Date night is a requirement in any long-term relationship because you need a little time alone together to enjoy each other’s company and spark that old romance.
But sometimes it’s easy to repeat the same pattern of eating at a restaurant before seeing a movie. Break up the monotony! Get ready to discover some great date night ideas that are never boring.
Eating out can be fun but staying in and preparing a meal together provides a better opportunity for conversation and closeness. Pick a fancy meal that requires a little more teamwork. It’s an excellent time to improve individual cooking skills and to explore new flavors. Walk on the wild side and pick an out-of- the-ordinary recipe. The conversation will be even better afterward.
How well do you know your town or city? Odds are you haven’t explored every part of it yet, especially if you live in a larger burg. Get off the beaten track and look up attractions, historical sites, and institutions that never crossed your track before. Surprise one another by picking a new place each date night but not revealing it until you get there. Keep it light and fun the first few times but look for more unusual and interesting places as time goes on. It’s the newness that will really make the date work.
Sit around a fire
This leaves plenty of possibilities open. After dinner, if it’s allowed where you live, you can set up a campfire or fire pit in your own backyard, toast marshmallows and make s’mores, listen to music, gaze at the stars, and more. If you live near a state park or forest preserve, there may be a communal pit or similar structure that offers a roaring fire you and your partner can sit by and enjoy amidst the wonder of nature. Campfires are always romantic, and you don’t even have to go camping to enjoy them!
Whether you have just a few hours or a day or two, turn date night into time on the road. Drive somewhere out of town, even if it’s just a few towns over to explore a new place. Make last-minute reservations at a bed and breakfast in a small town and drive there at night to enjoy the stars and each other and wake up to a fantastic breakfast. Don’t let date night be constricted to the evening!