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Fun & Games
Would You Rather is a fun game with all kinds of questions. Just type in "Would You Rather questions" in Google, and you'll find plenty of sites with questions on them. Also, you can find quite a few YouTube videos that provide lots of questions. The answers that you give are what make this game so much fun. You'll learn things about your spouse that you had no idea about. Some of the questions are so off the wall that it is impossible not to learn something new and interesting about them. If you enjoy your first date like this, plan another in the future and plan ahead by having new questions ready.
Romance & Relationship
Your wedding was the defining moment of your life. Looking back at the photos and videos from that special day is one of those things that helps you relive the magical time. Your wedding was priceless, and its impact on your life is beyond measurable. Take a few moments out of your busy life and have a date going back in time. If you really want to have a splendid date, have a fantastic meal and tell each other why you love the other so much. Use this opportunity not only to go down memory lane but also to strengthen your relationship. The wedding was the first step in what turned out to be the most eventful day of your life. Why not set aside a little time and appreciate it?
Fun & Games
A water balloon fight is a perfect answer for a sweltering hot summer day. Fill up as many balloons as you can with water before going outside. Each of you should have the same amount of balloons to make the competition fair. You can either run around and try to hit each other with the balloons or let loose as soon as you get outside. Change your clothes, go barefoot, and enjoy drenching each other under the hot summer sun. You will yell and scream with excitement as you chase each other around, trying to burst as many balloons as possible.
Food & Drink
Going out to eat on a breakfast date is a nice change of pace. Sometimes married couples are so busy they don't have time to spend with each other in the evening. If both of you go to work at the same time, a breakfast date makes perfect sense. If you can't do it during the week, going during the weekend on a day you both have off is a great alternative. Breakfast is served at so many restaurants these days, from fast food joints to sit down places with a menu. There is no better way to start the day than to share a meal with the person who you love more than anyone in the world. Breakfast dates are a fantastic way to sneak in some time for bonding during a period of the day most people overlook.
Health & Wellness
Being educated about first aid is something that comes in handy when you need it the most. You can learn a lot at events held by the Red Cross and other organizations. You can also turn to YouTube to learn how to administer a variety of first aid techniques. If you don't have a first aid kit in your home, go buy one or put one together. Everyone should know what to do in case of an emergency. A date learning the basics of first aid will give you the upper hand during an emergency or natural disaster. The first few minutes of a tragedy are when you prevent permanent injury or loss of a loved one. Knowing first aid cuts down on the likelihood of something terrible happening.
There's something so undeniably romantic about going on a gondola ride. It's like a blast from the past as the person guides you through the canal. It will take but a mere matter of moments before you're able to comprehend what's going on fully. After you get adjusted, that's when the sparks begin to fly. Romance will be in the air, and you'll hold hands for the entire evening after you get off the gondola. The perfect way to end a gondola date is by going to an Italian restaurant or anywhere where the two can eat a quiet meal while being left alone.
Fun & Games
If it's wintertime and there's plenty of snow on the ground, it's time for a snowball fight! How can you look at all that snow and not want to pack it into a ball and throw it at your spouse? If you really want to have a fantastic snowball fight date, fill up a thermos full of hot chocolate to drink while you're outside. Take a break from trying to hit each other with snowballs and drink a cup of hot chocolate and warm your bones. Nothing tastes better than a steaming cup of hot chocolate when there's snow on the ground.
Every couple has a couple of things that they find interesting as all getout. If you're fortunate, your spouse shares many of the same interests as you do. If that's the case, a research or study date is something that you'll really enjoy. The research can take place online, or you might want to trek out and gather facts in the real world. Local museums and your library are places where you can go on your date to get the information you need for your research. Don't be surprised if your research date ends up turning into something that you do for months, if not years to come. Gathering information is addictive, and you'll want to learn about the subject as much as you can. What will you do with all your research? Start a blog? Write a book? Start a business? Solve world hunger? Learning is a noble pursuit with many options of how to put your information to good use.
Taking a woodworking class or working on a project together is a great way to work on your bond. The project itself can vary in degrees of difficulty, and your abilities will grow over time. Each project you work on with each other will give you the skills and confidence to work on more complex things. You can sell the things you make, use them in your own home, or donate them to a local charity. No matter what you do with the final product, the real fun is always making it.
A date featuring a tour could be a number of things from taking a tour of a factory, a historical building, or riding a bus while a tour guide tells you about significant landmarks you pass. You can even go on a virtual tour online and see incredible things without ever having to leave your home. The tour's depth is up to you, but the one consistent thing is that you'll get to experience something new with your spouse. Take your date to the next level by finding places to take tours that interest both of you. It'll take a little work to find something that strikes both your fancies, but it's well worth the effort since dates like these tend to be highly memorable ones.
Events & Attractions
A volcano is a natural wonder of nature that is as dangerous as it is beautiful. If you've never seen a volcano up close, it makes for a perfect date. Guided tours are the best way to see a volcano since the tour guide can educate you about what you're seeing. It's also fun to ask the tour guide questions and learn about all the details about the volcano. The surrounding area of a volcano can be filled with all kinds of evidence from its last eruption. Pay close attention to the ground you're walking on since it might have been molten lava not that long ago.
If you've been married for any length of time, then scrapbooking is a total blast. It's like walking down memory lane and reliving all of your favorite moments together. Sometimes it's good to sit and think back to all the fun that the two of you had. Don't just go through the motions, and build your scrapbook, talk about what happened in the pictures. Relive your most wonderful moments by looking at the photos you took during those times. It's as much of a celebration of the life that the two of you have shared as much as it is enjoying the moment that the photo was taken during.
Babysitting is a surprisingly fun date activity for those who need a little diversity in their lives. If you have grown kids, then babysitting will make you remember when your children were young. Those couples who don't have kids, but are thinking about having them, will benefit from babysitting since it'll give you the chance to see what having a family is like. Plan out fun activities for the child or children to do that everyone can participate in. An evening babysitting is a whole lot more fun than it sounds if you're the type of couple who loves children. You can also trade babysitting with another couple so you each have free sitters for your date nights.
Fun & Games
Challenges and dares always make for an interesting date. How do you choose what type of challenges or dares you dish out? Well, only you know what you're spouse is willing to do. You don't want the dare to be so extreme that you know they aren't going to do it. So, with that in mind, you should test the waters and see what comes about. If you're running blanks, go online and find some suggestions on challenges and dares. You'll find plenty of suggestions that don't go to an extreme. This is one of those dates that you can do anywhere, and it can be incredibly exciting if you're in the bedroom or in a romantic mood.
If you or another couple you know are thinking about having a baby soon or you see children in your future, then coming up with names is essential. Some couples spend countless days going through books and websites trying to come up with the perfect name. Many times, couples are unsure what their baby's name should be, and it takes time to come up with something they both can agree on. Get yourself some snacks, turn on some music, and have fun coming up with names. You can go through names off of the top of your head or look them up. The fun part is seeing which names your spouse likes and the ones that they refuse to give your child. The back story behind the names they won't accept can sometimes be more interesting than choosing a baby name.
Arts & Culture
Reading poetry can be a fun addition to any date or could be a date all by itself. You can read poems written by others that you find online or in books. Each of you should search the internet for poems that you find enjoyable. For fun, try to convey what the poem is saying with your voice and body language. Act out parts of the poem to emphasize the meaning behind certain parts of it. Share them by standing up and reading the poems to each other. Try to capture the spirit of the written word and act out what you feel the poet had in mind. It's also fun to have a themed poetry reading night. For example, love might be a theme for one night, while sadness could be a theme for your next poetry reading date. Reading poetry can open up your emotions as nothing else can. A poetry reading date is about so much more than the poems; it's about how they make you feel. Get in contact with your inner selves during this date, and the two of you will grow as a couple. Literature can be a beautiful thing to experience together as a couple.
Fun & Games
A unique date idea for any married couple is to go to a trampoline park. You've probably never thought of having a date on a trampoline. The trampolines at a park are safe, and they have fences that keep everyone in. You don't have to worry about bouncing off the trampoline and ending up in the hospital while on your date. If you plan on going out to eat as part of your date, save it for after you've spent a few hours jumping up and down. All the bouncing around might make you feel a little queasy after eating. A date at the trampoline park will be something you remember forever.
Fun & Games
Augmented reality is fun because it adds to the world as you know it. What is augmented reality? It's where you use a smartphone or another electronic device that shows the world around you differently than what it is. Augmented reality usually takes the form of games, and they are a lot of fun to play with your spouse. You will be surprised to see the new world around you, and your spouse's reaction to it will be priceless. Try several games to see which ones you enjoy best. The best games are those you go outside and play, but there are a few indoor games that you can enjoy during those times when the weather doesn't permit you to go out.
Every home needs a little sprucing up now and then. Turn your date night into a home decorating extravaganza. Sometimes it's fun to allow your spouse to control every aspect of the decorating to see what ideas they come up with. You can have home decorating dates every week to change up the decor if one of you has wildly different tastes than the other. Go all out and rearrange your furniture, add new artwork, and maybe even paint the walls if that's something you can do. If neither of you know anything about interior design or how to decorate your home there are a million ideas online for inspiration.
Food & Drink
A dinner party for two - why not? Get some tasty drinks, the ingredients to your favorite dish, add a couple of aprons, and you're all set. Throw in some candles, and you've got a fantastic meal for two at a fraction of what it would cost in a restaurant. Being all alone is such a beautiful thing, and moments like these can be few and far between when you're married. Savor not only the food but the togetherness because who knows when the two of you will get to be all alone again. Splurge and have dessert, and since you're at home, feed it to each other while in bed. You can also attend or throw your own dinner party for friends and family which also makes a great date.
Fun & Games
If you search online for Newlywed Game questions, you'll see a ton of them. Those of you who are familiar with the Newlywed Game already know how zany the questions can be. If you haven't watched the Newlywed Game television show before, the questions are for those who are newly married. However, you don't need to be a newlywed to have fun playing this game. You might want to write down your answers so the other person can't cheat and change what they say. It will be so funny to see how your spouse answers the questions on this date. The questions are always really out there, and you never know what the answers are going to be. Although you can find ways to play the game with just the two of you, a group date where you all play the Newlywed Game together can be a fun evening for everyone.
Romance & Relationship
A relationship advice date can take form in many different ways. If you've been married for a while, you are an expert at relationships. You could offer advice through support groups at your church, you could make videos and share them on YouTube, or you could even collectively give advice to couples on Reddit. The avenues for you to give relationship advice are almost endless. Those of you who have been married for a long time know that couples need all kinds of advice to keep them together. There isn't a week that goes by that isn't full of landmines, and you will be able to help other couples avoid the misery that comes along with stepping on one of them. And whether you're newlyweds or been married for decades it's always good to take in relationship advice and look for ways to improve your own relationship.
Classes & Workshops
It seems that everyone wants to learn how to play guitar. Almost every music shop has guitar classes. You can call, go online, or visit the shop where you bought your guitar and ask if they give lessons. You and your spouse can attend the classes together. It's best that you both have your own guitar, but you can take turns learning if you only have one. After your guitar class, the really fun thing to do is to go home and jam together with what you just learned. A couple of classes are all it takes to learn the basics and be able to strum a tune on your guitar.
The thing that makes refinishing furniture such a satisfying date is that you can look back at the product of your hard work and enjoy it. You can set up an initial date looking for the furniture that you will be refinishing. Some of you might be surprised that you can find furniture sitting out on the street waiting for the trash to pick it up or a great place to find inexpensive pieces of furniture to refinish is flea markets or thrift stores. You will always remember your furniture refinishing date every time you look at the furniture that the two of you worked so hard to refinish. You can also resell your refinished furniture for a profit or donate it to charity to help out local causes.
Inline skating is fun because it gives you a chance to enjoy the great outdoors together. Parks are great places to go rollerblading, but anywhere with a sidewalk will do. Couples seeking ways to increase their cardiovascular exercise can take advantage of all of the movement rollerblading offers. Rollerblading is fun, no matter if you're a novice wearing protective gear or experienced pros who aren't afraid to shred up the scene to have a good time. For an added treat, stop at your favorite ice cream shop while rollerblading and treat yourself with something cold and sweet. If you already have the gear you can rollerblade in a ton of different places. If you need to rent gear you'll need to find a place near you that can provide what you need.
Romance & Relationship
Receiving a love note from your spouse is always a heart-melting experience. Why don't the two of you plan at least an hour date where you write love notes to each other? The first half of the hour is spent writing the note. After you're done writing, then comes the reading. It will be so romantic to see your spouse's heart flutter when they read your note. Save the notes so that you can read them years down the line. Love notes aren't only for those who are newly in love; they're much-needed items later on in the marriage as well. It's so important to do little things like writing down how you feel to keep a marriage strong. Sometimes we can forget how much our spouse loves us, and this is one of those ways of reminding each other.
Estate sales are well known for having a little bit of everything. An estate sale is an auction where you bid on the items that come from someone's home. You're going through every little thing to see if there's something you want. Most people accumulate quite a bit of stuff over their lifetime, which usually means there's a wide variety of items to bid on. Sometimes walking around and looking at all the stuff is the most enjoyable part of the date. Though, if you have a few bucks to spare, the bidding process can be exciting. It's also a lot of fun to watch bidding wars between different people who want the same item. After you're done with checking out what's for sale head over to grab a quick bite to eat at a nearby restaurant you've never tried and talk about the cool stuff you saw or maybe even purchased.
Fun & Games
The reason why sledding is such a great date idea is that you don't need anything fancy to do it. All you need is a sled, some snow, and a hill. If you have those three things, you have all the ingredients necessary for a great sledding experience. It's fun to sled together or go down the hill separately. By the time you are at the foot of the hill you'll be smiling and belting out all kinds of laughter. If you want to go all out on your sledding date, fill a thermos full of hot chocolate and have a sweet treat that will warm your bones after being outside in the cold.
Arts & Culture
You've probably heard the song The 12 Days of Christmas before. If celebrating Christmas is a tradition you follow then 12 days of Christmas can be a great date activity. Traditionally the 12 Days of Christmas mark the Christmas celebration beginning on Christmas day. Each day celebrates an important event in Christianity. For your date activity you can learn about or celebrate these events. There are several additional takes on this tradition including the popular song. For this date activity you could use the theme of the gifts in the song in some way. See who can sing the song from start to finish without making any mistakes. Record yourselves singing the song so you can preserve the hilarity for years to come. Or why not try acting out the song or finding the items in your home or online? Turn the song into a scavenger hunt to see who can find the most items. There's also a way to use this theme to leave gifts for others on their doorsteps for each of the 12 nights leading up to Christmas. Make it more fun by being anonymous and trying to run away after ringing the doorbell without being caught. There are a lot of fun ways to enjoy the season. Above all else, enjoy the season and be thankful for the person you love.
Whittling is a relaxing hobby that's best enjoyed on a front or back porch. All you need to for your whittling date is a piece of wood and a sharp knife. The wood can be found anywhere, and you might even consider using a fallen tree branch that you can find for free. The knife, well, you don't need a specialty whittling knife if you're not going to pursue this any further. If you think that this is something that might make for a great reoccurring date, invest a few bucks into a set of sharp knives that you can use for whittling. Allow your creativity to flow and see where your whittling will take you by see who can carve the best designs out of wood.
Arts & Culture
Nothing says autumn like carving a pumpkin. It doesn't matter if your date is near Halloween or not, carving a pumpkin is a fantastic way to spend a little time with each other. If you really want to turn your pumpkin carving date into something even more enjoyable, clean up pumpkin seeds and bake them in the oven. Fresh roasted pumpkin seeds are a delicious treat, and it will make your pumpkin carving date even that much more enjoyable. If you have the extra money lying around, you can buy two pumpkins and each carve your own to allow your creative sides to run wild.
Tennis is one of those games that you need a partner to play with. Tennis is the perfect outdoor sport for couples which keeps you healthy and gets you out of the house. Tennis dates are great because both of your games will improve as you continue to play. It won't be long until you think back to when you weren't so good at playing tennis. If you want to keep your tennis dates going all year round, find an indoor tennis court to play on during the colder months or when it's raining outside.
Food & Drink
A date at a sports bar is a dream come true for anyone who loves sports. The best time to go to a sports bar is when there's a big game on with the local team. The sports bar will be packed, and everyone will be cheering the action. Get yourself a plate of chicken wings or whatever you're in the mood for since most sports bars have all kinds of delicious foods and snacks. For added fun, wear clothing featuring your favorite team. You'll fit right in since everyone else will be wearing their team's gear also.
Avid readers know how much fun a book club can be. How can you turn your book club membership into a date? You both need to read the same book and then talk about it. Sit around and discuss what you think is going on with the book. Sometimes it's best to talk about the book after both of you are done reading it because you don't want to risk hearing any spoilers. You can also agree to stop at the same place every week and then discuss what you read. Book clubs offer interesting reading suggestions that couples might otherwise overlook, and discussing what you read is always an enjoyable experience. Create your own little club with just the two of you or find another club that you can attend together.
Watching golf on TV allows you to see the sport like few people do in real life. Professional golfers are incredibly talented, and the close-up shots that the camera provides are like nothing else. Whether you're into golf or not so much, watching it on television is a great idea for a date. You can go back and forth and pretend that you are giving the golfer advice on how they can improve their game. You can even pretend to be their caddy and suggest what golf clubs they should use for the next shot. Don't forget to have plenty of snacks and refreshing beverages ready because you will want to snack and drink while watching all of the golfing excitement.
A little fun in the sun is a great way to relax and get a tan at the same time. Sunbathing is also an excellent way to get the lines of communication going. You're not doing anything other than lying in the sun. Take this opportunity to talk to each other and to catch up on what's going on. Don't forget the suntan lotion, or you might end up getting burned. A radio or your smartphone is all you need for a little background noise for your suntanning date. You don't need to go anywhere special to sunbathe, your backyard or someplace secluded are great places if you don't have a beach or lake nearby.
Classes & Workshops
Art classes are fun for both artistic couples and those who aren't creative in the least. Sometimes those who are the least creative end up enjoying art classes the most because you discover a side of yourself that you didn't know existed. Art classes come in various forms, and you should be able to find some locally that are both paid and free. If you don't want to leave the house, you might be able to find some live streaming art classes for your date. If all else fails, check out YouTube and find some free art classes there that you can watch at any time. Save your art projects so you can remember your date or give them away as gifts so that the fun you two had impacts even more lives.
Ghost towns hold such historical value that they are something that every history buff should visit. Going on a ghost town tour is one of the best ways to see one of these deserted towns and learn about its history. If you can't find a tour for whatever reason, don't hesitate to take a trip to a local ghost town. You will want to do as much research as possible about the town before you go there, so you have a full understanding of what you are about to see. Ghost towns are amazing in that they preserve life as it was even though time has flown by. You can get a feeling for what life was like when the town was bustling by the buildings and the remnants of the lives of the people who lived and worked in them.
There are several different ways that you can have a product testing date. The two of you could go to the store and buy several foods that you've never tasted before and give them a try. You could try to join a company that pays people to test products for them. You could even make a video of you and your spouse testing different products and share it on YouTube. It's easy to find a ton of things either online or at the store that you've never used before. Don't limit yourself to only food; you can also test household products, hair care products, or even perfumes. Be creative and try a few things that you know you'll bust a gut laughing because of how strange they are.
Hiking is something you can do at your local park, or you can also do it in the wilderness. City parks are a sanctuary for city dwellers as they offer up a rare opportunity to see wildlife not far from the concrete jungle. All you need is a comfortable pair of shoes and the desire to walk to turn hiking into a great date. Bring along a lunch, and you've got yourself a picnic in the open outdoors. It's also fun to try to identify wildflowers and animals while you're going on a hike. For the more adventurous or athetic, pick a more difficult hike with a better payoff for finishing it.