One of the best ways to maintain a relationship is to stay connected through regular dates. However, when you factor in careers, kids, and other commitments, it can be difficult to find time for date night with your significant other. Check out these unique ways to enjoy a date night at home and keep the romance alive.
- Eat By Candlelight
If you headed out to a fancy restaurant, you and your date might dine by candlelight. Create your own romantic atmosphere by placing candles on your table and enjoying a meal together. You can even set up a few candles on the floor to create a unique picnic atmosphere. Not up for cooking? No problem. Simply grab takeout from your favorite restaurant on your way home. If you are in the mood to get creative in the kitchen, make it part of the date by cooking together. You could even whip up a delectable dessert and sample it together.
- Find a Relaxing Activity
When you’re trying to spend time with your loved one, you may want to keep it simple. A relaxing activity like a friendly game of cards or doing a puzzle together can be the best option for a low-key evening in. Over the puzzle or card game, enjoy some relaxing conversation and really connect with one another. If you opt for a puzzle, choose one with a few hundred pieces that you can finish in a single evening.
- Roast Marshmallows
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Camp out in front of the fireplace and grab your favorite s’mores fixings. Sitting around a fire is a romantic way to spend time together, and you can satisfy your sweet tooth as you sample roasted marshmallows and melted chocolate. If your fireplace isn’t working properly, have someone take a closer look and make sure it’s up to speed before date night. Regular heating maintenance can also help you prevent a sudden issue with your fireplace so you’re always ready for a night with your sweetheart.
- Ask Questions
One of the best ways to connect with your date on a deeper level is to ask questions and learn more about one another. You can get silly with questions from the popular TV show, “The Newlywed Game” or ask “would you rather” questions to get to know your loved one’s interests and feelings. If you don’t know what to ask, take a look at a list of pre-made questions or even just talk about some of the things that have happened to you over the past year.
- Watch a Comedy Show
Laughing together can help you and your sweetheart release tension and increase the endorphins in your brain. Find a comedy show that appeals to both of you and crack up together. Pop some popcorn, grab your favorite treats, and turn it into a hilarious evening to enjoy.
Instead of feeling like your hands are tied and you’re unable to make time for a date night, simply bring your dates home. You don’t need a lot of time or effort to come up with a fun way to spend time together one-on-one with your special someone.