Valentine’s Day may be over, but that doesn’t mean that romance needs to be. If you’re several years into your marriage or a relationship, it’s possible that romance has begun to fade from your love life. Sure, you both are still in love, but that exciting spark is no longer there. Valentine’s Day may have brought it back for a moment, but that’s only one day a year.
February was technically designated as Creative Romance Month, but there’s no reason why you can’t celebrate every month! By choosing creative ways to add romance to your dates, you are ensuring that you will always have something new, fun, and exciting to look forward to. Here are a few date ideas that you should consider trying.
Movie Night In
Dinner and a movie is surely one of the most classic date night ideas. However, movies nowadays can cost you an arm and a leg, and you’re still beholden to showtime schedules. Ditch the serious planning and bring the movie theater home. In order to avoid the feel that you’re just watching an ordinary movie from your couch, try making a fort with blankets and pillows like when you were a child.
Picking your partner’s favourite movie is a romantic gesture that will show you are paying attention and care about their interests. However, if you’re still looking to mix it up, trying finding something new or picking a classic that you haven’t seen in a while. Choosing a romantic film will be sure to get both of you in the mood! Make sure you’re prepared for the moment, especially if you or your partner struggles with low libido or erectile dysfunction. Watching a movie at home will give you the added privacy and experience that a movie house cannot!
Make Dinner Together at Home
It’s always thoughtful to cook dinner for your significant other, but what’s even more romantic is cooking it together. By sharing the experience, you will have satisfaction in creating the end product together. In order to have some extra fun with this idea, try to pick a dish that is meaningful to both of you. It could be a dish you had from an exotic vacation or special date. Better yet, you can take a couples cooking class and then try to recreate the dish at home!
Once you’ve decided what you want to make, try going to a wine tasting as an added bonus. You and your partner can try a variety of wines to see which one you like, and a member of the staff will be more than happy to make recommendations based on what you plan to cook. This date idea is all about sharing an experience and adding a personal touch.
Recreate Your First Date
Perhaps nothing can reignite romance quite like recreating your first date. The beginning of a relationship is typically when couples are falling in love and romance is at its peak. By going back in time, you’re flooding your date with good memories and reminders of what your romance was like.
However, relationships are always progressing and growing. When recreating your first date, try to remember as many details as possible, but also try to mix in new twists. Make a surprise gesture like flowers or chocolates; rent a nice car or horse-drawn carriage to take you around. The best part is that if there was a particular detail that you didn’t like about your first date, this is your chance to fix it!
It can be difficult to change your typical, boring date night. Especially if you have kids. But a little creativity goes a long way. It’s always fun to do something new every once in a while, but that can be difficult to replicate with some frequency. Instead, by changing a few details to add some romance to your usual date night, you will be setting yourself up for success and happiness in your love life.