When you’ve been together for a long time sometimes date night can be repetitive or simply not exist. Date nights are an important part of a relationship. It’s when you commit to spending quality one-on-one time together and are completely focused on each other and your relationship. It’s where you can make new memories, do the things you enjoy and also find new and exciting things to do and bring into your life. Date night doesn’t have to be boring and doesn’t have to be the same thing every time. Here are some new and exciting ways to spend date night to spice up your plans and evenings together.
Make Your Own Pizza Night
Try making a pizza from scratch, including choosing your toppings and even doing it in the garden/patio with a pizza oven if you have one. Enjoy your pizza while watching something new or even playing board games if you don’t want to be on screens. There are also cooking classes you can sign up for together so you can learn something new.
Try To Escape!
Before lockdown, a very up-and-coming popular activity was escape rooms. This is where you’re locked in a room and you have to find clues and complete tasks to be able to escape the room. There were lots of different themes, but there is something to suit everyone. You have to work together as a team so it could help you with talking things through. Trying an escape game for your next date night could be just the thing you need to spice things up. This article lists escape rooms in the Chicago area.
Take a Class to Bond
Choose an evening class on a subject that you both are interested in or would be interested in to give you something new to experience and do. If you’re interested in dancing you could try joining a salsa class. You could try cooking or an art class. You may find your new passion in life or find something that you enjoy doing together, which could strengthen your relationship even more.
Recreate an Old Date
Certain dates and moments in life have meaning and sentiment to us. Why not choose one of your favourite dates you spent together and recreate it? It may bring back some old memories and help you to strengthen your relationship and remind you why you got together. You could even choose a few, put them in a jar and then choose one at random when you’re not sure what to do that night.
You could go for a walk through the woods, roast marshmallows on the fire, make one of your favorite dinners, and escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. If you have been feeling particularly stressed, this is a great way to take some time away and have some quality time with your other half. There are even opportunities to rent luxury campers, cabins or romantic campsite if that’s more your style.
You Can’t Go Wrong With a Picnic
A timeless classic is a picnic. If it’s autumn and a bit chillier you can bring soup, some bread and your favorite pastries along with some hot tea or coffee. Find a secluded spot and go and spend time enjoying your favorite foods with your favorite person. You could even make it more exciting by inviting other couples so it’s like a double date situation. There are also companies that will set up your picnic for you for a romantic occasion.
See What’s Going On
In your hometown, there may be lots of different things going on, like art exhibitions, poetry readings, open mic nights, comedy nights and so much more. Depending on your interest have a look at your local event sites and pages in your local area and see what’s going on. There’s always a show, a party or something that you can do. It’s also great to get involved with local and small businesses to support them, especially after lockdown.
Head to the Beach
The beach is a perfect place to have a date; it can be a day date or an evening date. To add more romance to your visit you could go early to watch the sunrise or stay late to watch the sunset. You can go swimming, have a barbecue, as well as just relax on the beach. Sometimes the best thing you can do is nothing.
Taking time to appreciate and connect is important. Commit to spicing up your relationship by trying new things.
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