Some Handy Date Ideas For Married Couples
Taking time out of your busy schedules for one another is an essential part of keeping the romance alive in your
relationship. Spending all of your time and energy focused on work, on the kids, and on the other life
responsibilities that you have can make it easy to forget those all-important reasons that you first fell for one
With a few date ideas for married couples you will be able to reconnect with one another and perhaps even find the
spark that has been missing lately.
Dinner For Two
Take a break from the family-friendly restaurants and the fast food options for your date night. Make a
reservation at your favourite restaurant, or perhaps even the place that you proposed, and enjoy a night out for
just the two of you.
If a fancy restaurant dinner is not something that the two of you enjoy then you might both really enjoy a romantic
Send the kids to visit friends or to stay with their grandparents and order in or cook something that doesn’t
require spending hours in the kitchen doing prep and cleanup.
Remember that the goal is to spend quality time together, not spend time doing the same things you would normally
be doing if it wasn’t your date night.
Consider taking the romantic dinner outdoors, particularly in the spring and summer months. Here are just a few
additional romantic date ideas for married couples to consider on their date night.
- A picnic in the park
- A picnic on the beach
- An evening dinner cruise
You and your spouse can take turns at picking out your activities for your date night; just keep in mind that
taking this time for one another is the important thing, not going all out on an evening of luxury.
Entertainment Choices, Something Just For You
Included amongst great date ideas for married couples is to take the time to see a movie that isn’t animated or
doesn’t feature a talking dog. With little ones in the house there are good odds that you’ve seen just about every
animated feature film released in the last several years so being able to go to a movie, just the two of you, to
see something that appeals to you both is sure to be a great treat.
Consider dinner and a movie with a movie theatre that offers dining options; it might not be the best in gourmet
food but it’s sure to be a fun-filled evening.
Another superb option for entertainment that is something you’ll both enjoy, as adults, is to take in a play or
other type of performance that is something you would otherwise not attend.
Keep an eye on your local theatre listings so that you can be ready to attend a play, the opera, or even a rock
concert. These activities don’t necessarily need to be at night; some concert events are all-day events that can be
a fun escape from your otherwise humdrum adult life.
Dating During The Day
Date ideas for married couples don’t necessarily need to only include ideas for evening date night plans. An
impromptu, or planned, date during the day can be just as much fun for the two of you. It’ll give you an excuse to
escape from work for a bit and spend time together, just the two of you.
Have breakfast together! Pack the kids off to school and meet at your favorite breakfast spot. This is a great
way to just reconnect with one another, without the demands of work or parenthood bearing down on you with yet
another deadline or item from your to-do list. Lunch, during your workday, can sometimes be a little bit boring.
So, with this in mind, invite your spouse out for lunch.
You could pack a picnic lunch to be enjoyed in your car or at a nearby park, or you could grab a quick bite to
eat in a favorite restaurant. What and where you eat isn’t as important as the fact that you are doing it together
and getting in good quality time.
Conflicting schedules can sometimes make it difficult to schedule breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Grabbing a
cup of coffee and a pastry or meeting for ice-cream are great ideas for married couples who just need to spend a
bit of time together.
Try to think outside of the idea that your dating plans need to be only at night, catching a movie during the day
or sneaking in a cup of coffee in the early afternoon is just a great way for the two of you to connect. A few
additional date ideas for married couples include the following.
- An overnight stay in a local bed and breakfast, including dinner at a hole in the wall restaurant and a
stroll around town.
- A hike through your favorite natural park
- Taking a bike ride together, perhaps with a fun and romantic picnic afterward
- Go to your favorite theme park and ride the rollercoasters for a bit of exhilaration.
- Take in the sights at a museum or art gallery
- Visit your local zoo or aquarium; it’s much easier to see the animals when you’re not chasing after the
- Take a nighttime class to learn a new shared hobby. Gourmet cooking or even a DIY class are fun for couples
to learn together.
- Enjoy a wine tasting event together
- Go bowling or hit the miniature golf course
- Enjoy a stroll through the botanical gardens
- Take in a sporting event, seeing your favorite team win is always fun
- Go camping for the night; starry skies and a roaring fire are key ingredients for romance.
- Go on a hot air balloon ride, with a romantic picnic included
Whether you are acting like teenagers again or simply taking time out of your busy schedules for adult
conversation and to reconnect with one another, date ideas for married couples can help you to keep your romance on
track while also solidifying your relationship with one another. Be creative and think of dates ideas that will
keep you both looking forward to the next great date adventure that you embark on.
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