too far away from the voting booth. You can walk to the polling station and get a little fresh air. Why not go out to eat after you're done voting? If that isn't your cup of tea, then bring a picnic and find someplace to eat. The act of voting itself can be turned into a date. Voting is a duty that doesn't have to be dull and boring. You can turn it into a fun date, and the two of you can talk about the issues on the way to vote and after you've voted. The debate the two of you have may end up being more entertaining than what you see on those cable news channels.
Health & Wellness
Dreams are always interesting snippets of what's going on in our inner mind. A dream interpretation date can give you an insight into the inner workings of your spouse's brain. It can also offer plenty of funny fodder that is sure to make you wonder who you married. Write down your dreams and a couple of times a month, have a dream interpretation where the two of you try to see what all of this mumbo jumbo means. You should find enough information online to decipher the dreams and figure out what is going on while you're sawing logs at night.
A bike tour offers you beautiful scenery, exercise, and an ecologically friendly way to travel. You can go on a bike tour with others, and there might be several tours to choose from in your area. You can just as easily create your own bike tour that's just you and your spouse. A bike tour can be as long or as short as you want it to be. If you're up for it, you can turn the bike tour into an all-day event by taking a lunch with you. Take a break along the trip to eat your lunch and to enjoy a little alone time together. Bike tours and other outdoor activities are great dates because you get to enjoy being together while doing something healthy.
Fun & Games
A corn maze is the perfect autumn getaway. Usually, corn mazes are either free or very low cost. Do you go in together as a team or see who can make their way out on their own? The team approach is best if you're on a date. At the end of the maze, the farmer might have cider and donuts as a snack. Take a few bucks along with you in case there are treats available at the end of the maze. Corn mazes typically aren't difficult to figure out, but they usually have at least one tricky situation in them. Don't be surprised if a stroll through a corn maze leads to smooching.
Romance & Relationship
Do you remember your first date? Nothing has changed your life course as much as your first date has. Why not recreate your first date? If you can't, because the restaurant or whatever no longer exists, spend some time reminiscing about your first date. Talk to each other and go through how you were feeling during your first date. Were you feeling excited? Nervous? You might be surprised by how your spouse felt during that fateful first date. If you have any journal or diary entries from the time, bust them out and read them. If not, it's not to late to write about your first date so you can better remember this important event. Always take time out to remember where you've been as a couple so that you can see your progress. Reliving the past is essential to understand how you got where you're at now. Enjoy yesterday, while appreciating today with a date that celebrates the infancy of your relationship.
A day at the beach is the perfect date, and there are a million things you can do. You can work on your tan, go for a quick dip, or even collect seashells. Bring a sack lunch with you and turn your beach date into a picnic. Find a secluded area and enjoy cuddling on the beach while you talk about whatever comes to mind. A beach is a romantic place that is filled with so many possibilities. All you need is a blanket and a sunny day to have fun. Small things like walking barefoot while the waves come crashing onto the beach are a lot of fun and offer plenty of enjoyable moments.
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.
In many cities, the weekends are hot days for garage sales. You can easily spend an entire Saturday going from garage sale to garage sale, finding all kinds of goodies. Here is a little fun thing you can do to turn going to garage sales into a date. Try to find at least one item that you think the other would like. It doesn't have to cost much; you can set a limit of a couple of dollars on the item. You'll be surprised by the items that your spouse thinks that you will like. Seeing the items your spouse chooses gives insight into what type of person they think you are.
There are several ways you can go house shopping and which you choose depends on how much time and money you have. Cruising around looking for sale signs in front yards is an excellent way of seeing what houses are on the market. You can even go for a walk in your neighborhood and check to see if there are any houses for sale. Setting up a meeting with a realtor is more appropriate if you're more intent on buying a home. Discuss what you like and dislike about the houses to learn what your spouse's dream home is. Remember, this isn't just for serious buyers, this is a fun activity to just dream about your future together.
Fun & Games
Costumes can bring out a side of a couple that they never knew existed. You can dress up as your favorite cartoon characters, athletes, or celebrities. Your costume date can consist of creating the costume, buying the costume, or simply wearing it. If you're feeling adventurous, level up your date night by wearing your costume out in public. Imagine the look on a friend's face if you both were to show up at their place of employment while dressed up in your costumes. There is so much fun to be had with a costume date, and you can also turn it into several dates. Making or buying the costume can be one date, and wearing it can be another date.
Arts & Culture
Quilting is a fun way to spend some time together while also being productive. What better way to preserve the fun of your date than to have a quilt that you can hold onto forever? You can use your quilt, give it as a gift, or sell it to make money. A great idea would be to make a quilt, sell it on eBay, and donate the money to your favorite charity. Just imagine how a charity could use the money for a good cause. You could rarely turn a date into something that can impact so many people, but quilting is one of the opportunities to do that.
Everyone always turns their head when they see a classic car rolling down the street. Couples can do everything from minor vehicle restoration to a full-blown restoration. If you're the type of couple who sees a hunk of rusted out metal and thinks it's a beautiful thing, then this is a date for you. The level of restoration you're able to do will depend on the skills and tools you have in the garage. Everyone can do little things like work with the interior or patch up some paint chips. If you're really good at turning a junker into a masterpiece, you might even consider starting a family business doing retro car restorations.
Petsitting enables you to do something good for someone and also provides the perfect opportunity to spend some time with your spouse. If the two of you are animal lovers, then petsitting will come naturally. If you aren't, then petsitting might offer a hilarious opportunity that otherwise wouldn't exist. Or maybe the two of you are interested in getting a pet and want to try it out for a day. If you're sitting a dog, take it out for a walk. The two of you will get some much-needed exercise, and so will your furry friend. Also, some pet stores allow you to bring pets inside them. Take the dog or cat to the pet store and allow them to choose a toy. It will be nice for the animal, and the two of you will enjoy watching it react to being inside the store. Petsitting can also sometimes turn into housesitting, where you get to stay at someone else's house for a little while free of charge. In either case petsitting can be a fun date with your spouse.
A boat right can be a scenic journey down a river, or it can last a matter of days. Traveling by boat is old fashioned, and it'll be a blast from the past while you're floating down the river. Boats often offer things such as restaurants and other attractions if you're up for more than only enjoying the scenery. Enjoy all the sights and sounds that being on the water has and take advantage of any of the amenities that the boat may offer. Stand on the deck of the boat and enjoy a world you rarely see while you're with the person you love.
Fun & Games
An escape room offers the type of excitement that couples rarely get to experience. You're given sixty minutes to get out of a room. You're given all the instructions you need, and it's up to you to find a way out. The excitement comes from only having an hour to get out of the room. The excitement builds as the time becomes shorter for you to solve the puzzle. Will you leave within the sixty minutes? Playing in an escape room improves your team working skills. By the time the sixty minutes are up, you'll be a well-oiled machine that can tackle anything that life throws your way. Escape rooms are usually done by small groups, so this makes a great double or group date.
A cycling date has a way of turning into a reoccurring date activity because you'll love it so much. The feeling of your heart pumping, the fresh outdoors, and the sense of adventure is what biking is all about. Cycling is so good for your health and it's something that the two of you can do together. Beginner bike riders can search for flat surfaces or areas that are slightly downhill. As your stamina grows, you can then move onto more difficult terrain. You can add to your cycling date fun by making a pit stop at your favorite store for a bottle of water or a low-calorie drink to replenish the fluids that you lost during your bike ride. Exploring your city or the nearby countryside can be a wonderful experience for the two of you to share together.
Diving is a great pastime and date idea for any couple who loves the water. Diving is something you can do all year round. If the weather permits, go diving at a local lake or wherever the water is deep enough for diving. If it's too cold out, find an indoor pool that has a diving board. Be creative and try to come up with your own dives. Make up your own competitions to make it even more fun. If you can, have a camera handy and take photos of each other doing your dives! Diving into water is a simple thing to do, but difficult to master. The most beautiful dives will take time to master, and it will be so much fun to watch the other's progress. You might consider turning diving into a weekend date that gets you out of the house and also gets you some much-needed exercise.
A "staycation" is a lot like a vacation, but you never leave your home. You take a vacation in your own home or perhaps a nearby hotel, and you forget all about work and everything else. Couples can enjoy all kinds of staycation events, such as having themed days where the entire day is focused on something. For example, the first day of your staycation is Mexican themed, and you eat Mexican food and even watch Spanish television shows. The most important part of your staycation is that you're not doing anything and the two of you are able to relax and enjoy your time together.
Health & Wellness
Aromatherapy is about more than sniffing something that smells good. An aromatherapy date involves smelling all kinds of things and taking your senses on a journey. You will be amazed by how scent alone can change your mood and how you feel. The funny part will be when you watch how your spouse reacts to the different scents. Some of the scents you'll agree smell nice, and they have so many different relaxing properties. There will be at least one scent that each of you finds a little odd or maybe even objectionable, and that will offer up the type of hilarity that few dates can offer.