Making time for each other when you’re married can fall to the bottom of the list with the daily stresses of life. However, reconnecting romantically is vitally important to keep the relationship strong. Taking time to enjoy yourselves as a team by flirting and making conversation away from domestic drudgery will remind you why you guys are such a great twosome. To give you and your partner some inspiration when you're both alone, here are 10 fun date night ideas to try:
1. Be a tourist in the place you live
Have a look online for your nearest historic town, National Trust property or landmark and head there to pretend you’re sweethearts on a staycation. Ask strangers to take pictures of you kissing, hire a bicycle and have supper in the local pub. It will feel exciting and also make you appreciate your local area more.
2. Recreate your favourite dates
Each couple shares a favourite date – perhaps it was the first time you kissed, or when you got tipsy and did karaoke together? Whatever it is, re-create a date night that means so much to you and bring those memories flooding back. Not only is it a lovely way to revisit the feelings you encountered at the time; but it's a nice way to see how much your relationship has grown while appreciating today’s version of your partnership.
3. Meet for a blind date
Inject some mystery into your date night with a blind date. Have one of you arrange the location, dress code and activity while giving the other helpful hints and clues in the forms of cryptic text messages or notes. The more mystery, the better! Get dolled up, meet at your location and re-enact the thrill of the chase (even after you’ve caught each other).
4. Extreme sport
Marriage can often feel like a comfort blanket, so what better way to push the boundaries than an extreme sports date. Get your heart rate pumping and your adrenalin rushing with a bungee jumping date on a bridge or a free-fall tandem jump out of a plane. You can even do it to raise money for a charity that’s close to your heart. There’s nothing like a scary, life affirming experience to make you appreciate the one you love!
5. Get back to basics
There’s nothing like being at one with nature to bring out your primitive side. Book a night or two at a local camp site, or splash out on a luxury glamping experience for total seclusion and privacy. Whatever you choose, get back to nature around a campfire and tell ghost stories to get your senses going. If you’re feeling adventurous and your spot is pretty isolated, take your primal instincts one step further and make love under the stars.