Creative and inexpensive dating for married couples
Recreate Your Most Memorable Dates Remember when you first met in line at Starbucks? Or your second date at the sushi bar downtown (and you both found out he's allergic to seafood ... Or the apartment complex where you had your first big fight (and amazing makeup sex later).
You can recreate one date or make a couple-exclusive date tour by revisiting them all.Even if they weren't the best of memories, the point is that each date meant something special to you as a couple -- even if neither of you realized it at the time. Play House You might not be planning your life as newlyweds or even living together (yet) -- but it's fun to pretend for a day.Window shopping for cars and homes can be fun, but also a good way to tell how aligned you both are in your financial and life goals, and how compatible you will be as a couple down the road.Even if you have no intention of making these big decisions now, a couple can always dream of their future together.You get dressed up to go out to the same places with the same person, and you seemingly end up reliving the same date ... You would think that after dating each other for so long, you would be pros at romance!But the truth is, relationships take work and sometimes, you just need to get a little creative.
So embark on an adventure: sneak onto the roof for a talk under the stars or hit the road for a destination-less car trip together.
Introducing a faux sense of novelty is one of the most important ways couples can make love last in a relationship (we've seen the science to back it up).
Remember when you and your partner used to go on date nights?
"It seems like when my wife and I were dating, we had no problem coming up with date ideas, but now, things come up, life gets busy," says Ben Homan, relationship blogger at Top Date Ideas. Whether it's Valentine's Day, your anniversary or an average weekend night, hire a date night babysitter and spend some special time together. We reached out to Homan, Stef Safran, matchmaking expert of Stef and the City, and Kalyn Brooke Comings, deals expert at Creative Savings, and put together 101 date ideas to get you started.(You can even do some of these at home, while your kids are sleeping!
By Allie Churchill for Your How many times have you gone out together to catch dinner and a movie? but it sure does get boring after a while, doesn't it?
If you've ever been in a long-term relationship -- whether it lasted seven months or seven years -- you know that date night starts to feel stale over time.