Stuck in a relationship rut? Even the strongest couples occasionally need a pick-me-up. A change of routine, especially when it comes to date night, can be be boost that revives the romance and breaks up the monotony of everyday life. Below are five ideas for interesting dates that will give you something to talk about.
Whip your relationship into shape with physical activity. Try out rock climbing, biking, or kayaking. Even a walk in a nearby nature preserve will get your adrenaline pumping a little faster, and give you and your loved one a chance to reconnect. Don’t be afraid to turn up the heat and get competitive. Challenge your mate to a game or two and think up some creative prizes for the winner.
If sports and recreation aren’t your style, how about some good old-fashioned rest and relaxation? Find a great deal on couples massages or an appealing spa and enjoy! Switch up the scene and indulge in a chic hotel room for a night. If you can’t afford the fancy package, seek out a local restaurant or winery offering tastings and samplers. No matter what, take the pressure off of yourselves and let someone else cater to you for the evening.
Ever consider cooking classes or salsa dancing lessons? Maybe you and yours would be interested in learning a new language! Classes are a fun, out-of-the box choice for date night, and can easily be made into weekly traditions to keep the flame afire!
Remember the beginning of your relationship, when things were new and exciting? Dare to recapture those moments and send yourselves out on a faux blind-date. Get ready separately and arrive a little early to grab a cocktail at the bar. When you spot your special someone, let the butterflies arise as you re-introduce yourself and get to know each other all over again.
Double dating is a fun way to spice things up in relationships both old and new. When you find a couple you gel with, make it a regular tradition! Join monthly gift clubs which send out gourmet treats, beer and wine, and other goodies which will enhance your date night. Better yet, sign each other up for great clubs and come together to enjoy!
Above all, don't be afraid to try new things. Worst case scenario? You have an experience to laugh about together for years to come!
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