The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on many people’s relationships with their partners. Being stuck indoors together has its perks at first, but now lots of couples are starting to drive each other nuts and have begun to go stir crazy. Now that things are finally starting to get under control, it’s time to break the monotony and go out on a date. Whether you’ve been together 20 days or 20 years, it’s important to make room for quality time with your partner.
Here are some of my favorite date ideas, which is also perfect for you and your partner:
1. Go On a Hike
Being in the outdoors is a great way to clear your head. Pick somewhere you’ve never been before, or an old nostalgic favorite location, lace up your boots (or sneakers!) and go for a hike. Not only will you be experiencing the beauty of nature together, but you will also get some mood-boosting endorphins to boot!
Feeling intimidated? There are lots of trails for beginners that are less treacherous. Read reviews online or ask a local guide for help identifying a trail that is right for you.
2. Book a Spa Day
Spa days are an excellent way to let off some steam (both literally and figuratively) and indulge in some self-care. And what better way to partake than by sharing it with your partner?
Spas offer a variety of different treatments, ranging from manicures and pedicures to massages and beauty treatments in Sydney. Many spas also include access to amenities for anyone booking a service that day. Services often include special pools, cushy robes, sauna access, and hot tea. You will likely be pleasantly surprised by how much your partner likes the spa!
3. Dinner and a Show
Even though it’s a cliché, there’s a reason that dinner and a movie is such a popular date night. This is an especially fun treat for couples who have been together for a long time. Commit to having an actual date and go all out — flowers, perfume, and dressing up — the world. Make it reminiscent of when you first met. Then pick a movie that you both want to see and will give you fodder for conversation. There’s nothing better than discussing a really great film with your significant other.
Want to change things up a bit? Try going to a live performance, rather than a movie. Research musicals or plays that are coming to town or have a residency locally. Alternatively, research local youth theatre companies that may be putting on productions you can attend. These amateur performances are also less likely to charge and outlandish sum for tickets — so you can use this opportunity to save some money while also supporting your local community.
Concerts are another great activity you can pair with dinner. You could even research if there are Sunday brunches in your area and begin with brunch, rather than dinner, and then go watch a local performance in a nearby park.