This is week 8 of 28 blog posts filled with ideas for dating your husband! I’ve been implementing some of the ideas over the past few weeks and I hope you have, too! Dating your spouse is so much fun!
50. Use sidewalk chalk to decorate the driveway.
Childish? Maybe. But why should kids have all the fun? If you and/or your husband are artistic, this is sure to spark your creative juices. You could even make a hopscotch board and challenge one another in a game or two. Or, ask somebody to judge your “artwork” and choose the best chalk drawing.
51. Go for a walk around your neighborhood holding hands.
It seems the longer you’re married, the less you hold hands. Why is this? Act like you are dating and grasp his hand throughout the duration of your walk. This will also ensure that one of you doesn’t walk behind the other. My husband has a longer stride than I do, so sometimes he’s a step ahead of me and I have to grab his arm to slow him down on occasion. Maybe you don’t have that problem, but regardless, holding hands is a superb way to increase bonding between you and your husband.
52. Take the 5 Love Languages test to see how you can improve your relationship.
There is a simple quiz you can take together on http://www.5lovelanguages.com. By taking it together, you’ll also learn what the other enjoys most and be better able to meet one another’s needs. If your husband is like mine, you may need to bribe him in order to convince him to do this with you. Perhaps you could couple this activity with one he really enjoys doing. Tell him, “If we take this quiz together, then we can _____” (fill in the blank with whatever date activity he would like.
53. Enjoy a picnic lunch.
I love picnic lunches. My husband and I had a spot down by a river we used to visit while we were dating. Picnics are simple, inexpensive, but classic and peaceful.
54. Go star gazing.
Depending on where you live, you may need to plan ahead to find a secluded place without light pollution. Also, check the forecast to make sure it’s not supposed to be cloudy all night. Bring a blanket and snacks and enjoy one another’s company.
55. Watch a sunset.
Is there anything more beautiful than a sunset? Find a spot where you are most able to enjoy the scenery together. Two of my college friends who were dating once saw the sunrise first thing in the morning in a strategic spot, and then drove several hours away to Lake Michigan to see the sunset all in one day. Sounds fun!
56. Turn your porch into a dining destination.
You can make it as elaborate or as simple as you like. I suggest making a meal your husband really enjoys, though. Changing it up a bit keeps your relationship fresh.
Need more ideas? Join me next week for another 7 date activities you can enjoy with your spouse!