Have Date Nights Gotten Stale?

Try These 5 Ideas to Bring Back the Spark

Most relationships follow a similar pattern. They begin with tons of dates: you eat, go to movies, or maybe just take long walks. As time goes by and you get more comfortable together – while there’s usually still a lot of food and movies involved – now most of these dates consist of sitting on the couch. Eventually, things progress to the bedroom, and, in many cases, it’s at that point where the dating portion of the relationship essentially ends.

A lot of people who are married or in long-term relationships miss those early dating days. In addition to being fun, there are real benefits to having shared experiences that actually involve putting shoes on and leaving the house. If you’re looking to put a little spark back into your relationship, it’s time for a date night.

The old, reliable dinner and movie is always an option, but if you want to do something a little different, we’ve got some ideas for you.

Have an affair…

… with each other. Role playing is often a great way to spice things up, and a fun way to do this is for both of you to pretend to be somebody else for the night. Pick a time and place to meet and then come prepared with an alter ego. The more you can get into character, the more fun the evening will be.

Look for an escape

Escape rooms are a big trend right now, and chances are there’s one in your area. The goal is to get out of the room by looking for clues that will help you solve puzzles. An escape room provides a fun way to work together, and you may be surprised at the cleverness of your partner. If there isn’t an escape room near you, you can create your own at home – though that defeats the purpose of combing your hair, putting pants on, and going out for the night.

Create a photo scavenger hunt

There are probably numerous spots around town that have special significance to both of you. Whether it’s a restaurant where you had your first date, or perhaps the street corner where you both got drenched by that taxi speeding through a puddle, surely there are memories everywhere. What you can do is take photos of all of these special places, print them out, and then hand them over. It will then be up to your partner to find them, and you’ll have an awesome time reminiscing.

Have a creepy evening

Halloween may be behind us, but that doesn’t mean the scares have to be put away until next year. Nowadays, most cities – even mid-sized burgs – have ghost tours, and this provides a great way to explore the darker side of your city while cuddling up. If you’re both on the adventurous side, another option is a midnight (or at least after-dark) picnic at your local cemetery. Just make sure you’re not trespassing, and don’t forget to bring enough illumination.

Drop everything and fly away

Nobody just packs a bag, heads to the airport, and picks a place to fly to on a whim, right? Well, outside of a movie, not really, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it. Even if you just fly to the next closest city, this spontaneous trip will be something neither of you will forget. If you have young kids or a busy schedule, this one may not work … in which case, it’s something to plan for the future.

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Alvaro Ocampo M.D.

Dr. Ocampo is an expert physician specializing in anti-aging, hormone therapy, pathology and environmental medicine. He received his medical degree from Columbia State Medical School in Montreal, Canada. Dr. Ocampo’s comprehensive medical experience includes working as medical officer for the U.S. Public Health Service and C.D.C, National Institute for Occupational Health, medical director for the U.S. Public Health Service, and as a Principal Investigator for American Pharmaceutical Companies.