Making an effort in your relationship is always important, and going on dates is a crucial part of this.
If you’re still in the early stages of your relationship, going on dates is a great way to get to know your partner better, and spend time together. If you’re in a long-term relationship, living together or even married, dating is still just as important, because it allows you time to reconnect and break away from the mundane of the day-to-day.
But simply going out for dinner and movie dates isn’t always going to cut it. here are a few fun and different ideas to try for your next date.
See a Show
Instead of your regular movie date, take a trip to the theatre, where you’ll have a completely different experience. Going to the theatre will allow you to dress up a little and experience something a little more cultural.
Musicals and plays can be emotional and romantic, making this a great option. If your partner enjoys the arts, taking them to a play will be a dream date for them.
Have a Picnic
Anyone can take care of the bill at a restaurant for dinner, but planning a picnic is a little more special and exciting. Pick a quiet and pretty spot, and fill up a basket with a selection of goodies to eat.
Try to include some items you’ve made yourself, even if it’s just sandwiches, to show that you really care. Lay out a blanket and spend a few hours eating and talking with the special person in your life.
Build a Blanket Fort
Blanket forts are not just for kids, and they can actually be a great activity for a movie night at home. Grab some blankets and cushions and take on the building task together. It might take some trial and error and you get everything to stay in place.
Finally, whip up some delicious movie snacks and cosy up together for a cheap, fun and playful kind of date.
Getting out in nature is always good for the soul and a great couples activity too. With no distractions, you’ll have the perfect opportunity to talk about what’s on your minds, what’s going on in your lives and any other topics that come up.
If you have a dog, find a pet-friendly spot to hike and bring your furry friend along, to make it extra fun and to let a new partner get to know your pet.
Bake Something Together
Instead of simply baking something for them as a treat, suggest that you take on the task together. Pick out a romantic dessert recipe for the two of you to attempt (maybe something a little technical so it’s more of a challenge) and get into the kitchen together.
Things might get a little messy, but at least you’ll have someone to help you clean up afterwards, and sharing your creation at the end of the day will be the sweetest moment of all.