It’s no secret that relationships are hard freakin’ work. Keeping the spark alive requires intimacy, spontaneity, and so much more. But when life gets chaotic, our relationships are sometimes the first to take a back seat. It’s so easy to get caught up in the grind and forget to give our relationships the same attention we’re giving our careers.
If you’re anything like us, romantic date nights are few and far between. Most “dates” are going grocery shopping together, watching a movie at home, or ordering takeout and binging Ozark. Boring.
Whether it’s been a week or a year since your last date night, get back to basics with your S/O and give these date night suggestions a try.
Take a Cooking Class
Cooking with your significant other has the potential to be romantic and fun. However, if cooking isn’t your thing, it can be intimidating. Most of us judge our partners so hard for their cooking skills, so why not do something to fine tune those skills? Kitchen skills are *almost* as important as bedroom skills in our book.
Visit a Local Brewery
If sitting at a bar is more your thing, check out a local brewery. This is a fun date night idea because it’s out of the ordinary and is easy to do within a few hours. Read: If you want to make it home in time for Survivor, you likely can!
Go to a Sporting Event
Take date night to the next level by surprising your S/O with tickets to a sporting event. Even if you’re not really “sports people,” sporting events can still be fun. The atmosphere and experience generally take precedence over the game itself.
Get a Couples Massage
There’s just something about a spa day that makes everything better. Bring your love along and you’ve got yourself a day.
All jokes aside, a couples massage can be a romantic way to bond through relaxation. Couples massages have proven benefits and help you connect with your partner in an intimate way.
Explore a Small Town
Charming small towns are everywhere, sometimes even in the most unusual of places. Small towns are often filled with delicious “mom and pop” restaurants and adorable shops. Next time you have a free Saturday, grab your hunny and go on a date to a local small town. Chances are you’ll be pleasantly surprised.