Date night is a lovely thing to do as a couple. It gives you time away as just the two of you, especially if you’ve got kids, and it’s a chance to be romantic and sentimental without feeling the pressures of daily life. All in all, it’s something to look forward to, and the break away from normal life is always fun no matter what you’ve got planned.
However, date nights can start to feel a little stale from time to time. If you do the same things each month, and start to expect the same things from each other, that spark you’re after can die down. In the end date night starts to feel like just another chore, and one you treat with just as much enthusiasm as washing a sink full of dirty dishes!
So, let’s go through a few new ideas for a night with your partner that you might not have thought about. Time spent together is always nice, and we can make sure it’s good fun too!
Do a Challenge Together
Many people on social media have been recently sharing ideas about fun things to do with your partner, so why not follow suit and copy a few of them? For example, one poster recently challenged her bookworm partner to spend only 90 seconds buying new hardbacks in Barnes & Noble. Doing something similar could be just as much fun for the two of you as well!
Go on a Day Trip
If you want to really do something different, turn date night into an entire day. Then look up somewhere nearby to go and visit, pack a picnic or some snacks for the drive, and then get away together. Think of it as a mini mini-break; you can get away from the house and the family and simply explore a new location hand in hand.
Whether you love visiting historical places like romantic castles or grand stately homes, or you’re more of a culture nut and would love to attend a festival in a nearby city, this is the perfect time to do so. Take plenty of pictures along the way and be sure to print them to slip into the photo album – it’s the best way to commemorate such a lovely day.
Buy Some Surprise Gifts
Any date night you plan can be made all the better by a surprise gift. They’re not just for birthdays and anniversaries! If you really want to surprise your significant other, buy them something small and nice that you know they’ll enjoy and present to them neatly wrapped when the right time rolls around.
If you’re not sure what kind of gift would suit here, we can also give you a few ideas about that. If your partner is a foodie, buy them something they can either make to eat or use in the kitchen. If they’re always sporting flashy accessories, buy them a new trollbeads charm to add to a favorite bracelet.
Explore Something New Together
Do you feel the reason your date nights are getting ‘samey’ is due to a lack of common interests? Then try taking your previously established likes and hobbies out of the equation. instead, thinking about doing something new and different with each other.
You could go to a day spa together. Or you could rent a couple of jet skis and go out on the water together. But it doesn’t have to be something high energy: the two of you could also try a pottery or cooking class together. As long as it’s something you’ve never done before, it’ll work.
Check Out an Event Night
Many bars, pubs, and clubs put on event nights with loads of fun twists. Why not check out one for your next date night? Even if you’re not really a ‘clubbing’ person, you can turn up for the discounted drinks, enjoy the music, and then leave to do something else.
But you never know, you might end up watching a show you really enjoy or get on stage and do a bit of drunken karaoke that’s super fun – doing it with the person you love ensures it’s never embarrassing!
Date night can still be fun, even after all these years! Take some time to explore new opportunities and ideas and see how you get on with them. As long as you make some good memories here and take a break from your usual lifestyle together, it’s going to be time well spent.