Dating your spouse doesn’t have to be complicated. Keep it simple and don’t go into it with high expectations. Many of the ideas in this post cost less than $10. Find one that interests you both and enjoy the activity alone together.
134. Have a double-feature movie swap. You each bring your favorite movie and watch them together, one after the other.
Be sure to pick a comfy spot where you can cuddle as you watch. Buy snacks ahead of time or make nachos and other finger food for the viewing.
135. Decorate mugs for each other. Buy them at the dollar store and purchase a porcelain pen at a craft store to decorate them.
You can find some cool ideas on Pinterest, or just allow your own creative juices to reign free. You don’t have to use just pen, either. Paint your mugs if you’d prefer! Then, have an objective third party determine who’s mug looks nicest.
136. Make candy together.
Search for recipes online, pick one, then go shopping for the needed ingredients together. Then, prepare your kitchen for baking, roll up your sleeves, and let the candy-making begin! The best part: taste-testing ingredients as well as the end result!
137. Play “Guess & Tell”. Have a list of questions each has to write down the answers to about themselves and their partner and then see who gets the most right about the other individual.
Even if you have been married for over 20 years, this is still a great game to play to see how well you know each other. Sometimes we get to a certain part in our marriage and stop learning about one another. This is a great way to get out of that rut! Here are some sample questions:
Where were you born? Who was your best friend in elementary school? Middle school? High school? What are your pet peeves? What was your first job? What is your favorite book? Movie? Color? Food?
138. Watch a 3D movie at the theatre.
I’ve never done this, but I think it would be a neat experience to share with somebody. This costs more than your average movie tickets, but for a one-time date experience I’d say it’s worth the investment.
139. Take part in a community theatre performance.
This is a bit more time-consuming than other ideas mentioned, but it could be a lot of fun if you don’t have young children at home to care for. Choose a performance and manage your schedule accordingly.
140. Go for a long drive together.
This will provide you with ample time to talk without being distracted. You could also listen to your favorite CDs and/or sermons. Either pick a destination ahead of time, or just wing it! Just be sure to bring along some snacks for the ride!
Choose one idea from this list and make plans to do that activity with your spouse in the next couple weeks.