Relationships can get stale if neither of you are making the effort. Try out our 10 great date ideas to rekindle the love
Revive your relationships: 7 great date ideas
Pretend that you’re taking your date to the cinema or to do something normal and then surprise them with tickets to a show and a fancy dinner. Everybody loves surprises and it will definitely score you a few brownie points.
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Both like a drink or two? Well instead of heading down to your local, why not try a wine-tasting evening? So what if you can’t tell your Shiraz from your Sauvignon, you’ll have a laugh pretending to know what you’re doing and you’ll get to taste some top-notch wines while you’re at it.
There are often good deals on sites like lastminute.com so it’s worth shopping around.
Whatever the season, there’s a date waiting for you in the great outdoors. Why not go for a romantic stroll along the beach, a walk in the woods, snuggle round a campfire or even feed the squirrels at the local park. Not even the recession can ruin this date!
Pack the kids off to bed, rent the latest blockbuster, but instead of shelling out for an expensive takeaway pizza, why not make one of your own. You’ve got all the ingredients for the perfect evening in.
We’ve all got something we love doing. Whether your partner is obsessed with the footy, loves animals (yes, it seems there really are duck-herding shows out there) or it’s something else – choose one of their hobbies that you can also enjoy on the date and the shared fun will revive the romance.
Being a foodie doesn’t have to set off money alarm bells. If you’re clever you can get your mitts on lots of freebies at your local farmers’ market. If you do buy anything then why not create a meal with the ingredients when you get home. We think its best enjoyed with a drink to round off the date. Find your local farmers’ market.
There are lots of ways to spend a date, however long you’ve been together. Why not visit a haunted house, take a trip on a riverboat or in the case of bad weather, explore the local caves. If you’re still keen on dinner ideas, why not have a ‘progressive dinner date’ where you eat your starter, main course and dessert each at a different restaurant. Ideally you’d finish up in a rooftop restaurant, of course!
If things have been a bit tense recently then you probably need a bit of fun instead of an intense dinner date. So why not try a comedy night? Lots of comedy places also have informal food and drinks on site so you can include those too.
If you want to go all-out and you have some cash to splash, why not treat your other half to a romantic hot air balloon ride for two with champagne – many companies provide this at nationwide venues and prices start from about £100 each. Alternatively dinner and dancing is a stylish alternative way to rekindle the romance.
Haven’t been ice skating since you were young? Even better! It gives you a good excuse to cling on to your fella for an hour and you’ll both have a giggle trying to stay standing.
He’ll love showing off his skills and will feel all macho guiding you round the rink. Just try to pick a time which isn’t likely to be popular with groups of teens.