Date nights are one of the best ways to keep a marriage alive. It gives you and your partner a chance to relax for an evening, talk about just you, and not worry about kids or work or the fact that the dishes have piled up far too high for anyone’s liking. The past 18-or-so months have made date nights tricky, though, but now everything in most places seems to be opening up, it’s your chance to make up for the lost time, and here are some ideas.
See a Show
Although many people spent last year watching Hamilton from the comfort of their sofa (and subsequently realizing how long it is), the experience is not the same as seeing a show in person. With relaxed restrictions, you can go back to the movies, you can go back to the theater, you can even watch live sports if that’s your idea of a perfect date. Don’t fret if you find some tickets are sold out because places like TicketsOnSale could have just what you’re looking for, so you’ll have plenty of time to plan the perfect date night.
Get Your Heart Racing
Somehow, adrenaline junkies always find each other. Usually, this occurs at 15,000 feet plummeting towards the earth, but you can’t do that every weekend. Still, adventurous date ideas are always a welcome option if you’re looking for something new and exciting. At the very least, ziplining, Wipeout-esque inflatable courses, and mountain biking are sure to keep you busy and will definitely make up for any lost time.
A Weekend Away?
Okay, so a weekend away is hardly a traditional date night. It’s not really a date night at all, but hear us out. You’ve spent approximately 547 days being unable to do all your favorite things, including traveling the world. So, whisking your partner away and treating them to a city break somewhere exciting feels only right. You don’t even need anything specific planned. Just go to the airport and jump on the next flight out of there. For your sake, just hope it doesn’t take you somewhere that could make you miss work on Monday.
Double, Triple, Quadruple Date
There are generally two schools of thought on going on with other couples. Some love it and relish the benefits of double-dating, whereas others are less than enthused. Even if you fall into the latter camp, you might want to consider a double, triple, or even a quadruple date this time around. You’ve not spent quality time with your friends in ages, so why would you neglect the opportunity to do it now? A quick dinner, some drinks, and maybe something like mini golf afterward can help you catch up with one another and find out what you’ve missed, even if it feels no one has missed all that much.
It feels far too long since you’ve gotten all dressed up and hit the town. You may have gotten all dressed up for dinner at home, but it just isn’t the same. Now though, you can go wild just as you once did and spend some quality time with your favorite.