The older you get, the harder it can be to maintain that spark in your relationship. Work, other commitments, and even your own children can often get in the way of “alone time” with your significant other. But it doesn’t have to! Granted, it can be tough to find the time to break away for dinner and a movie, but there are tons of fun, “stay-at-home” date night options. Here are some of our favorites.
Have Dinner Out, In
A romantic, candlelit dinner can do wonders to keep the pilot light on in a relationship, but with today’s schedules, it can be nearly impossible to get away. So, why not bring the candlelit dinner into your own home? Call your favorite restaurant and order some take out. Then, one of you can pick it up on your way home from work, while the other one gets the table set. Put some romantic tunes on the radio, and then enjoy your evening. Spend some time talking. As an added bonus, you can both have as much wine as you want because you don’t have to worry about driving home!
Work On A Project Together
Find a project that you and your partner can work on together. It can be anything from building a puzzle to making and painting a model. The key is to work on something simple so that you can both keep the conversation going.
Play A Game
Like working on a puzzle or other project, playing a board game or gin can guarantee you spend some quality time together without sacrificing good old conversation. However, if you or your partner are overly competitive, this option can be counterproductive.
Put A New Spin On “Netflix And Chill”
When it comes to home date night, most people will agree that it’s tough to beat a good old movie night. If this seems too cliché for you, take your movie night outside! Snag a projector and hang up an old sheet and BOOM!—instant drive-in theater.
Plan A Vacation
Few things can lift your spirits more than planning an epic vacation—except maybe actually going on one! For your next home date night, hop online with your better half and start building a bucket list of vacation destinations that you both want to take. After you’ve got all the details laid out, spend your next date night actually booking your trip!