Date nights are important for keeping your relationship strong and healthy. Carving out time in your busy schedule to focus on your significant other is a great way to show how much you care, but if you do the same dinner and a movie every month, you may find yourself growing bored. There is an endless number of date night possibilities to spice up your relationship, but here are five fun ideas to help you get started.
Book a Photo Shoot
Photo shoots are a great way to mark any special occasion and give you pictures you will treasure forever. You can find photographers that are doing themed photoshoots for various holidays or you can just find a beautiful location for classy pictures you can enjoy throughout the year. You can also do a goofy photoshoot or spice up a session by wearing matching underwear for couples.
Have a Date Night In
There is no rule that says you have to go out for every date night. If you don’t feel like going out one day or can’t find a babysitter for the kids, consider hosting a date night in the comfort of your home. You can either cook a special dinner together or order your favorite takeout. Afterward, you can play a board game or binge-watch your favorite TV show together. The key is making sure you carve out time to focus solely on your significant other rather than on everything you need to do around the house.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a memorable date night. If you can find a secluded overlook or an empty field, take your partner out at night for an unforgettable view of the stars. Pack a bottle of wine or your favorite snack and spend time curled up together while you try to identify constellations.
Take a Class
If you and your significant other are both interested in broadening your cultural horizons, consider taking a class together. Find a topic or activity that interests you both and join a class so you can learn more. A cooking class will give you skills to prepare delicious dishes at home while an art class can be a great stress reliever. A wine tasting class is also a fun option. In addition to learning new skills and gaining knowledge about subjects you enjoy, you may also have the opportunity to meet like-minded couple friends by taking a class.
Try a New Hobby
Everyone has a hobby, and if you can find something that both you and your partner enjoy, you can spend time together working on your hobby. If you both enjoy putting puzzles together, spend a date night doing one and have it framed for a special piece of artwork. If you both enjoy outdoor activities, consider hiking, river rafting or camping. Bowling and miniature golf are also fun activities that count as hobbies. You could even have an art night and take turn practicing your drawing skills by sketching each other.
You don’t have to fall into a date-night rut when it comes to spending time with your significant other. It doesn’t matter what you do as a couple; the fact that you are choosing to spend time together is the important thing. If you are tired of going out to dinner and catching a movie every time you go on a date, it’s time to start thinking outside of the box so you can start planning unforgettable dates. Use these five date ideas for a starting point and start planning fun activities so you and your partner can grow as a couple.