“There’s nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” —Jane Austen


When it comes to date nights, there are many options. From expensive and extravagant to budget-friendly, “date” is a state of mind. 

That’s why you should also remember that you don’t even have to leave your home to have an amazing date. 

That’s right! If you’ve fallen into the state of mind where going on a date means leaving the house, that doesn’t have to be the case.

At home dates can be just as fun and enjoyable as going out on the town. So no more excuses about not being able to go out or not wanting to get dressed up or be around a lot of people. Having a date at home can happen at any time. 

Dating is a place of connection. It’s that purposeful time together with the one that you love. So to get started, remember a few things: 

  • You have so many more rooms to enjoy instead of sitting at a 3×3 table with 30 other strangers. Build a fort in the living room, take a bath together, sit on the porch and watch the stars.
  • You aren’t limited to what’s on the menu, you can make the menu. Bake cookies together, make dinner for your love, create a charcuterie board and then enjoy it.
    Today you can literally take master classes in cooking from some of the best chefs in the world and never have to leave your house. 
  • You can wear comfy clothes and take them off as soon as the mood strikes, no waiting until you get home. You already are home. Be naked if you want. 

As with any date, you’ll need to decide on a budget for your date. You’ll also want to decide who’s planning it and how many you’ll have this month. 

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Even if you have to kick start things by planning the first date, you’ll want to let your spouse know how much they are valued by including them in the planning process. Their ideas are a gift as well as their effort. 

Now comes the fun part, you get to plan! Here are a few ideas that you may not have considered: 

  • Naked night or nothing but slippers night.
  • Cooking sessions via online classes.
  • Ordering pizza after the kids go to sleep and eat it where they can’t find you. 
  • Having an old fashioned “sleepover” (jammies, self-care, and movies).
  • “Feed me” style eating (your spouse feeds you and you feed them). 
  • Strip poker (or strip Go Fish if you need to work with what you’ve got).
  • Dance party in the living room for two.
  • A game of truth or dare.
  • Sexy clue based scavenger hunt.
  • Backyard camping in a tent.
  • Make brunch and enjoy it on the patio.

Come up with your perfect date at home ideas and enjoy the time with each other.

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