Sometimes dating can get dull. Perhaps after being in an established relationship for a long period of time, the members of the couple become used to one another and the thrill or mystery is gone. Or maybe the couple has “done everything already” together.
Even in a new and fresh relationship dating can be boring. Someone can have five first dates with five different people but every date is dinner and a movie. Different faces but same routine. Dinner at seven, movie at eight, home by eleven.
The Secret to Revamp
But there are ways to revamp a date while still keeping it simple and intriguing. The secret is being creative while still understanding what kind of date it may be. For a first date, it’s important to remember that both parties are still trying to get to know one another, and the date should be kept towards the impersonal side of the spectrum. A date for the established relationship, however, can still be creative and fun, but a little more intimate since both parties know one another better. For example, a couple could spice things up with some intimate toys or sexy phone sex, or both. This is just one of many potential options to be explored.
New and Unique Ideas
Keeping this in mind, the question gets raised, “what new ideas could there be?” There are a few activities that many people don’t know about, that can make fun dates. Depending on where you live, there are different options available, but the point is to have a fun time.
- Paint a canvas together. A canvas can be bought at any art store in a variety of sizes. While in the store, each person chooses a couple colors and a couple of different brushes. Then take all the materials to a park and create a painting together. Ideally, you would want to try to learn more about one another as you paint. The tough part is deciding who gets to keep the work of art.
- Flip a coin. This is for the more adventurous daters. Start by picking a neutral place, a place you both know, or where you first met. Then walk or drive choosing your destination by a coin flip. When you get to an intersection, heads you go right, tails you go left. Keep this up until you reach somewhere with several restaurants. Then flip a coin to see which one you go in.
- For the less squeamish, donate blood together. Then enjoy a good conversation over cookies and juice.
- Visit a museum and go on an audio guided tour. Afterwards, discuss favorite exhibits and what you each learned.
- Go to a flea market or garage sale and have a competition to see who can get the most unusual item for a dollar. The winner gets to keep the item.
- Go to a local ice cream parlor and share a big banana split, as well as good conversation.
- For a night date, when you know of clear skies around, check out a book on constellations from the library. See how many you and your date can identify.
These are just a few ideas. Using your imagination and creativity to fuel your dating life will pay off in fantastic ways. A date doesn’t have to be the same thing every time. It’s an opportunity to try new things, have fun, and learn about another person, even if you’ve been with them for a long time already.