My fiancée and I love to go out for dinner and a movie. It’s our standard date night because it’s easy, familiar and doesn’t require much planning. Although we enjoy these evenings together, we also like to mix things up to keep the creativity and conversation flowing in our relationship. Trying new things together keeps our relationship exciting and helps to strengthen our bond.
If you want to explore new and creative date night options, try these five date night ideas:
Go Horseback Riding
I’m an outdoors person and I enjoy hanging out with animals. My fiancee, on the other hand, is not as adventurous. However, she is willing to try new things for the sake of our relationship. If you can convince your mate to head out to the open spaces, you’ll be rewarded with an exciting adventure that you’ll both remember. Taking a trail ride, for example, is a fantastic way to spend some time together while enjoying the beauty of nature.
Play a Round of Golf
I’m a competitive guy and my fiancee is also very competitive. It’s always fun to challenge each other in games of skill. Playing golf is one of our favorite activities because it is challenging and allows us to spend time outdoors. If you or your mate are interested in golf, you can take a few golf lessons together and then play a round of golf at your local public course. Playing golf is a fun way to spend time with your mate, but be careful. Golf is addictive!
Take a Cooking Class
Learning how to cook is a practical skill men and women need to have. Learning new cooking techniques with your mate is a fun and interesting way to spend an evening together. You can learn to cook various cuisines and regional cooking styles. At the end of the night, you will enjoy a meal specially prepared by the one you love.
Attend Wine-Tasting Event
Most urban areas have regular wine-tasting events, especially in the spring and summer. Whether you are a connoisseur or a casual drinker, wine-tasting events are great date events. The vendors share the background and history of the brands and many are very unique and intriguing. Check out your local calendars for upcoming tasting events in your area.
Create Some Art
Venues such as Painting with a Twist, invite you and your partner to sip your favorite beverage and enjoy step-by-step instruction with experienced and enthusiastic local artists. You’ll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation that you will be proud to display in your home or office.
These five creative date night ideas will not only keep your relationship fresh and exciting, but they will also inject a dose of fun into your dating life.
Relationship Coach and Author of The 9 Tenets of a Successful Relationship. I work with people who want to put in the work to build better relationships.