Celebrating a special anniversary or simply want to get out there and try something new with the love of your life? If you're tired of going out to dinner and a movie and really want to surprise him or her, then we have a few neat ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
Try Something New
Whether you've been together a few months or a few years, there are always new things that can be learned about your significant other. A great way to keep the romance fresh and new is to do something neither one of you has ever done before. This may mean a picnic at sunrise on the beach or a hot air balloon ride. Even if you've lived in your current city for quite a while, there are always new locations to check out. Maybe there's a local museum or an art show in town. Even if you aren't quite sure you'll enjoy yourselves, give it a shot. You may just find a new monthly activity to take part in. Many couples never events such as the ballet or plays a shot, and once they did, realized just how much they were missing. It's great to get out of the house and be around other people who are having a good time. A change of scenery is always nice, too. Worse case, you can laugh about how awkward the experience was.
Get Lost in Nature
Speaking of a change in scenery; too many couples find themselves stuck inside and only leaving the house once or twice a month. When you do get a chance to get out, why not get away from the hectic city and relax in the sun? Go to a local park and explore the trails. Take your time. Allow yourself to get completely lost in the sights, smell, and sounds. You may want to bring a frisbee or a basketball. Even if sports aren't your thing, you can joke around about who's missed the most shots.
Get a Little Goofy
One of the best ways to keep a relationship alive is to not take life too seriously, which we know can be extremely difficult to do, especially when you lead busy lives. Never tried karaoke before? Go somewhere just out of your town (where no one is going to recognize you) and be someone else for the night. Sing to your heart's content, even if you know you're terrible. Everyone needs a few good laughs, it helps you loosen up and see the finer things in life.
A great date can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home. Take turns cooking a new dish. It doesn't have to be anything fancy. Snuggle up on the couch and find a new TV series that the two of you are both interested in. Even if you're working most of the time, this mere 30 minutes to hour each day is a great time to relax and remember what you love so much about each other. There are bound to be some unexpected laughs and giggles along the way. What a stress relief!