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The standard dinner-and-a-movie date night gets dull after a few rounds — especially when the cineplex is shut down due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and you've practically memorized your favorite restaurant's take-out menu. You can't always get out to stroll around a nearby park or partake in more adventurous outdoor activities.
Finding time to connect with your spouse or a new love interest in an adults-only way is hard enough without having to come up with outings or activities that are as unique as your love. Whether you're looking for quarantine-friendly date ideas , the weather outside makes you want to hunker down, your wallet is feeling light, or you just prefer to stay indoors and want creative concepts for cultivating your relationship, we have a few great romantic indoor date ideas to fit the bill.
Some of them are totally free of charge, while others won't take a huge dent out of your bank . Try one of these fun, new dating adventures once a week, or for a special date event like Valentine's Day , to keep the spark alive. Banish worries about getting a reservation, long waits for a table, and possibly yelling over restaurant chatter by cooking a gourmet dinner at home. Light some candles, turn on some mood music, try your hand at a fancy new dish perhaps one from Good Housekeeping Easy Minute Dinners cookbook? For extra oomph, put on your date night duds to really spice things up.
You'll find yourself thinking, "We should come here more often! We all have a lot of shows on our to-watch list these days, but make your TV time feel more special by branching outside your usual Netflix queue. Cue up some of your childhood favorites, to share a piece of each other's history — because even in the age of television, you can't beat nostalgia! Pop a big bowl of popcorn, get in your pajamas and stream your childhood favorites, while seeing if you can still quote the lines. Browse Airbnb Online Experiences for virtual magic shows, graffiti tours and more.
Tune in to an online performance from Washington, DC's Kennedy Center or your local performing arts center. Or try Yaymaker for a guided painting lesson. Reconnect with each other by unplugging for the night. Take over the kids' blanket fort or spread out in your sleeping bags in front of the fireplace, then indulge in an indoor picnic and tell campfire stories by the glow of a flashlight. When was the last time you and your partner danced together?
Take your sweetie out for a few spins to tunes that bring back great memories. If you've got two left feet, search for "Dance Tutorial" on YouTube to learn some suave new steps. Dress the part, for extra pizzazz. Tell the kids to go play outside and hightail it back to bed for a breakfast date in bed. Don't forget to pour yourself some mimosas, Bloody Marys, and some steaming cups of Joe.
Then, enjoy your stolen time beneath the covers: Read aloud to each other, relax, and snuggle. Your weekend chores can wait until after lunch. If you have a smartphone, you've already got everything you need to become YouTube stars. Gather your ingredients, tie on those aprons and turn dinner into a friendly competition or a collaborative event. Shoot it on a phone, then giggle while watching it over dessert. If you find yourself missing the holly jolly spirit of the holidays, string some twinkle lights around the living room, put on your ugly Christmas sweaters, bake some shape cookies, and spike a cup of cocoa with a little splash of somethin' somethin'.
Watch a cheesy Christmas romance movie or just dance around the house to carols. Don't forget the mistletoe! A little friendly competition can actually draw the two of you closer, so spar in a format that doesn't include criticizing the way he lo the dishwasher. Commandeer the kids' gaming system to stretch your mental muscles in a new way, or blow the dust off a classic board game.
Loser gets to do the others' chores for a week! Take things back to your camp days by playing the classic "would you rather" game. Ask your partner the most out-there comparisons, challenging each other to come up with increasingly offbeat ideas. For a more tactile game, write your queries on Jenga pieces and play until your tower topples. The best part about date night is not having to cook — or clean up. Order takeout from your favorite eatery, and don't forget to add some zippy dishes to your order.
Once the food is on its way, cuddle up in soft robes and crank up some sexy tunes to set the mood. Maybe you laugh at the sensational covers of the grocery store checkout aisle bodice-rippers, but the stories inside can get seriously steamy. Pick up a romance novel that suits your style, and take turns reading it to each other for a unique date night you can enjoy any time.
Pamper your partner to feel closer together. Warm up some massage oil, run a steaming bubble bath, and slather on some soothing face masks. For those of us with a serious sweet tooth, baking together has a double benefit: It engages the two of you in an activity you probably don't do that often, and you get to enjoy something delicious afterward. Make an especially decadent dessert when you're feeling ambitious, or simply break out a boxed mix if you're short on time — or baking skills. Step away from the takeout menu and put down that phone: Making your own pizza at home is both a fun activity and a delicious at-home dinner date.
If you're feeling ambitious, make your own dough , or pick up a pre-made one from your local grocery store. Top it with all of your favorite fixings or make two personal-sized pies if your tastes are totally different. Transform your spare room into a vacation suite with a few upgrades. Our sense of smell triggers our most powerful memories, so grab that leftover bottle of coconut-scented lotion from the island hotel you adored, apply, and inhale the memory of crystal-clear waters. Slice up fresh mango or other tropical fruits, and shake up some margaritas.
Pull up vacation photos on your laptop for a slideshow or play music that reminds you of beachfront cafes. Finally, don't forget to wear your vacation lingerie to put yourself in a carefree mood. Couples who sweat together, stay together — isn't that how the saying goes? Tune into a workout app or search for an at-home workout on YouTube to get your blood flowing together in a new way.
Exercise also boosts endorphins, so you'll get the warm fuzzies for your partner while you're getting in shape together, too. Turn off all of the lights, surround yourself with candles, and make the most of that flattering lack-of-lighting with a faux power's out date night. Enjoy dinner in the dark then bundle up under a blanket by the fireplace. Keep the TV and your phones off, so you can get deep in conversation with your soulmate. Be honest: How often do you actually look through your camera roll?
Brew a cup of coffee or crack open a bottle of wine and snuggle up to reminisce over your last vacation, holiday, or family milestone. Or go even further back and pull out old albums to share stories about your childhoods and upbringing. You may even learn something new about your sweetie.
Sometimes, the difference between a tedious chore and a fun couple activity comes down to your attitude about it. Turn a home improvement to-do into date night by working on it together as a way to strengthen your relationship — not to mention your curb appeal. Reward yourselves afterward with a glass of wine, some take-out, and the sweet satisfaction of a job well done. Thanks to an abundance of online video tutorials, kits, and how-to books, a new skill is just a few clicks or s away.
Try your hand at painting, crafting, woodworking, dancing, or anything you can dream up for a creative date night that's sure to be full of giggles. Give your inner child something to smile about by indulging in a dessert buffet. Order a selection of your favorites from a local bakery or fire up the oven and turn baking up a storm into part of your date night.
Lounge off your sugar coma with a "sweet" movie on the couch afterwards. When you can't get to a brewery, winery, or distillery, hold a tasting session at home. Pick up a few bottles you've wanted to try, portion them out into little glasses, and compare and contrast the flavors. To up the education factor, you can even print out information about each one to share as you sip.
Squeezing into the photo booth at a wedding or event makes for a quirky novelty, but you can recreate that experience at home with just your phone. Print out some props or get out the costume box to give your pictures some funky flare. Maybe you'll even come up with next year's Christmas card. Spend a cozy night in putting together a future vacation together. If you don't have the budget to travel right now, make a bucket list you want to achieve someday, to get yourself and your partner talking out your hopes and dreams for the future. It will get you out of the day-to-day autopilot and help reinforce how closely aligned your goals really are.
Find videos with song lyrics on YouTube or turn on the subtitles to create your own karaoke night right in your living room. Find the cheesiest ball you can think of, or belt out your favorite jams from high school and college.
Brooms and mops make great "microphone stands," or you can go the classic hairbrush route. For couples without kids or pets, watching them for a day or even an overnight can make a fun bonding activity. Ask your friends or siblings if you can borrow their little ones or furry friends and then plan some fun activities, and lots of snuggles. Don't forget to snap lots of cute group selfies. Do you know your love language? How about your Myers-Briggs score? Whether you believe in them or not, personality quizzes are a fun way to learn something new about your partner, no special equipment required.
Take the quizzes separately then go through them together. The may surprise you! If you haven't jumped on the jigsaw puzzle trend yet, pick one up and give it a try. Puzzles have known cognitive benefits, so you're boosting your brain power while getting some quality time with your sweetie. Make a few friendly wagers over cards and chips without leaving your house by having a two-person casino night.Looking for fun evenings
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