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Date Night Ideas (That Aren't A Dinner And A Movie)

Date Night Ideas (That Aren’t A Dinner And A Movie)

We can all agree that dinner and a movie isn’t the most ideal date for couples. If the conversation falls flat in the middle of dinner, there’s not much you can do but eat. Movies present people with the opposite problem. Sitting in the dark for two hours allows no chance for a connection, killing any momentum you may have had at the beginning of the night.

Activity dates, on the other hand, are a great idea for two simple reasons. Not only do they allow you to get to know each other without forcing small talk, but they also create a shared experience. At SpicyBox, we help couples build stronger relationships through better date nights. Learn more by reading below or subscribing to our monthly date night box.

Check out the local attractions

Most cities have everything from ghost tours to film or music tours and everything in between. These attractions allow couples to take in the sights and sounds of the local culture. Some guided tours even have a bus that transports you from site to site, so you don’t have to worry about driving. Museums, art galleries, and national monuments also stimulate conversation and get people thinking and reflecting.

Try a sports event or game

Are you and your partner avid sports fans? Do you root for a local basketball or ice hockey team? Grab your jerseys and head to the stadium. Sporty dates are a great way to do something active that doesn’t require athletic abilities. If you’re not interested in watching a game, then hit the local golf course for a round of mini-golf. Other sporty ideas include go-karts, roller skating, cycling, or even rock climbing.

Explore the outdoors

There’s nothing more romantic than cuddling up under the stars. Maybe you want to grab a blanket and a bottle of wine and find a spot outside to sit and relax. Those who live on a beach or boardwalk can also enjoy a long walk together outdoors. Some places offer free programs like live concerts and events in the park, so do a little research before heading out and see what you can explore. Depending on how late you to stay up, you may end up watching the sunrise together.

Make dinner together

Staying home for date night isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as long as you have something special on the agenda. Although dinner at a restaurant can be awkward or uncomfortable, cooking a meal together is an interactive experience you both can enjoy. You don’t have to be an experienced chef to cook a 5-star meal. Opt for simple dishes such as spaghetti and meatballs, homemade pizza, and grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup. No matter what you choose, try to keep it uncomplicated so you can laugh and spend time together with no pressure.

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