Keep Your Relationship Alive & Well With This Mass List Of Date Ideas

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First of all, this is not an article for brand new couples. When it comes to new couples – there never seems to be a lack of things to do. But when it comes to couples who have been together for years, it can be a lot harder to come up with unique and engaging date ideas. Sometimes it feels like you’d done everything before. That’s where this list comes in. Here is a mass list of date ideas (in & out of the house) so you can keep your relationship romantic, fresh and happy.

Out of the house

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When it comes to dating, getting out of the house and experiencing something new is vital. But you don’t have to spend a ton of money to go on a date (while you can)! Here are both inexpensive and pricey dates for you and your bae to try out!

  • Mini-golf
  • Aquarium (especially if they have bar aquarium nights)
  • Amusement park
  • Stroll in the park
  • Painting class
  • Pottery painting shop
  • Plant shop
  • Zoo
  • Themed restaurant or bar (Tiki bar, Rainforest Cafe, etc)
  • Museum
  • Visiting a new restaurant/bar
  • Stargazing
  • Hiking
  • Drive-in movie
  • Camping trip
  • Thrifting
  • Candle making 
  • Trampoline park
  • Frozen yogurt shop
  • Farmer’s market
  • Flea market
  • Ice Skating
  • Roadtrip/Day trip
  • Arcade bar/Pinball bar
  • Bowling 
  • Concert
  • VR Room
  • Escape room
  • Try a new cuisine
  • Go to the gym or a new fitness class
  • Sign up for a cooking/dance class
  • Volunteer together

At Home

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Going out on fancy or elaborate dates is not what a strong relationship is all about! Sometimes, staying in and getting creative is where it’s at. Here are some “at home” date ideas so you never get bored at home!

  • Do a puzzle
  • Make T-Shirts (tie-dye, embroider, etc.)
  • Baking challenge
  • Building forts
  • Movie marathon
  • Take turns making each other dinner each week
  • Make a new recipe together
  • Play a game in the backyard (Bocce ball, soccer, water balloon fight, etc.)
  • Do chalk art
  • Go on a neighborhood walk
  • Write pen pal letters together to friends around the world
  • Try a workout video together
  • Drive around the neighborhood looking for yard sales, garage sales & estate sales
  • Show each other childhood movies/shows the other person hasn’t seen
  • Play a board game tournament (we like to connect Chutes & Ladders with Candy Land)
  • Give each other massages
  • Paint a portrait of one another
  • Garden or plant something in the yard
  • Play a multiplayer video game together
  • Do a DIY or home renovation project together (paint, build a hammock stand, etc)
  • Make your own charcuterie board
  • Make each other playlists 
  • Build a LEGO set
  • Do a bunch of Buzzfeed quizzes
  • Make an ice cream sundae bar
  • Make funny TikToks
  • Binge a brand new show
  • Set up your own beer or wine tasting
  • Watch a concert on YouTube
  • Scrapbook or put together a photo album
  • Camp in the backyard
  • Learn a language together

What other suggestions do you have for this mass list of date ideas? Let us know in the comments below!

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