You finally have scheduled time on your calendars and the two of you are ready to enjoy some alone time. The only problem as soon as you sit your butts in the seat of the car you don’t know what you are going to do.
You may have a conversation that goes something like this…
Spouse: “What do you want to do?”
You: “I don’t know. What do you want to do?”
Spouse: “Whatever you want is fine with me. Pick something.”
You: ” Well I want to do what you want.”
At this point you both are starting to get a bit frustrated and you haven’t even left the driveway. You’ve wasted valuable time instead of having something fun and enjoyable already picked out.
Next time don’t let this happen to you. Pick something and go with it. Surprise yourself with something new, fun, and enjoyable. Your spouse will be glad that you’ve taken the lead.
10 Date Ideas You Should Do With Your Spouse
- Pack a picnic or grab a picnic to go. Know what park, beach, or location you want to go. Write a letter with direction to the location, pull out the blanket, and enjoy your picnic.
- Progressive dinner drive. Pick 3 places, appetizer, dinner, and then dessert, to enjoy over the course of the evening. On a note write the address to each place.
- Pick a board game that will lead to more than being the Uno Champion.
- Hike during a full moon to a favorite summit, along the beach, or a park.
- Rent some cruisers and ride the boardwalk.
- Find a local cooking class to learn how to prepare a new meal and then enjoy what you’ve made.
- Tired of the same places to eat? Find a restaurant that starts with “A”, then the next time “B”, “C”, etc. You’ll need to get creative toward the end of the alphabet.
- Make it your goal to find the best burger, ribs, sushi, etc. in your area. Start an Evernote note with what you liked about each and rank them.
- Attend a musical, orchestra, or concert that both of you have been wanting to see.
- Go to the best place in your area to watch the sunset from a hot air ballon.
Dates are important to have in your marriage. It is something that both of you have set aside time to do together and look forward to.
Have fun and enjoy your time together as you try new restaurants, activities, and conversations that will leave memories for years to come.