You have been seeing someone for a while now and things are going great. You enjoy your time with them and are slowly getting to know each other. Or maybe you have been dating for a long time and think you know just about everything there is to know. But geez, all you seem to do when you get together is have dinner and hang out! It can make one can begin to wonder if the chemistry is already gone. Is this all there is to dating? It’s not fading chemistry and, no, dating can and should be a whole lot more. You just are in a dating routine rut. Trying new activities will not only teach you more about each other, how you relate and what you both enjoy, but is also just a great way to add fun in your life. Great news for those with budgets can be a concerns is that not all activities need to be costly. Hopefully this list of activities will inspire those on all budget levels.
1. Challenge your partner to a game of billiards, darts or bowling. Enjoy an evening of drinks, appetizers and a bit of fun competition at a favorite local establishment.
2. Sledding/Tubing/Skiing/Snowmobiles/Jet Ski. Take your adventure to the slopes in the winter. Find a local sledding hill and have a race down the slopes. Or go to a regional ski lodge and spend the day tubing or skiing. Depending on where you live, you might even find a place to rent snowmobiles and make a day of it. The fun doesn’t have to stop in the summer. In the summer change it out to tubing or skiing on the water or rent some jet skis and enjoy the outdoors.
3. Pub Crawl. Find new and exciting places. Just look up local pubs and plan out an evening trying the new atmosphere, drinks and food.
4. Live Music. Find a venue playing live music and enjoy an evening of people watching and tunes. Many bars offer a music night, just check out their websites. You can also find coffee shops and some resturants that offer live music.
5. Comedy Club/Haunted Houses. Take in a comedy show and laugh the night away together. There are seasonal options as well, like going to a Haunted House, Hay Rides at pumpkin farms, and Winter Wonderland sleigh rides. Point is to find unique entertainment options in your area to share together.
6. Canoe/Kayak Rental. Like the water and outdoors, but not into skiing. No problem, take a slower approach in your day out rowing a river. Be sure to pack up a picnic to enjoy along the way.
7. Flash Light Walk/Penny Walk. Go off the beaten path using a flash light to light your way and you enjoy an evening walk together. Or use the flip of a penny to determine which way you go, to change up your usual path.
8. Go Karting Racing/Indoor Sky Diving/Rock Climbing/Zip Lining. Like more risk and adventure in your life? Then take the adventure to the next level and try something daring together.
9. Zoo/Museum/Aquarium. Plan a day together exploring the animals or a bit of history. While you are exploring, take some pictures and see who can capture the best photo of the day.
10. Explore a New Town. Get a map and find small local towns to visit and see what local flavors, shops and events might be just next door.
Need even more? Include your friends and have a game night, go apple picking in the fall, check out the events page of your town for fairs and festivals. Once you start doing more together, you will find it easier to come up with more ideas that fit your interests. And if you have been dating for a while, it may be time to start doing things that include introducing that special someone to your friends. Add in more people into your social schedule can add to the fun and takes your relationship to the next level.
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