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A date of sewing may not be what it seems at first. You can sew things such as homemade teddy bears and give them to charity. You can obviously turn mending your clothes into a great cost-saving date. You can buy patterns and material to make almost anything on your sewing date. If you don't have a sewing machine, don't sweat it, sewing is something you can also do by hand. You might find that sewing together not using a machine is a much more enjoyable date. If you're new to sewing, it's best to buy a couple of thimbles to save your fingers from getting poked. You don't want your fingers to turn into a pin cushion during your date!
Badminton is instant fun, no matter if you're a novice or a pro. The fun of badminton is that you get to run around while trying your best not to let the birdie hit the ground. Badminton can be played in your backyard, in a parking lot, or at the park. A game of badminton can last a few minutes, or you can make it an hours-long event. If you're short on time, head out into the backyard and hit the birdie around a little. If you have more time, make it a longer date and bring along a picnic and take a break and eat between your badminton sessions.
Every person has at least one invention in them that they want to see so desperately. Two brains are better than one, and this is a date idea that any couple can do. Sit down and combine your thinking power and come up with an invention that solves a problem. You can either sketch it out on a piece of paper or head to the computer and use a graphics program to bring your idea to life. Who knows, maybe you can patent your invention and make big bucks off of it.
Food & Drink
A quick lunch date is a fantastic way to put a little pep in your step during the workday. The two of you can meet up at your favorite restaurant or whatever is close by. If you both work different shifts, that might mean you don't get to see each other very often. A lunch date is perfect because it will allow you to get together and see each other. The best restaurants to go to for a lunch date are those that have lunch specials because those places tend to cater to people in a hurry. The lunch specials are meals that are prepared quickly and are often sold at a great price.
A date first thing in the morning starts the day off right. If the two of you are early birds, then you're already awake when the sun comes up. If not, watching the sunrise might be even more special. Go out on the back porch or in the parking lot and watch the sun come up. Climbing a mountain or heading to the beach can make it even more beautiful. The best sunrise date is to eat breakfast in bed before or after the sun rises. One of you can treat the other and cook breakfast and enjoy the meal while lying in bed. Or if you're away from home why not turn it into a picnic? Don't forget to take some beautiful photos while you're at it.
Have you ever wondered what happens to the organic matter that you throw away in the trash? It goes to the landfill and rots. Every day you throw away things that shouldn't end up in a landfill. A great thing to do is to start composting, and you can turn it into a date. Getting everything ready might take a couple of dates. First you need to make the composting bin. You can buy the bin already made or make your own from scratch using plans found on the internet. Once everything is ready, every day you simply toss the things able to be composted in a special container inside your kitchen and you eventually take it outside to your bin. Your composting bin will need to be occasionally turned, and you can turn that into a date along with any gardening that you do with the compost.
Fun & Games
A social media date is more fun than what most people probably realize. The way you turn social media into a date is by sitting next to each other on the couch and taking turns scrolling through your timeline. Do you know what your spouse looks at while on social media? You might learn quite a bit about them if you see what they're up to. Social media is loaded with everything, from humor to politics and everything in between. You might want to start your date with something light-hearted and see where it goes. Pop a bowl of popcorn and see where this date takes you because you never know when it comes to social media.
Shuffleboard is a fun game that can get you outside and enjoying the company of the person you love. The most popular place to play shuffleboard is on a cruise, but you don't need to be on a ship to enjoy playing this game. You only need the right equipment and an area to play in. A lot of bars or game centers also have shuffleboards. A few minutes is all it takes to learn how to play shuffleboard. Those of you play shuffleboard several times will get better playing as time goes on. If you ever go on a cruise, everyone will be shocked by how great a shuffleboard player you are. None of those people will know about your shuffleboard dates, and they'll be surprised when watching you play.
Classes & Workshops
Tennis is one of those games that you can play indoors or outdoors. There's no excuse why you as a couple can't play tennis. Tennis is one of the best sports for two players and therefore a great date activity. If you're total newbies, then tennis classes are a definite help. Have a date where you attend one or more tennis classes and work hard to improve your game. You can challenge each other while playing tennis and even have friendly wagers. Competitive couples and those who like to stay on the go will enjoy playing tennis. Couples need to find new and creative ways to ensure they stay active, and playing tennis is an excellent way of staying on the move.
You don't need a reason for a gift exchange other than to express your love for one another. A gift exchange can be a date in itself, or you can add it to another date idea to have the ultimate experience. Set a limit on how much money you want to spend on the gift. If you really want to go all out, then have a themed gift exchange. For example, if you're both Harry Potter fans, buy each other something that only a true-blue fan would know about. The purpose of a gift exchange isn't to have high expectations about what your husband or wife will buy you, but to enjoy giving each other something even if there's no particular occasion.
Fun & Games
Texting games can be fun, especially if you're not near your spouse. Texting allows couples to talk with each other, no matter where they are. Be creative and come up with games that the two of you can play. You can ask each other trivia questions, historical questions, or whatever that you're both into. Go online and get the questions and answers to transition from one question to the next quickly. Just remember, there's to be no cheating during your texting date. If you don't know the answer, say so, and move on. Your spouse will catch on if you're cheating, and it will add an odd dynamic to the game.
Who doesn't love magic tricks? If you have a magic shop in your area, a trip there can be a fun date in itself. If you don't have such a shop, don't sweat it, YouTube is full of videos to teach you how to do magic tricks. Each of you can learn a trick and dazzle the other by pulling it off flawlessly. Magic is one of those things that can make you feel like a kid, no matter how old you are. It's always fun to be amazed by something that appears to show up out of thin air. If you really want to have a spectacular date, invite some guests over and put on a husband and wife magic show with all the new tricks that you've learned.
Grab a basketball, put on your sneakers, and head out to the nearest basketball court. You can play a little one-on-one or shoot hoops to see who can make the most baskets. Playing basketball is a great way to get exercise and some fresh air. Almost every park or playground has a basketball hoop. Show off and try to do some fancy shots while you're playing. You can even make videos of each other, showing off while trying to sink the impossible basket from far away.
Ecotourism is one of those date ideas that might only be possible for a limited time in some areas. Sometimes nature takes control over a place and changes it forever. A few ecotourism ideas would be to visit the rain forest, check out some pristine waterways, and to climb the tallest mountain near you. Many of the most beautiful places on earth, as well as its creatures, are threatened by human overuse and exploitation, and due to things like climate change, some may be gone in your lifetime without intervention. Ecotourism gives you a chance to see these areas and support the locals to preserve their earthly treasures with the money you spend.
Amateur or ham radio is an exciting way to connect with people all over the world. Every time you have a ham radio date, make a record of where the person is that you're talking to. Make it your goal to speak to people in as many states or countries as you can. The two of you can take turns talking to people and be a husband and wife duo. Try to find other couples from around the world who would like to have an amateur radio date night. It will be like a global double date or more if you can get several couples involved.
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.
DIY projects often require two people, and that's what makes them perfect for date nights. You can build your DIY projects from the ground up, or you can go to a place like Ikea and buy boxed projects that only need to be assembled. Look online for inspiration and tips on how to accomplish your plans. It's good to do DIY projects to strengthen your bond as a couple and also to spruce up your living quarters. A new dresser or a fresh coat of paint on the walls can make a huge difference in how you feel when you're at home. You'll save money by doing it yourself, and you'll also have a sense of accomplishment. If you want to turn your DIY date into something phenomenal, treat yourself with pizza or other takeout food after your project is complete.
Almost everyone these days has a favorite podcast. Why not sit behind the microphone and start your own podcast? You don't need any fancy equipment or audio editing software to create an amateur podcast. You can even use the microphone on a laptop or your smartphone to create a podcast. You can make your podcast a weekly, monthly, or a sporadic thing you do whenever you've got the free time. Your podcast might be only meant to entertain yourselves, friends, and family, or the entire world. The most important aspect here is to have fun. If you can achieve that, your podcasting date will be a success. There are free platforms that will host your podcast, or you can put the audio on YouTube and slap an image on the video so they will host it. Invite your friends and family to listen to your podcast or keep it so you can enjoy listening to it years from now. You don't need to be a professional radio announcer or edit the audio file in any way. Sometimes the best podcasts are those without a net and include all the imperfections that life can throw at us.
Fun & Games
No matter where you live, there are opportunities to act like a tourist. What does it mean to act like a tourist? It means that you do things that tourists do like go sightseeing, eat at new restaurants, go to museums that you've never been to before. See what tourists do when they visit where you live and do some of the same things. You may be surprised at all the popular attractions you have nearby that you have never experienced. If you live in a small town, you can always go to the next town over and act like a tourist there. Acting like a tourist is a fun date you can do for a few hours or turn it into an all-day affair.
Fun & Games
Setting up an Easter egg hunt is a fantastic date idea that you can share with others as well. You can hide Easter eggs while allowing neighbors or the children of members of your family to find them. You and your spouse will excitedly watch as the children try to find the eggs that you hide. You can also have an Easter egg hunt just for the two of you, and that would entail you hiding eggs so that your spouse can find them. However, a holiday like Easter is best enjoyed with other people, and that's why it is far more fun to invite others to hunt the eggs that you hide or to find another Easter egg hunt that you can attend.
Extreme sports are high-risk and high-reward activities. Simply put, extreme sports aren't for the faint of heart. If you're the type of couple who loves to go to the extreme, this is right up your alley. Risk takers are a breed all of their own, and a date consisting of extreme sports can be a huge adrenaline rush. Some sports classified as "extreme" might be fairly common and carry a low risk but there are also some downright crazy extreme sports that people get into. You could turn your extreme sports date into a weekend getaway, depending on the type of risky sport you plan to take up. Bring along your smartphone, digital camera or GoPro to show people for years to come how far you were willing to go for some excitement. If you're too afraid or not at all interested in participaing in a particular extreme sport you don't have to - that's what sporting events and tv are for. Just watching extreme sports can be a thrill.
Berry picking gives you the opportunity to spend time together while also getting a good deal on tasty fruit. Usually, farms that allow you to pick your own berries sell the fruit at a discounted rate. You'll get to enjoy the great outdoors, breathe fresh country air, and spend some time together. If you get enough berries to preserve and enjoy over winter, you'll have a reminder of the fun you had on your fruit picking country date. For added fun, rush home right away and bake a pie using the fresh fruit you picked. This activity isn't just limited to berries, pick whatever fruits are available to you for your location and season, including berries, apples, peaches and more.
Classes & Workshops
Classes that teach you how to paint are a great date idea because it's a skill that you can have with you for the rest of your life. Also, painting classes may introduce you to a local artist who you would've otherwise not known. You'll enjoy looking over the shoulder of someone who knows what they're doing. There's nothing like watching a professional paint. Don't think that you're painting is limited to only what you do in the classroom on your date. You can take your skills and use them to create paintings for years to come.
Watching the sunset is a great way to relax and unwind after a busy day. There's something so romantic about watching the sun go down while darkness begins to blanket the area. Get a blanket and sit out in the grass and look up towards the heavens as the day starts to dwindle. Take this moment and share why you love each other so much. Talk about the things that make the other special or just hold each other. Use this as a brief moment to enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature and to allow yourselves to enjoy being alone.
A fun game to play at the botanical garden is to try to identify as many of the plants as possible without looking at their name. Since indoor botanical gardens are open all year round, going there during the winter is a great date idea. You'll feel like you're walking around in a warm country as you look at all the plants. A trip to the botanical garden can be an all-day date if you plan it right. Some gardens have benches, and you can even eat lunch there. Consider donating to your local botanical garden if a nonprofit organization runs it. If you donate, then your date will benefit everyone in your community.
Part of the fun of a potato gun date is making the gun. How do you make a potato gun? Typically, you use pipes that you can get at any hardware store. A quick Google or YouTube search will show you plans on how to make a potato gun. You can also buy potato guns already made, and you only have to add the potatoes. Buying ready-made potato guns might seem like the best choice, but making the gun is half the fun. You'll enjoy your date even more if you use your noodle to create a gun that actually works. Once you have your gun it's time to go shoot it. Find a safe location and be amazed at how far your potato gun can actually shoot.
Romance & Relationship
Lingerie shopping is as fun for him as it is for her. Can shopping for lingerie be considered a date? Sure. In all fairness, the guy might feel a little uneasy about being in a store that sells nothing but frilly underwear. If you're searching for a date night to remember, this is it. Go into the lingerie store, and each of you pick out what you think is the sexiest outfit. Both the husband and the wife will be shocked when they see what the other thinks of as being sexy. Get both outfits if you can afford them and take them home for a little added excitement. Remember, lingerie shopping is always a 2-part date!
Fun & Games
You better be prepared for anything and everything during a game of truth or dare. You never know what your spouse is going to say or do. Sometimes the truth can be far more terrible than a dare. Are you willing to test your relationship to see how truthful your spouse is? If you can't handle the truth, you might be forced to take a dare. Somehow a truth or dare date always ends up being super wild, and it's an experience no couple will ever forget. Of course we all want to be friends afterwards, so go easy on the questions and dares with your spouse or the game won't be any fun.
These days it's super easy to rent electric bikes and scooters. You probably know several areas in your community where scooters and bikes are waiting for people to rent them. Renting the electronic devices tends to be fairly easy and inexpensive as well. You can rent them by the hour or by the day, but it's best to check with the rental company if you have any questions about how much it costs. A date on a scooter or electric bike could be just going for a ride, or you could turn it into a whole day affair. The great thing about renting the scooters or bikes is, you can leave them almost anywhere you want. You don't have to take them back where you got them, and that opens the door for even more date possibilities.
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.
Some believe that watching soccer on TV is better than being in the stands among all the rowdy fans. Turning watching soccer on television into a date is a fantastic idea for those who consider themselves to be a fanatic of the sport as well as those new to it. Your dates don't have only to be sitting in front of the television; you can also prepare a special meal or make homemade snacks such as chips and salsa to make watching the game even more enjoyable. Since you're watching the big game at home, feel free to yell if your team scores to show your team pride.
Romance & Relationship
You probably don't get to spend enough time together as a couple. You probably spend even less time being affectionate towards one another. Cuddling as a date may sound strange at first, but there's nothing weird at all when we're talking about wanting to get close to the person you love. A great side effect of cuddling is that you get to talk to your spouse while sitting or laying next to them. More often than not, the lines of communication between spouses are too disconnected. By cuddling, you give yourselves an additional opportunity to get the conversation rolling. Add a neck or back massage to your cuddling, and your date will be even more magical and enjoyable.
Events & Attractions
Those who care about their community and want to give back always have a great time at charity events. Sometimes they really roll out the red carpet for those who are willing to part ways with enough money for a good cause. Why not turn a date into something that you'll enjoy that will also help others? A gala of goodwill is what you'll enjoy, and it'll be one of those events that stick with you for a lifetime. Doing a good deed never feels better than when you get to share it with someone you love.
A stroll through your neighborhood might sound like an odd date at first. Everyone can use a little more exercise, and walking is a great way to get rid of stress. Walking also allows you to talk to each other. Finding the time to converse is becoming increasingly difficult these days for couples. An open line of communication is necessary for a healthy marriage. Hold hands, walk together like two teenagers in love, and enjoy the outdoors and the company of the person you love. Going for a walk is also free, so this is one of those dates that there's no excuse as to why you can't do it.
Arts & Culture
Handicraft allows your creative side to shine while making things that you can cherish. If both of you are the type who loves arts and crafts, a handicraft date is something you should do. Even if only one of you is into crafts, making a date out of handicraft is still a great idea. You can help each other, and it's these types of dates that enables couples to bond. You get to see your partner's creative personality in action, and you get to learn more about them. So, even if you don't think you're the creative type, have a handicraft date and get to know yourself and the person you love better. Something else that's great about doing handicraft is, you can give away the final product as gifts or sell them online at a place like Etsy.
Health & Wellness
A relaxing soak in the hot tub is what every couple needs sometimes. Stress has a way of building up over time, and often, when it does, couples don't talk. A dip in the hot tub might just be what your body and relationship need. Find some relaxing music on your smartphone and sit close to each other while enjoying the warm water. Allow the mood to carry itself wherever you want it to go. The two of you need some alone time, and there's no better way to enjoy being around each other than to do so in bubbling hot water.
Fun & Games
Adult activity books have become quite popular over the past few years. An adult activity book is something like a word find, coloring book, or any of a wide variety of other puzzles or workbooks. You can easily find these types of books at your local dollar store, bookstore or online. You turn it into a date by taking turns or working on the same thing together. You both can color the same picture or look through a word search to find words. Mazes are also fun, and they don't require much skill. Pop some popcorn, throw a pizza in the oven, or pop the top off of a bottle of soda and add to your adult activity book date. You'll be surprised by how a small addition of a snack can make your date all that much more fun.
Volleyball is an exciting sport to watch on television, and it is a fantastic date idea. Watching volleyball is so much fun because you never know what the outcome is going to be. Each volley can be more exciting than the last and it can be so much fun to see how long the players can go without the volley coming to an end. Have plenty of snacks, ice cream, or whatever both of you like on hand to munch on while watching TV. If both of you consider yourselves to be volleyball aficionados, you might want to prepare a special meal to celebrate watching the big event. If you are fans of a particular team, show your team spirit by decorating your living room or wearing the colors of your favorite team.
Enjoying the great outdoors while being out on the water is what kayaking is all about. You can either both be in the same kayak or go down the stream in separate kayaks. Kayaking takes very little skill, and even an outdoor novice can get the hang of it in a mere matter of minutes. Kayaking is an excellent form of exercise; it enables you to be close to nature and spend time with your spouse. For the ultimate kayaking date, go exploring, pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic while out in the middle of nowhere.
Martial arts are a great thing to know because you can use them to protect yourself. Beyond self-protection, martial arts are a great form of exercise. Many martial arts enthusiasts live to a ripe old age, and it's because of all the exercise and healthy life choices involved. You can attend classes as a couple and learn together. If you're an adventurous couple, you can do a little martial arts on each other. You can teach each other some moves or do some wrestling. Your martial arts dates will be unique in that you're learning something new that will last a lifetime. The maneuvers and exercises that you learn during your martial arts training will stick with you for the rest of your life. You can turn your martial arts date into something even more spectacular by practicing what you learn at home on future dates.